Jumbo turkey samosas

Jumbo turkey samosas

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Prep: 25 mins Cook: 35 mins


Serves 4
Use up leftover cooked potatoes and turkey in these spiced filo pastry parcels, then serve with tangy mango chutney

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal555
  • fat22g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs53g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre6g
  • protein33g
  • salt1.4g


  • 3 tbsp curry paste (we used korma)
  • 2 tbsp mango chutney, plus extra to serve
  • 2 tbsp natural yogurt from a 150g pot (serve the remainder)
  • 200g leftover cooked potatoes (roasted or boiled are fine), chopped into small chunks



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  • 250g cooked turkey or chicken, chopped into small pieces



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  • 250g frozen peas
  • bunch coriander, chopped, plus a few leaves picked to serve
  • 270g pack filo pastry (6 sheets)
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 egg, beaten



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  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds


  1. In a large bowl, combine the curry paste, mango chutney and 2 tbsp yogurt, and mix well. Fold in the potatoes, turkey, peas and coriander, then season well.

  2. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Cut the sheets of filo in half lengthways so you have 12 strips – keep the pastry covered with a tea towel while you work so it doesn’t dry out. Layer up 3 sheets of filo, brushing a little oil between each sheet. Pile a quarter of the filling in the top corner of the pastry in a triangle shape. Fold the pastry over to encase the filling, then keep folding until the parcel is sealed and the filo is used up. Brush the final edge with a little beaten egg to help stick the pastry together. Repeat to make all 4 jumbo samosas.

  3. Lay your samosas on a baking sheet and brush each one with more beaten egg, then sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 35 mins or until the samosas are golden brown and the filling is piping hot. Serve with the remaining yogurt, some mango chutney and coriander leaves.

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1st May, 2018
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30th Apr, 2018
Delicious and a brilliant way of using up turkey and potatoes. We did eat two each with salad. Going to make again this weekend for a crowd and try to make smaller samosas for children etc
29th Dec, 2014
Another brilliant recipe - so yet another hit with the family. Will defintely make this throughout the year. And easy too!
27th Dec, 2014
These were really tasty and enjoyed by everyone... my only comment was that i could have done with more instructions about how to wrap them up as mine turnec out nothing like the picture!
26th Jun, 2020
Hello, I'd like to try these in a veggie version. Which vegetable(s) would you recommend to add to the potatoes & peas, please? parsnip? turnip?butternut? onion squash (very common here in France!)? Thanks in advance for your help.
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29th Jun, 2020
Hi, We have quite a few veggie samosa recipes that you could use, I've pasted some below. You could swap in squash for sweet potato. Lulu https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipe/vegetable-samosas https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/spinach-sweet-potato-samosas https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/runner-bean-samosas
18th Nov, 2015
Can these be frozen? if so is it best to do it before or after you bake them tia x
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