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Don’t Pine For That Samosa – Make Your Own Samosa Pinwheels With This Easy Recipe

Don’t Pine For That Samosa – Make Your Own Samosa Pinwheels With This Easy Recipe

Samosa Pinwheels

There are times when we all long for that taste from back home, but replicating it may seem too cumbersome. Well, worry not, Shiela has made sure that no matter where you are you will not miss your samosa with these innovative Samosa Pinwheels!

Shiela Mehra

Check out this effortless recipe from the kitchen of The Girl That Made It All – Shiela Mehra!

The girl that made it all

“I am all about easy and frying to me is not easy. You have to maintain the right temperature when it comes to frying. Otherwise, your food can turn out greasy. I know because one time my husband had the bright idea of frying eggplant slices. It reminded him of Sunday at home in India. His mom would fry eggplant and serve it with rajma. We tried and it was a total disaster. That is why I came up with the recipe for samosa pinwheels. No frying required! Yay!” 

Samosa Pinwheels

“It is made with puff pastry sheets and then baked. Here is how I make them:”


  • I puff pastry sheet, defrostedSamosa Pinwheels
  • 2 tbs oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp coriander, ground
  • 1 tsp garam masala, ground
  • t tsp roasted cumin, ground**
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 potatoes (peeled, cubed, cooked)
  • 1 cup peas
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Heat oil up in a pot.
  3. Add onion and stir until brown.Samosa Pinwheels
  4. Add all spices and stir until spices are cooked. About 30 seconds.Samosa Pinwheels
  5. Add potatoes and stir until potatoes are covered with onions and spices. Cook for about 2 minutes.Samosa Pinwheels
  6. Add peas and stir. Cook for another 2 minutes.Samosa Pinwheels
  7. Add lemon juice and cilantro. Give it a stir to make sure the mixture is combined.Samosa Pinwheels
  8. Take off the stove and let cool.
  9. Lightly flour your surface and roll out your puff pastry sheet. Roll it out until it is approximately 18in x 18in.Samosa Pinwheels
  10. Spread the cooled samosa mixture over the puff pastry.Samosa Pinwheels
  11. Starting from the side closest to you, roll the pastry sheet over your mixture and roll tightly.
  12. Pinch seams.
  13. Cut in half and then keep slicing in half until the roll is completely sliced.Samosa Pinwheels
  14. Add pinwheels to a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or Silpat.Samosa Pinwheels
  15. Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned.Samosa Pinwheels


**To make roasted ground cumin, heat a small pan and add 2 tbs of cumin seeds. Roast seeds until they become dark and fragrant. Once cooled, grind in a coffee grinder. Store leftovers in an airtight container.

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