Turkey Filo Pastry Samosas

These turkey filo pastry samosas are nearly a third of the calories of those you might find in a restaurant. They’re filled with a delicious lightly spiced turkey mince, then baked rather than deep fried, making them a great quick healthy meal!

These turkey filo pastry samosas are nearly a third of the calories of those you might find in a restaurant. They’re filled with a delicious lightly spiced turkey mince, then baked rather than deep fried, making them a great quick healthy meal!

Are you a fan of samosas? Yeah, me to, but did you know that a samosa made the traditional way with butter pastry and then deep fried can be around 320 calories each? Ouch!

Now I’m not saying don’t enjoy a restaurant samosa every now and then when you’re out to dinner, but at home, you can make a much healthier and easier samosa like these, my turkey filo pastry samosas!

You’ll be delighted to know that each of these turkey filo pastry samosas comes in at only 130 calories. So you could enjoy nearly three of these healthier options to one of those which you might get in a restaurant.

These turkey filo pastry samosas are nearly a third of the calories of those you might find in a restaurant. They’re filled with a delicious lightly spiced turkey mince, then baked rather than deep fried, making them a great quick healthy meal!

You’ll get 12 turkey filo pastry samosas from this recipe. Depending on the number of people you’re cooking for, I suggest two samosas are adequate per person. Any filling left over is easily freezable.

How to Fold the Turkey Filo Pastry Samosas

I don’t know about you folks but I always get amazingly confused by trying to understand written recipe instructions about folding pastry or bread dough a particular way. I’ve seen myself give up on recipes because of that!

So, I’ve done these step by step folding instructions which I will hope will help make this recipe’s written instructions a little clearer.

Turkey Filo Pastry Samosas Folding1

Take one sheet of filo pastry, spray it with the low fat cooking spray and fold it in half lengthways, then spray it again so you have a long strip (2 layers of filo pastry). Place about 2 tbsp. of the turkey mince mixture at one end of the strip, leaving a 2cm / 1-inch border.

Turkey Filo Pastry Samosas Folding2

Fold a corner over, diagonally to the left, making an enclosed triangle.

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Fold again, moving all the way along until the end of the strip.

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Spray the outside.

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Place the samosa on the greased baking tray. Repeat the process with the other 11 sheets.

I make my samosas in 2 batches of 6, because as you can see from the photographs above, 6 turkey filo pastry samosas are as much as my baking tray will hold.

These turkey filo pastry samosas are nearly a third of the calories of those you might find in a restaurant. They’re filled with a delicious lightly spiced turkey mince, then baked rather than deep fried, making them a great quick healthy meal!

This recipe is extremely versatile in that you can easily swap the turkey meat filling for other fillings of your choice!

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These turkey filo pastry samosas are nearly a third of the calories of those you might find in a restaurant. They’re filled with a delicious lightly spiced turkey mince, then baked rather than deep fried, making them a great quick healthy meal!
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Turkey Filo Pastry Samosas
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

These turkey filo pastry samosas are filled with a delicious lightly spiced turkey mince, then baked rather than deep fried, making them a great quick healthy meal!

Course: Dinner
Servings: 12 Samosas
Calories: 130 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ tsp . vegetable oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 500 g lean turkey mince
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp mild chilli powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • Low fat cooking spray
  • 12 filo pastry sheets
Instructions
  1. Spray a little oil onto an oven tray and rub all over with your fingers to very lightly grease it
  2. Pre-heat oven to 180C fan
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a medium sized pan over a medium heat
  4. Sauté the onion and garlic until soft, approximately 3 to 4 minutes
  5. Add turkey mince, breaking it down with a fork, coriander, ginger, chilli powder and garam masala. Cook, stirring for about 10 minutes until the mince has browned and all the spices are absorbed, and set aside.
  6. Take one sheet of filo pastry, spray it with the low fat cooking spray and fold it in half lengthways, then spray it again so you have a long strip (2 layers of filo pastry)
  7. Place about 2 tbsp. of the turkey mince mixture at one end of the strip, leaving a 2cm / 1-inch border. Fold a corner over, diagonally to the left, making an enclosed triangle. Fold again, moving all the way along until the end of the strip. Spray the outside. Place the samosa on the greased baking tray
  8. Repeat the process with the other 7 sheets
  9. Bake in the centre of the oven for about 20 minutes, turning the samosas over halfway through
  10. Once sizzling and a golden brown colour, allow the samosas to cool a little
  11. Delicious serve with a salad of iceberg lettuce, tomatoes and a little mango chutney
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Label shows per serving of one filo parcel. Suggested serving would be two per person. As the recipe makes 12 Samosas there is enough to serve 6 people.

These Samosas can be cooked and then frozen.

Nutrition Facts
Turkey Filo Pastry Samosas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 130 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1.2g 6%
Cholesterol 28.8mg 10%
Sodium 119.8mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 11.4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%
Sugars 0.5g
Protein 9.7g 19%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 2%
Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

These turkey filo pastry samosas are nearly a third of the calories of those you might find in a restaurant. They’re filled with a delicious lightly spiced turkey mince, then baked rather than deep fried, making them a great quick healthy meal!

Phew! I’ve spent the last few weekends attempting to get ahead by photographing future recipes so that I can take a Saturday off.

That Saturday off is rapidly approaching and Lady Lynne and I are looking forward to going out to dinner. A new place for us, The 13th Note, and having someone else cook for us for a change!

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. I love what I choose to spend my time doing, bringing you alternative healthy recipes like these turkey filo pastry samosas. But you know, just now and then, it’s nice to do something different isn’t it?

Anyway, I’ll let you know how the meal was on Tuesday, but for now, have a great weekend yourself!

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These turkey filo pastry samosas are nearly a third of the calories of those you might find in a restaurant. They’re filled with a delicious lightly spiced turkey mince, then baked rather than deep fried, making them a great quick healthy meal!

Comments

  1. I’ve never had a samosa and I don’t know why!!! These looks so good, plus they are healthier too!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Rachel. I hadn’t had a samosa in years until I started making my own. Maybe you’ve seen how unhealthy the original version can be and have stayed well clear of them? 🙂

  2. I love samosas, but we never order them when out as they are always deep fried. Baking them at home is a much better alternative and these look great! Really crispy 🙂
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Same here Dannii. I try to avoid deep fried when I’m out. I’d much rather have some cake / dessert than something deep fried.

      You’re right though, these are lovely and crispy and they flake all over the place too! Lol

  3. Making things at home is always so much better 🙂 But I know what you mean about sometimes enjoying it when someone else does the cooking. Getting recipes pre made/shot ahead of time can be so hectic, but it’s always so nice when it comes to the posting day and you already have everything done.
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Can’t wait to go out this weekend Amanda and am looking forward to hanging up my chef’s apron,for someone else’s cooking! Even if it is only for one day, 😉

      Like you, I love that satisfaction of being able to relax and knowing on posting day it’s just a case of putting together all your hard work and pressing the “publish” button. 😀

  4. Zomg, I have everything to make this. ZOMG I think I am making it my mission to make them in the next week. Or the week after. I won’t’ be picky. Pinning, yumming, now!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      These are super easy Suz and I really think you and Alex would love them. You can even eat them cold, so they might be ideal for Alex’s packed lunches?

  5. Neil – I adore samosas – growing up, it’s what the cafe or canteen at my high school perfected! Their samosas were so good, we’d eat them even after one of my friends found a roach in one! But these days I shy away from them because of their richness – but not with these! These sound wonderful – though I don’t think I could show portion control arounf them!
    BTW – I have samosas with filo dough coming up too – talk about great minds eh? 😉
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Wow. I would have loved to have had a cafe or canteen at my high school which made samosas Shashi.

      Unfortunately all our canteen sold was crisps, sweets and fizzy drinks. No wonder there’s a problem with people’s weight here nowadays!

      Yeah portion control can be an issue with these. Can you imagine if we put them together for those filo dough ones you’ve got upcoming yourself? They’d go fast eh? 😆

  6. Samosas are awesome! What a fun remake!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Rebecca. I had so much fun making lots of batches of these to try to get them right! I finally ended up with this recipe! 🙂

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