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Baked Samosas

Baked samosas. Can I bake frozen samosa in the oven? Can I bake my samosas instead of frying? Are baked samosas as tasty as fried? Yes. Yes. Yes/No. Baking samosas are so easy, tasty and can save you time, dishes and calories! In this post, I will be sharing only how to bake samosas. For individual samosa filling recipes do check the linked posts in this article. 
Baked Samosas

If you have been following me on Instagram, then you would know our love for samosas not just during Ramadan. 😁 From the days in Yanbu till today in Abu Dhabi, I always have a stash of samosas in the freezer for our weekend chai time treats. I have always deep-fried samosas and never thought of "baking" them as I strongly believed that it is best had deep-fried. Ramadan 2020 opened the doors of trying baked samosas because I have an oven and also because some of my IG followers asked if I have tried baking. So I tested a few batches and now we only bake samosas! 

It took a few batches of baked samosas for us to start appreciating it because we were too tied to the love of deep-frying. But tiny changes can bring some motivation in the journey of good health. 

Easy - you don't have to stand a long time to deep fry in batches and take-in all the grease. You can bake a large batch in one go! 

Tasty - It definitely is tasty or as tasty as your filling because baking or frying is just ways to cook the wrap. So a good wrap and a good filling will anyways give you great tasting samosas. I find that if we don't brush the samosas with generous oil, then the wraps are crumbly so make sure both sides of the samosas are brushed well with oil. But I will not say that baked tastes better than fried version- No. Fried version always wins. 

Semi-healthy - I can't vouch for Healthy because with samosas quantity matters. You can't eat just one. If they are deep-fried you eat maybe three or four and if you bake, you will feel eating five is okay. The filling can be made healthy and keto-friendly too but the wrap is what I have never experimented. Always used switz samosa leaves or made with all-purpose flour so I can't help with the healthy wrap yet. Hopefully in future, InshaAllah.  

Bonus reasons - You don't have to worry about your badly wrapped samosas that have large openings and fear frying in oil. You don't have to wonder what to do with all the oil after deep frying. Don't have to worry about washing the greasy kadai. Don't have to worry about sharing the samosas with picky eating neighbours or friends or guest. They all love the word "baked"! 🤣

Step by step process on how to bake samosas


These steps apply for both frozen or freshly made samosas. In these images, I have used my homemade frozen samosas stuffed with meat filling like my Lebanese chicken Samosas or Saudi Meat and Mung Samosas. If using frozen samosas, do not thaw. 

Let's get started! 

Preheat the oven to 200℃. Line a tray with foil or baking paper (I almost always use foil but I had this sheet on it after baking cookies so continued with it) 

Baked Samosas

Use melted ghee or any other cooking oil (I have tried sunflower oil and olive oil) to brush each samosa generously on both sides. 
Baked Samosas

Baked Samosas

After brushing both sides, place the tray in the middle rack of the preheated oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until the samosas start to brown on the edges. 
Baked Samosas

Remove from the oven and carefully turn each samosa and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes. You may brush with some oil if you see the surface too dry. Take the time to prepare your dip and some hot chai! 
Baked Samosas

Remove from oven and let it cool for 2 to 3 minutes before you serve with some ketchup and hot cuppa chai!
Baked Samosas

Baked Samosas
This is my Saudi Meat and Mung Sambosa

How to bake samosas?

INGREDIENTS

  • Samosas*
  • Cooking oil (melted ghee, melted butter, olive oil, sunflower oil....)
  • Foil sheet or Baking paper
  • Oven :-)
* Assuming you already have wrapped the samosas or have a stash of frozen ones, here is how I bake my homemade samosas that are frozen or not. 

METHOD

  1. Preheat your oven to 200℃ (fan mode) 
  2. Line a baking tray with foil or baking paper.
  3. Place your samosas on it and start brushing both sides of the samosa with your choice of cooking oil.
  4. Put the tray in the middle rack of the preheated oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until you start seeing it brown the corners of the samosas. 
  5. Remove the tray and flip the samosas and bake again for another 10 to 15 minutes or until you see it start browning. Take the time to prepare your dip and some hot chai! 
  6. Remove and transfer to a serving plate and serve with any dips or ketchup and some hot chai!
Baked Samosas
My ground beef filling Levant style (yet to share the recipe)

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