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Samoosa Filling Recipes

Thank you very much to Elaine N for sharing these recipes to her fillings with me when I was attempting to make samoosas for the very first time.

It is not easy, I can tell you that, but with a bit of practice it gets easier and easier.

Your kindness if very much appreciated.


Mince Samoosa Filling


  • 300g mince
  • 1/2 onion diced fine
  • 6 Chillies (cut fine) depends on the heat to like
  • Dhania (cut fine)
  • 1 tsp kashmiri masala or mother in law hot
  • 1/2 tsp jeers/dhania powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1tsp ginger and garlic
  • 1 tbslp oil


  1. Heat oil.
  2. Braise mince with spices and ginger and garlic. add salt to taste.
  3. Once cooked add the dhania, chillies and onions

Keywords: Samoosa Filling, Mince


Chicken Samoosa Filling

  • Author: Elaine N
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: Indian


  • 3 chicken fillets (chopped fine or minced)
  • 1/2 onion
  • Finely chopped chillies
  • Salt
  • 1 tsp Mother in law hot masala
  • 1/2 tsp dhania powder
  • 1 tbsp ghee


  1. Heat ghee.
  2. Braise chicken.
  3. Add spices and season. Allow to cook then add onions, chillies and dhania.


  • Spices and salt can be added to suit your taste.
  • Chillies likewise.
  • Each filling is sufficient to fill 24 med sized samoosas

Keywords: samoosa fillings, chicken


Potato Samoosa Filling


  • 4 med size potatoes (cubed small)
  • 1/2 onion diced fine
  • Chillies to taste
  • Dhania
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp jeera powder.
  • Pinch of chilli powder or not
  • 1 tbsp oil


  1. On low heat, braise spice. Add potatoes and a little water to soften.
  2. Season to taste.
  3. Once cooked add onions, chillies and dhania

Keywords: Samoosa Filling, Potato, Vegetarian, Vegan


Tinned Fish Samoosa Filling Recipes


  • 1 tin of fish (clean and remove oil and sauce)
  • 1/2 onion chopped fine
  • Chillies to your taste
  • Dhania
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry powder or mother in law hot
  • 1 tsp ginger and garlic
  • Oil


  1. Heat oil
  2. Brown onions.
  3. Add spice and braise.
  4. Add a few spoons of the sauce.
  5. Add the fish and cook.
  6. Turn off then add chillies and dhania.

Keywords: Samoosa Filling, Tinned Fish


Cheese & Sweetcorn Samoosa Filling Recipe


  • 1 cup corn
  • 2 large onions (finely diced)
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon whole jeera seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground garlic
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt
  • 3 cups cheddar cheese (grated)or gouda
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 3 to 4 green chillies (finely chopped)
  • 1 bunch dhania (finely chopped)
    1 bunch shallot (finely chopped)


  1. Heat oil, add jeera seeds and ½ the onion and braise until softened.
  2. Add garlic, corn, pepper, crushed chillies and salt.
  3. Simmer until corn cooked through.
  4. When completely dry, remove from stove and leave to cool.
  5. Mix the cheese and add the flour and toss, ensuring the cheese is well coated with the flour. This helps prevent the cheese from oozing whilst frying.
  6. Add the cheese, remaining onions and greens and toss well.  (as below)
  7. Cut onions, green chillies, shallots nice and fine.
  8. Fry onions, add chillies lightly browned, add sweet corn, salt and fry
  9. Add shallots, when sweetcorn is done, remove from stove let it cool, add Dhania N cheese.

Keywords: Samoosa Filling, Cheese, Sweetcorn

Frying the Samoosa

1) Add enough oil to cover the samoosas in the pot. The samoosas should be fried on medium heat.
2) Once the samoosa is golden brown, remove it and place the fried samoosas on a paper towel to absorb all the excess oil, OR use a big strainer / sieve.
3) Be sure corners are sealed properly so when u frying oil doesn’t go into the samoosa.

HINT: You can cook them in the oven or air fryer, as a healthier option

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