Whenever my wife and I get Indian take out we always get two orders of vegetable samosas. We absolutely love samosas and many times they are the best part about the meal!
When I saw Sukhi’s Samosas in the freezer section of my grocery store I couldn’t wait to bring them home and show my wife what I had found!
By the way, you can also get these samosas at Costco!
Samosa Nutrition and Ingredients
Let’s take a closer look at what you get with these frozen samosas.
You get about 10 samosas per package along with one pouch of cilantro chutney. Three samosas and two tablespoons of chutney are considered a single serving.
The nutrition facts for a single serving are:
- Calories: 275
- Fat: 13g (16% DV)
- Cholesterol: 0mg (0% DV)
- Sodium: 790mg (29% DV)
- Carbohydrates: 33g (? % DV)
- Protein: 5g
There is a mistake on the product labelling concerning carbohydrates. They state that the samosas have 10% of your daily value of carbs and that the chutney has 14% of your daily value of carbs. the 4g of carbs in the chutney do not make up 14% of your DV.
The samosas and chutney have the following ingredients:
- Samosa Filling
- Canola oil
- Tapioca starch
- Oleoresin Asafoetida
- Samosa Crust
- Wheat flour
- Canola oil
- Grape juice
- Rice Dextrin
- Baking powder
- Cilantro Chutney
- Cane sugar
- Lemon juice
I had to look up what “Oleoresin Asafoetida” was and according to Wikipedia it is a natural extract from a plant in the celery family that has a pungent flavor similar to onions and leeks.
The samosas are listed as:
- No Preservatives
- Non GMO
Heating and Serving the Samosas
The samosa need to be cooked but the pouch of cilantro chutney simply needs to be thawed under cold running water.
The heating instructions for this product are:
- Preheat your oven to 375F.
- Remove the samosas from the packaging and place on a baking sheet.
- Place the samosas in the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown.
- Remove the samosas from the oven and serve with the thawed cilantro chutney.
How Do The Samosas Taste?
I have to give Sukhi’s Samosas a mixed review.
Let me start by saying that we really enjoy these samosa and consider them a special treat on the nights that we have them. I am delighted that the product is available and I am unaware of any better frozen samosas that are available.
That being said, these samosas are not nearly as good as what we get from Indian restaurants and there are two areas where they could be significantly improved. The two areas for improvement are:
- Amount of filling
- Style of chutney
Amount of Filling
These samosas are rather flat and do not contain a significant amount of that delicious potato and pea filling. All of the flavors are correct but the ratio of “filling to crust” is off considerably.
Style of Chutney
I am used to eating potato and pea samosas with a bright and flavorful mint chutney. The chutney that comes with these samosas is an earthy cilantro based sauce that is heavily seasoned with garlic.
While the cilantro chutney has an interesting flavor profile and is not bad, it is not the sauce that I am used to having with this delicacy.
Sukhi’s Samosas at Costco
The package of samosa’s that I get at Albertson’s has 10 pieces and costs $7.99. This works out to a cost of $0.799 per piece.
You can buy the exact same samosas at Costco but they come in a box with 16 pieces that costs $11.99. This works out to a cost of $0.749 per piece.
This means that if you buy the larger package at Costco then you will save about a nickel per samosa.
While I appreciate the extra savings that Costco always brings to the table, in this case the savings are not enough to get me to buy these at their warehouse.
The 10 pieces of samosas that we get from Albertson’s is the perfect amount for my wife and me. We get to eat the whole package, throw away the box and move on with our lives. We simply do not need an extra 6 pieces nor do I feel like wrapping them back up to put in the freezer and dealing with leftover chutney.