Gluten Free Simply Samosas Recipe

by Carol Kicinski on May 21, 2012

Post image for Gluten Free Simply Samosas Recipe I need your help! I created this pretty fab gluten free recipe but I just don’t know what to name it! Most of us can just make a recipe and call it “dinner”, no such luck for a recipe developer and food blogger.

This is where you and your help come in - I am having a contest – whoever comes up with the best name for this recipe will win a case of Chebe Garlic-Onion Breadstick Mix!

First let me tell you a little about the recipe. I started out making a filling of ground chicken, onions, carrots, curry powder, mango chutney (I made mine using my homemade mango chutney but store bought is just fine) and coconut milk. Then I used Chebe Garlic-Onion Breadstick Mix to make a pastry. I added some more garlic and some ground cumin to give it the flavor of the flat Indian bread called “naan”. I stuffed the filling into the pastry, baked it up and also made a quick riata (and Indian condiment made with yogurt, cucumbers and mint).

The result is a tasty little gluten free (and dairy free) pastry with all the flavors of an Indian meal, all wrapped up in a little package.

I think that if you want to introduce children to more exotic flavors in their dining experiences, this is a good way to start. The curry filling is flavorful but not spicy (although if you want more heat, you could always just add more curry powder), there is a touch of sweetness in the filling from the carrots and raisins (in the chutney) and they are just plain fun to eat! And you know, Indian food is SO popular these days!

I love everything about this recipe except one thing – I couldn’t figure out an appropriate name!

So here’s the challenge – read through the recipe and come up with a fun, creative, clever name for it.

You can enter as many as 10 names if you like but they all have to be different and submitted in individual comments.

You have until Monday, June 4th, midnight (EST) to enter in your name(s). The next day, I will pick a winner and officially change the name of this recipe. The winner will be announced in this post plus I will send them an email.

This isn’t random or computer generated! I am picking the name I like best! Flattery will not help, but it won’t hurt either. :)

The winner will receive a case (that is 8 boxes) of Chebe Garlic-Onion Breadstick Mix. I will send you an email to get your shipping address.

I can only ship to an address in the United States. If you live in another country, you can go ahead and enter, but you need to provide me with a U.S. shipping address.

For all the official rules, go here.

So, what would you name this gluten free recipe?

UPDATE!  Thank you to everyone who entered such fun, creative names.  Picking a winner was HARD!!!   So (drum roll please) the winning name for this recipe is…Simply Samosas submitted by Tina D.  Congratulations Tina, you have just won a whole case of Chebe Breadstick Mix, enjoy!

Name The Gluten Free Recipe

Gluten Free Simply Samosas Recipe


3 tablespoons coconut oil – use divided
½ cup finely diced carrots (1 carrot)
½ cup finely diced onion (1/4 of a medium sized onion)
¾ pound ground chicken
1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt plus more for the pastry
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon curry powder (more if you want it spicy)
¾ cup coconut milk
½ cup mango chutney (with raisins)
1 box Chebe Garlic-Onion Breadsticks Mix
3 large eggs
2 garlic cloves, finely minced or grated
1 teaspoon ground cumin
½ seedless cucumber
1 cup plain Greek Yogurt (non-fat, low-fat, regular or dairy free)
¼ cup fresh mint leaves, minced


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat.

Heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a large skillet with a lid over medium heat. Add the carrots and onion and cook until the onions start to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken, 1 teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper and the curry powder; raise the heat to medium-high and cook, breaking up the chicken with a spatula or potato masher, until no longer pink, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the coconut milk and chutney, stir to combine, lower the heat back to medium, put the lid on the pan and cook until the liquid is absorbed and the carrots are fork tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly while making the dough.

Put the Chebe Garlic-Onion Breadsticks Mix in a mixing bowl, add 2 eggs, the remaining 2 tablespoons of coconut oil (liquefied), ¼ cup of water, garlic and ground cumin and stir to combine. The mixture will be clumpy. Dump the mixture onto a clean work surface and knead by hand until the dough is smooth. Divide into 4 equal sized pieces. Place a piece of waxed or parchment paper on a flat surface, roll one dough portion into a ball, top with another piece of waxed or parchment paper and roll into a 7 inch circle. Lift the top piece of paper from the dough, place ¼ of the chicken mixture on the bottom half of the dough circle, leaving a ½ inch border. Fold the dough over the filling forming a half circle, press the edges together and crimp with the tines of a fork. Using the bottom piece of paper to help you, gently flip the pastry into one hand then place it flat (un-crimped) side down on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough and filling.

Beat the remaining egg with 1 teaspoon water and brush on top of the pastries. Sprinkle with a little salt and bake for 40 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown.

While the pastries are baking, make the riata. Peel the cucumber and grate it into a paper or kitchen towel. Squeeze out the excess liquid and place in a mixing bowl. Add the yogurt and mint leaves and stir to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.


A gluten free recipe that makes 4 servings.

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  • Lisa R

    Chicken Curry Pockets, or curry pasties. Actually, they sound divine.

  • Shelly Einhorn

    This looks so delicious have to try these this week! Toasty Mangoed Punjabi Pockets

  • Hazel C

    Gluten Free Indian Pasty’s. Spin off on hand held savory pastries served to workers in England!

  • AmandaonMaui

    Curried Chicken Pasties.

  • AmandaonMaui

    Punjab Pasties.

  • AmandaonMaui

    What’s the hurry, chicken curry? Chicken Cury to Go.

  • Hollie Sturgeon

    Curried Coconut Pastries and Fresh Raita

  • Hollie Sturgeon

    Curry-Coconut Samosas

  • Hollie Sturgeon

    Coconut Curry and Mango Samosas (sounds summery!)

  • Hollie Sturgeon

    Coconutty For Curry-Mango Samosas

  • Hollie Sturgeon

    Tangy Curry n’ Coconut Chicken Pockets

  • Hollie Sturgeon

    Spicy Curry Coconut Pockets with Cool Raita

  • Pamela Erickson

    Curry Mango Chicken Pockets

  • Pamela Erickson

    Chicken Chutney Pies

  • Jenn

    They look good! I’d go with curried chicken empanadas. When I saw them I thought they immediately looked most like empanadas, just with a different flavor profile :)

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  • Barb Tipton

    Curried Chicken Samosas.

  • Kim B

    GF Samosas to Go (chicken and mango curry) – you could easily change the ingredients and make a variety of types

  • Tami F.

    They reminded me immediately of empanadas as well. How about Empanadas Indios de Carolina.

  • Chris

    I like the empanada idea, too! Indian Empanadas?

  • Chris

    Actually, kids might prefer Indian Hot Pockets!

  • Linda

    I also immediately thought empanadas when I saw them (and before I saw Jenn’s comment!). Curried East Indian Empanadas. I’d make them with more veggies or tofu.

  • Lisa V

    Gluten-Free Chicken Samosa Empanadas

  • Erin Morley

    I say they should be called Indian Naanzerotti. P.S. can I come over for dinner sometime?

  • Erin

    Handheld GF Indian Curry with Raita

  • Collett

    Coconut Curry Calzones

  • Collett

    Indian Empanadas with Cucumber Riata

  • Jeanene

    How about Chicken Curry Pockets with Mint Yogurt Sauce.

  • Nancy Cherven

    Golded Samosas Gluten Free

  • Alta

    I’d call these dinner for sure! Or Curried Chicken Pockets. But there are many more creative ideas already shared! :) Love that you used the Chebe mix. I’ve only bought their hamburger bun mix before, and the texture is “stretchy” enough that I can imagine the breadstick mix works SO well for the pastry here. Great idea and super-creative recipe!

  • Bren

    How about Chicken Mango EmpaNAANdas? Either way that’s going on the dinner rotation this week! YUMMMM!!!!!

  • Alisa

    I vote for Indian Empanadas w/ Mango Chutney too :)

  • Tamara Anderson

    Indian Pocket Pastry with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce

  • Tessa@The Domestic Diva

    (Savory) Indian Chicken Pockets w/ Mango Chutney

  • Tessa@The Domestic Diva

    ps, i love your ingenuity!

  • Jaydit

    Hurry, Chicken Curry Pockets!!

  • tina

    tropical pockets please. I’m on my way home from Hawaii and this reminds me of the tropics.

  • Jule

    Hot Whatever Pocket

  • Jule

    Main Meal Turnovers

  • Aubrey

    these look so hearty and flavorful! I would call them Savory Indian Pockets

  • Jule

    Meal To-Go

  • Jule

    Pot Pie Pocket

  • Jule

    Your Choice Pocket

  • Jule

    Make Ahead Pocket

  • Jule

    Stew In A Pocket

  • Jule

    Healthy Pocket

  • Leah P.

    I suggest calling them gluten-free samosas – lets readers know they are GF and also the Indian flavors are identified right away.
    I am looking forward to trying this recipe – do you have any suggestions for making them egg free?
    Thank you and have fun with the contest!

  • Tina D.

    Dear Carol,

    I look forward to your emails and trying your recipes. I have all your cookbooks and I love your flour blend. It makes THE BEST banana bread ever. I adapted my grandmother’s recipe using your flour and no one can tell it is gluten free!

    As for your new recipe, I cannot wait to try it. I would name it SIMPLY SAMOSAS. I love the name of your website “Simply Gluten-Free”, so it seems fitting that you would have the name “Simply” in it. Based on the reading of the recipe, it certainly could be considered a samosa and also, it looks like the recipe could be adapted to add whatever ingredients you would like in your Samosa, including potatoes and peas.

  • Tina D

    “Simply” Samosas!

  • Tawnya

    Thai Greek Indian Empanadas

  • Melissa Lawler

    GF Stuffed Roti

  • Cynthia Jones

    “Thai-style Chicken Pockets”…YUM!

  • Melissa E.

    Curry Chicken Empanada

  • Candace Moschella

    Chebe Chow with chutney and raita. I have a beautiful South African Indian friend who taught me how to make curry. In Durban South Africa, they have a dish called “Bunny Chow” which is bread stuffed with curry. While staying with us here in the USA she yearned for her Mom’s Bunny Chow. This sounds like a GF Dream! Thank you!!

  • Cindy

    Gluten Free Indian Chicken Somosa!! :)

  • Heather

    No Worry Chicken Curry!

  • Val

    Chicken Curry Naan Pockets

  • Leslie

    Gluten Free Chicken Chutney Surprise! Sounds yummy!

  • Val

    GF Curry in a Hurry

  • Jule

    Stew Pie

  • Jen

    GF Naan Tuck It Indian Pies …Mmmmmn man now I feel starving again, and I just had dal before seeing this!

  • Doris Kinney

    Chicken Mango stuffed Naan

  • Jule

    Celiac Pie

  • Jen

    Curry Hurry Pockets with Minty Fresh Riata

  • donna

    Oh yummo!!!!! I would name these chicken curry empanadas!!!!!!!! Chebe is the onlllyyyyy bread mix i can use. Thanks for sharing this recipe….

  • Jen

    Chick Fill a Samosa Dinner

  • Jen

    Chebe Chapati Chutney Filled Folds …I just think that one would be fun, dare you to say it ten times fast!

  • jas @ the gluten free scallywag

    That would be a Chicken Curry Pasty here in Oz! (don’t enter me in the comp though!)

  • catherine salser

    i think ” Garlic Curry Chicken Mango Chutney Naan “

  • loretta

    I would call these “Gluten Free And Not Sari Wraps”!

    • loretta

      Or maybe just “Gluten Free And Not Sari”. :-)

  • Sitara

    Chebe-Mosas for Chebe Samosas.

  • Jen

    Garlicky Crusted Hot Curry Mango To Go Go

  • Cara

    Mango-Curry Pocket Pies!

  • rachel

    Curry Chicken Samosa

  • Stephanie

    Mangolicious Curried Chicken Calzone with Cucumber-Mint Riata

  • Stephanie

    Mangolicious Curried Chicken Empanada with Cucumber-Mint Riata

  • Stephanie

    Curried Chicken & Mango Bombaynada with Cucumber-Mint Riata

  • Hezzi-D

    4 C’s Empanadas (Chicken, curry, coconut, and chutney)

  • Robin

    Curry Hand-Held Dinner

  • Katie

    Indian chicken with a Breadstick Twist

  • Kimberly Jill

    Chutney Curry Chicken Calzones

  • Louise

    Pocket Delights

  • Susan

    Tropical Empanadas or Hurricane Calzones (I’m thinking that some of the ingredients come from countries close to the equator – therefore near the tropics and near hurricanes.)

  • Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy

    yum!! those look INCREDIBLE! It’s like a Dosa Pocket! Or a Curry Hand Pie! thanks for such a great recipe! can’t wait to try!

  • jessica

    Rockin masala pocket with tzatziki

  • Heather

    How about Curried Chicken Mango Zebs? Zeb is Hindu for pouch. Thanks, Carol!

  • Heather

    If we can enter more than once: Mango Chicken Curry Clutches

  • Heather

    Curried Chicken Chutney Hand Pockets

  • http://simplyglutenfree Lynne H

    Gluten Free Indian Chicken Pockets

  • Diane Lopez

    Chicken Tropical Pillow Crisp
    sweet! :)

  • Heather

    Fruity Chicken Curry in a Chebe Cache

  • http://simplyglutenfree Lynne H

    GF Indian Chicken in Chebe Pocket

  • Dianne

    Mango Chutney “GF” Chicken Pockets

  • Kathleen

    Taste of India Pasty

  • Health Guy

    I think this preparation should be called “half green gluten free food”.

  • JEN


  • Margaret@KitchenFrau

    Curry Chicken Hand Pies
    (yum – they look like a must-try)

  • Cari

    East Indian Mango Chicken Garlic Empanadas with Yogurt Riata

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