Samosadilla – Samosa Quesadillas

5 from 9 votes

Samosadillas are a mashup of samosa and quesadilla in an easy to make recipe! A delicious Indian Mexican fusion meal.


Easy Indian – Mexican Fusion dish, Samosadilla

Mashup of samosas and quesadillas equals samosadilla! A super easy to make and healthier way to eat samosas. This version uses tortillas that are filled with samosa filling, chutneys, cheese and tortilla chips for some crunch.

What are samosas?

Samosas are a deep fried savory appetizer, snack or even entree.  They are popular particularly in Northern India but eaten across the continent.  Samosas are popular in many countries outside of India as well. It consists of a spiced potato and pea mixture enveloped in an all purpose dough.  Then, folded into a triangular shape and fried. 

In India, samosas are served with chutneys.  Usually a sweet, tamarind based chutney and a savory, cilantro based one.

Samosa are delicious and thanks to this recipe you do not need to eat them deep fried.

Enter Samosadilla!

I think it is a fun, easy and healthier way to have samosas which are traditionally deep fried. This is a play on two dishes to make an Indian Mexican samosa.

Other alternatives to samosas

You can also make using puff pastry. I have two recipes using puff pastry: Samosa Pinwheels and Jalapeno Cheddar Samosas

samosadilla with chutneys on the side all on a gray plate

What are samosadillas?

Play on samosas and quesadillas to make an Indian Mexican fusion dish.

The filling consists of:

  • Spiced potato and peas
  • Cilantro chutney
  • Apple butter chutney
  • Cheese
  • Tortillas for crunch like fried samosas have!

Chutneys for Samosa

The sweet and savory combo of chutneys really hits the spot in these.

Sweet Chutney

I love my Mom’s apple butter chutney.  That is what we grew up having and so I’ve included that recipe below.

You can also use this cranberry chutney recipe.

Savory Chutney

I’ve included a quick green chutney (cilantro chutney) in the recipe card.

samosadilla on a gray plate with chutneys on the side

How to make samosadillas

  1. Make samosa filling: using boiled potatoes (about 10 mins boiled), peas and spices it is a step that takes a few minutes. See below for microwave method to cook potatoes and peas.
  2. Chutneys: samosas are traditionally served with both a green chutney (cilantro based) and sweet chutney (tamarind based). I enjoy samosas with a variety of sweet chutneys such as: apple butter, cranberry and even pear!
  3. Put it all together: Heat a pan with a tortilla. Add chutneys, filling, cheese and tortillas for an optional crunch!

Note: I used Late July brand Jalapeno Lime tortillas which add a yummy flavor

I got the idea when the Tortilla Hack was trending and I like the idea of having a separate area for the tortilla chips so they stay crunchy.  But, you can just fold in half like the traditional quesadilla style.

samosadilla tortilla hack

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Samosadilla – Samosa Quesadillas (Indian Mexican Fusion)

Shilpa Joshi
Samosadillas are a mashup of samosa and quesadilla in an easy to make recipe! A delicious Indian Mexican fusion meal.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course lunch
Cuisine Indian, indian fusion, Indian Mexican fusion
Servings 8 servings
Calories 373 kcal


  • Pot
  • pan


Samosa Filling

  • 2 large potatoes (boiled) 480 grams
  • ½ cup peas (boiled and lightly mashed/crumbled) 75 grams
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tso cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp hing (asofoetida)
  • 2 tsp ginger shredded
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp amchur (mango powder) sub extra tsp lemon juice if you don't have
  • ¼ tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sugar

Green Chutney

  • 1 cup coriander leaves chopped cilantro
  • 1 inch ginger chopped
  • 2 medium green chilli peppers
  • 3 tbsp dessicated coconut can sub with peanuts or dhalia
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup water to desired thickness start with 1/4 cup
  • 1 clove garlic optional

Apple Butter Chutney

  • 1 cup apple butter
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp dhana jeeru cumin coriander powder mix
  • ¼ tsp red chilli powder
  • 4-5 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice


  • 8 tortilla
  • 3 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • tortilla chips optional for crunch


Samosa Filling

  • Heat oil in pan on medium high. Add jeera (cumin seeds). Once begin to heat up and splutter add hing.
  • Add ginger and garlic and let sizzle in oil for a minute while mixing. Add potatoes and peas and mix well.
  • Add all spices except lemon juice. Mix and cook for about 3-4 minutes until heated throughout. Turn gas off and mix in lemon juice. Samosa filling is ready.

Green Cilantro Chutney

  • Blend all ingredients together.
  • Add additional water if needed to make consistency desired

Apple Butter Chutney

  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Taste and adjust for sweetness/saltiness preference.

Putting it all together

  • Heat tortilla on stove in pan. Spread chutneys on it. Then add samosa filling, cheese and tortilla chips. Fold in half and cook on medium until browned then flip and cook on other side. Ensure cheese is melted. Enjoy!


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You can either boil potatoes and peas on stove in double boiler or use microwave.  Microwave method outlined above.
You can also use this cranberry chutney recipe in place of the apple butter chutney.


Calories: 373kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 13gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 804mgPotassium: 147mgFiber: 2gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 569IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 346mgIron: 2mg
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