Indian patties vegan

Pasties we all know. With ragout or as a tasty snack. In India, too, they have their own patties like the samosa. But in Indonesia, they have their Indonesian patties. Normally this contains meat or chicken. Of course, these Indian patties are without meat or chicken and you can make them yourself from scratch! Sounds like fun?

The great thing is that the ingredients are not difficult and can be found in any supermarket. Which is very convenient. It does take some time to make them, so look for the ingredients in the morning and head into the kitchen for an afternoon. Tip: reserve some space in your freezer already, you’ll probably need it!

Indonesian patties vegan

Preparation 40 minutes
Cooking time 1 hour


Making dough

  • 1 kg wheat flour
  • 250 gr vegetable margarine
  • pinch of salt
  • scoop sugar
  • 4 dl water
  • bit olive oil

Stuffing patties

  • 500 gr vegan minced meat
  • 250 gr green beans
  • 500 gr frozen peas
  • 2 roots
  • 2 onions
  • 2 leeks
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 groves celery leaves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1,5 tsp turmeric
  • 1,5 tsp lao powder
  • pepper to taste
  • salt to taste


  • Step 1: Making the dough
  • First, make the dough: put all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until you get a nice hunk of dough. Is your dough too wet? Then add some more flour. Is it too grainy?
    Then pour in a little more water. Knead the dough some more by hand and make it into a nice ball. Place the dough in a bowl covered with cling film and refrigerate for an hour.
  • Step 2: Finely chop and mince filling
  • Now you can start making the filling. Cook the beans until al dente. Meanwhile, you can finely chop and mince all the ingredients: carrots, onions, leeks, celery and garlic. You don’t need to finely chop the peas, of course.
  • Step 3: Stuffing wok
  • Fry onion and garlic. Is the onion a bit glazy? Then add the chopped carrots. After a while you can add the rest of the ingredients: vegan minced meat, green beans, peas, leeks and celery leaves. Stir well until everything is nicely mixed together. Tip: Just taste in between if you like the spices. You can use whatever you like! The same goes for the filling, of course. In these patties we used bay leaf, laurel powder, pepper, salt and turmeric. Add the spices and mix well again. Turn off the heat and put the lid on the pan.
  • Step 4: Roll out dough
  • Remove the dough from the refrigerator and make about 4 parts of it. Clean your work surface well, because now it is time to roll out the dough. Then sprinkle some flour over the sheet so that the dough does not stick so much. Using a rolling pin, roll out a piece of dough and then cut out rounds. You have special dough cutters, but of course you can also use a bowl. I used one with a diameter of about 10 centimeters. Carefully make the pieces of dough you put out slightly larger still.
  • Step 5: Filling pastries
  • Now you can fill your patties! Place one to two tablespoons of filling in the center of the dough. Now fold the dough around the filling. Make sure the dough seals well: there should be no seams and gaps. Then gently work the edges on both sides with a fork and place in the freezer for a while for about 3 to 4 hours.
  • Step 6: Deep-frying Indian patties
  • Are your patties properly frozen? Then you can deep-fry them. You can also deep fry them unfrozen, but then there is a chance they will pop open, allowing oil into your patty. So deep-fry frozen: heat a pan with sunflower oil and deep-fry your Indian patties until they are nice and golden brown. Delicious with chili sauce. Selamat makan!
  • Step 7: Freeze pastries
  • Making Indian patties is quite laborious. Therefore, it is best to make a lot of them at once to freeze them after frying.

Are you craving even more Indonesian food? Then check out the recipe for vegetarian nasi goreng and vegan lempers!