Want an alternative to deep fried samosas? Are you sick of excessively flaky curry puffs that leave a trail of flakes everywhere? Then this recipe is for you! These samosas are made from Malaysian paratha dough and are pretty easy to make. They can be filled with just about anything – beef kheema, chicken kheema, spiced potato, or any leftover dry salan. They make wonderful snacks for kids as well. In fact, my kids gobbled up all of the samosas the minute they came out of the oven!
Prepare the filling. I made beef kheema with peas.
Using a knife, cut the dough into quarters. Set aside one quarter piece. Each paratha makes four samosa triangles.
This step is important!! Do not completely thaw the parathas, make sure they are quite cold and semi-frozen. As you work with it, it will start to thaw. If they become too thawed, the dough will become very sticky and impossible to work with. If you notice your dough thawing too quickly stick it back in the freezer for a minute.
Take one spoon of filling and place it on the dough.
Fold the dough over the filling carefully, press the edges together and crimp with a fork.
Place the samosas on an ungreased cookie sheet. Place in an oven set to 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, checking on them regularly.
I love to turn the oven light on and watch food cook, it’s like a science experiment! 🙂
Samosas are done when they are golden brown like this. Remove from cookie sheet and place on a plate to cool.
Kids ate them all! I hope you enjoy making them for your family. Shout out to my dear friend Rabiya for sharing the idea <3
Note: Malaysian parathas can be purchased from any Indo-Pak supermarket. They are found in the freezer aisle.
do you think this would be ok with the regular parathas (uncooked ones) as well?
Thanks for writing to us. I think the samosas would work best with the Malaysian paratha dough because the multiple layers cause it to rise slightly and “puff” up. In addition, the outer layer forms a crisp shell. These parathas are also nice and flaky.
I am pretty sure you would not be able to achieve those effects with regular paratha dough. Good luck!
Noureen Vaid says
Mine turned out soooo good! Better than regular fried somosa. Seriously! And ten times easier.
No hassle with sealing them. No oily mess with frying them. So simple so delish.
P.S. I used frozen uncooked plain style parathas.
Yay! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂
These just came out of the oven and look so good. The idea is just genius! My daughter is eagerly waiting another few minutes for iftar to try them out.
Thank you, hope they turned out great!
Sana K says
So I just found your site and I’m obsessed with it MashaAllah! waiting for my kids to sleep so I can enjoy it in peace lol This is such a wonderful idea, I can’t wait to try it!
aw thank you so much Sana, your feedback means a lot to us! We are on FB and you can also subscribe to the blog on the front page so you don’t miss a post 🙂
Lina Eltahir says
Malaysian paratha dough, what brand and where can I buy it from?
Sorry for the late response. You can find it at any Indian grocery store in the freezer section. Some Middle Eastern grocery stores may have it as well.