Lamb tikka samosas

Introducing our delicious Lamb Tikka Samosas – a classic Indian dish perfect for any occasion. Not only are these delicious pastry packets easy to make, but they’re also freezer friendly so you can enjoy them whenever you get the craving. With a delicious filling of tender lamb tikka and a blend of aromatic spices, every bite is packed with flavor. Serve these samosas as a refreshing side dish alongside a cooling raita and a crisp, fresh salad. Whether it’s a cozy family gathering or a rainy day craving, our lamb tikka samosas are the ideal savory treat.


  • 2 tsp olive oil, plus 100 ml for brushing
  • 400 g lean minced lamb
  • 4 tbsp tikka paste
  • 1 large onion, grated, excess juice squeezed out
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and grated
  • 4 tsp dried mint
  • 2 tbsp mango chutney, plus extra for serving
  • 200g frozen peas
  • 270g pack of filo pastry sheets (6 sheets)
  • Leaf salad and raita to serve


Help with preparing samosas

When assembling your samosas, hold a damp towel over the remaining filo sheets to prevent them from drying out.

Preparation steps

  1. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a large, wide pan.
  2. Season the lamb well and fry until browned all over.
  3. Add the tikka paste to the pan for another 2 minutes until fragrant.
  4. Add the onion and carrot with the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and sauté until the vegetables are soft, 5 minutes.
  5. Place in a large bowl and mix with mint, chutney and frozen peas. Let cool down.
  6. Spread out a sheet of phyllo with the short side facing you.
  7. Brush all over with oil.
  8. Fold each long edge in half 2 inches so you have a long, narrow piece of phyllo.
  9. Place about 130g of the mixture on the top left of the strip and fold the top right corner of the filo pastry over it to form a triangle.
  10. Continue folding the dough down to make a samosa shape.
  11. Brush with more oil.
  12. Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper, wrap in cling film and freeze.
  13. Use within 3 months.
  14. To cook from frozen, preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6.
  15. Bake the samosas on their baking sheet in the center of the oven for 35-40 minutes, turning them halfway through cooking, until they are golden brown in the center and piping hot.
  16. Drain on paper towels to absorb excess oil.
  17. Serve with salad, additional chutney and raita.

Nutritional Information

Equipment and tools

To make lamb tikka samosas you will need the following equipment and tools:

  • sheet
  • Brush for brushing olive oil
  • grater
  • mixing bowl
  • parchment paper
  • Sharp knife
  • tablespoon

Allergen information

The lamb tikka samosas contain the following allergens:

  • Wheat (filo dough sheets)

Please note that this recipe may also contain traces of other allergens. It’s important to check the labels of tikka paste, mango chutney, and other ingredients for possible allergens.

Storage and leftovers

If you have leftover lamb tikka samosas, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.

Alternatively, you can freeze the cooked samosas for up to 3 months. For best results, be sure to pack them in airtight containers or freezer bags. To reheat frozen samosas, bake them directly from frozen in a preheated oven at 180°C (350°F) for 15-20 minutes or until heated through.

It is recommended to serve the lamb tikka samosas with additional mango chutney for dipping and a side of lettuce and raita.

Health Benefits of Lamb Tikka Samosas

Lamb Tikka Samosas are a delicious and flavorful appetizer that not only satisfies your taste buds but also offers several health benefits. Made with lean ground lamb and various vegetables, these samosas are a nutritious choice for your next get-together. Let’s take a look at some of the health benefits they offer.

1. Rich in Protein:

The lean ground lamb used in these samosas is an excellent source of protein. Protein is essential for the growth, repair and maintenance of tissue in our body. It also plays an important role in regulating hormones and enzymes, supporting a healthy immune system and helping with weight control.

2. Rich in Vitamins and Minerals:

The combination of grated onions, carrots and peas gives these samosas a boost of vitamins and minerals. Onions are a good source of vitamin C, B vitamins and potassium. Carrots are rich in vitamin A, vitamin K and potassium, while peas provide vitamins A, C and K as well as iron and folic acid. These nutrients are essential for maintaining overall health and supporting the proper functioning of our bodies.

3. Antioxidant Properties:

Including tikka paste in the recipe offers antioxidant benefits. Antioxidants help protect our cells from damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals, which can lead to chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and inflammation. Including antioxidant-rich foods like tikka paste in our diet contributes to our overall well-being.

4. Fiber Content:

The presence of filo pastry sheets and vegetables such as carrots and peas add fiber to these samosas. Fiber supports digestion, promotes satiety and helps regulate blood sugar levels. Including fiber-rich foods in our meals is essential for maintaining a healthy digestive system and preventing constipation.

By making and enjoying these lamb tikka samosas, you can feel confident about enjoying a tasty treat that also offers numerous health benefits. Serve with a side of leafy salad and raita for added freshness and flavor. You can even dip them in additional mango chutney for a zesty touch. Enjoy!

Help with preparing samosas

When assembling your samosas, hold a damp towel over the remaining filo sheets to prevent them from drying out.

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