Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Samosa Mummies

These are delicious samosa mummies that are appetizers for Halloween parties. These can be made easily using ready to use crescent roll dough. Did I say that these are stuffed with cheese?

Why should you make these samosa mummies? Well.....

First and foremost reason is that these are the best appetizers/snacks ever!

Very tasty and addictive.

Stuffed with cheese.

Easy to prepare with crescent roll dough.

The samosa filling can be made ahead to entertain easily.

These mummies are also kind of cute than scary, and will definitely be an inviting appetizer for Halloween.

It is possible to list more reasons but this gives the jist. 

I may have received samples and the opinions expressed are my own. 

Life can be super crazy at times or many times. Well, it happens. So, baking need not take a toll on you. Anolon baking sheet makes life easier giving amazing results making you forget everything else. Anolon baking sheet transfers heat uniformly giving uniform baked results. Plus, the handles are amazing and I love that. If you haven't tried it yet, I would highly recommend you to get one. 

These samosa mummies are stuffed with cheese. Samosa and cheese sounds great! The ooey-gooey melting cheese with a soft paneer block at the center is a winner! It is out of this world! The melting cheese with the paneer center creates the effect perfect for Halloween. It looks as if its internal organs are gooey. I have used Mexican cheese blend. Substitute with shredded mozzarella, Jack cheese, cheddar, or habanero jack for flavor variations. 

I highly recommend mashing the potatoes. A 1X1/2-in block of paneer has to be stuffed in the center along with a tablespoon of shredded cheese. Chunky potatoes will not help in shaping after stuffing. Mashing the potatoes and then making the samosa filling is the perfect and ideal way to get successful stuffed samosa mummies. Adjust the salt and heat levels as per taste requirements. Any herbs of your choice can also be used for flavor preferences.

If you are wondering what sauce to serve with, well, it is the all time hit green chutney and ketchup. These sauces pair very well with samosa. They also give the perfect effect of blood sauce and green  zombie chutney effect. Don't you agree?

 Like I said before, crescent roll dough makes it easier. The store-bought crescent roll dough has multi-purpose uses. When you have it on hand, fixing an appetizer, meal, or even dessert (this chocolate crescent roll) is easier. This samosa wreath made with crescent roll dough is the perfect holiday appetizer for any gathering. Similar to the wreath, the same can be made into delicious appetizer for Halloween with cheese stuffed inside.

Samosas are always loved here. Well, who doesn't? It is the perfect and addictive snack and is also a classic street food. Samosas can also be served in different avatars with the same addictive effect. These muffins make a perfect on the go breakfast/snack! Puff Pastry Samosa Pinwheels are great appetizers for any party. In any form, it is a crowd pleaser, and these mummies are no exception.

This is my second share for the "Stuffed Halloween Recipes" theme for the Blogging Marathon. This Palak Paneer zombie Intestine was my earlier share and check the blog tomorrow for another delicious Halloween recipe.

I am also linking this to What's For Dinner, Sundays on Silverado, Wonderful Wednesday, and Happiness is Homemade.

Makes 8

Crescent roll dough - 1 8-oz. tube
Potatoes - 2 and 1/4 cups, mashed
Salt - 3/4 tsp
Onions - 3/4 cup, chopped
Cumin - 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Cayenne - 1/3 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric  - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Green chili - 1. finely chopped
Ginger - 1/2 tsp, finely chopped
Cilantro - 2 tbsp, finely chopped
Shredded cheese - 8 tbsp
Paneer - 8, 1X1/2-in. cubes
Whole black pepper - 16 (for eyes)


Boil the potatoes, mash, and set aside.

Heat oil in a pan. Add the cumin and fry for 30 seconds. Add the onions, ginger, green chilies, and saute for 3-5 minutes. Add the mashed potatoes, peas, salt, turmeric, cayenne, garam masala, coriander, and cumin powder. Mix thoroughly and cook for 2-3 minutes. 

Remove from the flame, add cilantro, mix, and set aside to cool.

When the mixture is cool, divide it into eight portions. Take a portion, flatten it into a disc of about 5-in diameter. Add half tablespoon shredded cheese, one piece of paneer chunk, top it with another half table spoon of cheese. Carefully gather the ends, seal it into a oblong shape.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Open the crescent roll container, and unfold the dough. Cut the dough in the perforation.

Place a cheese stuffed samosa filling on one piece of the dough. Reserve a tiny ball of crescent roll dough from one of the ends to make eyes. Wrap the dough on the bottom side and around the sides. Make strips with the remaining long portion of the dough and wrap them around the samosa filling to a mummy shape.

Divide the reserved portion of the dough into two tiny pieces, roll, and place them on the samosa mummies for eyes. Push in a black pepper at the center of each of these tiny dough balls to make eyeballs.

Place the mummy samosa on the baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining portions.

Bake for 17 minutes, until the top turns golden.

Serve with ketchup or green chutney.


  1. These are so cute! Perfect for a Halloween party! Love the eyes, I initially thought it was cloves but pepper is even better 😁

  2. This one is a really cool idea.Kids will love these cute samosas!