Turkey filo pastry samosas are so easy to make. Filled with delicious turkey mince then baked rather than fried, compared to butter pastry samosas they are nearly a third of the calories!
Are you a fan of samosas?
Yeah, me too! 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 I don't enjoy a tasty restaurant samosa every now and then when I'm out to dinner!
But at home, I like to make these much healthier and easier turkey filo pasty 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!
Filo pastry samosas are easier to make than butter pastry ones because there's no rolling out the pastry involved.
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 too!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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!
Turkey Filo Pastry Samosas Recipe
If you can't get turkey mince you can easily swap that out for some other meat filling or other filling of your choice!
I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂
Turkey Filo Pastry Samosas Recipe
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- 1 ½ teaspoon . vegetable oil
- 1 onion finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic crushed
- 500 g lean turkey mince
- ½ teaspoon ground coriander
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon mild chilli powder
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- Low fat cooking spray
- 12 filo pastry sheets
- Spray a little oil onto an oven tray and rub all over with your fingers to very lightly grease it
- Pre-heat oven to 180C fan
- Heat the vegetable oil in a medium sized pan over a medium heat
- Sauté the onion and garlic until soft, approximately 3 to 4 minutes
- 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.
- 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. 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
- Repeat the process with the other 7 sheets
- Bake in the centre of the oven for about 20 minutes, turning the samosas over halfway through
- Once sizzling and a golden brown colour, allow the samosas to cool a little
- Delicious serve with a salad of iceberg lettuce, tomatoes and a little mango chutney
rachel @ athletic avocado
I've never had a samosa and I don't know why!!! These looks so good, plus they are healthier too!
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? 🙂
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
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 🙂
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
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
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.
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. 😀
Susie @ Suzlyfe
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!
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?
Shashi @ RunninSrilankan
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? 😉
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? 😆
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Samosas are awesome! What a fun remake!
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! 🙂