Samosa Soup | Yup, it's Vegan

Samosa Soup

This recipe skips the frying and turns potatoes into a hearty, fragrant samosa soup. Gluten-free, grain-free, and vegan.
Course Soup
Cuisine gluten-free, grain-free, Indian, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword samosa soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Total Yield 3 servings
Calories Per Serving 241 kcal
Author Yup, it's Vegan


To start:

  • 5 medium potatoes skins intact, scrubbed and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 green chilis finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 white or yellow onion diced

For the spice blend:

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1/4 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

To finish the samosa soup:

  • 3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth (or salted broth and reduce the salt above)
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk (optional)
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1/2 cup cooked green peas, chickpeas, or mung beans (or more)
  • fresh cilantro, tamarind chutney, or other chutney of choice (optional, for serving)


  1. In a large saucepan, add the potatoes along with water to cover them by a few inches. Bring to a boil, and cook until the potatoes are fork tender. Rinse and drain the cooked potatoes.
  2. Meanwhile, warm the coconut oil over medium heat in a skillet. Add the chilis, garlic, and onion, and stir. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until softened slightly.
  3. Add all of the ingredients for the spice blend, and stir. Continue stirring frequently, cooking at medium heat for about 2 more minutes, until the spices are fragrant and slightly browned.
  4. Remove from the heat, and remove the mixture from the pan immediately. Add to a blender or food processor, and blend until mostly smooth.
  5. Add the cooked potatoes to the blender, along with as much of the water or broth as needed to blend. Blend until smooth (or leave slightly chunky if you prefer).
  6. Transfer the mixture to the saucepan, add the rest of the water or broth, the (optional) cocnout milk, and the lime juice. Bring to a gentle boil, then reduce to a simmer.
  7. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the flavors have come together to your liking. Stir in the cooked beans and adjust seasoning as desired. Serve hot, topped with fresh cilantro, and chutney (if using/available).
Nutrition Facts
Samosa Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 bowl)
Calories 241 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 643mg28%
Potassium 1160mg33%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Vitamin C 70.1mg85%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.