Cooking With Your Toddler: Vegetable Samosas

Jan 29, 2013 by

Cooking With Your Toddler: Vegetable Samosas

This is another quick and simple recipe that we discovered watching the C-Beebies programme I Can Cook. It is a great one to make with your toddler or even older children.

For these vegetable samosas you will need:

  • 1 carrot, precooked
  • 1 spring onion
  • 3 small new potatoes, peeled and cooked
  • 1 large tablespoon of peas
  • 6 sheets of filo pastry
  • 1 large tablespoon of curry paste, we used tikka masala paste
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable or olive oil

Making Samosas

Firstly on a chopping board chop the carrot and potatoes into approximately 1cm size chunks using a table-knife. Place these in a mixing bowl.

Older children may then snip up the spring onion using childrens scissors and add to the bowl. You will need to do this yourself with toddlers.

Add your curry paste to the bowl and mix until all ingredients are evenly coated.

Lay out one sheet of filo pastry on a clean chopping board. Dab the surface lightly with oil in small areas throughout and then fold in half across the width leaving you with a long, narrow strip.

Place one tablespoon of your vegetable mixture near the bottom of the pastry and fold over from the corner to make a triangle shape. Dab the remainder of the strip lightly with oil and continue to fold over your triangle shape, wrapping it in the pastry, until you reach the end.

Dab the surface lightly with oil and place on a baking sheet.

Repeat with your remaining mixture and pastry sheets.

Place in an oven, pre-heated to 200˚C (180˚C fan oven), for 20 minutes or until crispy and golden. Clearly do not let your child near the hot oven.

Allow to cool slightly before serving.

Vegetable Samosas


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  1. goodnight55

    These are a great idea for a toddler. Our little boy is 18 months and he might not really get the whole idea of filling the parcels, but it would still be doable and he would easily be able to eat the results with his fingers! …. but, now I’m hungry lol ! :)

  2. I should try this recipe with my little man, who is a fussy eater

  3. They sound yummy, I’ll have to give them a go!

  4. Thanks for sharing this. I think my little man would love these as he is really into crunchy food and I hadn’t thought of samosas x

  5. I love samosas – why have I never thought of making my own??

  6. Yumm they look lovely!

  7. These sound great – definitely on the list to try ;-)

    Pinned x x

  8. Excellent! My kids can make these by themselves this afternoon.I’m making up a load of salads and these would be perfect.I’m doing a vegan round up this of cold so I’ll add these.Over from Parent Pin It Party and you can find me on Pinterest as

  9. OOh I love the idea of trying these with Syd, plus he is totally into anything with a shaoe at the moment, so triangles will really make him smile! Have pinned as art of parenting pin it thingum! :)

  10. Nice idea. I pinned this onto my Pin it Party board.

  11. What a great idea! Definitely will try these with my little one! Pinned :-)

  12. These look fantastic. Am going to get some filo pastry next time I go shopping. Yum yum!

  13. I am not a fan of cooking but this seems fab! i will be getting my boys to try this soon. Thank you

  14. My kids would love this!! :) Pinned it from the Pin it party.


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