Chicken Tandoori Box Patties With Homemade Samosa Dough

This Indian appetizer is taking the world by storm! A samosa is a fried pastry that makes for a very popular street food. But when stuffed with chicken and fried to perfection, they resemble the beloved chicken patties of your childhood. And now you can make your own delicious chicken tandoori box patties right at home with the following recipe. The dough is surprisingly easy to make, so today we're wrapping flavorful and spicy tandoori chicken and coleslaw in samosa dough and frying these tasty pockets until crispy and golden brown!

You'll Need (for 4):

For the samosa dough:

  • 1½ cups flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ⅓ cup water

For the tandoori chicken:

  • 3 tbsp plain yogurt
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp tandoori masala
  • ½ tsp grated ginger
  • ½ tsp grated garlic
  • 8 oz chicken breast, cubed

For the coleslaw:

  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • ¼ head of cabbage, grated
  • ½ tsp pepper

For the flour glue:

  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 3-4 tbsp water

For the breading:

  • beaten eggs
  • bread crumbs


  • chili garlic sauce
  • flour for your work surface
  • olive oil to brush on your dough

Here's How:

1. First prepare the samosa dough by mixing the flour, salt, and olive oil in a bowl and gradually adding the water. Knead until nice and smooth, then cover the dough and let it rest for about 30 minutes.

2. Oil your hands and press the dough flat. Sprinkle some flour on your work surface and roll out the dough with a rolling pin. Use a pizza cutter to divide the dough into 4 parts and then brush olive oil over each piece. Stack all the pieces on top of each other, then roll out the dough once again.

3. Heat a pan, add the dough, and cook over low heat for about 30 seconds on both sides. Now separate the 4 layers, put the pieces back on top of each other, and let cool. Straighten the edges and then cut the dough into strips that are about 3 x 10 inches.

4. Place 1 strip in front of you and brush the flour glue over the center. Place another strip on top to form a cross, then put a dollop of the chili garlic sauce in the middle.

5. Add the cubed chicken breast to a bowl and mix in the plain yogurt, salt, chili powder, tandoori masala, garlic, and ginger. Then fry the meat in a pan until fully cooked.

TIP: If you let the meat marinate for about 30 minutes, it'll taste even better. 

6. Mix the mayonnaise, salt, pepper, and sugar, then add the grated carrot and cabbage. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the tandoori chicken and 1 tablespoon of the coleslaw on the dough and sprinkle some shredded mozzarella on top. Add some more flour glue to 3 of the dough arms and fold it into a pocket (first the piece of dough with no flour glue, then the rest).

7. Heat some cooking oil in a pot to 325°F. Dredge the samosas in beaten egg and bread crumbs and fry in the hot oil for about 3-4 minutes.

Chicken tandoori box patties make for a great snack – the dough is super thin and flaky, the chicken is extremely flavorful and juicy, and when coupled with the creamy yet tangy coleslaw, it's an unbeatable combination that you won't want to miss out on!

Get the recipe for the Vegetarian Samosas featured in the bonus video.


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