These easy to make spiced samosa patties are dairy free and vegan! This simple appetizer recipe is a delicious twist on a traditional Indian favorite.
If you have food allergies, is there a certain cuisine that you miss eating?
I was thinking about Indian food, and how much I used to LOVE potato and pea samosas. There was a little Indian grocery store across the street from where my mom used to work that sold samosas at lunch time, and I would run over there and get a samosa or two and take them to my mom and we’d have a quick snack.
Once we removed gluten from our diet, those fried samosas were off limits for me.
I decided that I would make a samosa type filling into patties, and then lightly fry them. These little patties are so delicious, and they satisfied my craving.
These are very tasty, a little spicy, vegan, and gluten free. You can make these samosa patties tonight…you probably have all the ingredients on hand already!
- Potatoes – I love using Yukon Gold potatoes in this recipe. They have a naturally buttery flavor that’s really delicious. You could use a different type of potato if you prefer.
- Peas – Peas add a nice little pop of color and flavor to these patties. If you can’t have peas, you can leave them out. If you want to add something in place of peas, I would recommend some finely chopped cooked carrots.
- Spices – Curry powder, ground ginger, salt, and pepper give these samosas a nice flavor without being too spicy.
- Vegan Buttery Spread and Oil – A mix of buttery spread and oil works well for frying these patties.
- Gluten Free Flour Blend – I used Namaste Perfect Flour Blend to lightly coat the patties before frying them. This helped them stick together a little better. You can fry them without the flour coating, but they may fall apart in the pan.
Step by Step Instructions
- Cook the peas and onions in some vegan buttery spread until the onion softens.
- Remove the skins from the baked potatoes and place them in a bowl.
- Add the cooked onions and peas, spices, and vegan buttery spread to the potatoes. Use a potato masher to mash everything together.
- Dredge the patties in the gluten free flour blend.
- Fry the patties in the vegan buttery spread and oil. They will be golden brown and crispy.
- Drain the samosa patties on paper towels for a minute before enjoying.
Store leftover samosa patties in the refrigerator. These will stay fresh for 3 days, but I think they are really best when eating right away.
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Spiced Samosa Patties (Gluten Free, Vegan).
These delicious fried potato patties have all the goodness of an Indian samosa, but none of the gluten!
- 3 large Yukon Gold potatoes baked, and skins removed
- ½ cup frozen peas
- ¼ cup chopped onion
- 1 ½ teaspoons curry powder or more to taste
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon salt plus a couple dashes for the gluten free flour
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ½ cup gluten free flour blend
- 3 Tablespoons vegan buttery spread
- 2 Tablespoons canola oil
In a small pot, cook the peas and onions in one tablespoon of buttery spread over medium heat until onion softens, about 5 minutes.
Place the baked potatoes with the skin off in a large bowl. Once the peas and onions are cooked, add them to the potatoes. Don't drain the veggies before adding to the potatoes.
Add the curry powder, ground ginger, salt, pepper, and one tablespoon of buttery spread to the potato mixture. Use a potato masher to mash it all up.
Place the gluten free flour and a few dashes of salt in a small bowl, set aside. Line a plate with paper towels.
Heat the remaining tablespoon of buttery spread and the two tablespoons of canola oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
Form the potato mixture into small patties and dredge them in the gluten free flour. Once the oil and buttery spread is sizzling, place a few patties in the pan. Cook until golden brown, about three minutes on each side.
Once they are cooked, place them on the paper towel lined plate to drain. Repeat with remaining patties.
Serve warm. Makes 8 small patties.
These are best enjoyed right away, but they can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.
This recipe was originally published in March 2014.