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Onion Samosa -How to Make Crispy Onion Samosas At Home?

Updated on February 3, 2015
Onion samosa
Onion samosa | Source

Onion samosa is a popular snack in India which is a counter item for another popular big,ball like Samosa.You can find them everywhere,especially in trains,movie Theatres,Cafes,tea-stalls.These are small in size sometimes called as Irani samosa is a perfect snack with evening cup of tea.
Here is the recipe for crispy,smacky Onion Samosas.

Cook Time

Prep time: 40 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 1 hour 10 min
Yields: 4
3 stars from 2 ratings of Onion samosas
Ingredients | Source
Mixture of Ingredients
Mixture of Ingredients | Source


  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup Poah or flattened rice
  • 1teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1tablespoon chilli powder
  • 3 cups All purpose flour
  • 500ml oil
  • required salt

For filling

  1. In a broader vessel add chopped onion,Poah,cumin powder,chilli powder,salt .Mix them thoroughly and allow it to rest for 15 minutes.In this preparation, I did not fry the onions because the water discharged from it will be absorbed by Poah.

For the pastry cover

  • Add a tablespoon of oil to 3 cups of all purpose flour, and mix it thoroughly with flour in such a way that it must form a lump when you press it with your palm.Now add water little by little to get a stiff dough.Let it rest for 20 minutes.


Steps to make samosas

  • Knead the dough for 5 minutes before dividing it into balls,until it becomes soft and smooth.
  • Make equal balls of lemon size from the dough.
  • With the help of roller pin make thin breads of 1mm thickness.
  • Cut in the middle,now you will have two semicircular halves.

  • Stuff the samosa cover with filling as it is shown in the photos. You have to fry them immediately otherwise the edges will split or you can use a paste made by mixing a tablespoon of cornflour in little water to bind the edges.

  • In a deep frying pan add 500ml of oil,and fry the prepared samosas in a medium flame till it becomes golden brown in color and edges become crisp.Remove them from pan in a serving plate and serve it with sauce.


  • You can replace Poah with carrot gratings or any vegetable,but fry it for few minutes before use along with chopped onions.
  • If the samosas are not crispy, fry them in two stages.Fry them to 70% in the first stage and after an interval of 10 to 15 minutes fry them again to golden brown in the next stage.

Nutrition Value of Onion Samosa

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 10
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 12 g4%
Sugar 2 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 200 mg8%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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      cheeluarv 12 months ago from INDIA

      Thank you, let it be awake all the time to relish good food, :)

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      Dora Weithers 12 months ago from The Caribbean

      It's been a while since I had a Samosa. Thanks for the recipe; you have awakened my appetite.

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      cheeluarv 2 years ago from INDIA

      Thank you Thelma for the comment. Hope my recipe will be helpful in making your 'fave' samosas at home. Have a great snack time :-)

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      I love eating Samosa but I have not made them myself. We bought them ready to be fried. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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      cheeluarv 3 years ago from INDIA

      Thank you Ramesh for pointing out the mistake I made while typing the cooking time,it is actually 30 mts and 1 hour 10 minutes.

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      cheeluarv 4 years ago from INDIA

      Thank you teaches12345 ,these samosas are a treat to eyes and tastes distinctively from the regular samosa and all the best for your first tryout.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      This looks so good! I am going to have to try this some day.