These Baked Tortilla Samosas are made with a Tortilla wrap, and it’s filled with the same classic samosa fillings and can be enjoyed as a snack or even as a main dish with your favorite dipping. Comfort food to the max!
Today I’m baking up something new: tortilla samosas!
I love eating samosas, except I can’t bring myself to deep-frying them. The major problem with deep-fried items is that not only do they take longer to prepare, but they also add unnecessary calories to your meal. I think every calorie counts when you are trying to lose weight! So I’m always looking for healthier ways to eat 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. This is a twist on the traditional samosa recipe. Then I bake it rather than fry it!
This recipe is a fun one to make together with your kids, but it’s also a great way to get them involved in the kitchen. We know how important it is to talk about healthy eating and show them how to prepare healthy meals that are still delicious.
Plus, you might learn something new about this cuisine as you bake these together for dinner tonight!
These baked tortilla samosas are also a great choice when you want to make something healthy but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. With crispy shells and a flavorful potato filling, these handheld snacks will make you feel like you’re eating an indulgent treat—but they’re actually good for you!
Scroll down for the detailed list of ingredients and steps to prepare the Baked Tortilla Samosas. But do not miss out on reading the important information included in the blurb.
Why You Will Like This Recipe?
To me, everything about this recipe is great and forces you to try this recipe, including:
- This recipe is rich in flavor, easy to make, and requires very few ingredients.
- These delicious, handheld samosas are made even easier with the addition of tortillas!
- This alternative to traditional samosas is also baked instead of fried—but still, come out crispy on the outside and warm on the inside!
- They are perfect for feeding a crowd!
- This Baked Tortilla Samosas recipe is a great little starter dish to make ahead of time, freeze, and then throw into the oven when you want to serve them up!
- They’re also easier to make than the traditional variety.
- These delicious little snacks are easy enough to make with your kids, and they’ll love eating them!
- They are very tasty flavorful, and you can customize the filling with the ingredients that you prefer.
- The best thing about them is that they are easy to make for a large crowd, especially for special events and holidays. This recipe is a great stress-free choice for entertaining guests!
- These baked tortilla samosas are perfect for lunchboxes; therefore, make a large batch for school or work. Picky eaters will love this!
This Recipe Is Full Of Goodness:
- Vitamins A, C, B6, D, and K are plentiful.
- Magnesium, iron, and potassium are all present in high concentrations.
- Contains a lot of dietary fiber.
Potatoes are a good source of potassium, which assists with circulation. Potatoes, which are high in vitamin B6, are also known to help with mood stabilization and cognitive function. It has anti-inflammatory benefits and high magnesium content.
Peas are an excellent source of vitamins C, vitamin E, zinc, as well as other antioxidants that help your immune system stay strong. Vitamins A and B, as well as coumestrol, can reduce inflammation and lessen your risk of chronic diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and arthritis.
Tortillas are high in magnesium and fiber. Fiber is necessary for digestion and cardiovascular health, whereas magnesium is necessary for the brain, heart, and muscles.
Baked Tortilla Samosas Recipe
To prepare this tortilla samosa recipe, I boiled potatoes, then saute them in onion, garlic, ginger, curry, and added 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, make a mixture of gluten-free flour and water.
How To Make Tortilla Samosa?
- Cut 1 tortilla in half down the center.
- Fold one-half tortilla towards the center apply the paste.
- Fold the other part and seal with the paste.
- Add filling and seal the open end with paste.
I then brush them with oil and bake them 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.
I love serving these as an appetizer at parties, but they’re also a great snack any time of day! They’re great for casual entertaining, potluck, or just as a snack.
These samosas are deliciously served hot out of the oven. These baked samosas are crunchy and savory on the outside but soft and warm on the inside. Serve them with the sauce of your choice for dipping. Some of my favorites are:
- Mint chutney
- Guacamole dip
- Tamarind sauce
- Chickpea avocado dip
You can serve them for tea parties or as appetizers with cocktails. They are perfect for the upcoming Christmas holidays too!
- 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.
- To seal the tortillas, make sure to apply a flour slurry. You can also use a cornstarch and milk mixture.
- The samosa filling is made with potatoes and peas, but you can use any vegetable you want to make this recipe your own!
- This baked tortilla samosa recipe is vegetarian, but if you want to add some protein, add some minced chicken or lamb.
- You can also use any beans you’d like in this recipe. I love using black beans, but any bean will work!
- Use sweet potato and make dessert samosas.
- When it comes to choosing what kind of tortillas to use, try to find the ones that have the least amount of sugar added. If you can’t find sugar-free tortillas, whole wheat is your next best option.
- If you don’t need them to be gluten-free, use any kind of tortilla you like.
- These tortilla samosas are a terrific way to reuse leftovers and avoid food waste. Fill your tortilla cones with just about any leftover meal (big parts should be coarsely diced) and continue with the procedure.
Other Vegan Indian Recipes
- Spinach Pakora
- Rice Pilau
- Aloo Palak
- Curry Tofu Scramble
- Vegan Curry Chicken
- Curry Cabbage
- Turmeric Coconut Rice
- Tofu Tikka Masala
- Cauliflower Coconut Stew
Frequently Asked Questions:
How To Store Baked Tortilla Samosas?
Cooked tortilla samosas can be kept refrigerated for up to 5 days in an airtight container. To preserve the crispiness, reheat in the oven, and you may also use the microwave to reheat them.
Can I Freeze These Baked Tortilla Samosas?
These samosas can also be frozen and kept for several weeks.
If you’re going to cook the samosas from frozen, make sure to defrost them first. Brush them with oil and bake in the preheated oven until golden brown when you’re ready to eat. I’ve also tried some similar ones in my air fryer, and they turned out beautifully.
How Do You Seal Tortillas For Frying?
Wrap the tortilla around the filling from the top and bottom. Then, using a little more paste, brush the ends, fold them up, and press to seal them.
What Is The Difference Between A Wrap And A Tortilla?
Tortillas are thin flatbreads produced from unleavened water-based wheat or corn dough. A wrap, on the other hand, is a soft piece of bread rolled around your favorite filling, such as meat, cheese, guacamole, or grilled onions, to name a few.
Are Tortillas Good For Weight Loss?
Certainly, if you’re comfortable eating flour tortillas, corn tortillas can undoubtedly help you lose weight. Switching to corn tortillas, which have fewer calories and carbs, could help you lose weight by lowering your overall calorie intake.
What Happens If You Eat Tortillas Every Day?
Saturated fat content in flour tortillas is significantly higher than in corn tortillas. If you’re concerned about your heart health, keep an eye on this number—eating too much of it might raise bad cholesterol & put you at higher risk of cardiovascular disease.
Can I Shallow Fry These Tortilla Samosas?
Yes. These tortilla samosas can alternatively be shallow fried in medium-hot oil.
What Can I Use Instead Of Tortilla Wraps?
There are plenty of healthier tortilla alternatives that fit this description, including:
- Leafy Greens.
- Homemade Flax Wraps.
- Nori Sheets.
- Coconut Wraps.
- Cassava & Almond Flour Wraps.
Is A Tortilla And A Chapati The Same Thing?
The primary distinction between chapati and tortilla is that tortilla is a flatbread prepared with cornflour and occasionally wheat flour that is consumed with a filling, and chapati is a thin flat roti made with whole wheat flour termed atta and usually eaten with curries and chutney.
What Are Samosas?
Samosas are a popular snack food that is typically made with dough and filled with anything from meat to potatoes or lentils. They’re often fried. The samosas are delicious as they are, but they’re even better dipped in spicy sauces.
Is Samosa An Indian Food?
Few people know that the samosa, widely considered a uniquely Indian dish, does not originate in India. That’s right, you read it correctly. The deep-fried, tightly packed spicy delight that we assumed originated in India is instead a delectable and well-traveled Central Asian immigrant!
Can I Eat Samosa Every Day?
Because it can cause many problems: Even if you have no medical history, eating samosa every week puts you at risk for high blood pressure, diabetes, weight gain, and cardiovascular problems.
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- Categories: Gluten-Free, Vegan
- Course: Side Dish
- Cuisine: Mexican
- Energy: 223 kcal / 932 kJ
- Fat: 6 g
- Protein: 6 g
- Carbs: 37 g
- Preparation: 20 min
- Cooking: 10 min
- Ready in: 30 min
- For: 6 samosas
- 3 large Tortillas, cut into halves (I used La Tortilla factory’s teff wraps)
- 2 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil, or coconut oil
- 1 small onion, minced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
- 1/2 cup green peas, fresh or frozen
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
For The Paste
- 2 tablespoons gluten-free flour
- 3 tablespoons water
- 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.
- Preheat oven 400 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly grease.
- 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.
- Add potatoes, peas, cilantro, cayenne pepper and salt and stir to combine flavors. Remove from heat to cool.
- Combine gluten-free flour and water in a small bowl and mix to form a paste.
- 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.
- Place samosas on a baking tray, brush with oil and bake for 30 minutes, turning halfway.
- 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.
Perfect as an airfryer option. Reduced cooking time in half.
Kerry you are so awesome, thank you very much for sharing this air fryer option.
I’m gonna try this for dinner tonight. During this pandemic… I’m truly staying home. I’m out of my gluten free teff flour tortillas… so I’m gonna try this with the gluten free corn tortillas I already have. I’ll let you know how they turn out.
Hi! Would coconut flour work for the paste?
Michelle, I haven’t tried it with coconut flour but I would prefer to use tapioca flour or arrowroot starch.
I just found your site, and I’m loving it!
Made these tonight. I just used regular tortillas since we aren’t gluten free. They were so yummy. One thing I noticed in the recipe though is that there isn’t a direction to mash up the potatoes. I did and it worked great- and that’s how samosa filling usually is- but maybe people unfamiliar with samosas wouldn’t and I think they wouldn’t work as well! Thanks so much for all your awesome recipes.
Lisa, I’m so happy it turned out great for you with regular tortillas, thank you for sharing your feedback. Yes I didn’t say mash but stir well to combine, usually, the potatoes are well cooked and they mash when stirring, I love the potato with a bit of pieces intact and not fully mashed but its a personal thing.
I have severe stomach issues (that run in my family).
I’m so excited about finding your recipes, trying them & sharing them with family. Thank you so much for sharing these online ❤️❤️
I’m so sorry to hear about your stomach issues, I’m happy you are here and hope you and your family enjoy my recipes.
I tried this recipe and it was amazing with some take out chutneys from Tiffin. Everyone I served it to loved it. Not sure if I’d care for it as much with ketsup. I will be making it again!
Donns, I’m so happy you all enjoyed it. Love the idea of serving it with chutney, yum!
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!
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.
What is in gluten free flour?
Natasha, gluten-free flour are flours that do not contain wheat flour, barley, or rye. If you aren’t sensitive to gluten then regular flour can be substituted.
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.
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.
What kind of sauce do you serve the Samosas with?
I served mine with ketchup but a chutney would be perfect.