Samosas are fantastically easy to make, as well as adaptable. These are filled with cooked rice, diced ham, leftover roast chicken and some sweetcorn. These are great to serve at a party, and ideal for older children to help fold.
I love food in parcels. From two-hands-definitely-required pasties to these delicate little filo parcels/samosas, a pastry wrapped parcel is so handy and easy to eat, without any of the worries of the filling falling out the side that can afflict a sandwich eater. They’re so easy to make, too, especially using pre-made pastry. These little samosas or triangular parcels take no time to make and are so welcome as party food, or a little nibble to eat before the main meal.
Folding these samosas is very simple; spoon a little of the filling mixture onto strips of filo pastry, fold into a triangle and then keep folding until you get to the end of the strip. It’s the sort of thing that can involve the whole family, and you can adapt the fillings to people’s preferences.
Here, we’re making the samosas with some leftover roast chicken, cooked rice, sweetcorn, and a can of Princes diced ham. You can use leftover cooked rice or a pouch of ready cooked rice.
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Love pastries? Then check out these corned beef or ham and cheese ones!
Ham and cheese filo samosas
- 1 cup cooked rice
- 50 g finely grated cheese
- 1 can Princes chopped ham (drained and rinsed)
- 1/2 cup roast chicken
- 1/2 cup sweetcorn kernels
- 1 packet filo pastry
- 50 g butter (melted)
- Mix the rice, cheese, ham, chicken and sweetcorn together in a bowl.
- Open the packet of filo pastry and cut into strips about 6cm wide and about 24cm long (the short edge of most ready-made brands is about the right length). Cover the pastry that you are not working with a slightly damp tea towel to keep it from drying out and cracking.
- Take one strip of filo and brush it with melted butter. Put a teaspoon of the rice mix onto the pastry, then fold the corner up, keep folding until you have a triangular shaped parcel. Add some extra butter to stick the flap down.
- Place the finished samosa onto a baking tray.
- Brush all the samosas with a little melted butter, turn them over and brush the other side.
- Bake at 180C fan / 200C / Gas 6 for 15 - 20 minutes until golden brown and crisp
- Serve with a dipping sauce made from natural yoghurt and sweet chilli sauce.
Ham & Cheese Samosas recipe commissioned by Princes. All opinions our own.
Oooh.. these look yummy. Unfortunately I don’t eat ham, So would probably try this with Princes tuna instead. Thanks for sharing
tuna would be delicious!
Oh my, these look so tasty! I love ham & cheese toasties alone, so the samosa equivalent sounds interesting. I’m going to give these a go this weekend!
I love samosas, crunchy filo pastry is the best.
I would never think to buy a tin of ham! This looks great I will give it a go.
it is such a useful store cupboard ingredient.
Yum! Such lovely samosas. I love the addition of the Princes ham. Sounds like a perfect snack for kids.
Such a quick and easy twist
Michelle Frank | Flipped-Out Food
These samosas have “FOOTBALL PARTY” written all over them!
they would be so perfect for a party. Ideal finger food.
Jessy @ The Life Jolie
These look like the perfect game day snack! I bet they have a fantastic crunch!!
the perfect crunch.
Karen @ Seasonal Cravings
These look so flaky and flavorful with that yummy filling. This would be the perfect treat for game day on Sunday and I know my kids would love it!
Sounds ideal finger food for game day.
Well this takes toasties to a whole new level and the use of diced ham is such a great idea x
Absolutely. Toastie in crispy filo!
Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too
Ooh my daughter would love these in her lunchbox.
they would be perfect as a lunchtime snack.
These look really good. I thought samosas would be hard to make but it actually looks like a fairly simple recipe!
So easy, and actually quite fun to put together.
five little doves
These look gorgeous again! I love ham and cheese, I could literally eat the two combined every day of the week!
Ham and cheese go so well.
oh these look amazing!
A very tasty and easy dish to make Deborah.
oh wow what a fab and clever idea and this would be great to try out on the kids so going to get all I need and give them a try for myself
They are such fun to make with children. Really easy to fold and wrap.
Ah these sound fab, I love samosas! The tinned ham sounds super handy as well.
That tinned ham is a super handy ingredient.
I love samosas, I use to eat the veggie ones that they sell at Tesco, but these ones look like something I could make! Thanks for sharing x
They are so easy, frugal and adaptable as well as delicious.
They look delicious, you have my tummy rumbling
Thanks Kara, you really cannot go wrong with melted cheese and ham!
I love samosas too and generally use a potato, mince or cottage cheese filling.. never tried rice or leftovers… sure going to soon!
Samosas are just perfect for rice or other leftovers. So delicious.
It’s true- they are much easier to make than I expected. Especially when you can use fresh, ready to bake pastry. Great recipe!:)
Does anyone ever make their own filo?
These sound amazing, my kids love samosas and toasties so what a good way to combine the two
they are so good. all they crunch and cheesy filling.
These look lovely and I love how you’ve written the recipe it’s so easy to follow – thanks for sharing!
Hope you enjoy them.
My daughters love cheese and ham toasties so I’ll defo try them with these. X
Hope they enjoy them.
Oh wow this looks absolutely delicious, I have not made samosas like this before. I need to try this recipe
Samosas are so easy to make. one of my favourite things.
Tried this today and I just want to thank you! It was delish!!
Perfect! Thanks for letting me know!