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Onion samosa recipe

Simple Onion stuffed pastry sheets
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Starters
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian
Keyword: kids snacks, tea time snacks
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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For making Pastry sheets

  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup maida
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil

Onion stuffing

  • 1/8 cup oil
  • 4 large onions - sliced
  • salt to taste
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/8 tsp garam masala
  • 1 pinch chaat masala

For making maida paste

  • 2 tbsp maida
  • water - to make it a thick paste


For making sheets

  • Mix in the wheat flour, maida, salt and oil in a bowl. Start kneading it to a smooth soft dough adding water.
  • close it with a damp cloth and rest it for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, work the dough again and cut equal portions of it.
  • Work each portion to a ball and dust enough to spread it out to a thin elongated disc
  • Cut a rectangle of it. prepare all the balls to sheets the same way.

For the onion filling

  • Heat oil and fry the sliced onions with salt until transparent.
  • Add turmeric, chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala and chaat masala.
  • Fry until raw smell leaves. Onion filling is ready.

To stuff the filling onto the sheets

  • Fold the sheet thrice from one corner to other and vice versa to make it a triangle. Watch the video for better idea.
  • Fill in the onion masala into it.
  • Apply maida paste on the corners of the remaining sheet.
  • fold it gently and secure all the ends by pressing it once.

Deep fry samosas

  • Prepare all the samosas by filling onion masala.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and when it is hot, put the samosas in. 3-4 at a time depending upon the kadai size.
  • Turn sides often and Deep fry until golden brown.
  • Take it out and serve hot !