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Keema Samosas

keema samosas on a plate


These little guys are a healthy take on an Indian street food.  Normally samosas are a pastry that is filled with ground meat, vegetables, or a combination of both.  Usually they are fried and then served with chutney for dipping.  I found a healthier version of this that uses wonton wrappers in place of the dough.  Then I bake them instead of frying them.

keema samosas on a plate

I bought the cookbook these came from shortly after I got married, over 11 years ago.  I made them quite often at first, and then forgot about them until recently.  I am reminded why we always had them in the freezer before, and they will become a staple again.  They are a little work to make, mainly just tedious.  You have to fill the wonton wrappers, and then seal them.  Considering each wonton wrapper can only hold about a tablespoon of filling, it can take awhile.  But, they freezer perfectly.  So you can do all the work over the weekend, and then have these in the freezer for whenever you need them.

keema samosas on a plate

We like to have them as dinner with a salad or other sides.  But they would make a great party appetizer.  My son and husband like to dip these in ranch.  From the searching I did, a tomato chutney was a popular dip of choice.    To freeze them, I just fill them, put on a baking sheet, and place in the freezer.  Once they are frozen, I place them in a freezer safe resealable bag.  Then when I want to make them, I take them about about 15 minutes prior to baking.  You could also fry instead of baking these, if you wanted.

Yield: 10

Keema Samosas

keema samosas on a plate

A healthy take on a popular Indian street food

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 2 Tbls canola oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, , finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, , finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, , minced
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 3/4 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbls cilantro, , chopped
  • 1 Tbls fresh lime juice
  • 34 wonton wrappers


  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add onion, jalapeno, and garlic. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until the onion starts to soften. Mix in garam masala, curry powder, and turmeric. Cook for 30 seconds. Add chicken and salt. Break the chicken apart, and cook until it is cooked through, 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in lime juice and cilantro.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray, or use a silpat liner.
  3. Work with 6 wonton wrappers at a time, so they don't dry out. Have a small bowl of water nearby, to dip your fingers in. Arrange 6 of them on the counter in front of you. Place about 1 tablespoon of filling in the center of each wrapper. Dip your fingers in the water, and moisten the edges of the wonton wrappers. Pull on of the top corners diagonally over the filling to make a triangle. Press the edges firmly to seal. Put the completely samosas on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the rest of the wrappers and filling. It should make approximately 34 samosas.
  4. Spray the samosas with non stick spray. Bake, turning once, until crisp, 11-14 minutes. Best served warm.


Adapted from Weight Watchers Take Out Tonight

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 199Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 51mgSodium 365mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 14g

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Tuesday 25th of November 2014

I love keema samosa..awesome!!! Very neat presentation. lovely pics. My recipe is similar but not exactly the same. Thanks for the post.


Sunday 7th of April 2013

These are so tasty!!!! I am totally addicted to them... Now I can't stop thinking about making them again and again...

Thanks for the recipe..

Erin S

Sunday 7th of April 2013

So glad to hear that you liked them, they are a favorite for us too!


Thursday 10th of January 2013

I love samosas but hate the guilt I feel after eating so much greasy food. Thanks for this lighter alternative!


Saturday 5th of January 2013

Why I love this post.... 1. I love the flavors you have here in these samosas. 2. I love that they are baked!!

Fantastic recipe and method. I am still deep frying.. I need to step away from the oil. :) LOL!

Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet}

Saturday 5th of January 2013

These look delish! Can't believe that it is from weight watchers - even more reason to have them - tasty and good for you! Happy New Year!!

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