O - Onion Samosas

Onion samosas are a bite sized savoury snack which are filled with onions in a crisp flaky pastry. These are also popular as Irani Samosas and are a popular street food from the royal city of Hyderabad .

Samosas originated in the Middle East where they were called Sambusak and were brought to India in the thirteenth century . If you Explore the Flavors of Street Food you will observe that Samosas are a popular snack all over the country , though each state has its own variety . We have different stuffings for these samosas the potato and peas being the most popular . We also get samosas in different sizes , the Punjabi samosas are nice and big , unlike the onion samosas which are quite small .

Hyderabad is very popular for these onion samosas . The onions are sliced and a little flattened rice is added to it to absorb the juices from onions which is oozed out after adding salt and spices . The stuffing is tucked into a mini cone made from all purpose flour . I used ready made samosa sheets , but one can make these sheets at home too , these are then fried to a crisp golden .

The onion samosas are normally sold by vendors moving from one place to the other on bicycles . These are sold in sets of five samosas and priced at RS 5 . Of course these are also available in restaurants and Irani cafes along with chai or tea . It is interesting to know that the onion samosas are also called Patti samosas and Chota Samosas . Patti Samosas because they are made from patti which is sheets . Chota Samosas because they are small . The other variety of stuffings are keema , corn and daal .

I have already posted some samosa variations which you could check
Moong Daal Patti Samosas
Cheese Paneer Samosas
Briaided Samosas
Pinwheel Samosas
Gulab Jamun Samosas

Onion Samosas

Onion Samosas

Ingredients

6 Samosa pattis

Stuffing

1 large onion , sliced
1/2 cup thin poha
1 tsp red chilly powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp dry mango powder
1” ginger , finely chopped
2-3 tbsp coriander leaves , finely chopped

Glue

2 tbsp all purpose flour
1 tbsp water

Method

Stuffing

Mix the sliced onion , poha , red chilly powder , garam masala, ginger , salt and coriander leaves .
Mix with your hands , so that the juice from onions is oozed out and soaks the poha.
Keep the stuffing aside .

Glue

Mix the flour and water and make a smooth paste.

Preparing the samosas

Take a samosa strip and form a cone at one corner .
Fill in the prepared stuffing .
Now fold the strip over the cone and just go around folding .
Seal with the prepared glue .
Check here for step by step pics.
Brush the samosas with oil .
You could now deep fry , bake or use a air fryer to get them crisp and golden .
I used an airfryer and preheated it for 3 minutes at 180 .
After that put them in the airfryer basket and fried them for 4 minutes ,have them a stir and fried for another 4 minutes .

Onion Samosas

Here is what I have been posting under Explore the Flavors

A – Agre ka Bhalla

B – Bhungra Bateta

C – Chole Chawal

D – Dahi Wada Aaloo Dum

E – Elaichi wali Chai

F – Fariyali Sabudana Khichadi

G – Garadu Chat

H – Halwa Nagori Poori Sabzi

I – Ice Dabeli

J – Jamun Kulfi

K – Kutchi Bread Channa

L – Laiya Channa

M – Matra Kulcha

N – Nadir Monje

 

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Onion Samosas
Onion samosas are a bite sized crisp and flaky savoury snack They are also called Irani samosas and are a popular street food of Hyderabad .
Course Snack, Tea Time
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 - 8 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Stuffing
Glue
Course Snack, Tea Time
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 - 8 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Stuffing
Glue
Instructions
Stuffing
  1. Mix the sliced onion , poha , red chilly powder , garam masala, ginger , salt and coriander leaves .
  2. Mix with your hands , so that the juice from onions is oozed out and soaks the poha.
  3. Keep the stuffing aside .
Glue
  1. Mix the flour and water and make a smooth paste.
Preparing the samosas
  1. Take a Samosa strip and form a cone at one corner .
  2. Fill in the prepared stuffing .
  3. Now fold the strip over the cone and just go around folding .
  4. Seal with the prepared glue .
  5. Check here for step by step pics.
  6. Brush the samosas with oil .
  7. You could now deep fry , bake or use a air fryer to get them crisp and golden .
  8. I used an airfryer and preheated it for 3 minutes at 180 .
  9. After that put them in the airfryer basket and fried them for 4 minutes ,have them a stir and fried for another 4 minutes .
Recipe Notes

9 thoughts on “O – Onion Samosas”

  1. These Irani samosas are popular all over mumbai in small tea shops as well as a lot of stalls especsially around Ramzan where all kinds of stuffing including mawa n dry fruits are used along with Kheema. Air frying is a good option .

  2. I miss this samosas rite now here. I havent prepared them since a long as well. Just came from Priya’s space she also posted this Irani samosa and you both are tempting me to fry some. Too delicious.

  3. Onion samosa are my favorite and i have some fond memories associated with it. Air frying them is a healthy option and it looks super crispy, with hot chai, it must be delicious !!! It’s tea time here and i’m craving for this now !!!

  4. We used to get it in cinema theatres and they were called as somas. I still remember how exciting we would feel when the vendor comes from row to row to sell these cute samosas. Your version with the ready made sheets look superb!.

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