Kid Friendly Samosa

Being an ex South African my husband and I love a good samosa. But obviously the kids aren’t into spicy things just yet, so this is our take on a kids friendly samosa. It’s full of potatoes, peas and fresh corn and have great to have in the freezer. They are pretty damn good drizzled with some spicy chutney for the adults, or some simple ketchup for the little ones.


Kid Friendly Samosa


  • 3 large Potatoes

  • 1 cup Frozen peas

  • 2 corn on the cobs (cooked and cut off the cob)

  • 1 tsp Tumeric

  • 1 tsp Ground cumin

  • 1/2 tsp Ground coriander seeds

  • 1/4 tsp Fennel seeds

  • 1/2 tsp Salt

  • 8 sheets Filo pastry

  • Melted butter


  1. Peel and quarter the potatoes and boil till soft, but not too soft.

  2. While that’s on the go, sauté the onion in some olive oil, then add the spices, frozen peas and cooked corn.

  3. Once the potatoes are cooked, add to a large bowl and lightly mash up (leaving a few chunks of potato).

  4. Add the onion and vegetables and mix it all together. Give it a taste and add some salt if needed.

  5. Lay out 1 sheet of filo pastry, cut into 3 long strips and lightly brush the pastry with melted butter.

  6. Place 2 tablespoons of the potato mix in a small triangle at one end of the pastry.

  7. Fold the pastry over the filling and keep flipping the parcel over till you have a neat triangle.

  8. Repeat till you have used up all the potato filling.

  9. Place a generous amount of olive oil in a pan and cook samosa for 5 minutes each side on a low heat. Alternatively, you can pop in the oven for 15 minutes and flip half way through.

Best eaten immediately. Can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.

* You can freeze these too. Just pop in the freezer before cooking for up to 3 months.