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    Mini Phyllo Cups with Peas and Potatoes

    My mom made these mini phyllo cups with peas and potatoes on Thanksgiving and they were such a crowd pleaser.  So of course I had to try making them for myself and they turned out to be super easy and delicious.

    Mini Phyllo Cups with Peas and Potatoes


    1/2 cup onion

    1 tbsp olive or canola oil

    3 small potatoes

    1 tsp cumin seeds

    1 tsp ginger

    30 mini phyllo shells

    10 oz frozen peas

    1/2 tsp garam masala

    1/4 tsp turmeric powder

    salt and pepper to taste

    1 tbsp lemon juice

    red chili powder or 1/2 green chili (optional)


    1. Boil potatoes and then chop them into very small cubes.

    2. Sauté onions and cumin seeds in oil on medium/high heat until cumin seeds start to sizzle.

    3. Add frozen peas and potatoes and cook for 5 minutes.

    4. Add salt, pepper, green chilies or red chili powder, ginger, and turmeric. Stir gently and continue to cook for another 5 minutes.

    5. Add lemon juice and garam masala, mix, and turn off heat

    6. Fill phyllo cups with the mixture, bake in the oven for 1-2 minutes, and serve.

    Reader Comments (17)

    Your Mom is a rock star :) These are so adorable.

    December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHogger & Co.

    So cute!!! and appetizing :)

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    December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTanvi

    Such cute appetizers. I love the fusion feel as well.

    December 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternmaha

    What a great way to fancy up peas and potatoes!

    December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNikki

    mmmm....yumm super simple and super easy..Indian food sexy!

    December 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersreebindu

    they really look good Naina! Yumyyyyy.......


    December 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkiran

    Wow, they do look pretty easy to make, huh?! Looks delicious - thanks!

    December 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJess

    These are so adorable! And they look delicious, too!

    December 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbestofbklyn

    Wow those are adorable!!! I'm sure they are yummy too.

    December 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaria

    I will definitely make these. I have everything I need to make it... except the dough.

    Thinking of making the filling anyway- just to try! I'll let you know if I do.

    December 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTorrie @ a place to share...

    You continue to inspire me to try different foods. I like Indian food but never know how to cook it - this is a great stepping stone.

    December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMilla

    Wow you changed it all up! Nice blog design :)

    This looks like a modern chic version of Samosas! love it

    December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOverlooking Mississippi

    @Overlooking Mississippi-Yes! I wanted to name them Phyllo Samosas or something b/c the filling is essentially the same...but my mom said they are not samosas..samosas are "closed" or wrapped up pastries. Great observation on your part!

    December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSTYLE'N

    For anyone who is considering this recipe- DO IT!! (made it without the phyllo, just as a side dish, and it is incredibly simple and tasty... my husband and kids agree!)

    December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTorrie @ a place to share...

    @ Torrie-I am so glad it worked out for you. I updated the recipe and included the oil. Sorry for that oversight. Yes it's great as a side dish ( in which case you can cut the potatoes a bit larger), great in a sandwich with a bit of butter and some chutney, or even with some naan for a great Indian meal. So glad you and your family enjoyed it!!! Naina

    December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSTYLE'N

    These look delish. I had a great phyllo cup at a party this week- a cheese and spicy pepper jam. Both would be perfect pre-dinner apps (and I am planning on the inlaws for christmas, so need to get planning!).

    December 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternoelani

    I could eat that whole display ;)

    December 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGlamamom

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