Sunday, November 29, 2020

Puff Pastry Samosa Pinwheels #OurFamilyTable

Samosas are deep fried Indian snack. Mashed potatoes with spices stuffed inside an all-purpose flour covering. They are addictive and can be made into samosas, puffs, kachoris, etc.....There are innumerous possibilities. The freshly crushed cumin and coriander add tons of flavor to the potatoes. Traditional samosa crust is not flaky at all. Using puff pastry for a crust is a great idea. It's kind of where the western flaky crust meets the spicy Indian samosa filling. It can be compared to a happy marriage..hahaha......the end result is always divine. Melt in the mouth buttery flaky crust with potatoes, I guess there is no need for further elaboration. This can be a great appetizer for a get-together or parties and it will be a hit always for sure. Having frozen puff pastry sheets comes in handy when you need to make this appetizer/snack. 

Puff pastry pinwheels are easy to make and also help in sized portions. Smaller sized ones are always good for parties. It helps in reducing wastage as well as in controlling portion sizes when you have a feast to indulge in. I am posting this for the Puff Pastry event from Our Dinner Table. We share Recipes From Our Dinner Table! Join our group and share your recipes, too! While you're at it, join our Pinterest board, too!


Makes 14

Potatoes - 1cup mashed (roughly 2 medium potatoes)
Salt - 1/2 tsp
cumin  - 1/2 tsp
Coriander seeds - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Cayenne - 1/2 tsp
Ginger - 1 tsp, finely chopped
Cilantro - 1 tbsp, chopped
Oil - 1 tbsp
Puff pastry sheet - 1 sheet 


Remove the frozen puff pastry sheet and let it come to room temperature (30-40 min). Preheat the oven to 400degress F. In a pan heat the oil. Add ginger, sauté for a minute. Then add turmeric, crushed cumin-coriander seeds, and cayenne. 

Add the mashed potatoes and salt. Mix everything and cook for about 3- 4 minutes. Cool.

Once the puff pastry sheets come to room temperature, gently flip open and roll slightly. Smear the potato filling evenly. Roll from one end to make a log. 

Cut into equal slices. Bake for 15-17 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes and serve.

Here is a list of the other Puff Pastry Recipes from the event.


If using these for mini appetizers, the above-mentioned filling is perfect.

If using as a big snack, double the amount of filling, for a perfect samosa puff pastry.


  1. These sound delicious!! How creative!

  2. I made these for Navaratri last year and it was a big hit. The best part was I was able to make it ahead of time and freeze it to bake when it was time to serve. Love it Radha!

    1. Thanks Sandhya! Yes, these come in very handy for parties.

  3. Wow. Just Wow! Those sound and look awesome. I love samosas and this would be a perfectly quick way to get the same flavors quickly.