Sometimes good things come from cravings. These Easy Cheese Samosas are proof positive of that. I wanted Jalapeno Poppers, but I didn't want to do the work. So I opened my fridge and here we are - super easy cheesy spicy samoas that are such a great quick flavor fix!
When I first started making them years ago I used to use wonton wrappers. I love their crisp chew and the square shape means no folding is required. However, the conventional Samosa strips freeze better and so here I am making it with those.
How to Make Cheese Samosas
There are two tricks to getting these samosas right. Actually let's be honest there are no tricks. Just simple instructions. First of all a teaspoon full of mixture may seem scanty, but it is more than enough. When cheese melts it expands so if you over stuff a samosa it will ooze out. The other part is folding and it's super simple. How simple? Look below!
What kind of cheese should I use?
Cream cheese is creamy and tart so to get that fun cheesy pull feel I like to use a little monterey jack. Feel free to use whatever you have handy!
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- 16 samosa pattis (strips)
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 1-2 minced chilies, for jalapeno use one
- ¼ cup monterey jack or cheddar
- salt and pepper for seasoning
- 1 small crushed garlic clove or ½ tsp garlic powder (optional)
- flour and water for a thick slurry
- oil for frying
Mash together the cream cheese, chilies, garlic if using, salt and pepper
Stir in shredded cheese
Mix together 2 tbsp flour and just enough water to make a paste
Put a teaspoon full of the cheesy mix and form a samosa (refer to blog post or video for how)
Shallow fry 1-2 minutes on each side until golden. You can also air fry these - just remember to lightly brush with oil!
these easy samosas can be frozen before frying