Cornish Samosas

An easy supper idea. The spicy filling of a samosa in the crisp pastry of a Cornish pasty. East meets West Country.

Any pastry will do, bought shortcrust, bought puff, or homemade. I used homemade quick flaky pastry which is my favourite pastry ever. I divided my pastry into five pieces and rolled each one into a circle about the size of dessert plate - 20cm/8 inches. I brushed the edges with beaten egg (you can use water) and filled them with this mixture.

It is minced lamb, diced boiled potatoes, peas, onion and curry paste. I cooked the onion in oil first then added the lamb and cooked that until it was brown. Then I added the curry paste (2-3 tablespoons), the potatoes and the peas. I let is simmer for a few minutes to allow the flavours to blend. You may need to add a little water if the mixture looks dry. You could make this filling in advance. You could definitely make a big batch of it and serve it as keema curry with rice or chapatis one night and use the rest for these pasties another night.

I brushed the pasties with beaten egg before baking for 30 -40 minutes at 200°c (180° fan oven).

Use minced beef, turkey or pork instead of lamb.
Use chopped leftover roast meat.
Don't use meat -add chickpeas or beans.
Change the spices/omit the spices/add a spoonful of gravy or tomato paste to stop it being too dry.
Use different vegetables.

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  1. Sounds good and not to complicated either.

  2. Mmmm definitely be giving these a try, they sound lovely

  3. Anonymous9:03 am BST

    Cor, I'm definitely giving these a go!

    Tasha T

  4. Please could I have one for breakfast? Thanks

  5. Lovely! Like the fusion too x

    1. Cornish approval, phew!

  6. Sue, the pasties in your photographs surely are making me hungry...thank you for the recipe and the alternative suggestions, too. I know I am going to try these, probably a lamb version.


  7. Just catching up here. We are off for a picnic tomorrow, and I now know we will be taking a veggie version of these with us. Thank you as always for the inspiration Sue :)

  8. ohh I love this idea. I will defo be trying this!!!! thanks for the recipe

  9. Those look delicious beyond belief. Love the veggie variant.

  10. These look so yummy. Lovely flaky looking pastry!

  11. I love this idea - brilliant!

  12. Those look sooooo good!!!

  13. This looks delicious. It reminds me of all the lovely pastries I used to eat in New Zealand as a child.
    Have a wonderful weekend there x

  14. What a brilliant idea! I think making a batch to freeze the mixture is also the way to go, you might as well make the most of the faff of preparation and get a few meals in the freezer! I think mine might be homemade shortcrust, or bought flakey as I can't be bothered to flake it myself!

  15. This is perfect picnic fodder. Wonderful.


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