Onion samosa/Iranian samosa

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Oooo is today’s alphabet, when I started my mega marathon this month, I was prepared only with first 2 weeks posts. So both week 3 and week 4 are cooked this week. The only plus is I have my list ready, so I have my ingredients ready,  I club my everyday cooking with my list and try to get things ready. 
This week I m posting street food recipes and kids are having a ball, they get to meat something different everyday for their snack. I had a huge choice for O, onion bajji, onion dosa, Uthappam and many more.  This onion samosa is something we loveee and we get it in almost every cafeteria here and with a karak this is one fabulous evening snack.
But unfortunately every time hubby tries to get one, he is in vain. Me and my friends told him that he has got a curse, not to get his hands on Iranian samosa. Our friends tease him, by sending a picture every time they eat a Iranian samosa. Poor boy, he got to taste one, only recently in January when we visited Global village. Something which is commonly available here, was so far for him all these days. So today’s dish is for my dear husband,my dear dear Guinea pig for all my food experiments. 
I m terrible at shaping samosas. I watched videos for shaping them lookable, as many times posstible. I think they have come ok! But then now, I m confident that I can make samosas look like samosas! So here is to more samosas!! 

1/2 cup all purpose flour 
1/2 cup whole wheat flour 
A pinch of baking soda
A pinch of ajeaun/carom seeds
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp hot oil
1/2 cup + 1 tbsp water

Paste for sealing
2 tbsp of maida 
1 tbsp water
Mix them both together to a thick paste.
2 medium sized onions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup thin poha/rice flakes
2 pinches of red  chili powder
2 pinches is coriander powder
2 pinches of cumin powder
2 pinches of garam masala
1/4 tsp salt 

  • First let us make the dough. In a wide bowl, take both the flours, add baking soda, salt and ajwain to it. Mix well.
  • Heat 2 tbsp of oil, add that hot oil to the flour mix. Now knead this oil into the flour mix, until it resembles bread crumbs.
  • Now slowly add water and knead it to a soft dough. Keep the dough covered with a wet kitchen towel and let it rest for 30 minutes minimum.
  • While the dough is resting, let us make the filling. In a wide bowl, mix all the ingredients given under filling and toss it well. The moisture in the onions will soften the poha.
  • You can add green chilies to the filling, but since my kiddos will be eating this I avoided them, if you don’t mind pls add chilies and omit the chili powder.
  • Now once everything is ready and the dough is well rested, now let us start making the samosas. Knead the dough again and divide them into 7-8 portions.
  • Dust your working surface with flour and Roll a portion of dough to 15-16 Cms in diameter. The dough should be rolled thin, u should be able to see your hand under the rolled disc.

  • Cut the rolled disc into two halves. Fold the half into a inverted V seal the edges. Now you got a cone to fill in. Put 1-2 tbsp of filling into the cone. Use the flour-water mix to seal the edges. 

  • Repeat the same with rest of the dough. Keep the prepared samosas on a flat plate.
  • Now let us get to frying. Heat oil in a pan, when it is hot, that is when you drop a price of dough it should sizzle and come up.
  • Slowly slide 2-3 samosa at a time and deep fry them on both sides until golden brown.
  • Remove them using a slotted spoon onto a paper towel. Serve them hot with some chai.


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  1. The shapes are looking perfect Priya... I like it this way... yummy samosas and same pinch and am combining my everyday cooking to complete week 4. ;-)

  2. Omg, how crispy those samosas looks, and who can resist to this incredible beauties. Even my mouth is watering here. Lucky hubby to get this beauties to munch finally he can enjoy now.

  3. My favorite samosa and i like them more than potato samosa. You have shaped them way better than me :- ) and it looks so yum!!! Lol, your hubby experience with these samosa.

  4. Lovely looking onion samosa Priya. So glad that your husband was able to taste it. You have made them perfectly at home too.

  5. My husband can vouch for these Iranian samosas as he has fond memories of enjoying them during his growing up years. You seem to have perfected the recipe.

  6. These are my absolute favorite and i cant stop munching with just one samosa. With tea they are complete for me!!

  7. Same pinch Priya ! I too made onion Samosas , but with patti. These samosas taste so good , it was my first experience but we loved them .
    I am sure your hubby would have given you an extra hug for these , right ? 😜

  8. The samosas are perfect Priya. I love samosa and especially the onion ones. Just now finished drooling over Vaishali's post and now it is your turn to tempt me.

  9. So crispy, brown and perfect! They look so good!

  10. I have not eaten samosa in a really long time. This is taking me back memories. Love the sound of onions in this. I would use red onions because they are my favorite. Love how sweet cook. Can't wait to try this.

  11. Well all you have to say is SAMOSA and you can count me in. I LOVE ALL kinds. Have never attempted to make them at home, but I sure enjoy eating them. These look delicious.

  12. I've never tasted them before but by looking at the ingredients they would be a something we'd love. Fried foods? Yes! Spicy? Yes!! The Samosa qualify for what we love in a dish. Will give this a try.

  13. This samosa looks delicious anything with onion and crispy crust I can eat every day. I need good cup of coffee or tea to finish that.

  14. I've run into similar issues as you with getting the shape of some foods right. But hey, as long as it tastes good that's what really matters! I'm a sucker for anything fried, and these look divine

  15. This is such a fun filling for the samosa. Never heard of using poha inside. Guess that will help in absorbing the moisture from the onions. You have shaped them so beautifully. I also have samosa in the list and will be coming soon :)

  16. These look marvelous! I love the crispy exterior and the filling sounds delicious!

  17. Priya, the shape looks perfect to me and the samosas are really calling me!...anyway when it comes to samosa, who cares how it is shaped!..I would love it however you give me!

  18. I am yet to try the onion stuffing in samosas but seeing yours samosa, I guess I should try it asap. Looks so tempting.

  19. Perfectly made samosas, Priya. Want to grab some from my monitor.

  20. You have perfected the shape Priya! Super! And interesting use of Poha in this recipe. We get this samosa in the nearby bakery and even the kids school canteen .So most of the time we eat those. I bet home made ones are much better,but sometimes, laziness creeps in :). Enjoyed reading your post Priya


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