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Spiced Potato Puff Pastry Baskets

If you feel challenged when it comes to samosa folding like I do, then why not try making these Spiced Potato Puff Pastry Baskets or deconstructed samosas?

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Easy Spiced Potato Puff Pastry Baskets

When my daughter and I visit any South Asian Store, we head straight for the frozen food section to peruse the shelves for those packages of pre-made, oversized samosas.

They are some of our favorite snacks for movie nights and for our appetizer night on New Year’s Eve, especially when paired with a nice, cold, glass bottle of Coca-Cola™ or Diet Coke®.

Spiced Potato Peas Stuffed Puff Pastry Baskets

My daughter loves those store bought samosas as they come enveloped in a nice crispy crust, while, I buy them as I have yet to perfect the art of samosa folding!

Puff Pastry Baskets Prep

Now, I can make a decent samosa filling – but, what I end up with after trying to wrangle that filling into any sort of dough just leaves me gobsmacked! Just take a look at these – bet you’re gobsmacked as well now eh?! So…to the store I used to go…

Deconstructed Samosa

At least that was prior to us moving. In this little college town that I currently live in, I have yet to visit a store that sells frozen samosas, so, I’ve started improvising. Instead of samosas enveloped in a crusty covering, I’ve started making “deconstructed samosas” in puff pastry baskets.

Now you can buy pre-made puff pastry baskets at just about any store. Or, you can make your own using puff pastry sheets. A friend told me that I should try drinking while I cooked, so I opened up a bottle of Diet Coke® to enjoy as I made these puff pastry baskets.

Potato Pea Stuffed Puff Pastry Baskets

The flaky puff pastry along with the spiced potato and pea filling is delicious when washed down with a Coca-Cola™.

Spiced Potato Puff Pastry Baskets

Speaking of which, Coca-Cola™ and Diet Coke® always make an appearance on our holiday table. My daughter and mom especially love the perfectly sized, glass bottles.

By the way, when I was growing up in Sri Lanka, the only bottles of Coca-Cola™ I had came in glass bottles.

But, it’s not just during the holidays that we enjoy them. After a crazy week – we hang out and catch up on our favorite tv shows or watch a movie with some delicious snacks like these Spiced Potato Puff Pastry Baskets (AKA deconstructed samosas) and our favorite bottles of Coca-Cola™!

Want more puffs like these?
Then you have got to check out these Tuna potato puffs and these goat cheese beet puffs!

Easy Spiced Potato Puff Pastry Baskets

Spiced Potato Puff Pastry Baskets

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Shashi
If you feel challenged when it comes to samosa folding like I do, then why not try making these Spiced Potato Puff Pastry Baskets or deconstructed samosas?


  • 2 puff pastry sheets thawed
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 potato - cut into small cubes the smaller they are, the faster they cook
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas thawed
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • pinch salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tsps mustard seeds
  • 1 egg beaten
  • olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Grab two circular pastry cutters - one a little bit smaller than the other. Using the large one, cut out 9 circles in one of the puff pastry sheets. Then, using the same large pastry cutter, cut out nine large circles in the other pastry sheet as well. Then, using the smaller one, cut circles into the circles already cut out. Using a brush, brush some egg onto the bottom of the circle with a "hole" and place it on the larger circle. Repeat till you have nine circles on top of circles. Brush the tops with egg wash and bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes. As these bake, they should rise up, forming baskets.
    Puff Pastry Baskets Prep
  • As the baskets are baking, chop the onion and add to a pan with olive oil over medium heat. Then after 5-7 minutes, add in mustard seeds, chopped ginger and garlic as well as potatoes and lower heat to a low setting.
  • Cover potatoes and let cook about 10 minutes or till potato cubes are tender.
  • Uncover and add in the peas, turmeric, smoked paprika, coriander, salt, pepper and saute a couple more minutes.
  • Add the spiced potato filling into the puff pastry baskets and garnish with parsley if desired and enjoy.


Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 6g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 164mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g
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  7. Hema says:

    Hello, I love to make this dish for the Easter, can I make this way ahead and freeze it and put in in the oven on the day of the party? Please look forward to hear from you.

    • Shashi says:

      Hi Hema – I never froze these so I am not sure how well they would do. You can make the puff pastry baskets ahead and store in the refrigerator and bake them about 5 minutes to warm them up then stuff them with the mixture. Thanks so much for stopping by – I hope you do get to make these.

  8. Kathryn says:

    YUMMMMMM. This looks great! I love using puff pastry! Beautiful presentation too!

  9. Karly says:

    Must. Eat. Alladese. I mean seriously, they look kinda sorta incredible. Definitely need to try!

  10. Lisa Cabrera- Rainfor says:

    Are you from Sri Lanka ? I miss Sei Lanka foods. Please post popular menus . I was assigned in Sr Lanka years ago as a United Nations Volunteer Nurse .

    • Shashi says:

      Hi Lisa, yes, I was born there, but am in the States now. Sri Lanka sure is a beautiful country AND has some amazing food! I do post a few fusion type Sri Lankan recipes from time to time – hard to find some of the spices used in those SL curries and stuff here 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by.

  11. Do you know I’ve never had a samosa?? It sounds tasty though, I’ll definitely have to try it out soon. And I think that you found a great, pretty alternative to folding 🙂

  12. A simple yet impressive appetizer! Love all the warming spices in the potato filling.