Baked Lentil Samosas

When I was on a vegetarian diet for a week, I went around looking for good food that wasn’t just vegetables. Then I found Curry-in-a-Hurry in Manhattan’s Indian district known as Murray Hill, better known as Curry Hill by the locals.

There I found these cheap $1 samosas filled with potatoes, beef, and chicken. The potato samosas turned out to be my favorite and they were filling. However, the downfall of them was how oily they were.

So when I came across a recipe for lentil samosas at Food Wanerdings, which are also fried, but used egg roll wrappers, I thought I could do that but bake it!

I modified the ingredients to be quite simple and quick to make.


  • 1/4 cup of softened lentils
  • 1/8 cup of diced onion
  • 1 tsp of curry powder
  • dash of cumin
  • dash of sea salt
  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 5 sheets of egg roll wrappers, cut into 3 pieces

coconut oil

Step 1: Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Mixed lentils with diced onion, add curry powder, cumin, and salt. Melt the coconut oil a bit and set aside.

Step 2: Add ingredients into the egg roll wrapper. Food Wanderings has a great step-by-step of how to roll them into a nice triangle shape.

Step 3: I glued the pieces using the coconut oil. Lay them out on a rack and lightly brush both sides with some coconut oil. This will help to make them crispy in the oven.

Step 4: Bake for about 15-20 minutes and serve with your favorite sauce. In my case, I used chili garlic sauce. Because it’s baked, it’s not entirely crispy so eat them while they’re hot.