Impress your family by making this easy chicken samosa! While the dough is resting, you can make the filling and finish preparing chicken samosa in 40 minutes or less. I have made a video showing you exactly how to fill and wrap the samosa so that you can make a delicious and crunchy samosa every time.
I won’t be exaggerating if I said that samosa is my number one Indian snack. The samosa dough alone is full of flavor, and no matter what you fill the samosas with the outcome is always an amazing snack. Today, I am sharing another samosa recipe that you will for sure, like.
In my journey to find the perfect flaky and delicious samosa recipe to share with you, I found Punjabi crunchy beef samosa and baked aloo samosa.
Homemade chicken samosa is far much better tasting than the store-bought samosas. In my opinion, some samosas sold in the stores or even served in restaurants, are full of overcooked spices, and the pastry is either tasteless or soggy, which can make anyone refrain from trying this appetizing snack again. Although this chicken samosa recipe is easy to make, it does not mean that the flavor is compromised. I’ve not used fresh ginger or garlic; I did use ginger powder and other spices in powder form since I’m not fond of the crunchy texture of spices in the samosas. When the samosa filling is perfectly seasoned with warm earthy spices and wrapped in a delicious pastry that’s flaky and perfectly fried to a beautiful golden color, it becomes an irresistible snack.
I have created a video showing you how to make the filling of the chicken samosa and how to wrap the samosas in easy steps. Follow this recipe, and you will enjoy making samosas every time.
Can I make the samosa dough a day ahead?
To save time, you can make the samosa dough and then wrap it in a plastic wrap and refrigerate it until the next day. Make sure that the dough comes to room temperature before rolling it out.
What type of oil should I use for frying the samosas?
You can use any cooking oil to fry the samosa, but make sure it doesn’t have a strong flavor like olive oil and coconut oil.
Can I use whole wheat flour and get the same result?
The best flour to use for making samosa is the all-purpose flour. If you must add whole wheat flour, then make sure that the amount you use is less than half the amount of all-purpose flour.
All-purpose flour or Maida helps the samosa pastry to get that flaky texture and has more flavor when fried.
How to convert chicken samosa into a vegan recipe?
It is easy to convert this recipe into a vegan or vegetarian version. Instead of ghee or butter use oil, and instead of chicken, use your favorite vegetables, like potato, carrot, or a mix of vegetables.
How to bake chicken samosa?
Although I prefer fried samosa, you can bake it too. Make the filling as per the recipe below and then follow the steps on my baked aloo samosa post for baking the samosas.
How to serve the samosa?
You can serve the samosa with ketchup, I feel that the sweetness in the ketchup is a great match with the flavor of samosa, but you can go desi style (local Indian style) and serve the samosa with chutney or tamarind sauce.
Easy Chicken Samosa Recipe
FOR THE FILLING
- 350 gm ground chicken
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1 medium potato chopped
- ½ teaspoon salt or according to your taste
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
- ½ teaspoon coriander powder
- 1 green chili deseeded and chopped
- ¼ teaspoon ginger powder
- ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
TO FRY THE SAMOSA
- Enough oil to deep fry the samosas
FOR THE DOUGH
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds
- 2 tablespoon Ghee or melted butter
- ¼ cup warm water you may need less the dough should be a little firm.
MAKING THE FILLING
- In a pan, add the ghee and when hot add the onion and sauté until translucent.
- Now add the potatoes and sauté for two minutes. Add the ground chicken and cook for three minutes on medium high heat.
- Add the spices and stir for one minute.
- Reduce the heat and cook until the chicken is cooked, and the potatoes are soft.
- Note: You can add half a cup of boiling water to the filling if it is getting too dry and is not thoroughly cooked yet.
MAKING THE DOUGH
- In a bowl, add all the ingredients (except water) and mix well.
- Gradually add the water and knead until you get a smooth and not sticky dough. The dough should have a little firmness to it.
- Cover the dough and let it rest for 15 to 20 minutes.
PREPARING THE SAMOSA
- Make 4 equal balls from the dough. Take one ball and roll with the rolling pin into a medium thickness circle around 6 inches. (You won’t need flour to roll this dough).
- Use a knife to cut the circle in half.
- 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 the edges of the dough with water and pinch to seal (I sealed the dough without adding water, and it didn’t open while frying but make sure to pinch firmly. Now you should have a triangle shaped samosa. Repeat this step with the rest of the dough and filling.
- Cover the samosa with a cloth and keep it aside for 20 minutes in a cool place. This step helps the samosa to have fewer bubbles on the pastry when frying, but you can skip it and immediately fry the samosa.
- In a medium pan, heat the frying oil. Add the samosas but do not crowd the pan. Fry on medium heat until the samosa is golden brown. The frying time may take from 7 to 8 minutes, depending on the size of the samosa.
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Oooh, I love samosas! Though I may need to stop at an international food store to get some of the spices you mentioned, like garam masala powder. And thank you for mentioning that I can use melted butter in place of ghee! I'm going to check out the other samosa recipes too. Stopping by from the link-up- have a great weekend!
You are most welcome 🙂
Okay, these look incredible! Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home! --Jennifer
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OMG they look absolutely incredible! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the To Grandma's house we go link party. I'll be featuring you Wednesday morning on my blog when the new party starts!
Thank you so much!
Elise L Ho
My family loves Samosa and I love easy. This sounds like a great combo.
Thank you Elise 🙂
I love love love samosas! I've never had one I didn't like and maybe now I will be brave enough to try to make them!
You will fall in love with the recipe, it was easy and quick to make!
I can't wait to try this recipe, it will be a new flavor for me and it sure looks good!
Thanks Miz 🙂
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
OOhh these look yummy!
My hubby & I made these last weekend. We used diced chicken breast & doubled the recipe. They tasted wonderful freshly made & cold the next day! Thank you!
Thanks for your feedback! I'm happy that you both enjoyed it 🙂
I love Samosas! Be good to try and make these at home, because like you say sometimes they can be overcooked, and the pastry can be soggy when you buy them from a store.
Made these for dinner last night and they were great. Easy to make and delicious.
Thanks a lot for your feedback, I'm glad that you have enjoyed the samosa 🙂
This looks so good. I haven't had chicken samosa in ages. Printing the recipe to try this tonight!
This is brilliant! We love samosas, and I never thought of trying to make them homemade! This looks like something I can tackle in my kitchen, thanks!
It is super easy to make it and I'm sure you'll like the taste!
Im planning to make this but was wondering if I can make it in advance keeping it overnight in the fridge to be fried the next morning. Has anyone tried it?
Yes, you can fill the samosa dough and then refrigerate it overnight, but you can also freeze it and fry it while frozen without thawing for best result!
This looks so yummy. I know my family is going to love this recipe.
This looks so yummy. I know my family is going to love this recipe.
These chicken samosas are so delicious!! My husband already wants me to make them again.
Everything is perfect about this chicken samosa, I love the crust 🙂 ... Thanks for your comment, I'm glad that you and your husband enjoyed it!
Jennifer Van Haitsma
I've never had samosas, but these look amazing! I've never been the most adventurous eater, but I'm trying to change that.
I love samosas! This sounds like a delicious combination of flavors. I have never made samosas before, but would love to give it a try.
Watch my video and you'll see how easy it is to make samosa at home!
My family love samosas, I am going to have to try this recipe soon, so we can enjoy them homemade
Samosa are my favorite snack! My mom makes the best pea and potato ones. These chicken ones sound great. I like others with yogurt, chutney and tamarind sauce!
Reading your comment made me crave for some right now 😉
Kristine Nicole Alessandra
This is similar to a local recipe we call empanadas, but your chicken filling looks way better! I will have to try this recipe very soon.
I love empanadas, in fact, I do have a recipe for it on my blog!
I have never heard of samosas before. I would really love to make these sometime!
You won't regret trying them 🙂
Wow these turned out so well! I would absolutely love to serve up some of these.
Chicken samosa looks delicous Great with cup of tea. Perfect snack everyday.
Yes! Samosa and a cup of chai is the perfect combination!
Where has this been all my life?? So flavorful and SO delicious!
Great recipe. I will definetely give it a go. Its so easy to make it. And I like the video.
These look delicious! I'll have to try making the vegan version soon!
Hi Beth, you can try my Aloo samosa for a vegan version, I'm sure you will enjoy it!
How I wish I can bake at home now. I love samosas! But it's quite difficult to find a restaurant that makes really good ones where I am at.
You're right. Homemade samosas are the best. I really like the way yours turned out. It's worth trying. Thanks for the recipe.
You are welcome 🙂
oooh I've made samosas a few times in the past but not for a while now. Need to maybe make some again since I have time thanks to the pandemic! Thanks for the reminder!
You are most welcome 🙂
These were delicious! I used 1/2 whole wheat pastry flour. However, I needed twice as much dough for the amount of filling!
Thanks for trying the recipe!
Hi and Salam!
How many pounds of chicken is 350 grams, is that about a pound? Looking forward to trying this soon!
Salam Samia, 500 grams is one pound.