Sambooseh – Persian Sambosa Recipe in 30 min

Persian sambooseh is a very quick, delicious, and slightly spicy dish. The city of Abadan in the south of Iran is the origin of this food.

Samosa is a very famous street food that was taken from India and is also sold on the streets of Iran and Pakistan.

This dish combines boiled potatoes with vegetables and onions, mixed with different spices, wrapped in lavash bread or special dough, and fried in oil.

It is prepared in different ways in different countries of Asia and India, and finally, it is served with different ketchup sauces or local spicy sauces.

Persian sambosa

Samosa Ingredients

liquid oil as needed
olive oil as needed
Lavash bread 2 pcs
Purple or yellow onion 1 pc
Potatoes 2 large ones
Turmeric 1 cup
Sweet paprika 1 teaspoon
Red pepper: The tip of a teaspoon
Black pepper and salt as needed
Parsley leaves and fresh coriander as needed


1. To prepare samosas, I first put the potatoes in a pot and add water to boil slowly.

2. Then, I chop an onion into small and precious sizes. Then I fry the onions in oil, and add turmeric, paprika, black pepper, and salt.

chopped onions

As the onions are slowly fried with spices, I fry the remaining potatoes in another pan.

fry onions with spices

If you want to cook potatoes faster and with less oil, you can fry them in an air fryer without or with very little oil.

3. I mix the fried potatoes with onions and keep them aside.

4. At this stage, I clean and chop parsley and coriander. I chop them like in the picture, take a desired amount, and pour it into the onion and fried potato mixture.

cut vegetables

mix coriander with potatoes

5. At this stage, I mash the boiled potatoes and mix them with olive oil, salt, black pepper, and the rest of the parsley and coriander. I will mix it completely.

ingredients for sambooseh

6. After making the inner mixture of the samosa, we will start cutting the lavash bread. We cut the lavash bread into uniform and regular rectangles.

cut lavash bread

We put the sambooseh mixture inside the bread. Then, we wrap the lavash bread in a very simple and regular shape.

fold bread 1

fold bread 2

fold bread 3

sambooseh breads are ready

7. Then pour the oil into the frying pan, allow it to heat up completely, and slowly put the samosas in the oil until they are completely fried.

The sambooseh should not be fried too much, and when they are golden brown, they are ready, and you can eat them. 

sambooseh is ready

Topping and Serving Sambooseh

Usually, in Iran, samosas are served with hot or regular ketchup sauce. They also use a variety of carbonated drinks.

In the south of Iran, in Abadan, spicy mango sauce and Iranian pickles, such as lite pickles, are also served with this dish.

In India, Indian stamp sauce is also used with this delicious sandwich.

Tips for preparing Sambooseh

1. Add red hot sauce to the ingredients at the end to make the samosa more delicious.

2. You can also use a little sausage or fried marinated minced meat in the ingredients.

3. If you want to prepare your samosa with minced meat, add it while roasting the onions and wait until the meat is cooked.

4. Do not mash the potatoes when hot so they do not become mushy.

5. If the lavash bread is dry, add a little water to moisten it and not crumble.

6. If lavash bread is unavailable, use yu-fka dough.

Tips for preparing Sambooseh

How to prepare sambooseh without oil

You can use the oven to cook a healthier and less caloric samosa. Follow all the steps as before, apply a little oil to the samosas with a brush, and put them in the oven for 15-20 minutes at 195 degrees Celsius.

With this method, you can prepare almost military and very tasty samosa.

 How to make samosa dough at home

  • First, put the dough liquid in a small container with half a glass of lukewarm water until it foams and is ready.
  • In another container, mix flour and salt well and sift.
  • Gradually mix the dough with flour and salt.
  • Add the oil to the flour mixture.
  • Knead the sambooseh dough with your hands.
  • Divide the samosa dough into small and equal pieces.
  • Ball the pieces of dough and cover the dough for 60 minutes until it rises or increases in volume.
  • After forming the dough, open the balls with a 3 mm-diameter rolling pin.
  • Put the prepared sambooseh ingredients inside the opened dough and wrap the dough.
  • Fry the wrapped samosas in oil.

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Chef Haghighi

I am Chef Haghighi with ten years of cooking experience and setting up many restaurants and fast food in Iran and Turkey. I am interested in writing recipes on my website. I have the TCA international culinary qualification.I have the experience of successfully launching more than 20 restaurants and fast food in USA and Turkey. I have opened all kinds of traditional restaurants and fast food in Iranian and Turkish style. You can contact me for advice on equipping restaurants and fast food In the shortest possible time and for free, I will provide you with advice on buying fast food equipment and setting up a fast food restaurant.

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