Samosa Burgers

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Do you like Indian samosas?  Those little fried pastries filled with savory goodies such as potatoes, peas, and spices?   Samosa Burgers are all the goodness of the samosa filling, but shaped into a burger.  Easy, right?   Pictured here is a Samosa Burger in an English Muffin, but how about stuffing one into a whole-grain pita?  Or into a soft, whole-grain hamburger bun?  Try some sweet-and-spicy Indian chutney as a topping, oil-free of course.   You can find chutney in the international or ethnic section of your grocery store.  And yet again, here’s another great use for leftover mashed potatoes. Is there anything they can’t do?

Samosa Burgers

Samosa Burgers

By February 26, 2014

Yield : about 9 burgers


  • 1 tsp - ground cumin
  • 1 tsp - red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp - ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp - ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 medium - onion, diced
  • 1/2 medium - poblano chili pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 tsp - lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup - chopped cilantro
  • 5 cups - mashed potatoes (see separate recipe)
  • 9 - whole-grain English muffins (such as Food For Life® brand)


  1. Stir together the cumin, chili powder, turmeric, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  2. In a non-stick skillet over medium heat, dry saute the onion and pepper until tender, about 3-5 minutes. Add the spices, and lemon juice, and stir well to coat and to toast the spices, being careful not to burn them. Add to the mashed potatoes, along with the cilantro, and mix well. Salt to taste.
  3. Using a 1/3-cup measure, shape into patties. Cook on both sides in the same non-stick skillet over medium heat. When brown on both sides, serve on a whole grain bun or English muffin along with your favorite toppings, maybe a chutney or barbecue sauce.

Nutrition Information
Nutrition (per serving): 264 calories, 77% calories from carbohydrates, 15% calories from protein, 8% calories from fat, 8.5g fiber.


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