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Chickpea Spinach Samosas

Healthy oven baked samosas with chickpeas and spinach have all the flavor of traditional samosas, but have a fraction of the fat and calories.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Entree, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 18 samosas
Calories: 88kcal


  • 1 1/4 cups kala chana black chickpeas, soaked overnight
  • 4 cups baby spinach leaves firmly packed
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1 large chile finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons Sabzi/Bhujia spice mix or Kitchen King Masala
  • 1 recipe samosa dough


  • Combine the chickpeas with 4 cups of water.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until the peas are tender. Alternately, you can also cook them in a pressure cooker. Drain.
  • In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and fry for 30 seconds.
  • Saute onion and chile until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add spinach and cook until the leaves are wilted.
  • Add the cooked chickpeas, turmeric and Sabzi spice mix.
  • Cook for another 3 minutes. Let cool.
  • Make the samosa dough.  Let rest for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
  •  Place a piece of parchment paper on cookie sheet and spray cookie sheet with non stick spray.
  • Roll and stuff samosas. (use instructions here from samosa dough recipe)  Brush with milk.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.


For healthier samosas, you can use Multi Grain Samosa Dough


Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 625IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg
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