Thursday, 19 December 2013

Baked Onion Samosa

Am I health conscious is the question that keeps arising in my mind when I fry certain appetizers. But can't afford to miss enjoying them. Now I have an alternative so that I could be guilt free even after eating a whole lot. Samosas are something that I love to munch any time, these baked ones are perfect for weather and health, it will be more healthy if I skip all purpose flour and use wheat flour I believe.
I had no potatoes in my pantry hence first gave a try to baked version of Onion Samosa, fried version of Onion Samosa I had shared long back in the space. It tastes heavenly for sure, but this baked version too is not bad, I would say definitely it cannot reach the level fried ones in terms of taste but yes, as it serves our purpose of keeping us healthy and still allowing us to enjoy, is something I loved about the baked version. Enjoy this Christmas with these Baked Onion Samosas. Here goes the simple recipe.

For dough:
All purpose flour/maida- 1 1/2 cup
Ajwain/Carrom seeds-1/2 tsp.
Warm Oil-2 tbsp.
Salt to taste
Water as required for a stiff dough.

For filling:
Thick rice flakes/poha-handful
Onions-2 large chopped
Green chillies-2-3 finely chopped
Fennel seeds-1/2 tsp.
Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp.
Garam masala-1 tsp.
Chat masala-1 tsp.
Lemon Juice-2 tsp.
Oil-1 tbsp.
Salt to taste

  1. In a pan add all purpose flour, carrom seeds, salt to taste.
  2. To that add warm oil and mix well.
  3. Now adding little by little water prepare a stiff dough.
  4. In a pan add oil and when hot add cumin seeds, fennel seeds.
  5. As they crackle add onion and green chillies. Add salt and saute. Simultaneously wash clean the thick rice flakes under running water and drain them well.
  6. Saute well and as onions turn translucent add garam masala, chat masala.
  7. Cook for a while and add cleaned drained thick rice flakes to it. Mix well. Cook for a while and then add lemon juice and remove it off the stove and let it cool.
  8. Prepare balls out of the dough that had been resting for a while now.
  9. Take one lime sized ball and roll it into a small disc, then cut through the diameter to form a semi circle.
  10. Take one semicircle and line the edge through which it was cut little water and join them to form a cone shape.
  11. Add the cooled onion filling you prepared.
  12. Seal the edges by lining the edges with little water if required.Place them in a plate covered to prevent the loss of moisture till you are done with preparing all the samosas ready for baking.Simultaneously preheat the oven to 350 degrees F or 180 degrees C.
  13. Once all are ready transfer them to a baking tray lined with aluminium foil and bake for around 30 minutes with flipping them half the way through so that it gets baked all the way through.
  14. Once done take it off the oven and let it cool for a while and then enjoy it along with Ketchup.


The addition of Rice flakes is to help absorb the water content from onions.

Enjoy the dish! n don't forget Eat and Eat little MORE.. :)

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