These samosa-inspired savory hand pies call for curry powder and garam masala, spice blends that allow you to add the power of 10 spices in just two ingredients.

Carolyn Malcoun
Source: EatingWell Magazine, April 2020


Recipe Summary

35 mins
45 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 475 degrees F. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef, onion and potato; cook, breaking up the meat and stirring occasionally, until the beef is no longer pink and the potato is tender, about 7 minutes. Stir in peas, garlic, garam masala, 1 teaspoon curry powder and salt; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in tomato sauce and remove from heat.

  • On a lightly floured surface, divide dough into 6 pieces. Roll out one piece into an 8-inch circle. Transfer to a prepared pan. Place a generous 1/2 cup filling on one half of the circle, leaving a 1-inch border. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons cheese. Brush the border with water and fold the top half over the filling. Fold the edges over and crimp with a fork to seal. Make several small slits in the top to vent steam. Repeat with the remaining dough and filling. Mix the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon curry powder in a small bowl and brush on the pies.

  • Bake the pies, switching the pans halfway through, until browned on top, about 15 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition Facts

442 calories; protein 30.4g; carbohydrates 38.4g; dietary fiber 3.1g; sugars 3.5g; fat 19.9g; saturated fat 5.8g; cholesterol 70.3mg; vitamin a iu 421IU; vitamin c 7.1mg; folate 15.3mcg; calcium 122.9mg; iron 2.8mg; magnesium 31.3mg; potassium 484.8mg; sodium 662.2mg.

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  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
So tasty! These would be convenient road trip or even weekday lunches! I made my own pizza dough (store was out) but next time I’ll try to buy dough or make ahead. Don’t skip the fatal masala! One adjustment I’d make is the time to cook the potatoes, double the 7 minutes listed. We also tried with two sauces, a curry wurst (ketchup based) and a creamy chimichurri. Both worked well - I’ll need raita next time. Very filling and I’m excited to try variations. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
Are you sure 475 degrees isn’t a typo? 13 minutes ( 2 minutes short of recommendation) and burnt. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
This is a terrible recipe! Trying to 1/6 of a pound of pizza dough to an 8" circle is a herculean task. The recipe might taste good but it's not worth the effort. Pie dough would be a much better option. Try that instead. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Delicious AND my picky five and seven year olds like them. The five year old rarely eats meat and neither of them eat veggies. So this is a huge win. I omitted the cheese. (I love cheese but I just didn’t think they needed cheese). I made them with Homemade Pizza Crust for Beginners from Sally’s Bake Blog. My one issue with this recipe, and the reason I deducted one star, is that it took longer than seven minutes for the small potato cubes to get tender. When the beef was cooked, (no longer pink), the potatoes were still hard. So I fixed this by adding a good couple cups of water to the pan and simmering until the potatoes were soft. The filling was still good. When I make them again, I’ll put the potato cubes in the pan before the beef. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
These were delicious! They reminded me of the beef samosas that my husband and I ate in Africa — only meal sized! Delicious — will make again. Read More