Thursday, 14 May 2015


Baked Fish Shaped Samosa


For crust:
Maida / All Purpose flour                  -1 cup
Salt                                                     -1/4 tspoon
Oil                                                      -2 tbspoons
Lukewarm water                                -1/4 cup

For filling:
Green peas                                         -1 cups boiled (I used Frozen peas)
Potato                                                 -2 cups boiled and mashed roughly
Oil                                                      -2 tspoon
Fennel Seeds/Saunf                           - 1/2 tspoon
Coriander seeds/sabut dhaniya          - 1 tblspoon
Cumin seeds/Jeera                             - 1 tspoon
Coriander powder (dhania)               - 2 tspoons
Mango powder (amchoor)                - 1 tspoon
Garam masala                                   -1/4 tspoon
Red chili powder (Lal Mirchi)         -to taste
Salt                                                   -to taste


For Dough:
Mix flour, salt, oil, crumble it with hands.
Add water little by little to make smooth but not very soft dough.
Knead the dough to make it smooth.
Cover the dough and let it sit least 15 minutes.

To Make Filling:
Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
Add cumin, coriander and fennel seeds to it.
As they splutter add the green peas. Dry the water in them.
Now add the mashed potatoes to it. Mix it well.
Now, Mix all the dry ingredients coriander, chili powder, garam masala, mango powder and salt to the pan. Mix very well.
Keep mashing and roasting until no moisture is left, but do not make it very mushy. This should take about 7-10 minutes.
Turn off the heat and let the filling cool to the room temperature.

Method to Make Fish Samosas:
Pre-heat the oven to 200c , line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Knead the dough again for a minute.
Divide the dough into 4 equal parts. Keep the 3 parts aside and covered.
With one part of dough make 5 equal potion of balls.
Follow the pictures to cut and shape the Fish Samosa with filling.
Roll each ball about 4 inch diameter.

Make 4 slits each side leaving 2 inch in between for putting the filling in.

Take 2 tblspoon of filling and shape it as a roll. Place the filling roll in the center.

Starting from the upper end, brush some water and pinch both side together over the filling.

Now taking each cut side, wrap them in crisscross method, over the filling. Keep brushing the water to stick them together.

At the end, wrap it the same crisscross way and press with a fork to make Fin impression.

Put two black pepper corns to make the eyes. To make it more look like a real Fish :)

Place all shaped fish samosas on line baking sheet. Brush them with some oil.

Bake these Fish samosas for 25 minutes or until the crust starts to turn golden.
Once baked, keep them in the cooling rack to let them cool down, so that we can handle them with bare hands.
Fish Samosas are ready to serve. Serve these little fishes with choice of Chutneys, Condiments and Yogurt.

I've made more shapes as well with same Samosa filling. Like Samosa Potli, Classic style Samosa and Mini Samosa Kachori.


  1. I am seeing this shape for the first time :)It looks so beautiful and the recipe is very Yyuummy

    1. Thanks Khushi, Pls do try and let me know, how they come out for you. Good luck :)