Do you like samosas? It’s not just you.
A samosa is a savory pastry filled with delicious filling. They make great snack foods for various gatherings (triangles, cones, and half-moons), and can be made in many different shapes.
But how do you reheat samosas? Using the oven or stovetop is the best way to reheat samosas. They will remain crispy without becoming overcooked. Using a microwave to reheat samosas will likely result in sogginess. A deep-fryer or barbecuer would be better options.
It is easy to overdo it with these delicious snacks. You can eat too many samosas at once, however, because they are easy to feel full after.
You should read on if you fit this description! Keeping leftovers is easy with our tips on reheating and storing.
How to Store Samosas
Samosas need to be stored properly before you can reheat them. They can be kept in the fridge for up to 7 days and reheated when needed.
In order to keep them fresh, wrap them tightly in foil and transfer them to an airtight container to prevent unwanted air and moisture from ruining their texture or causing them to become contaminated.
Don’t use them until you’ve smelled them. It’s best to throw out anything that smells moldy or weird after staying in the fridge too long.
How to Reheat Samosas?
On the stovetop or in the oven, there are two methods. They can be microwaved, but this is not recommended. Samosas could become soggy in the microwave if they lose their crunch.
Remember that we are discussing cold samosas that have been refrigerated. There is a separate article for cooking frozen samosas.
1. Using the Oven
Among all the methods we’ll discuss in this article, reheating samosas using this method is the only one that maintains the samosas’ crisp texture.
Samosas reheated in the oven will be just as crispy and crunchy as freshly fried or baked samosas.
Here’s how to reheat samosas in the oven:
- Set your oven to 350°F and turn it on.
- Remove the samosas from the fridge while the oven is heating.
- Prepare a baking pan by placing the parchment paper on it.
- On the baking paper, arrange the samosas.
- Put the baking pan in the oven once it has been preheated. It is best to place the samosas on the center rack so they heat evenly. It will also prevent them from burning on one side.
- About five to ten minutes in the oven will do. To ensure that they are heated from all sides, flip them once or twice during that period of time. Ideally, you should cut one open and check the temperature of the filling (because this depends on the ingredients). Put them back in the oven for a few minutes if they’re too cold.
- As soon as they have reached the temperature you prefer, remove them from the oven.
- Place the samosas on the plate after letting them sit for a few minutes.
The samosas should be crispy and delicious, so go ahead and eat them!
2. Using the Stovetop
It’s faster and easier to reheat samosas in a pan than in an oven, which is the second best option. You should use a non-stick pan if you would like to avoid using oil again.
Here’s how to reheat samosas on the stovetop:
- You can cook your favorite non-stick dish in your favorite pan.
- Remove your samosas from the refrigerator.
- Samosas should be placed in the pan.
- Use the lid or foil to cover the pan. You can use foil if you like, but just place it on top and do not close the ends. Use a lid, but keep it open a bit. The reason is that steam can make the samosas soggy if the pan is fully covered. By keeping the lid partially open, the samosas will stay crisp.
- To gradually heat them, set the heat to low or medium.
- Until they are fully heated, turn them over every now and then.
- The samosas are ready when the pan is warm enough to remove from the stovetop.
Other Ways of Reheating Samosas
The best way to recreate fried or baked samosas is to reheat them in the oven. Next on the list is a nonstick frying pan for use on the stovetop.
You should also know about a few other options you can choose from that may end up being more convenient for you.
Many people do not recommend the microwave method for one reason – the samosas might get soggy or the edges may turn hard and rubbery.
Various people have different preferences. Perhaps you are the type of person who prefers soft samosas, so why not microwave them?
The samosas can be reheated in a matter of minutes as long as you don’t mind the soft texture.
For reheating samosas, use the grill function on your microwave. Using the regular microwave option will result in crispier and crunchier samosas.
This is a less healthy option, but if deep-frying is your thing, then this is a better choice. The frying pan should be filled with vegetable oil and heated until it boils.
Put the samosas into the oil, and then carefully remove them. Make sure you do not drop them and splash them with hot oil.
You can make crispy and golden samosas with this method. Make sure that they do not burn. After they are done, drain the excess oil on paper towels and serve them.
There are some people who like smoky flavors in their food, and you can also accomplish that with samosas. For reheating the samosas, you can use a barbecue to light wood or charcoal.
Fire up the grill and place the samosas there. On the one side, heat them for a few minutes, flip them over, and continue cooking for another few minutes.
The advantage of this method is that you can prepare other dishes while the samosas are warming. Alternatively, you can serve other finger foods with the samosas.
What Are Samosas Anyway?
Considering that you likely already know what samosas are, we wanted to include this section for further clarification.
There are many savory ingredients in samosas. You can choose the ingredients that best suit your tastes.
In addition to potatoes, onions, peas, and cabbage, you can add different spices and cheeses. Samosa fillings can also include different types of meat (usually ground meat), including beef, chicken, or lamb.
A samosa is typically made by deep-frying potatoes, different spices and herbs, and sometimes ground meat.
Where Did Samosas Come From?
They originate in Central Asia and the Middle East, and are often considered a part of Indian cuisine. Once spread throughout Asia and Africa, they eventually reached the entire world.
Can You Freeze Samosas?
It is possible to freeze samosas before baking them. Put the trays into the freezer after you prepare them to make them solid.
As soon as they have solidified, pack them into a zipper storage bag and freeze for no more than six weeks. Fried samosas can be frozen, and they can be kept frozen for up to six months.
How Important Is the Dough?
A crispy dough should not be overly oily and should not be so oily. Dough has a few tricks to it. You may want to prepare the dough in a way that allows it to rest for 30-40 minutes before rolling it.
It might be hard to cook the dough if you overwork it. Simply combine the ingredients. If the dough is too soft, the samosas will be too soft and they will not be crispy.
You need to cook the samosas on low heat if you want them to be crispy. The oil might even cause the pastry to bubble if it’s too hot.
The hot samosas should not be placed directly on the plate because moisture will accumulate under the samosas, making them soggy. For best results, let them cool on the rack for about a minute.