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Samosa Pinwheels with 5 Minute Tamarind Chutney. Spiced Samosa Potatoes + mint, rolled up in a tortilla. Bake or serve chilled. Vegan Soyfree Nutfree Recipe. Easily Glutenfree. Jump to Recipe   

Samosa Pinwheels - Spiced Potato Pinwheels with quick Tamarind Chutney | #vegan #appetizer #samosa

What happens when Samosa potatoes meet Pinwheels. You get Samosa pinwheels! These pinwheels are easy with a few ingredients. The Samosa potatoes come together quickly if you have boiled potatoes. The pinwheels come together in 20 minutes! Faster with store bought or pre-made tamarind chutney. Make the quick Tamarind chutney and Mint cilantro chutney. Mix the mint cilantro into the samosa mixture and drizzle the tamarind chutney on the potatoes. Fold the tortilla, slice and serve, or bake for 15 minutes and serve. Its samosa + chutneys all in one bite. 

I prefer the unbaked pinwheels as the mint and sour flavor profile packs a punch in the potatoes and remind me of Sev Puri chaat (crackers topped with spiced minty potato mixture, onions, tomatoes, sev (chickpea noodles), tamarind chutney). Darn it, I miss Chaat! The baked pinwheels are sturdier as the potato sets and the tortilla crisps up a little. The tamarind, sweet and spices get stronger on baking and hubbs loved them baked more. Both ways they are very addictive. You cannot stop at one. If you like Indian Chaat or Samosas, you will want to make a double batch of these for Diwali or Gameday or other parties.  Happy Diwali!

My book Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen got nominated for Goodreads Best cookbooks 2015 category! Woop. First round voting can be cast here! Its competing with all the meaty books, so I am just glad it was nominated at all 🙂

Samosa Pinwheels - Spiced Potato Pinwheels with quick Tamarind Chutney | #vegan #appetizer #samosa

More Savory Snack options for the Diwali festival season

On my vision therapy front, I passed the barf test. 😉 Skip this para if needed. So the test was developed long ago, when one of the vision therapy docs changed his carpet in his office to a very circle, floral kind of pattern. His patients would come and throw up after being in the office for a few minutes. He then started using that kind of pattern to correct vision issues with prisms or therapy. If you can look at the pattern for 5-10 minutes without issues, you are all good. My appointment on Monday was to look at than darn pattern with and without prisms. Thankfully, I got just mildly sick, but the rest of day and yesterday were mostly audio books and sleeping. Now, we have to decide on the year long therapy plan, all of which isn’t covered any health insurance. I think I am more scared about all the disruption of my day-today schedule because of the exercises and therapy. I mean, the whole pattern prism thing took less than 7 minutes and I was down for 2 days. I get frustrated and mad when I can’t do stuff. Sigh. 


Make the mashed samosa potato mixture. Mix in the crushed mint cilantro. 

Samosa Pinwheels - Spiced Potato Pinwheels with quick Tamarind Chutney | #vegan #appetizer #samosa

Layer over a large tortilla.

Samosa Pinwheels - Spiced Potato Pinwheels | #vegan #appetizer #samosa

Drizzle tamarind chutney on the the potato mixture. 

Samosa Pinwheels - Spiced Potato Pinwheels with quick Tamarind Chutney | #vegan #appetizer #samosa

roll up and slice. Serve chilled as is or bake and serve.  Below unbaked. 

Samosa Pinwheels - Spiced Potato Pinwheels with quick Tamarind Chutney | #vegan #appetizer #samosa    

Samosa Pinwheels - Spiced Potato Pinwheels with Easy Tamarind Chutney

5 from 5 votes
By: Vegan Richa
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 20
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: fusion
Spiced Potato Pinwheels with Easy Tamarind Chutney. Vegan Soy-free Oil-free Nut-free Recipe. Can be made Gluten-free with gluten-free tortillas. Makes 2 large tortillas (20 to 22 pinwheels)
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  • 2 large 10 inch or larger tortillas. Use gluten-free tortillas to make gf

Samosa Potatoes:

  • 2 medium potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • 1 to 1.5 tsp ground roasted cumin
  • 1.5 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 3/4 tsp or more salt
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp dry mango powder
  • 1/2 tsp chaat masala, or 1/8 tsp kala namak black salt

Green mint chutney:

  • 3 tbsp chopped mint
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 inch ginger chopped

Tamarind Chutney: or use store bought chutney

  • 1 tbsp tamarind paste/concentrate
  • 2.5 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp or more salt
  • 1/4 tsp roasted ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp chaat masala, or 1/8 tsp kala namak black salt
  • 1/2 tbsp water, optional


Samosa Potatoes:

  • Mash the potatoes really well. Add spices and mix in. *You can also toast about 1/2 tsp cumin seeds on the skillet until fragrant and add to the potatoes.

Make the green mint chutney:

  • Pulse all the ingredients in a small blender until combined but not entirely smooth.
  • Add to the potato mixture and mix well. Taste and adjust salt, tang (amchoor) and heat (cayenne) of the potato mixture.

Make the tamarind chutney:

  • Mix everything until well combined. You can warm the mixture in a skillet or microwave to help the ingredients flavors gel well if needed.
  • Taste and adjust sweet (sugar) and tang (add lemon juice or kala namak for tangier).

Make the pinwheels:

  • Take 2 large tortillas and spread the potato mixture. Press to even it out.
  • Drizzle some of the tamarind chutney on the potato mixture. Roll up the tortillas tightly. Slice with a sharp serrated* knife.
  • Serve as is, chill for a few minutes and serve with or without tamarind chutney.
  • You can also bake the pinwheels at 350 degrees F / 180ºc for 13 to 15 minutes to crisp the tortillas.The pinwheels get sturdy as potato filling sets with the baking.
  • These pinwheels can be refrigerated for upto 2 days.


Nutritional values based on one pinwheel


Calories: 34kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Sodium: 139mg, Potassium: 107mg, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 45IU, Vitamin C: 2.9mg, Calcium: 15mg, Iron: 0.9mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Did you make this recipe? Rate and comment below!

Note: I have added amazon links to not so easily available spices/mixes on the recipe. The spices and spice mixes are often much cheaper from an Indian store. See Pantry page to find a store near you or Indian stores online.

Below, baked pinwheels. 

Samosa Pinwheels - Spiced Potato Pinwheels with quick Tamarind Chutney | #vegan #appetizer #samosa

About Richa

Hi, I'm Richa! I create flavorful plant based recipes that are inspired by my Indian upbringing, including many gluten-free, soy-free, and oil-free options.

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  1. Sue Ann says:

    5 stars
    Loved these!

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:


  2. VICKI says:

    What can you use instead of Chaat masala and dry mango powder, if we can’t get it?

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      for the Chaat masala you can substitute 1/8 tsp kala namak black salt, cumin, cayenne or extra lime juice. and for the mango: tamarind powder or paste, or extra lime juice.

  3. Lee Horsman says:

    The highlighted “chaat masala” does not take me to a recipe, to repeatedly to an Amazon advertisement for Black Salt. Can you direct me to a chaat masala recipe! Thank you!

    1. Richa says:

      oops. There is a recipe in my Indian kitchen book. You can also buy it from indian stores or online on amazon. Its a mix of black salt(kala namk), cumin, cayenne and dry mango powder. you an also use some black salt if you have that or some extra lime juice

  4. Aja says:

    5 stars
    I can’t get enough of these, I actually prepare them as burritos on sprouted wheat tortillas! Maybe someday I’ll share as an appetizer. Lately I’ve been using half potato half cauliflower mashed up and add firm, diced tofu sautéed with garam masala, mustard seed and whole cumin seeds to bulk up nutrition since I eat these by the dozens. Your time and effort in sharing your recipes is much appreciated, I love your books too!

    1. Richa says:

      great idea!

  5. Emily says:

    5 stars
    Oh my gosh! These pinwheels come together so quickly! i make make a double batch because they disappear.