Baked Tortilla Samosas Vegan and Gluten-Free

Baked Tortilla Samosas Vegan and Gluten-Free

These crunchy Baked Tortilla Samosas are also vegan, and gluten-free. The same spicy potatoes and peas filling of traditional samosas but baked instead of fried and they are stuffed inside tortillas instead of homemade crust. Easy and full of flavor!

Baked Tortilla Samosas

I love eating samosas except I can't bring myself to deep frying them, so I'm always looking for ways to serve them. My Baked Samosa Muffin is a popular version of samosa without the crust but if you are missing the crunchy crust these Tortilla Samosa are the perfect substitute.

Making the traditional crust from scratch is more tedious, so substituting the crust with tortillas will save you so much time.  I have used Engine 2 Brown Rice tortilla or La Tortilla factory’s teff wraps as my go-to gluten-free tortillas.

Folding Tortilla for Baked Tortilla Samosa

To prepare this tortilla samosa recipe, I boiled potatoes then I saute them in onion, garlic, ginger, curry and add peas. I then allowed the filling to cool before I stuffed them into tortillas shaped into cones and sealed with a gluten-free flour paste. For the paste a made a mixture of gluten-free flour and water.

Baked Tortilla Samosa showing paste and tortilla

How To Make Tortilla Samosa:

  1. Cut 1 tortilla in half down the center.
  2. Fold one-half tortilla towards the center, apply the paste.
  3. Fold the other part and seal with the paste.
  4. Add filling and seal the open end with paste.

I then brush them with oil and bake in the oven. So easy and they crisp up so well, you couldn't tell they weren't made from scratch. They were so delicious they reminded me of my Jamaican Lentil Patties recipe.

Baked Tortilla Samosa- Tortilla wrapped in a cone

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Nutrition

Energy:
2 kcal / 8 kJ
Fat:
6 g
Protein:
6 g
Carbohydrate:
3 g
Per 100g

Cooking Time

Preparation:
20 min
Cooking:
10 min
Ready in:
30 min
For:
6 samosas

Ingredients

For The Paste

Instructions

  1. Place potatoes with cold water in a large pot over medium-high and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven 400 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly grease.
  3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat, add onion, garlic, ginger and cook until soft about 3 minutes. Add curry powder and cook for a minute stirring.
  4. Add potatoes, peas, cilantro, cayenne pepper and salt and stir to combine flavors. Remove from heat to cool.
  5. Combine gluten-free flour and water in a small bowl and mix to form a paste.
  6. Cut tortilla down the middle, fold one side over towards the center and add a little paste then bring the other end up and over the pasted end and seal to form a cone. Add filling and seal the remaining open end with the paste. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  7. Place samosas on a baking tray, brush with oil and bake for 30 minutes, turning halfway.
  8. Note: If your tortillas aren't pliable enough, warm them up on each side one at a time in a dry skillet heated over medium-high heat.

Notes

Baked Tortilla Samosas Pin

Michelle Blackwood

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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18 Comments
  1. Hema
    February 13, 2019

    I made these tonight. The filling was great! I was not successful making the samosa outer layer with the brown rice tortillas. These broke quite readily ( I just bought them yesterday, and they are good thru 2/26) where I tried to gently fold and seal. It was disappointing..I even resorted to doing half tortillas top and bottom, but the flour glue did not work to seal the edges.
    This filling would probably be good with a freshly made dosa. Ok, next time!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      February 13, 2019

      I’m happy you enjoyed the filling. I just want to clarify that you used the same brand of tortillas, if not you could try warming up the tortillas on a dry skillet to make them more liable. I have a feeling you used the Engine2 tortillas, they aren’t as pliable as the La Tortilla Factory ones which I find phenomenal.

  2. April
    January 5, 2019

    Stumbled upon your page and just happened to have the ingredients on hand. Had split peas but I made it work.

    Of course I burned the samosas lol, but my family loved them!! My mother even said that she could definitely get used to this ( eating vegan). What a joy! That statement was the highlight of my night.

    I definitely think that it’s my job to show my stubborn Jamaican parents that vegan eating can be fun and tasty and healthy too. So very happy to have found you and your recipe tonight :).

    Much love, and keep them coming.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 5, 2019

      April I’m so happy you found my site, welcome. I love how you used splits peas, reminds me of dhal puri, yum. I’m happy your family is adjusting and at least trying your recipes. Hope they will stay onboard and thank you for your feedback.

  3. Diane Mechanic
    May 8, 2018

    What kind of sauce do you serve the Samosas with?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      May 8, 2018

      I served mine with ketchup but a chutney would be perfect.

  4. Foodies Wiki
    May 3, 2018

    Wow! Great Recipe!
    I’ll definitely give a try to it and make a feedback asap. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  5. All She Things
    April 5, 2018

    Being an Indian, I love samosas! This recipe sounds like a must-try one :)

  6. jessica
    April 4, 2018

    so psyched these are gluten free, can’t wait to make them for my next party!

  7. Amber @ xoxo, Am
    April 3, 2018

    Ohh my goodness!! These look amazing! Pinning so I can try at some point! Lol

  8. Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife
    April 3, 2018

    These look great! They would be really yummy with some soup!

  9. Debbie
    April 3, 2018

    All my favorite ingredients! I may add a little more cayenne – we like spicy! Thanks so much for the recipe!

  10. Annie Cho
    April 3, 2018

    These look amazing. Love that it’s baked instead of fried too. Samosas are my weakness!
    xoxo
    Annie

  11. Joan Cajic
    April 3, 2018

    I love any kind of samosas to be honest and this look really great and yummy, also love the use of tortillas.

  12. Soniya
    April 3, 2018

    Oh how we love samosa at my home!! This is a very clever way to use tortilla!! Yumm

  13. Chris Morgan
    March 19, 2018

    This was easy to prepare, this will save me a trip to the Indian restaurant. Thank you.

    • E. Lisa Harris
      May 27, 2018

      Thank you for this recipe and all the other Caribbean dishes, especially the Ital and sweet potato pudding. We are West Indian, going Vegan and must keep our favorite dishes without meat. Cooked this recipe and the Pigeon Peas Soup. Both are delicious. Cant wait ro try the sweet potato pudding, my fav from childhood. God bless you and your family.

      • Michelle Blackwood
        May 28, 2018

        Hello, I’m so happy you tried 2 of my recipes and loved them. Excited for you to try more.