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Cocktail Green Peas Samosa

Cocktail green peas samosas are tasty treat. These bite-sized crispy samosas are filled with spicy green peas. This was my mother’s go-to appetizer for special occasions, and she received many compliments. My cooking style is greatly influenced by my mother, a true inspiration!  Of course they taste out of this world when served hot. Serve with tamarind chutney.

Recipe will make 24 Samosa, and will serve 6.
Preparation time: 15 minutes.

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Cocktail Samosa (Green Peas) Recipe by ManjulaIngredients:
For crust

  • 1 cup All Purpose flour (plain flour or maida)
  • 1 tablespoon sooji fine (semolina)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • Approximately 1/3 cup look warm water

For filling

  • 2 cups boiled green peas I am using frozen green peas
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 3 teaspoons coriander powder (dhania)
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon mango powder (amchoor)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt (adjust to your taste)


for Dough

  1. Mix flour, sooji, salt, oil and water together to make soft dough (add water as needed).
  2. Knead the dough to make it smooth and pliable.
  3. Cover the dough and let it sit least ten minutes.

To Make Filling

  1. Boil the green peas over medium heat with 1 cup of water, until peas are tender. Drain the water, squeeze the excess water, and pat dry. Mix all the dry ingredients to the peas, coriander, chili powder, garam masala, mango powder and salt.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat, and put the green peas mix, stir fry and keep mashing, stir fry until no moisture left, but it should not be powdery.. This should take about 10-12 minutes.
  3. Turn off the heat and let the let the filling cool to room temperature.

Making samosas

  1. Knead the dough for a minute.
  2. Divide the dough into 12 equal parts and roll into balls.
  3. Roll each ball about 4-1/2-inch diameter and cut each circle in half.
  4. Take one semicircle and wet the sides lightly all around and fold it into a cone shape. Pinch the side of this cone so that it is completely sealed.
  5. Fill the cone with about 1 teaspoon of filling. Press this filling down.
  6. Close the top of the cone to form a triangular shape, pinching the top edge to seal it completely.
  7. Continue filling the rest of the samosas.
  8. Heat about 1 inches of oil in a frying pan on medium heat. To check if oil is hot enough place a small piece of dough in oil and dough should sizzle and come to the surface slowly.
  9. Place the samosas in the frying pan a few at a time, they should not overlap.
  10. After samosas are floating on top of the oil turn them slowly. Fry the samosas until the samosas are golden-brown color on all sides. This should take about 8 minutes. If you use a high heat, the samosa crust will be too soft and not cook properly.
  11. Take the Samosas out over paper towel; it will absorb extra oil.
  12. Cocktail Samosa goes well with tamarind chutney.

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9 thoughts on “Cocktail Green Peas Samosa

  1. Dear Manjula,

    I recently discovered your Youtube channel and your website. One of your first recipes that I tried was your Tadka Urad Dal which I have made several times since. It is a very fine rendition and it was from this recipe that I surmised that you must come from a line of cooks with extraordinary culinary talent. My husband and I both have had a hankering for samosas, lately, and when you mention in your video that your samosa recipe was your mother’s, it confirmed my hunch. I will go to the market tomorrow to get green peas – I can’t wait to taste your family recipe for samosas! My mother passed away several years ago and I often make her recipes in her remembrance and I feel her around me as I prepare them and enjoy them with my husband and sons. Thank you so much for sharing these gems. Yours sincerely from Savannah, Georgia, – Margaret

  2. Such an amazing and precise recipe. I was able to follow perfectly and they came out so great..4 people finished the samosas made for 6. Thanks for all the perfect measures. ..hard to give measures for Indian cooking but you do it perfectly.

  3. Hi Manjula from sunny Tucson Az. I made this recipe today. Wow these are super yummy! Since I am new to cooking Indian food, I’m not good at seasoning things. But I like to think I am good at picking recipes to try. And surely, your recipes turn our great every time. Your cooking is truly impressive. Thanks so much, to you and your mom, for these great recipes.

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