Thursday, December 1, 2011

Onion Samosa | Ullipaya Samosa | Irani Samosa...FF-TT # 4

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This week's entry is sent to me by my brother 'PRASHI' and I hope you all remember him,he had sent two sensational entries Davanagere Benne Dosa and Khara bath in my last season which got lot of appreciation from everyone.He loves cooking and also he is very particular about the taste of food, though he cooks rarely he tries to make it perfect whatever he prepares. After a couple of trials and few web searches he had settled with this recipe for one of his favorite snacks onion samosa and now my S-I-L continued making them with his recipe.If you would like to see the earlier entries for the series please check here.

Onion samosa is very popular in south especially in Hyderabad.You find them everywhere like in movie theaters,small Irani cafes,tea shops and in almost every snack shop.These samosas are very small in size and different in shape unlike the famous Punjabi samosa and they are also called Irani samosa.The sweet juice of onion in each and every crispy bite of samosa makes you to crave for more and one can't be satisfied with a single samosa and hence we end up eating more,I am warning you ahead that they are quite addictive,so don't blame me later ok??.This is a perfect snack with your evening cup of tea/coffee or as a party appetizer.These onion samosas are very easy to make if you get the ready made frozen samosa leaves and you can even make them ahead as it stays crispy for long at least for a couple of hours.

Onion Samosa Recipe:
(makes 16-18 pieces)

Ingredients:
16-18 store brought frozen Samosa leaves
2 medium Onions chopped,length wise
1 cup thin Poha/Flattened rice
1/8 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Red chilli powder
2 tsp Cornflour
2 tbsp Water
1 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

Method:
  • Defrost the samosa leaves for 45 minutes. This step is important otherwise your leaves will tear into peaces easily and will not be pliable.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and add sliced onions and fry just till tender and turn pinkish in color.
  • Add turmeric powder and salt, fry for a couple of minutes.
  • Now remove from stove, add chilli powder and poha and mix well. Keep it aside to cool.
  • Mix cornflour and water in a bowl to form a paste and keep it aside.
  • Take one samosa leave and fold one edge of it to the other end to form a triangle. And now fold this triangle 2 more times to form into a cone.See the pictorial for clear idea.

  • Now fill 1 Tbsp of the onion mixture into the cone.
  • Seal the edges well with cornflour paste to form a neat triangle samosa.
  • Repeat the steps with other samosa leaves.
  • Mean while heat oil in the kadai.
  • Deep fry these samosas on medium heat until they are fried 80% and drain them on a kitchen tissue.
  • After frying all the samosas, repeat frying the 80% fried samosas again to do double frying until the samosas are crisp and golden in color.
  • Fry and drain it on a kitchen tissue.
Serve it hot or cold with tomato ketchup or coffee or Tea.


Notes:
  1. You can fry samosas at once full 100%, but double frying the samosa makes it much crispier.It looks bit oily because of this.
  2. Addition of poha absorbs excess water in the onion mixture which avoids your samosa being soggy.This helps in keeping the samosa crispy for hours together so that you can make them in advance and keep.
  3. You can add chaat masala or Garam masala if you want bit chatpata flavor.But I prepare them without it to enjoy the simple and juicy flavors of onion.

44 comments:

Tina said...

Onion samosa sounds yummy...

Hari Chandana said...

Woww.. looks super perfect and delicious.. thanks for the recipe dear :)
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Shri said...

Samosa looks delicious and crispy!

Deeksha said...

Onion samosa look very perfect n crispy. Feel like having it right now :)

Radhika said...

You know what Prathy, I just had a small hunch that this would make an appearance this week. Now don't ask me how I Know, I just did. I can imagine the juicy succulent onions in the samosa. Love every bite of it. Thanks for sharing with us all.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Well I always have some difficulties in folding the samosa dear..very yummy and delicious onion samosa

Priti said...

Wow ...wish can have it ....looks perfect and very nice post

Pavithra said...

I looooooooooove this a lot..way too tempted before going to bed.

Divya Vikram said...

So tempting! Lovely pics..

Sharmilee! :) said...

I would prefer onion samosa anytime..looks crispy and perfect...yummy snack to munch on :)

Aruna Manikandan said...

wow.....
looks so perfect and delicious :)

Pari said...

Yes, I agree these samosas are addictive and surely very well made. Nice tutorial there for the beginners.

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Happy Cook / Finla said...

They indeed look addictive, wish we got samosa skins so i culd make them. Making the samosa dough from scratch that is bit too much workfor me :-)

Sushma Mallya said...

Lovely crispy samosa ....loved the healthy filling...yummy!

Kaveri said...

Wonderful looking samosas...tasted it after coming to Hyderabad.

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Sanjeeta kk said...

Wonderful snack and lovely presentation...love onions in samosas.

PJ said...

Deliciously crisp!Excellent clicks :)

Christy Gerald said...

Luks yum yum.Deliciously done stuffing.Luv it

Kanchan said...

i have been searching this recipe for long time ... i had it in some mumbai snack tapri, thanks .. this is bookmarked !

Raksha said...

Delicious Samosas.

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Laavanya said...

These are my most favorite samosas with the caramelized onions! So tempting.. lovely post - thanks to your brother too.

Jaleela said...

wow very perfect for tea time snacks

Padhu said...

Sounds very delicious!

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Love onion samosa...yummy snack..looks delicious.

Prathima Rao said...

Super yummy!!!! I remeber both the prev recipe alright...They were just too awesome..Glad to find another recipe by ur bro..Hoping to see more contributions by him... ;)
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Priya said...

Mouthwatering here,crispy samosas tempts me a lot.

Suja said...

Crispy and yummy snack..looks so tempting..love the shape

Nupur said...

Soooo Damn Tempting ... Love the idea of adding Onion to Samosa.. Awesome pics

Plateful said...

Never tried samosas with just onion and poha, interesting!

Sobha Shyam said...

onion samosa looks tempting and delicious, feeling hungry now :)

Anu said...

yummy snack. Lovely clicks.

Indrani said...

Stuffing is very interesting...looks superbly mouthwatering...clicks are beautiful, Pratibha

Recipe world said...

Lovely samosas..they're tempting me a lot!!

Jay said...

your recipe is toooooooooo good...cant wait to giv a try..:P
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Now Serving said...

wonderful folding tutorial! and the samosas are rocking!!

Indulge said...

I love Samosas.. any kind, however Never tried these before. They look inviting and yumm yumm
Love Ash.

Uma said...

These samosas are very famous here in chennai especially in local trains. Whereever I see this it brings me to local trains and the peek sale. You made it in a perfect way. love it.

மகி said...

Perfect samosas! Crisp and yumm! Your Bro made it very well!

Chitra said...

Love the way u rolled.Its my favorite. will surely try :)Bookmarked the DBD too :)

Priya Sreeram said...

nice post ! irani samosas look scumptious

Gopika Ram said...

Looks so yummy.. I love samosa :)

Archana said...

Looks yummy. Thanks for the tip of adding poha will use it in my samosa.

Anonymous said...

Hello!

I love this recipe, and can't resist gobbling up a whole bunch of them when I find them. Thanks a ton for posting it!

However, I have one BIG issue - I live single in a southern state of India, and can't get hold of the "Frozen Samosa Leaves". How do I go about making a home-made replacement for frozen samosa leaves?

Sincerely appreciate your response!!

Sowmya Sundararajan said...

Lovely looking Samosas. Nice and crisp. Wish I could grab one.

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