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Mini Onion Samosa

Mini Onion Samosa

My 282nd recipe, “Mini Onion Samosa”, one of my favorite evening snacks, perfect alongside a cup of hot chai. A perfectly spiced and delicious onion filling inside a crispy fried outer layer. A true delight that can be made in a short time.

onion samosa

It has been well over 2 weeks since posting my last recipe. Ever since starting this blog, this was the first time there was such a huge gap. And it was certainly not intentional. It so happened a couple of week’s ago. I was eagerly frying my favorite bonda as an evening snack. I had intended to post it on the blog as well. However, as fate would have it on that day, the bonda exploded splashing hot oil over me. Thank god that the impact was minimal. After a few days of rest to calm down my nerves and a quick trip to the Washington State to re-energize myself, I am now back with a bang.

onion samosa

While growing up, evening snacks with hot chai was my favorite meal of the day. Though technically not a meal, I would happily skip the dinner after gobbling upon a couple of my favorite snacks like paneer puff or samosa. My dad knows this fact very well that, he used to pamper me with these snacks very frequently. Among such snacks, onion samosa was one of my favorites. Unlike a veg samosa which has a thicker outer layer, I love the thinner and crispier outer of an onion samosa. Also when the onion samosa is deep fried, the onions caramelizes nicely under the heat and gives out its natural sweetness. Something which I absolutely loved.

onion samosa

The effort put into a recipe is definitely not proportional to the flavor of the dish. That is true in most of the cases, since I almost always make dishes which are very easy to make at home, but yet super tasty. This onion samosa recipe falls perfectly in this category. Samosa is traditionally made with a dough made out of all purpose flour. And that is how I made it when I posted the Veg Samosa recipe.

onion samosa

However, now I wanted to make use of a tried and tested shortcut which would make life much more easier. This mini onion samosa uses a store bought spring roll sheet instead of preparing your own dough at home. The end result is an equally delicious onion samosa, with an even crisper exterior and needing only a fraction of the time compared to a regular samosa 🙂

onion samosa

Mini Onion Samosa

onion samosa

Mini Onion Samosa

Revathi Palani
Mini Onion Samosa is a quick and delicious evening snack with a spicy caramelized onion filled and a crispy outer made from spring roll sheets.
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 16

Ingredients
  

  • 8 large Spring roll sheets

For filling

  • 2 tsp Oil + for frying
  • 2 large Onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1/4 tsp Salt (adjust per taste)
  • 1/8 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli powder (adjust per taste)
  • 1/4 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp Jeera powder
  • 2 Tbsp Coriander leaves (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 Cup Poha | Aval | Flattened Rice (coarsely ground)

For paste

  • All purpose flour - as needed
  • Water - as needed

Instructions
 

  • First remove the spring roll sheets out of the freezer and leave it to thaw. Place it inside a damp cloth, so that the sheets don't dry out.
  • Then, heat oil in a large pan and add the onion, salt. Saute until the onion is slightly wilted.

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  • Now, add all the masala powders ( turmeric, red chilli, coriander, jeera) and mix well. Saute for a further 1 min and turn off the flame.

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  • Add the chopped coriander leaves and coarsely ground poha to the onion mixture. Mix well until combined. Leave the mixture to cool down and come to room temperature.

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  • Heat the oil in a kadai for frying. Also, mix the all purpose flour with sufficient water to make a thick paste. Now, cut the spring roll sheets into rectangles of about 1.5 inches width. My spring roll sheet was large enough to give 4 smaller sheets.

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  • Now, take a small portion of the filling, place it in the rectangular sheet and fold it in the form of a triangle. Use the all purpose flour to seal loose edges. Refer to the pics below or the video above for the exact steps to fold the samosa.

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  • Once the oil is hot, fry the samosa in batches until nicely golden. Drain the excess oil in paper napkin.

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  • Enjoy hot.

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Notes | FAQ

- Poha is added to absorb any excess moisture from the filling. This will prevent your samosa from absorbing more oil while frying. However it is optional.
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Madhiya sheikh

Wednesday 12th of August 2020

literally enjoyed ur perfect recipe in this rainy atmosphere.....

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Kirsten Heath

Friday 6th of May 2016

This looks so good!!! So sorry about the oil exploding though, atleast you're okay! I'm definitely going to try this recipe out with my boyfriend. He'd probably really love it!

revifood

Friday 6th of May 2016

Thanks Kirsten :-) Sure that you and your boyfriend would love these :-)

Jyothi Rajesh

Wednesday 27th of April 2016

Oh my...are you alright now.. oil exploding all over sounds dreadful..please take care And love your come back yummylicious post Revathi

revifood

Wednesday 27th of April 2016

Thanks so much Jyothi. Yeah, it was indeed a real shock. But I have gotten over it now :-)

sathya @mykitchenodyssey

Wednesday 27th of April 2016

Hope you are ok now Revathi. These samosas look awesome.

revifood

Wednesday 27th of April 2016

Thanks Sathya. I am alright now :-)

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