Woohoo! I’m excited about this one! I think I say that about all of the recipes I share, but seriously this one’s a keeper 😉 One of my favourite things to eat is a veggie samosa- deep-fried pastry stuffed with a spicy potato mixture, dipped in sticky sweet chutney. While delicious, they aren’t very healthy- given that they are fried, and they also give me heartburn from the grease and spice. Not fun! So I made a healthy wrap version that’s not fried and a little less spicy so the other flavours can shine through. Delicious.
You can also freeze and reheat these wraps. Perfect for making on a Sunday and having for lunch all week! Don’t forget to pack some chutney 😉 it just makes it even better- my favourites are peach or mango chutney.
Veggie Samosa Wraps
- 5 white potatoes
- 1/2 cup of frozen peas
- 1 white onion
- 2 cloves of garlic
- piece thumb-sized of fresh ginger
- 1 tablespoon of olive or coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
- 1 teaspoon heaping of garam masala
- juice of 1/2 a lemon
- large handful of fresh cilantro stems removed and chopped
- teaspoon salt to taste approximately 1
- 6 whole wheat tortillas
- chutney for dipping
Set a pot of salted water on high heat to boil. While you are waiting, peel and chop your potatoes into 1-inch pieces. Add your potatoes to the water once it reaches a boil and cook for 10-15 minutes. During the last minute, add frozen peas, then drain.
While your potatoes are cooking, finely chop the onion, garlic, and ginger.
In a large pan over medium heat, heat your oil. Add onions and cumin seeds and cook until soft but not browned, about 8 minutes. Add garlic, ginger, and garam masala and cook for another minute or two.
Transfer onion mix and potato mix to a large bowl. Coarsely mash with a potato masher or a large fork, you want to leave some bite-sized pieces of vegetables. Add lemon juice and cilantro and mix well. Add salt to taste.
Place filling in the centre of each tortilla and roll up like a burrito (shown below). Grill in a panini press or heat in the oven until crispy. Serve with chutney for dipping.
Adapted from Jamie Oliver's Baked Veggie Samosas
Here’s how to wrap your wraps in case you’re unsure! Filling in the centre, fold in the sides, pull up the bottom, and roll over.
Have you tried samosas before?