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Mini samosa recipe

Easy chota samosa or mini samosa is great for travel and munching. Baking or air frying makes it guilt-free too.
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: air fried samosa, baked vegan samosa, dal samosa, dry mini samosa, dry samosa, mini samosa, sambosa, samosa, vegan samosa
Servings: 18 people


  • or oven
  • stand mixer optionally for kneading


For samosa pastry

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour /plain flour/maida
  • 3 tbsp. semolina /sooji
  • 1 cup water (little less than 1 cup )chilled
  • 3-4 tbsp. ghee/oil if vegan
  • 1 teaspoon caraway /ajwain seeds
  • 2 teaspoon salt or as per taste
  • 2-3 tbsp. Oil for brushing during baking

For Stuffing

  • cup mung dal soaked in water and drained
  • cup chickpea flour /besan
  • 6-7 almonds/cashews chopped
  • 8-10 raisins /kishmish

Spices for stuffing

  • 1.5 teaspoon red chilly powder
  • 2.5 teaspoon dried mango powder /amchur
  • 1 tbsp. fennel seeds /saunf
  • 1 tbsp. garam masala
  • 2.5 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoon salt


For stuffing

  • Heat oil in pan. Drain the water from lentils and add them to the pan.
  • Add  besan/chickpea flour to the lentils once they soften.
  • Add all remaining ingredients of the filling, except raisins to the pan.
  •  Mix the spices along with the lentils and stir.
  • In a bowl, mix the cooked lentils along with chopped nuts raisins to make the filling.

For Samosa

  • Add all ingredients of the pastry in a bowl to knead the dough in the stand mixer(except water)
  • Knead the dough with little less water to get a semi hard dough.
  • Add extra flour as needed, to keep from sticking to hands and board
  • Place the dough in a well-oiled vessel and cover with a cloth/plastic wrap for 15 minutes.
  • Take a small portion of it and roll the dough into small round shape.
  • Cut it in 2 equal halves, make a cone by sticking the edges with water
  • Fill the stuffing and close the cone with water.Seal the edges with a fork

To air fry

  • Line up the samosas on the grill.
  • Bake for 20-25 mins, brushing oil 3 times in between at 180 degree C.

To bake in oven

  • Line up the samosa in a baking tray.
  • Bake the samosa in a pre-heated oven at 180 C (or 360 F) for 15 minutes(fan-forced)
  • Brush/Spray with oil and bake further for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown in color.
  • Allow to cool on rack. Serve warm.


If you want to bake with wholemeal, ensure you use half plain flour and half wholemeal.However,that pastry is a little softer.