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Gluten Free Simply Samosas Recipe

I need your help! I created this pretty fab gluten free recipe but I just don’t know what to name it! Most of us can just make a recipe and call it “dinner”, no such luck for a recipe developer and food blogger.

This is where you and your help come in – I am having a contest – whoever comes up with the best name for this recipe will win a case of Chebe Garlic-Onion Breadstick Mix!

First let me tell you a little about the recipe. I started out making a filling of ground chicken, onions, carrots, curry powder, mango chutney (I made mine using my homemade mango chutney but store bought is just fine) and coconut milk. Then I used Chebe Garlic-Onion Breadstick Mix to make a pastry. I added some more garlic and some ground cumin to give it the flavor of the flat Indian bread called “naan”. I stuffed the filling into the pastry, baked it up and also made a quick riata (and Indian condiment made with yogurt, cucumbers and mint).

The result is a tasty little gluten free (and dairy free) pastry with all the flavors of an Indian meal, all wrapped up in a little package.

I think that if you want to introduce children to more exotic flavors in their dining experiences, this is a good way to start. The curry filling is flavorful but not spicy (although if you want more heat, you could always just add more curry powder), there is a touch of sweetness in the filling from the carrots and raisins (in the chutney) and they are just plain fun to eat! And you know, Indian food is SO popular these days!

I love everything about this recipe except one thing – I couldn’t figure out an appropriate name!

So here’s the challenge – read through the recipe and come up with a fun, creative, clever name for it.

You can enter as many as 10 names if you like but they all have to be different and submitted in individual comments.

You have until Monday, June 4th, midnight (EST) to enter in your name(s). The next day, I will pick a winner and officially change the name of this recipe. The winner will be announced in this post plus I will send them an email.

This isn’t random or computer generated! I am picking the name I like best! Flattery will not help, but it won’t hurt either. :)

The winner will receive a case (that is 8 boxes) of Chebe Garlic-Onion Breadstick Mix. I will send you an email to get your shipping address.

I can only ship to an address in the United States. If you live in another country, you can go ahead and enter, but you need to provide me with a U.S. shipping address.

For all the official rules, go here.

So, what would you name this gluten free recipe?

UPDATE!  Thank you to everyone who entered such fun, creative names.  Picking a winner was HARD!!!   So (drum roll please) the winning name for this recipe is…Simply Samosas submitted by Tina D.  Congratulations Tina, you have just won a whole case of Chebe Breadstick Mix, enjoy!

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Gluten Free Simply Samosas Recipe

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 519kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil – use divided
  • ½ cup finely diced carrots (1 carrot)
  • ½ cup finely diced onion (1/4 of a medium sized onion)
  • ¾ pound ground chicken
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt plus more for the pastry
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder (more if you want it spicy)
  • ¾ cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup mango chutney (with raisins)
  • 1 box Chebe Garlic-Onion Breadsticks Mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cloves garlic , finely minced or grated
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ seedless cucumber
  • 1 cup plain Greek Yogurt (non-fat, low-fat, regular or dairy free)
  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves , minced


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a large skillet with a lid over medium heat. Add the carrots and onion and cook until the onions start to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken, 1 teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper and the curry powder; raise the heat to medium-high and cook, breaking up the chicken with a spatula or potato masher, until no longer pink, 3-4 minutes. Add the coconut milk and chutney, stir to combine, lower the heat back to medium, put the lid on the pan and cook until the liquid is absorbed and the carrots are fork tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly while making the dough.
  • Put the Chebe Garlic-Onion Breadsticks Mix in a mixing bowl, add 2 eggs, the remaining 2 tablespoons of coconut oil (liquefied), ¼ cup of water, garlic and ground cumin and stir to combine. The mixture will be lumpy. Dump the mixture onto a clean work surface and knead by hand until the dough is smooth. Divide into 4 equal sized pieces. Place a piece of waxed or parchment paper on a flat surface, roll one dough portion into a ball, top with another piece of waxed or parchment paper and roll into a 7-inch circle. Lift the top piece of paper from the dough, place ¼ of the chicken mixture on the bottom half of the dough circle, leaving a ½ inch border. Fold the dough over the filling forming a half circle, press the edges together and crimp with the tines of a fork. Using the bottom piece of paper to help you, gently flip the pastry into one hand then place it flat (un-crimped) side down on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough and filling.
  • Beat the remaining egg with 1 teaspoon water and brush on top of the pastries. Sprinkle with a little salt and bake for 40 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown.
  • While the pastries are baking, make the riata. Peel the cucumber and grate it into a paper or kitchen towel. Squeeze out the excess liquid and place in a mixing bowl. Add the yogurt and mint leaves and stir to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Simply Samosas Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 519 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 20g100%
Cholesterol 198mg66%
Sodium 731mg30%
Potassium 846mg24%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 3010IU60%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 125mg13%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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  1. Lisa R
    May 21, 2012

    Chicken Curry Pockets, or curry pasties. Actually, they sound divine.

  2. Shelly Einhorn
    May 21, 2012

    This looks so delicious have to try these this week! Toasty Mangoed Punjabi Pockets

  3. Hazel C
    May 21, 2012

    Gluten Free Indian Pasty’s. Spin off on hand held savory pastries served to workers in England!

  4. May 21, 2012

    Curried Chicken Pasties.

  5. May 21, 2012

    Punjab Pasties.

  6. May 21, 2012

    What’s the hurry, chicken curry? Chicken Cury to Go.

  7. May 21, 2012

    Curried Coconut Pastries and Fresh Raita

  8. May 21, 2012

    Curry-Coconut Samosas

  9. May 21, 2012

    Coconut Curry and Mango Samosas (sounds summery!)

  10. May 21, 2012

    Coconutty For Curry-Mango Samosas

  11. May 21, 2012

    Tangy Curry n’ Coconut Chicken Pockets

  12. May 21, 2012

    Spicy Curry Coconut Pockets with Cool Raita

  13. Pamela Erickson
    May 22, 2012

    Curry Mango Chicken Pockets

  14. May 22, 2012

    Chicken Chutney Pies

  15. May 22, 2012

    They look good! I’d go with curried chicken empanadas. When I saw them I thought they immediately looked most like empanadas, just with a different flavor profile :)

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  17. Barb Tipton
    May 22, 2012

    Curried Chicken Samosas.

  18. Kim B
    May 22, 2012

    GF Samosas to Go (chicken and mango curry) – you could easily change the ingredients and make a variety of types

  19. Tami F.
    May 22, 2012

    They reminded me immediately of empanadas as well. How about Empanadas Indios de Carolina.

  20. Chris
    May 22, 2012

    I like the empanada idea, too! Indian Empanadas?

  21. Chris
    May 22, 2012

    Actually, kids might prefer Indian Hot Pockets!

  22. Linda
    May 22, 2012

    I also immediately thought empanadas when I saw them (and before I saw Jenn’s comment!). Curried East Indian Empanadas. I’d make them with more veggies or tofu.

  23. Lisa V
    May 22, 2012

    Gluten-Free Chicken Samosa Empanadas

  24. Erin Morley
    May 22, 2012

    I say they should be called Indian Naanzerotti. P.S. can I come over for dinner sometime?

  25. Erin
    May 22, 2012

    Handheld GF Indian Curry with Raita

  26. Collett
    May 22, 2012

    Coconut Curry Calzones

  27. Collett
    May 22, 2012

    Indian Empanadas with Cucumber Riata

  28. May 22, 2012

    How about Chicken Curry Pockets with Mint Yogurt Sauce.

  29. Nancy Cherven
    May 22, 2012

    Golded Samosas Gluten Free

  30. May 22, 2012

    I’d call these dinner for sure! Or Curried Chicken Pockets. But there are many more creative ideas already shared! :) Love that you used the Chebe mix. I’ve only bought their hamburger bun mix before, and the texture is “stretchy” enough that I can imagine the breadstick mix works SO well for the pastry here. Great idea and super-creative recipe!

  31. May 22, 2012

    How about Chicken Mango EmpaNAANdas? Either way that’s going on the dinner rotation this week! YUMMMM!!!!!

  32. May 22, 2012

    I vote for Indian Empanadas w/ Mango Chutney too :)

  33. Tamara Anderson
    May 22, 2012

    Indian Pocket Pastry with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce

  34. (Savory) Indian Chicken Pockets w/ Mango Chutney

  35. ps, i love your ingenuity!

  36. May 22, 2012

    Hurry, Chicken Curry Pockets!!

  37. tina
    May 22, 2012

    tropical pockets please. I’m on my way home from Hawaii and this reminds me of the tropics.

  38. Jule
    May 22, 2012

    Hot Whatever Pocket

  39. Jule
    May 22, 2012

    Main Meal Turnovers

  40. Aubrey
    May 22, 2012

    these look so hearty and flavorful! I would call them Savory Indian Pockets

  41. Jule
    May 22, 2012

    Meal To-Go

  42. Jule
    May 22, 2012

    Pot Pie Pocket

  43. Jule
    May 22, 2012

    Your Choice Pocket

  44. Jule
    May 22, 2012

    Make Ahead Pocket

  45. Jule
    May 22, 2012

    Stew In A Pocket

  46. Jule
    May 22, 2012

    Healthy Pocket

  47. Leah P.
    May 22, 2012

    I suggest calling them gluten-free samosas – lets readers know they are GF and also the Indian flavors are identified right away.
    I am looking forward to trying this recipe – do you have any suggestions for making them egg free?
    Thank you and have fun with the contest!

  48. Tina D.
    May 22, 2012

    Dear Carol,

    I look forward to your emails and trying your recipes. I have all your cookbooks and I love your flour blend. It makes THE BEST banana bread ever. I adapted my grandmother’s recipe using your flour and no one can tell it is gluten free!

    As for your new recipe, I cannot wait to try it. I would name it SIMPLY SAMOSAS. I love the name of your website “Simply Gluten-Free”, so it seems fitting that you would have the name “Simply” in it. Based on the reading of the recipe, it certainly could be considered a samosa and also, it looks like the recipe could be adapted to add whatever ingredients you would like in your Samosa, including potatoes and peas.

  49. Tina D
    May 22, 2012

    “Simply” Samosas!

  50. Tawnya
    May 22, 2012

    Thai Greek Indian Empanadas

  51. May 22, 2012

    GF Stuffed Roti

  52. Cynthia Jones
    May 22, 2012

    “Thai-style Chicken Pockets”…YUM!

  53. Melissa E.
    May 22, 2012

    Curry Chicken Empanada

  54. Candace Moschella
    May 22, 2012

    Chebe Chow with chutney and raita. I have a beautiful South African Indian friend who taught me how to make curry. In Durban South Africa, they have a dish called “Bunny Chow” which is bread stuffed with curry. While staying with us here in the USA she yearned for her Mom’s Bunny Chow. This sounds like a GF Dream! Thank you!!

  55. Cindy
    May 22, 2012

    Gluten Free Indian Chicken Somosa!! :)

  56. Heather
    May 22, 2012

    No Worry Chicken Curry!

  57. Val
    May 22, 2012

    Chicken Curry Naan Pockets

  58. Leslie
    May 22, 2012

    Gluten Free Chicken Chutney Surprise! Sounds yummy!

  59. Val
    May 22, 2012

    GF Curry in a Hurry

  60. Jule
    May 22, 2012

    Stew Pie

  61. May 22, 2012

    GF Naan Tuck It Indian Pies …Mmmmmn man now I feel starving again, and I just had dal before seeing this!

  62. Doris Kinney
    May 22, 2012

    Chicken Mango stuffed Naan

  63. Jule
    May 22, 2012

    Celiac Pie

  64. May 22, 2012

    Curry Hurry Pockets with Minty Fresh Riata

  65. donna
    May 22, 2012

    Oh yummo!!!!! I would name these chicken curry empanadas!!!!!!!! Chebe is the onlllyyyyy bread mix i can use. Thanks for sharing this recipe….

  66. May 22, 2012

    Chick Fill a Samosa Dinner

  67. May 22, 2012

    Chebe Chapati Chutney Filled Folds …I just think that one would be fun, dare you to say it ten times fast!

  68. That would be a Chicken Curry Pasty here in Oz! (don’t enter me in the comp though!)

  69. catherine salser
    May 22, 2012

    i think ” Garlic Curry Chicken Mango Chutney Naan “

  70. loretta
    May 22, 2012

    I would call these “Gluten Free And Not Sari Wraps”!

    1. loretta
      May 22, 2012

      Or maybe just “Gluten Free And Not Sari”. :-)

  71. May 22, 2012

    Chebe-Mosas for Chebe Samosas.

  72. May 22, 2012

    Garlicky Crusted Hot Curry Mango To Go Go

  73. May 22, 2012

    Mango-Curry Pocket Pies!

  74. rachel
    May 22, 2012

    Curry Chicken Samosa

  75. Stephanie
    May 22, 2012

    Mangolicious Curried Chicken Calzone with Cucumber-Mint Riata

  76. Stephanie
    May 22, 2012

    Mangolicious Curried Chicken Empanada with Cucumber-Mint Riata

  77. Stephanie
    May 22, 2012

    Curried Chicken & Mango Bombaynada with Cucumber-Mint Riata

  78. May 22, 2012

    4 C’s Empanadas (Chicken, curry, coconut, and chutney)

  79. Robin
    May 22, 2012

    Curry Hand-Held Dinner

  80. Katie
    May 22, 2012

    Indian chicken with a Breadstick Twist

  81. Kimberly Jill
    May 22, 2012

    Chutney Curry Chicken Calzones

  82. May 23, 2012

    Pocket Delights

  83. Susan
    May 23, 2012

    Tropical Empanadas or Hurricane Calzones (I’m thinking that some of the ingredients come from countries close to the equator – therefore near the tropics and near hurricanes.)

  84. yum!! those look INCREDIBLE! It’s like a Dosa Pocket! Or a Curry Hand Pie! thanks for such a great recipe! can’t wait to try!

  85. jessica
    May 24, 2012

    Rockin masala pocket with tzatziki

  86. Heather
    May 24, 2012

    How about Curried Chicken Mango Zebs? Zeb is Hindu for pouch. Thanks, Carol!

  87. Heather
    May 24, 2012

    If we can enter more than once: Mango Chicken Curry Clutches

  88. Heather
    May 24, 2012

    Curried Chicken Chutney Hand Pockets

  89. May 24, 2012

    Gluten Free Indian Chicken Pockets

  90. May 25, 2012

    Chicken Tropical Pillow Crisp
    sweet! :)

  91. Heather
    May 25, 2012

    Fruity Chicken Curry in a Chebe Cache

  92. May 26, 2012

    GF Indian Chicken in Chebe Pocket

  93. Dianne
    May 26, 2012

    Mango Chutney “GF” Chicken Pockets

  94. Kathleen
    May 29, 2012

    Taste of India Pasty

  95. May 29, 2012

    I think this preparation should be called “half green gluten free food”.

  96. JEN
    June 1, 2012


  97. Curry Chicken Hand Pies
    (yum – they look like a must-try)

  98. Cari
    June 4, 2012

    East Indian Mango Chicken Garlic Empanadas with Yogurt Riata

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