Samosa pie

Samosa pie

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(24 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4
Cover spiced lamb mince, stewed potato and peas with crispy filo pastry for a low-fat, Indian-inspired dinner

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal308
  • fat9g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs43g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre8g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.4g
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  • 2-3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 500g lamb mince
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 large sweet potato (about 300g), peeled and grated
    Sweet potatoes

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • 100g frozen peas
  • handful coriander, roughly chopped
  • juice ½ lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 3-4 sheets filo pastry
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a frying pan. Cook the onion and mince for about 5 mins until the meat is browned. Stir in the garlic, curry powder, sweet potato and 300ml water. Cook for 5-8 mins until the potato has softened. Stir in the peas, coriander and a squeeze of lemon juice, then season.

  2. Spoon the mixture into a baking dish. Brush the sheets of filo with the remaining oil and scrunch over the top of the mince. Sprinkle with cumin seeds and bake for 10-15 mins or until the top is crisp.

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15th Mar, 2020
I cooked this exactly as per the recipe and the meaty bit was really delicious, even my fussy 10-year-old liked it, however we were not so impressed with the filo topping. Might try a hot-pot style potato topping next time. Or maybe just make it into samosas.
1st Sep, 2019
This recipe was so quick, easy and tasty!!! And cheap! I used grated carrot instead of sweet potato. And added some chilli flakes. My pastry did not brown on top, it did not colour at all. But it was super tasty and all the family loved it. I'm wondering if it might go with puff pastry? Great recipe
16th May, 2019
Very easy to make and tastes lovely. We make up double the mix and keep it in the freezer for midweek meals, just popping on the pastry to finish it off before serving. A definite favourite in our household.
19th Feb, 2018
Very tasty, this got eaten up at our dinner party with friends. I'll be making this again!
26th Mar, 2015
added an extra chilli for a bit more of a kick. easy to make, my pastry didn't look as impressive as pic above but still looked good. 9.9/10
24th Feb, 2015
I made this using pork mince as it was lower in fat and it was great! So simple and so, so tasty!
Frantic Flapjack
24th Feb, 2015
Extremely quick to make. A very good midweek supper. Served with carrots and broccoli.
22nd Feb, 2015
Very tasty made it last night will be using this recipe again wife was very impressed
16th Feb, 2015
Easy to make, tasty, spicy and tastes exactly as you imagine it should. Great for a midweek tea. We had ours with just simple rice. Perfect.
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16th Jun, 2020
I did tweak this a bit, adding quite a bit more spice (cumin,garam masala, turmeric) plus a couple of tablespoons of Indian mixed pickle to add another level of oomph. I brushed each individual sheet of filo with butter, melted with cumin seeds, and had a very crispy, golden brown result. The pie was delicious,albeit quite hot- obviously my own fault. Served with a lovely cooling homemade cucumber riata and Indian spiced greens. Definitely a keeper.
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