Jasu Aunty’s Samosa-like Appetizers

Jasu Aunty’s samosa-ish appetizers are a necessary dish at family parties (along with Illa Aunty’s baklava).  They are just as delicious as samosas (if not better) and require much less time to make!

Servings: 10-12 people


  • 1 packet of Puff pastry – mine contained 2 rolls
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 1 medium sized potato, chopped finely
  • 1 medium sized onion, chopped finely
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic–optional
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala–optional
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • chopped green chillies or red chillies to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons oil

  1. In a thick-bottomed pan, put the oil and chopped potatoes. Cook on low heat, stirring occasionally so they do not stick.
  2. When half cooked, add the peas and cook further until almost done.  Add the salt, garlic, garam masala, chillies and mix well. Let cook until done.
  3. Then add the onions and cilantro and mix well.
  4. Remove from heat and leave to cool.
  5. In the meantime, roll out the puff pastry. Cut squares that are about 3 inches by 3 inches. I get the Pepperidge Farm one so each roll yields 9 squares.If the pastry is sticky, leave in the fridge for 15 mins.
  6. Now put squares in a muffin pan, arranging them so that the corners stick out neatly. Place enough peas stuffing inside each square.
  7. Bake at 450 degrees for about 10-12 mins or until the puff pastry edges turns golden.
  8. Tastes good hot or cold.  Serve with ketchup or any chutney.



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