Irani Samosa | Hyderabadi Cuisine | Vegetarian Snack | Samosa with homemade samosa sheets

Irani Onion Samosa
Samosas are Indian or South Asian savoury snack/appetiser and comes with various filling from sweet filling or vegetarian or non vegetarian fillings. Samosas,Vadas and pakoras are snacks which are very much famous during rainy day to have and today's recipe is  hyderabad's favourite Irani Samosa. 
From ages these Samosas are widely available at Irani cafe's and served along with chai biscuut (biscuit) and that's how these samosas got its name. These samosas are small in size compared to normal samosa and are completely filled with onions and are super addictive.But now it's not limited to Irani cafes it's available at most places...Gobbling up these small bite size samosas hot hot is simply mouthwatering....These are best for any get together or for simple snack or for any time gobbling....
Today's recipe is easy to make and uses very few ingredients from pantry. If you are making use of store bought samosa sheets then total time to wind up is less than 30 mins. But i made my own samosa sheets at home....usually samosa sheets are made completely with maida/plain flour but i made it with 50-50 with whole wheat flour and plain flour....

You might be interested in other Hyderabadi yumminess here are few to list
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Hyderabadi Mutton Tahari 
Hyderabadi Chicken Haleem
Hyderabadi Kesar Badam Ka Harira

Level: Medium
Cook time: 40 mins
Rest time: 20 mins
Makes:14 + samosas
1 Cup = 250ml

For Samosa Sheets:
Plain Flour/ Maida: 1/2 cup
Wheat Flour: 1/2 cup
Salt: 1/4 teaspoon
Water for kneading
For Filling:
Onion: 1 cup finely chopped
Poha/flattened rice: 1/4 cup
Oil: 2 teaspoons
Cumin powder: 1/8 teaspoon
Garam Masala: 1/8 teaspoon
Turmeric Powder: 1/8 teaspoon
Red chilli powder to taste(1/4th teaspoon)
Salt to taste
lemon juice: 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
For Glue:
Plain Flour/ Maida:2 tablespoons
Water: 2-3 tablespoons

Heat oil in a pan and add finely chopped onions, salt and fry for 2-3 mins and add all other ingredients except poha/flatten rice. Fry for another minute and add poha and turn off the heat.Your filling is ready. 
In a small bowl add flour and water and mix well and ur glue is done for useage.
Samosa Sheets:
1.In a bowl add all the ingredients under  samosa sheets and form a dough and rest it for 20mins. Knead the dough for 5 mins and make equal size balls.
2.Dust the flour and flatten 2 ball in 3 inch in diameter. On one flatten bread sprinkle oil and flour and spread it around.
3.Now take other flatten bread and lap over it. Dust again the flour on surface and flatten the bread as thin as possible... you should be able to see the worktop.
4.Heat the pan and place the flatten sheet on it.flip the sheet after 5 to 10 sec and place the other side also for 5-10 secs. Remove from heat and try to separate the sheets.Now cut the sheets with the help of scissors in rectangular shapes and Cover with damp cloth. Repeat the 2-4 for rest of the dough.homemade samosa sheets
Making of Samosa:
Check the below video for wrapping the samosas.Folding comes with practice so don't worry for initial wrapping of samosas.

Heat oil and fry the prepared samosas until golden brown on both sides.
You can add green chillies and chopped coriander to taste in the filling.

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  1. Could you please pass me a few of them so that I could enjoy them during my Iftar time? Looks so delicious!

  2. Ah! My fav too! Btw what is the connection between hyd and iran? coz, I have been to a hyd takeaway restaurant here in saudi and they gave a biscuit that they called irani biscuit. Anyways, I too made onion samosa last eve for ifthar and was thrilled you blogged about it! my hubby hadn't heard about onion samosas and he thought I am doing it because I am lazy to cook! :-P The pictures as usual are so neat. And a video too! lovely!

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    2. hehe you are not lazy dear but these samosas exist and quite famous too in Irani cafes in hyderabad...thank you dear

  3. Lovely samosa share Nisa! Miss eating the savouries and delicacies of the Irani Cafes ever since I left Mumbai. The video share is perfect too for folding the samosas so beautifully.

    1. yeah these are sure miss savouries...thank you Pushpita

  4. Awesome share Nisa. Samosa looks super yummy.

  5. Lovely samosas Nisa. I've never tried using half wheat and half plain for the sheets. Also have never tasted onion samosas. Got to try your recipe out. Love that its got poha and onion as the filling.

  6. This is a wonderful share Nisa

  7. Very different and delicious share.

  8. Nice recipe we also called these Patti samosa


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