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How to Make Easy Indian Samosas With Wonton Wrappers

Indian Samosas can be easy to make with the help of wonton wrappers.  These can be baked, steamed, shallow fried or deep fried.  Dip these beauties into savory chutneys or eat them plain.  Make these ahead of time and cook them later or freeze them.  Enjoy!

A plate full of Indian Samosas.

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I once knew a woman from India who was a fabulous cook.  She liked to take short cuts for everyday cooking.  The one short cut I can still remember was using wonton and egg roll wrappers for dumplings instead of making the dough.  She made some fantastic Indian Samosas using wonton wrappers and deep fried them.  As your teeth broke through the crunchy outside, your tastebuds were met with a mix of hearty meat and savory spices.  Sauces were served on the side for your dipping pleasure.

Today, I am sharing with you the samosa recipe as I remember it but baked instead of fried.  These were fun to make with my daughter who was home visiting from college.  She is the hand model in these pics.  She has the tiniest hands.

Whenever I want that quintessential Indian taste to a recipe, I reach for a spice blend called Panch Phoran.  It’s a pre-made mixture of common spices used in Indian food.  I can usually find this in an Indian store but if not, it’s available online. There’s a link to it in the recipe card.

7 Indian Foods to Serve With Samosas

  1. Indian Butter Chicken
  2. Chickpea and Cucumber Salad
  3. Yogurt and Cucumber Sauce
  4. Apricot Chutney
  5. Palak Paneer, and Indian spinach curry.
  6. Sweet Potato Parathas
  7. Green Cilantro and Mint Chutney
Scallions, chile, cilantro.
Chopped herbs.

 

How to fold Indian Samosa’s step-by-step:

Wonton wrappers on a plate.
Wrapping samosas.
Wrapping samosas.
Wrapping samosas.
Wrapping samosas.
A plate full of Indian Samosas.

More Dumplings

Do you like your dumplings baked? Try Turkish Borek, little cigar-shaped dumplings filled with meat.

In the mood for deep fried dumplings? Indian Zucchini Pakoras are a traditional deep fried dumplings. Of course, India is also the birthplace of Batata Vadas, spicy potato deep-fried dumplings.


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A plate full of Indian Samosas.

How to Make Easy Indian Samosas With Wonton Wrappers

Yield: 30 Samosas
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Indian Samosas can be easy to make with the help of wonton wrappers.  These can be baked, steamed, shallow fried or deep fried.  Dip these beauties into savory chutneys or eat them plain.  Make these ahead of time and cook them later or freeze them.  Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef (may use any ground meat like chicken, turkey, lamb)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbs Panch Phoran
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 bunch of cilantro chopped
  • 5 green onions
  • 35-40 wonton wrappers
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375F.
  2. Brown meat in a large skillet over medium heat until cooked through, drain meat and return to skillet.
  3. Add next 5 ingredients and cook for 2 more minutes over medium heat, stirring often.
  4. Add cilantro and onions, stir and cook one more minute, set aside to cool.
  5. Scoop 1 tbs of meat mixture onto wonton, wet two sides with water and fold.  Press the edge to make a seal.  Set aside on a rimmed baking sheet.  Repeat until all ingredients are used.
  6. Spray samosa dumplings with cooking spray and bake in oven until golden brown.
  7. Serve with your favorite savory dipping sauces.  I used an apricot chutney this time.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 Serving Size: 2 Samosas
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 147Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 229mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 10g

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Jules

Wednesday 6th of May 2020

I made veggie samosas using wonton wraps. I froze them. Do I Pam spray them and bake from frozen? Or Pam spray frozen and thaw? I thawed a few, oiled them after thawed and put in oven, wasn’t enjoyable as the wrap had dried out. I think I should have sprayed them and baked from frozen, not thaw. Or should I just shallow pan fry from frozen?

Tina

Thursday 7th of May 2020

I would bake or shallow pan-fry frozen. I wouldn't thaw because of that very reason. I hope they were good:). One of my favorite samosas was a spicy potato wonton wrapper dumpling. How did you make your veggie samosa?

Tina

Saturday 6th of October 2018

Samosa's are a great appetizer for dinner! I've always been a little intimidated by them, but using the won ton wrappers with such wonderful step-by-step pictures makes me want to put this on the menu this weekend with one of the wonderful dinners you suggested like Indian Butter Chicken!

Donna

Monday 1st of October 2018

What a great tip, I love making samosas but sometimes feel a bit overwhelmed by the whole dough making process. This makes it so much quicker, and I love that they are baked as well - so much better than deep-fried!

Tina

Tuesday 2nd of October 2018

I like to take a break from deep fried whenever I can. Have fun with this one Donna!

Dana

Monday 1st of October 2018

This is such a great approach for those who aren't great with from-scratch doughs! I bet the crispiness goes so well with the soft interior. I'd eat the entire plate, easily ;)

Tina

Tuesday 2nd of October 2018

Me too Dana! I would have to be careful not to eat the whole batch.

Marisa Franca

Monday 1st of October 2018

I've never tasted samosas but they look so tasty and lots of fun to make. I've been wanting to buy some won ton wrappers to make a few dishes and I think I'll start with these Indian samosas. BTW -- your daughter did an excellent job.

Tina

Tuesday 2nd of October 2018

Thanks Marisa! I wish I could use my hand model all of the time;)

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