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Are Samosas Vegan?

by Fabian Jackson

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Been craving your favourite samosas but want to know if they fit into your plant-based diet? Keep reading to discover all.


Samosas are fried or baked pastry stuffed with a spiced savoury filling most commonly folded into a triangular shape. The name has a Persian origin and the food can be traced back to Middle Eastern and Central Asian cuisines. The Indian varieties are perhaps the most famous throughout the world, but traditional recipes for the snack can be found ranging from Africa right across to China all dating back centuries.

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Are samosas vegan?

Samosas can indeed be vegan, but this isn’t always the case. Whilst the majority might be vegetarian and filled with spiced potato and other vegetables, they are often cooked in ghee, a clarified butter, making them not suitable for anyone on a plant-based diet.

Samosas can also be filled with various meats – these are certainly not suitable for vegans. 

Vegan samosa recipe

Hungry for vegan samosas now? Try this recipe for Punjabi samosas from Holy Cow for pea and potato crispy delights!

Keep your plant-based questions coming our way.


By Fabian Jackson
Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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