India's Classic Evening Snack! Perfectly spiced onion filling inside with a crunchy outer cover
Onion Samosa is a very popular South Indian Snack variety. Samosa is a popular Indian appetizer or snack usually served with tea / coffee for any parties. Samosa is a deep fried or baked pastry with a savory filling, such as spiced potatoes or onion. These are really crunchy and the filling makes us really tempting to have more samosas. Though potato based filling is more common type of samosa, still in Southern Indian onion based filling in samosa is very popular. I have already shared the recipe of Conventional Potato based Samosa
The main uniqueness of this Onion Samosa is that the filling don’t need to be cooked. In the filling, sliced onions are mixed with Poha, Chili, salt and other spices. The main purpose to add Poha is to absorb the moisture that is released by onions when mixed with salt and spices. For the conventional Potato based filling, its a two step process. We need to boil the potatoes, and cook the potatoes with spices and then stuff the filling inside maida based cone. Though Onion samosa has also got 2 steps, but the filling step is quick and easy without cooking.
Usually the outer cover is made of maida but I have used equal measures of maida and wheat flour to make it little healthier. Maida based samosas are really crunchy but more maida is not good for health so I have used wheat flour also. In TamilNadu, these Onion Samosas are so popular in all theatres. Theatre samosa are mini samosa with onion filling. Click here for more crunchy and tasty Evening Snacks! Serve the Spicy and yummy Onion Samosa with Green chutney or Sweet Chutney!
Prepare the dough for the outer cover
Take a mixing bowl, add a cup of maida, a cup of wheat flour, carom seeds, cumin seeds, salt, baking powder, ghee and a teaspoon of oil and mix everything well. Add water little by little and knead it to a smooth dough. Again add a teaspoon oil and knead the dough again for couple of minutes. Cover the dough and set it aside for 30 minutes
Let's prepare the filling now.
Prepare the sealing paste
Prepare the dough balls for the outer cover
Make the outer cover for the Samosa (step 1 of 4)
Make the outer cover for the Samosa (step 2 of 4)
Make the outer cover for the Samosa (step 3 of 4)
Make the outer cover for the Samosa (step 4 of 4)
Add the filling in the Samosa cone
Samosa ready for frying
Let's fry the Samosa
Enjoy the Samosa