Baked Aloo Samosa – Low calorie

aloo samosa low calorie

Every time it rains, I crave for samosa accompanied by a strong Indian tea. It’s not raining here and I don’t need an excuse to enjoy some yummy samosas :)

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There are many versions of samosa, it can be vegetarian, none vegetarian, and it can also be sweet.

Yes! Sweet samosas do exist and they’re usually stuffed with dried fruit, shredded coconut, and some sweet spices like cardamom, but I’ll leave that for another post.

aloo samosa baked

These baked samosas are delicious but of course tastes a little different from the fried ones, that doesn’t mean you won’t enjoy the flavor.

baked aloo samosa

If you’re eating healthy and looking after your weight, you have to understand that potatoes are not your enemy.

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Potatoes are healthy vegetables and can aid in losing weight, by suppressing your appetite for longer time. Not only that, but potatoes have many nutrients. If you still have bad thoughts about potatoes please read this:

One medium potato (5.3 oz) with the skin contains:

  • 45 percent of the daily value for vitamin C
  • More potassium (620 mg) than even bananas, spinach, or broccoli
  • 10 percent of the daily value of B6
  • Trace amounts of thiamine, riboflavin, folate, magnesium, phosphorous, iron, and zinc

…and all this for just 110 calories and no fat, sodium or cholesterol.

This information and more can be found at Potato Goodness, please visit their website, and I hope you change your mind about this healthy vegetable.

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Aloo Samosa

Makes 8 samosas. One samosa has 114 calories.

For the dough:

1 cup all purpose flour

1 teaspoon olive oil

1/4 cup warm water (might need more)

Pinch of salt


For the filling:

 300 gm boiled potato (mash with a fork, this way you’ll have some chunks of potato which is the idea.)

1/2 cup green peas (frozen or canned)

4 medium baby carrot chopped (Frozen or canned)

1 small onion chopped

2 garlic cloves minced

1 teaspoon ginger paste

1 green chili finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon garam masala

1/2 teaspoon cumin powder

1/2 teaspoon coriander powder

1/4 teaspoon red chili powder

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

Salt to taste

* 2 teaspoons olive oil to brush the samosas


Making the dough:

– In a bowl, add the flour, salt, and oil. Mix well.

– Samosa’s dough shouldn’t be very soft, so slowly add enough water to make a pliable dough.

– Divide the dough to 4 balls. Cover and keep aside for 10 minutes.

Making the filling:

– Heat a frying pan and add 2 teaspoons oil. Add the onion and fry until translucent.

– Add the potato and stir, add the ginger, garlic, chili, green peas, and carrot. Stir well.

– Add the spices and sauté for a few seconds.

Preparing the samosa:

– Take one ball and roll with the rolling pin into a medium thickness circle. (This dough won’t need dry flour to roll).

– Use a knife to cut the circle into halves.

– Take one-half and fold into a cone. Seal along the fold.

– Place this cone between your thumb and index finger. Fill the cone with the filling, might take two tablespoons or little less.

– Wet along the edges of the dough with water and pinch to seal.

– Brush the samosas with oil and bake in preheated oven, 350F/180C for 20 minutes. (Depending on your oven, the samosa might take longer or lesser time).


19 Comments on Baked Aloo Samosa – Low calorie

  1. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    25/06/2013 at 4:28 pm (2 years ago)

    I LOVE samosa! My friend makes really delicious samosa and I’m lucky to be able to eat it sometimes. Baked version is a lot healthier. As always I love your video!

    • munatycooking
      25/06/2013 at 5:55 pm (2 years ago)

      I hope you enjoy my baked version :)

  2. Medeja
    26/06/2013 at 1:58 am (2 years ago)

    Oh yumm! Ilove samosas and I was always thinking if I am going to make them I would bake :) thanks for the recipe :)

  3. Angie@Angie's Recipes
    26/06/2013 at 6:23 am (2 years ago)

    These samosa are perfectly healthy and tasty, Muna.

    • munatycooking
      27/06/2013 at 2:29 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you Angie :)

  4. Vimitha
    26/06/2013 at 10:31 am (2 years ago)

    Love love loving these guilt free version

    • munatycooking
      27/06/2013 at 2:28 am (2 years ago)

      I had to come up with the recipe since I love samosas soooo much 😉

  5. Anne ~ Uni Homemaker
    26/06/2013 at 7:19 pm (2 years ago)

    I love samosas! And these look delicious Muna. :)

    • munatycooking
      27/06/2013 at 2:28 am (2 years ago)

      Hope you enjoy them Anne :)

  6. Sonia
    27/06/2013 at 6:43 am (2 years ago)

    Like your bake version of samosa, healthy and sound good!

  7. The Café Sucre Farine
    27/06/2013 at 9:38 am (2 years ago)

    These sound wonderful and you’re right about potatoes, they’ve gotten a really bad rap haven’t they!

  8. Shareba
    27/06/2013 at 11:24 am (2 years ago)

    I love samosas! I like that you went with a healthy version, you don’t often see that. I’d be interested in reading about sweet samosas too, because I’m not familiar with them.

    • munatycooking
      28/06/2013 at 3:18 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Shareba, I’m planning to convert more Indian food to low calorie since I adore Indian cuisine :)

  9. Jasna
    29/06/2013 at 6:30 am (2 years ago)

    Oh…my favourite Indian dish…Low calorie – yay!

  10. foodwanderings
    24/08/2013 at 12:35 pm (2 years ago)

    OMGoodness how do I love samosas and always meant to bake them, but never did. It looks incredible and I could snack on it all day long!

  11. rebecca
    30/04/2014 at 7:01 pm (1 year ago)

    What is the sauce you’re dipping it in? It looks like ketchup but I wasn’t sure. would love to know

    • munatycooking
      01/05/2014 at 5:22 am (1 year ago)

      Hi Rebecca, Yes it was Ketchup.

  12. Monica Rampo
    18/01/2015 at 7:42 pm (9 months ago)

    Hi Muna,
    I have tried your samosa recipe, I love it..thank you so much for sharing this healthy baked version. I will make this samosa again next time.
    I have posted the recipe on my blog which is using Indonesian language, who knows you will come visit someday. I have mention the source of the recipe and link back to Munaty Cooking.
    I really love your blog, I have bookmarked your other recipes, hopefully I will try next recipe in the short time.
    Thanks again Muna, it is really pleasure to know you.

    • munatycooking
      19/01/2015 at 8:54 pm (9 months ago)

      Hi Monica,
      I’m so glad you liked my recipe and blog, I’ve visited your blog and I have to say that your food looks amazing. I will for sure try your recipes in the near future :)