Healthy Low-carb Veggie Samosas

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These Healthy Low-carb Indian Samosas are so easy to make and deliciously crispy, with soft potatoes, cauliflower and loaded with flavors. Vegan samosas are one of my favorite meals. They are little triangular packages of flavor and nutrients. Think crispy, crunchy wrap around a soft, flavorful filling. They are so good, I’m struggling to find words to describe them.
One of the really great things about samosas, is how easy they are to vary. You can use almost any type of veggies and change up the spices to create a different meal each time you cook them.
These healthy vegan veggie samosas just work. I serve them for dinner with a fresh vegan lime/yogurt dip and a side of salad, but you can eat them any way you prefer. Because samosas are self-contained, they are easy to bring with you on picnics, serve at parties and take with you to-go.

Healthy Vegan Samosas

Samosas are usually fried, but because I like to make my samosas in a low-carb healthy version, I always brush mine with a little oil and bake them in the oven. The filo dough still becomes deliciously crispy and flaky, and I like how it gives the veggies and spices time to intensify in flavors.
Samosas originate from India, but are popular all over the world, and for good reason. They can be filled with just about any veggies you have in the house, and you can add all your favorite spices and flavors.
I like to make my samosas fairly traditional, with a mixture of cooked potatoes, cauliflower and peas. But you can add any other veggies you prefer and substitute them as you please.

What’s great about these Healthy Low-carb Indian Veggie Samosas:

  • Everything. Like, absolutely everything is great about them
  • Super easy to make
  • Meal prep friendly
  • Healthy, low carb, and packed with nutrients
  • Packed with flavors, veggies and spices
  • Easy to serve at parties, picnics, dinners and lunch
  • A crowdpleaser – everyone, and I mean everyone, adores these veggie samosas
  • Really good by itself
  • Crunchy, savory and oh so good
  • Vegan, nut free and soy free

Other veggies that work really well in samosas:

  • sweet potatoes
  • corn
  • chickpeas
  • kidney beans
  • black beans

Meal Prep Friendly

These samosas are easy to make in advance and freeze for later. Just cook the samosas until they are almost ready to serve, let them cool and freeze for another day. When you are ready to use, reheat them in the oven or microwave and you’re ready to eat.
The filo pastry is still just as crispy and flaky after being reheated. So, don’t be afraid to make a double batch and add these vegan samosas to your meal prep schedule.

So, how are these Healthy Low-Carb Veggie Samosas made? It’s super easy. Just:

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a frying pan at medium heat. Add the onion and let it cook for a few minutes until it turns soft and lightly golden.
  • Next, add the minced garlic, chopped ginger, cauliflower, carrots and potatoes. Season with the spices and salt and stir everything together. Add 2 tablespoons water and cover with a lid. Let the dish cook for for 10-15 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked, while stirring occassionally (add extra water if needed).
  • When the potatoes and cauliflower are cooked tender, add the peas and mix everything together. Take off the heat and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Unroll the filo pastry and remove one sheet while keeping the rest covered with a clean towel to prevent from drying out.
  • Cut the filo sheet in half, so you have 2 square filo sheets. Place 2 tablespoons of the filling in the center of the filo sheet and fold one side of the sheet over. Continue to fold the filo sheet until it’s shaped like a triangle and the filling is completely enclosed within it. Brush a little olive oil on the filo dough to help the edges stick.
  • When you have folded and filled all your samosas, place them on the baking sheet and bake them in the middle of the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the samosas are golden and crispy on the outside.Serve with your favorite dip and enjoy.

Healthy Low-Carb Veggie Samosas

These Healthy Low-carb Indian Samosas are so easy to make and deliciously crispy, with soft potatoes, cauliflower and loaded with flavors. Made simply with potatoes, cauliflower, peas, carrots and loaded with spices…it doesn't get easier or more delicious than these vegan samosas.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 Samosas
Author Simone – Munchyesta.com

Ingredients

  • 4 large sheets Filo Pastry
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 ounces Cauliflower Finely Chopped
  • 2 medium Potatoes Chopped
  • ½ cup Peas Fresh or Frozen
  • 2 Carrots Grated or finely sliced
  • 1 medium Onion Finely diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic Minced
  • ½ inch Ginger Minced
  • ½ tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tbsp Curry Powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of Chili Powder
  • ½ cup Fresh Cilantro or Fresh Basil Chopped
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil For brushing

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a frying pan at medium heat. Add the onion and let it cook for a few minutes until it turns soft and lightly golden.
  • Next, add the minced garlic, chopped ginger, cauliflower, carrots and potatoes. Season with the spices and salt and stir everything together. Add 2 tablespoons water and cover with a lid. Let the dish cook for for 10-15 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked, while stirring occassionally (add extra water if needed).
  • When the potatoes and cauliflower are cooked tender, add the peas and mix everything together. Take off the heat and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Unroll the filo pastry and remove one sheet while keeping the rest covered with a clean towel to prevent from drying out.
  • Cut the filo sheet in half, so you have 2 square filo sheets. Place 2 tablespoons of the filling in the center of the filo sheet and fold one side of the sheet over. Continue to fold the filo sheet until it's shaped like a triangle and the filling is completely enclosed within it. Brush a little olive oil on the filo dough to help the edges stick.
  • When you have folded and filled all your samosas, place them on the baking sheet and bake them in the middle of the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the samosas are golden and crispy on the outside.
    Serve with your favorite dip and enjoy.

Looking for more easy vegan dinner recipes? Try my easy chickpea curry or my vegan chicken nuggets

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