Sunday, July 5, 2009

Onion samosa / Cinema theater Samsa

Samosa is an Indian deep fried spicy snack usually served with tea .
In India we can see numerous varieties of samosas. The famous ones are made by the Gujarathis. Those samosa are normally stuffed with potato , onion, vegetables and chaat masala.

But the Samosa I explain below is a different one. It has a simple onion masala as stuffing with a more crispier outer layer. May be this one can be called a typical South Indian Samosa. We pronounce it as Samsa:)
Onion samosa can be a very usual snack in the cinema theaters of my native place.
Ranganathan street in T.Nagar of Chennai is famous for its mini onion samosas.
Because of my love for the street foods of my native place, I prepared this onion samosa and it came out pretty good. Hope you all enjoy them.



Stuffing :

Ingredients:

Red onion - 2 (100 gms)
salt - 1/4 tsp or to taste
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Curry masala powder - 1/2 tsp
curry leaf - 1 brig
green chilly - 2
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Fennel seed (sombu) - 1/2 tsp
oil - 1 tbsp

Method:
Chop the onion finely in lengthwise.
Heat oil in a wok.
Add the fennel seed and let it get red.
Then add the onion and saute mildly till it becomes almost tender.
(Don't cook the onion completely).
Then add all the items given and mix well.
Samosa masala is ready. Keep it aside.

Samosa preparation:

Maida / All purpose flour - 1 1/2 cup
Rice flour (fine) - 1 tbsp
salt - 1/8 tsp
baking soda - 1/8 tsp
Oil - to deep fry (250 ml)
cumin seed - 1/2 tsp

Mix all the items given above except the oil. Remove any lumps.
Add water little by little and knead it into a chapathi dough like one.
Divide it into lemon size balls.

Take one ball. Spread it into a circle by applying some oil.
Put a tbsp of onion masala in the center.
Fold it in to a triangle.

Heat oil in a wok.
Deep fry the samosas one by one .

Drain oil in a paper towel.
If prepared in a correct way ( i.e., immediately after kneading the dough), the samosa will not absorb oil.

Onion samosa is ready!

Serving suggestion:

Serve with Tomato ketchup as tea time snack.
Makes 6 - 8 samosas .

34 comments:

Parita said...

What a coincidence, i was planning to prepare some onion samosas too :))) your picture is making me drool here, wish i cud grab one!

Sarah Naveen said...

I love samosas!!!Onion samosa in new to me...i should try this...
Nice presentation Viki...

Doloncookbook said...

wow lovely samosas ... I love it with any stuffing ... You are making me hungry ....Nice recipe & great picture ...

Gita said...

My favorite samosa is with onion stuffing...I simply love these Viki...I wish I could have those "samsas" right now :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

yummy samosas... Never tried onion ones - yours looks so good...

Shama Nagarajan said...

looks yummy..crispy dear..

Ramya said...

Vicky
I love "samsa:especially the ones sold in theatres and in Tnagar.Namma ooru samsa oda taste ey thani thaan :)

Srilakshmi said...

I love shopping at Ranganathan Street and vaguely remember these Samosas.. They look fabulous!

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! I love this ..!!:P

Suparna said...

hey viki,
I love the way u express ur love for street food :) oh it can get very tempting with ur description :)
Onion filling is new to me :)thanks for a yummm samosa...and ya! the plate looks great too ;)
Enjoy!

Smitha said...

I was in chennai( t.nagar) for 6 months last year. I wish i knew abt these samosas, I would have given them a try.

Varsha Vipins said...

I like that name..hee..yummy samosass..:D

Priya said...

Wow Viki, u makes me hungry...brings me loads of old memories!

Poornima Nair said...

Thats a wonderful snack, looks yumm. I gave up samosas 2yrs back n have stuck to my resolution. But Manoj would just kill for this, its his fav.

kittymatti said...

wow! good one... seriously i love these onion samosas...yours looks sssooooo yummy!!!

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Vibaas said...

lol at the title :) thinking of it, i cant remember having onion samosa outside of a theater :) looks yummy and brings lot of memories :)

Priyameena said...

wow the title itself is wonderful....cute little samsa love it..

Sanghi said...

samosa looks lovely viki..!

sriharivatsan said...

Viki, what a coincidence, even i prepared this during weekend for eve snack, didn't take photographs as it was finished by the time it is ready..Even i am fond of this Samosa dear..

haleysuzanne said...

I normally make aloo mutter samosas, but I would love to try an onion filling! We adore onions, so it's only natural that it would be wonderful.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

That sounds so simple,am sure going to give it a try!
I too like onion samsas:)

Akal's Saappadu said...

samossas, this reminds me of college days, used to buy them from the canteen almost everyday , delicious snack, right? enjoy!

Hari Chandana said...

woww.. lovely samosas... my favvvv... nice presentation dear.. thanx for sharing !!

lissie said...

mouthwatering recipe...I love onion samosa! wish to have them right now!!

ARUNA said...

that's a wonderful tea time snack viki!

Anu said...

Onion samosas... yum yum. Love them!

Malar Gandhi said...

I love onion samsas, they are very crispy and perfect snack for the tea time, like ur platter and samsas so much!!

rekhas kitchen said...

You reminds me my childhood day s crispy and yummmy samosa looks so muthwatering.

Divya Vikram said...

Ah! you reminded me of the samsas in tnagar!! looks great!!

Premyscakes said...

Very much tempting, looks so crispy and perfect, I wonder how do u do all these.

bicks said...

wow! viki.. love this samosa. and this is my frist visit. and ur intro shows we both have something in common. ... memories abt mom. will be ur regular visitor

Anitha Venkat said...

Good description of nammo ooru samsa for a greenhorn cook like me..this is my first post.. keep the great work goin...

rekha said...

Exactly what i was looking for!
I always wondered how they make those at the theaters.
Thanx a lot :)