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Easy to make crispy baked samosas filled with rice and peas
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Recipe: Baked Rice Samosas

Easy to make crispy baked samosas filled with rice and peas, served with a fruity yoghurt dip.
Servings: 40
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins


For the Samosas

  • 2 cups pilau rice - Veetee
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1 tbs coriander - finely chopped
  • 1/2 red chilli - deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 packet filo pastry
  • 50 g butter - melted

For the Yoghurt Dip

  • 10 cm cucumber - finely diced
  • 3 tsp natural yoghurt
  • 3 dsp mango chutney
  • 2 tsp curry powder - to taste
  • Chilli and coriander - to taste


For the Samosas

  • Mix the Veetee rice, peas, coriander and chilli 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 with a 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 and fold it up into a triangle shape, following the photos below. Add some extra butter to stick the flap down.
  • Carefully place the finished samosa onto a baking tray.
  • Once you have finished folding brush all the samosas with melted butter, turn them over and brush with butter again.
  • Bake at 180C fan / 200C / Gas 6 for 15 - 20 minutes until golden brown and crisp.

For the Yoghurt Dip

  • Sprinkle the chopped cucumber with salt to draw out some of the liquid and leave in a sieve for 10 minutes.
  • Mix all the other ingredients together, add extra chopped chilli and curry powder is desired.
  • Place the cucumber onto a clean tea towel and give it a really good squeeze to dry out the cucumber out a little.
  • Stir the cucumber into the yoghurt dip.
  • Serve immediately with the freshly baked samosas.
• Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
• Unless stated otherwise cup conversions have been made with an online tool. For accuracy please check with your favoured conversion tool. We recommend buying inexpensive digital kitchen scales.