Made exactly as written. Very nice. The flavors in the chutney marry well when left over night.
Curried Vegetable Samosas with Cilantro-Mint Chutney
winegirl308 Posted: 04/04/10
ViennaVAfoodie Posted: 06/28/10
This was awesome! I'm not a huge fan of this type of cuisine but this recipe is a keeper. The chutney is FANTASTIC if you like spicy. The samosas themselves took a while to make but it's totally worth it in the end. I also think Madras curry is way better than just regular curry powder. I subbed pre-cooked mashed potatoes and only had brown lentils. Thanks CL for opening my eyes!
tara31 Posted: 09/12/10
I think there are better recipes - something about mashed potatoes, mint and curry just didn't suit my taste.
taves7 Posted: 07/16/10
This was an all right recipe for me. I don't think that the amount of time spent on it justifies the taste. The samosas were rather bland, even after I upped the spices. The chutney is tasty, but I would double the recipe if I were to make again. I liked, not loved this recipe.
JoanieLSpeak Posted: 04/11/10
I made this recipe in bulk (made 40 samosas for a dinner party). I, honestly, didn't need to double the chutney recipe, it made quite a bit. Other than being relatively time-consuming (boil & mash potatoes, cook lentils, chop herbs, make chutney, stuff wrappers, fry samosas) it was definitely well worth it. The only think I changed were the spices amounts (added way more curry powder), and I fried them in olive oil rather than cooking spray. I served them with home-made hummus and mango lassis. I will be making this recipe again, for sure. It produced samosas that taste almost exactly like the ones in Indian restaurants. Delightful!
JavaJenny Posted: 07/21/10
Indeed I ate these happily, though I think the filling was a bit dry. If mint chutney isn't your favorite, we did find that a spicy yogurt dip makes a fine substitute. My husband also said they went well with an Asian spicy peanut sauce. When I make these again, (and I will definitely make them again!) I will increase the amount of curry and perhaps puree the filling to make it more moist.
cdarlington Posted: 04/24/10
This is a great recipe, and defintely worth the time to make it. The chutney was very flavorful, and my husband asked how much oil was in it. He was surprised. I agree that it could use more curry, but it is going to be a regular item in our house. And, this would be a great appetizer for a dinner party,
puglove Posted: 01/05/11
I make this all the time for parties. And I always get rave reviews. However, I do do things a bit differently. First, I don't bother with the chutney. A simple raita is just so much easier. Second, I loose the lentils. It's just one more ingredient. And it's really not that necessary. Third, I use wonton or egg roll wrappers, whatever my dismal grocery store has at the time. Also, it's really easy to make in advance. About 3 weeks before a party, I'll make this recipe. And then I layer each samosa between a sheet of wax or parchment paper. And then freeze the whole batch. 24 hours before the party, I take the batch out of the freezer and defrost in the fridge, and then cook up before serving. That said, my husband loves this recipe, my parents (!) love this recipe, guests love it too. It's really yummy.
preciousthings Posted: 04/17/11
The samosas were great! Didn't make the chutney as I don't like cilantro and someone I was cooking for hates mint (left the mint out of the samosas as well). I thought they turned out really well. Also couldn't find any Madras curry powder so had to use regular, but they were still good. I think a yogurt sauce of some kind would go really well with the curry flavor, we just served them with Greek yogurt.
Emz101 Posted: 08/13/11
This recipe was great. I just made the samosas not the chutney since i am not a mint person. The samosas were excellent the only changes I made was using regula curry powder and I used wonton wrappers instead. I think I would add even more curry next time, but it was nice and creamy from the potatos and the sweetness of the peas stood out nicely. I would def make these again.
Kuenzi123 Posted: 07/30/11
I made these for a work potluck and they were really good. I doubled the recipe and with the help of one other person it really didn't take as long as I'd expected to fold and fry all the samosas. Everyone loved them and was curious about the ingredients. Didn't bother with the chutney, I like them with greek yogurt. Despite my greatest efforts I couldn't find Madras curry powder but everyone still loved them.
SoonerSinger Posted: 01/19/12
We made this from scratch...a lot of work for a small portion. That being said, they were really yummy, so if you have leftover peas and mashed potatoes, go for it! Next time we make these, I'm going to mash the potatoes with some coconut milk to balance the curry powder.
aneresRN Posted: 10/15/12
I made this recipe as is and both my husband and I loved it.