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Crisp, hot and bursting with flavor, create your own little Indian feast with this samosa recipe. Ingredients have been adjusted to conform to a renal diet plan.

Samosa is a stuffed pastry that consists of a fried or baked triangular, semi-circular or tetrahedral pastry shell with a savory filling. The filling may include spiced vegetables, such as potatoes, peas, lentils, onions and coriander, or meat, such as ground beef or chicken. Samosas are often served with tamarind chutney or curd.

Samosas are a popular snack food in South Asia, Southeast Asia, Southwest Asia, Central Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, throughout the Mediterranean, North Africa, and the Horn of Africa. The savory snack has also become popular in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

While samosas are traditionally fried, many Westerners prefer to bake their samosa as this is healthier. Phyllo and flour tortillas are some of the variations used for the pastry shell.
Makes 24 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ¼ cup onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup frozen green peas
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 24 spring roll pastries
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 3 tablespoons oil plus oil for deep frying

Garam masala

  • 4 dried bay leaves
  • 7 black cardamoms (seeds only)
  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 5 whole cloves


  1. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add ginger, onion, coriander, pepper and garam masala.
  2. Add ground beef and cook until meat is no longer pink. Drain off excess fat.
  3. Add green peas and cook until mixture is dry. Then stir in cilantro.
  4. Mix 1 tablespoon flour with enough water until you have a thick paste.
  5. Roll out pastry on a floured board. Put 2 tablespoons of the beef mixture in the center and fold over. Seal the pastry with the flour paste mixture.
  6. Heat oil for deep frying. Fry pastries until golden brown.

Garam masala

  1. Grind all spices.
  2. Store in an air tight container

Nutrients per serving
Serving size: 1 samosa

calories                          152
protein                          6g
carbohydrates                14g
fat                                8g
cholesterol                    15mg
sodium                         83mg
potassium                     88mg
phosphorus                   56mg
calcium                         13mg
fiber                              0.5g


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