Gluten-Free Samosa


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This gluten-free samosa is delicious and so simple to make! The dough is made with almond flour and tapioca flour and the filling is a traditional mixture of spiced potatoes and peas. I also have a nut-free option too!

How do you make gluten-free samosas?

These gluten-free samosas are so easy to make. In fact, they’re easier to make than regular samosas. I must warn you, this recipe seems too good to be true, but it is in fact, amazing.

I use my recipe for 3-ingredient gluten-free naan (or you can use my coconut flour naan if nut-free) to make the samosa base.

To make the samosas, first make the naan batter by combining tapioca flour, almond flour, and canned coconut milk. Then pour the batter onto a pan, as if you were making pancakes.

Make 2-3 naans (depending on how large you want your samosas). Let the naan cook long enough so that you can easily move the flat bread from a pan onto a baking sheet. The bread will still look a little raw, but don’t worry – it will crisp up in the oven.

Once you have the naan on a baking sheet, cut it in half. Then add a spoonful of your filling in the middle.

Paleo Samosa: gluten-free and dairy-free by

Next, fold one side of your bread over the filling and then fold the other flap – creating a triangle. Pinch the bottom closed.

Paleo Samosa: gluten-free and dairy-free by

You can use egg wash to help keep the edges sealed; I also suggest brushing egg wash on top to help you achieve a golden crust. If you don’t eat eggs, use ghee or oil instead. Bake the samosas for 30-40 minutes or until crispy.

Add whatever filling you’d like to these lovely samosas. If you prefer meat – then use my ground meat samosa filling.

Eat these gluten-free samosas with my sweet and spicy green chutney while sipping on some masala chai. Enjoy!

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Want more gluten-free Indian recipes? All of the recipes on my blog are gluten-free. You can also check out my Paleo Indian eCookbook: South Asian Persuasion! It has 100+ Paleo Indian Recipes, many of which you won’t find anywhere else (pakoras, vadas, paneer, chaat, and lots more)!

Gluten-free Samosa

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Gluten-free Samosa

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Samosa Crust (paleo naan recipe)

Samosa Filling:

  • 4 organic sweet potatoes or russet potatoes boiled, peeled and mashed
  • 1 cup peas boiled (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons ghee or oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 medium white or yellow onion
  • 2 thai bird chilies minced
  • 1- inch ginger minced
  • ½ teaspoon Kashmiri chili powder or paprika with a pinch of cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves minced


To make Samosas:

  • In a bowl, combine samosa crust ingredients to form a batter.
  • Pour a third of the batter onto a frying pan and cook until the bottom firms slightly, then remove and place on a baking sheet.
  • Cut the naan/pancake in half and spoon the filling mixture in the middle of each piece.
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  • Fold one side of bread over the filling and then fold the other flap over – making a cone or triangular shape. Pinch the bottom closed.
    Paleo Samosa: gluten-free and dairy-free by
  • Place baking sheet in oven at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until crispy outside.

To make Filling

  • Boil potatoes and peas (boil them separately). Mash the potatoes and set aside when done.
  • In a saute pan on medium heat, add ghee and cumin seeds.
  • Once the cumin seeds turn golden, add green chilies, onions and a pinch of salt – stir-fry until onions turn translucent.
  • Then add ginger, spices and stir-fry for a minute or so before adding the mashed potatoes – combine well.
  • Fold in peas and cilantro then set the mixture aside until you’re ready for it.


  • If you are nut-free, you can use my 3-ingredient coconut flour naan as the base.
  • you’ll have some extra filling. you can either:
    a) make more batter for samosas
    b) eat it with naan
    c) eat the filling on its own
    d) all of the above
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