Spicy Fillo Samosa – Edible Firecrackers

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If you have ever been told not to play with your food then you’ll love these spicy fillo samosa edible firecrackers because what’s more fun than playing with your food? Besides, now that you’re an adult you can do with your food whatever you darn please.

These fiery little appetizers, spicy fillo samosa firecrackers, are absolutely perfect for holiday celebrations like the New Year's or Fourth of July but also for any gathering and parties.

 

I don’t know about your childhood, but non-food items you could eat were really popular when I was little. Edible paper, chocolate cigars…pop rocks, anyone?

 

They say growing old is mandatory but growing up is optional. I still love playing with food and making fun things to eat, like those Christmas candles and chocolate salami.

 

For these firecrackers, I played with basic Indian samosa recipe and used fillo pastry to simplify the process. Instead of folding the dough into traditional triangles, I rolled the pastry and pinched the ends, shaping them like firecrackers because that’s what I think of when I eat spicy food. Baking, instead of frying, makes them a bit healthier too.

 

These fiery little appetizers are absolutely perfect for holiday celebrations like the New Year’s or Fourth of July but also for any gathering and parties. Edible firecrackers are much safer too – the only explosion will be one of the flavors in your mouth. 😉  They’re the first to disappear at potlucks and parties. Such a crowd pleaser! Serve them with a side of homemade Indian mango chutney. Delicious!

 

Do you play with your food too?

 

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Spicy Fillo Samosa – Edible Firecrackers Recipe

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Fillo dough stuffed with spicy samosa make these edible firecrackers

 

INGREDIENTS:
Makes 12

  • 6 sheets of fillo pastry
  • ½ cup olive oil, divided
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 1/3 cup frozen peas
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (more if desired)
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala or curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

 

~ Free Tip ~

  • If you’re not watching calories, use butter instead of olive oil.
  • Make your own easy garam masala spice mix. Download my free 30 homemade spice blends found below the post or in the sidebar.

 

DIRECTIONS:

 

  1. Peel, chop and boil potatoes in salted water for about 20 minutes or until cooked through. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a cast iron skillet or non-stick pan, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until translucent, 2-3 minutes. Stir in crushed red pepper flakes, ginger, turmeric, garlic, garam masala, red chili powder, and cilantro. Add lemon juice, peas, and potatoes. Fry for 5 minutes. Set aside and allow it to cool.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Unroll the fillo pastry and remove six sheets. Place one sheet of pastry on a clean working surface (cover the remaining sheets with a cloth) and brush all over with olive oil. Place another sheet on top of the first and brush with oil. Add a third sheet but don’t brush with oil.
  5. Using a sharp knife or a pair of kitchen scissors, cut the pastry sheets in half vertically along the long side, and then into thirds horizontally. You should have six equal rectangles. Place about two tablespoons of the filling on each pastry stack and roll into a cylinder. Run a wet finger along the seam and press gently to seal. Crimp and push in the ends to make a cracker shape. Trim the ends with scissors if necessary.
  6. Repeat the process with the remaining fillo sheets. Place the crackers on a non-stick baking sheet and brush all over with olive oil. Bake the firecrackers for 10-15 minutes or until pastry is crisp and golden. Serve with sour cream, ketchup, mango chutney or any chutney you like.

 

making of spicy fillo samosa firecrackers

Delicious spicy fillo samosa firecrackers recipe

 

5 from 2 votes
Spicy appetizers - fillo samosa
Spicy Fillo Samosa - Edible Firecrackers Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
These fiery little appetizers are absolutely perfect for holiday celebrations like the New Year's or Fourth of July but also for any gathering and parties.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 12
Author: Jas
Ingredients
  • 6 sheets of fillo pastry
  • ½ cup olive oil divided
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 1/3 cup frozen peas
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes more if desired
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 small garlic clove minced
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala or curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Peel, chop and boil potatoes in salted water for about 20 minutes or until cooked through. Drain and set aside.

  2. In a cast iron skillet or non-stick pan, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until translucent, 2-3 minutes. Stir in crushed red pepper flakes, ginger, turmeric, garlic, garam masala, red chili powder, and cilantro. Add lemon juice, peas, and potatoes. Fry for 5 minutes. Set aside and allow it to cool.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Unroll the fillo pastry and remove six sheets. Place one sheet of pastry on a clean working surface (cover the remaining sheets with a cloth) and brush all over with olive oil. Place another sheet on top of the first and brush with oil. Add a third sheet but don't brush with oil.
  5. Using a sharp knife or a pair of kitchen scissors, cut the pastry sheets in half vertically along the long side, and then into thirds horizontally. You should have six equal rectangles. Place about two tablespoons of the filling on each pastry stack and roll into a cylinder. Run a wet finger along the seam and press gently to seal. Crimp and push in the ends to make a cracker shape. Trim the ends with scissors if necessary.
  6. Repeat the process with the remaining fillo sheets. Place the crackers on a non-stick baking sheet and brush all over with olive oil. Bake the firecrackers for 10-15 minutes or until pastry is crisp and golden. Serve with sour cream, ketchup, mango chutney or any chutney you like.

Recipe Notes

~ Free Tip ~

  • If you're not watching calories, use butter instead of olive oil.  
  • Make your own easy garam masala spice mix. Download my free 30 homemade spice blends found below the post or in the sidebar.

 PIn it now: Spicy Fillo Samosa – Edible Firecrackers

Perfect appetizer for New Year, Fourth of July or any celebration, these spicy fillo samosa edible firecrackers are made with potatoes, peas, Indian spices, and pastry. #Indianfood #fillo #phyllo #filo #pastry #samosa #spicy #vegan #vegetarian #appetizer #NewYear #FourthofJuly #Independenceday

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29 Comment

  1. Reply
    cakespy
    December 22, 2017 at 7:34 am

    These look wonderful!! The only kind of firecracker I want in my mouth! lol.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 22, 2017 at 6:33 pm

      LOL, right? Thanks for stopping in!

  2. Reply
    Mrs Shoes
    December 22, 2017 at 11:37 am

    They look very pretty and they sound delicious! I’m thinking they would make a nice ‘new to us’ treat to serve New Years Eve!
    Merry Christmas Jas!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 22, 2017 at 6:35 pm

      Thanks, Mrs Shoes! They’re easy to make and really tasty with condiments. Merry Christmas!

  3. Reply
    Ann
    December 22, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Ahhh…! Someone after my heart. I love samosas. One of my favourite things to make.. especially make them spicy!! ❤️❤️❤️ Here’s to the filo queen! X.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 22, 2017 at 6:37 pm

      Haha, you know I can’t go without fillo for too long. I love samosas too. I’ve made them using tortillas before. Anything to cut down on making your own pastry, ha! Happy holidays, Ann! 😀

  4. Reply
    Leslie
    December 26, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    What a fun treat! This would be perfect for a New Year’s Eve Party. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 26, 2017 at 9:08 pm

      Thank you so much, Leslie! Happy New Year!!!

  5. Reply
    Karen (Back Road Journal)
    December 27, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Love the idea and have pinned the recipe. Great photos, by the way.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 28, 2017 at 1:48 pm

      Thank you so much, Karen! Happy New Year!

  6. Reply
    Simone
    December 28, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    These look perfect for nye! Yum nnn fpund via #wwbloghop

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 29, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      Thanks, Simone! I think so too 😀 Happy 2018!

  7. Reply
    TurksWhoEat
    December 29, 2017 at 8:43 am

    These look beautiful and sound delicious!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 29, 2017 at 12:55 pm

      I’m so happy you like them! Thank you 🙂

  8. Reply
    Lathiya
    December 29, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    Awesome idea of making Samosa..Loved it

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 29, 2017 at 11:13 pm

      Thank you, Lathiya! So glad you like it 😀

  9. Reply
    Jann Olson
    December 30, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    What a fun idea and they look super yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 2, 2018 at 10:43 am

      Thank you, Jann!

  10. Reply
    Miz Helen
    December 31, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday in 2017. Wishing you the very best in 2018 and hope to see you soon.
    Happy New Year!
    Miz Helen

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 2, 2018 at 10:47 am

      Happy 2018, Miz Helen! Can’t wait to see all deliciousness you have in store for us. 🙂

  11. Reply
    Sandhya
    January 1, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Yummy firecrackers Jas! What a great idea for a party!
    Thanks for bringing it to Fiesta Friday!Happy 2018!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 2, 2018 at 11:05 am

      Thank you, Sandhya! Hope your 2018 started off amazing!

  12. Reply
    Petra
    January 2, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    Great sounding samosas! Am all in favor of playing with my food, as well as eating with my hands every now and then and especially if the result is as yummy as this!
    Happy Fiesta Friday and Happy 2018! 🙂

  13. Reply
    Sam - Raggedy Bits
    January 2, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    These look so delicious and can’t wait to try them!! We love spicy food in our house and I’m sure they will be a big hit!

    Thank you so much for sharing your recipe with us over at Waste Not Wednesday.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 3, 2018 at 4:34 pm

      Thank you, Sam! I’ll be posting an easy recipe for homemade chutney, so be sure to check back in on Friday! We love it with these spicy devils 😉

  14. Reply
    Supriya Kutty
    February 14, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    Thanks for this yummy recipe. I liked your idea of rolling it and baking as it is something unique than a traditional triangle. I will make it for my niece birthday bash as the children will surely love it as It looks so mouthwatering too. Keep sharing such delicious recipes.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      February 16, 2018 at 6:15 pm

      Thank you, Supriya. They resemble bonbons too, don’t they? Hope your niece and her little guests will enjoy them. Happy birthday to her!

  15. Reply
    Amanda @ Frugal Family Food
    July 12, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    This look amazing! I just went Vegan, and I am all about that Indian cuisine! I have to try this!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 12, 2018 at 11:18 pm

      Hi, Amanda! I’m glad you like it. I’m a big fan of Indian food. Hope your transition to the vegan diet is a smooth one 🙂

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