That evening back home, when we were sitting in the verandah & enjoying the rare breeze, my aunt suddenly called out to a street hawker in his cycle, with a tin and the next moment she comes back with bundle of tiny samosa's..I had neither seen such small samosa nor had heard of them...Ofcourse, i do know what a samosa is , but i know only one version of them.. aalo samosa :).. These were different & tasted soo good..Got to know these are called Irani Samosa & is quite famous in Hyderabad..
Now, its been 5 long years, post this incident & i am blogging about it.. I am quite absent minded & there are quite a few 'not so important' instances i remember ..weird bcoz, the ones i need to remember, i forget them and the one's like these.. food which tasted good or some random shopping experience stay vivid in my mind :D..This snack is not only tasty but i quite like the fact, they are small in size, less filling ..so no messy affair :). So, i knew i had to have this for BM#14 !!
They taste great when fried, but since recently i had fried them, i decided to do the baked version this time..But, the first time you make it, i recommend you to make the fried version:)
1. Onion - 1/2 cup
2. Poha/Aval/ Flattened Rice - 1/2 cup
3. Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
4. Green Chilli - 1
5. Coriander-cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
6. Chat Masala powder - 1 tsp
7. Salt - to taste
8. Wanton wraps - each sheet for 1 samosa
9. Ghee - to brush the wantons
10. All purpose flour - 1tbsp
11. Water - 2 tbsp
1. In a bowl, take the poha & wash it once or twice with water and keep aside. In a bowl, add chopped onions & to this add the poha too
2. To this add green chilli, red chilli powder, coriander-cumin powder, chat masala powder & salt. Mix well
3. In a small cup, take All purpose flour, to this add water and make a semi-liquid paste
4. Thaw the wonton wraps. Take a sheet & cover the rest with a moist towel ( I wet a napkin & squeeze water out & cover the sheets)
6. Add 2 tsp of the stuffing & fold the open side and close it with the help of some paste. Fold the top pointed end too
7. You could deep fry them now or bake them. If baking, pre-heat oven to 400F. Brush the samosa's with some ghee/butter and bake for 15-20 minutes till they turn brown
Cool completely & enjoy them plain or with some sauce!
I just fried one and baked the rest..Do try & let me know how you & your kids liked them :)
This is the only fried one!
* Ideally, Poha is not washed & add raw to the onions. I have the thick flakes one & they remain crunchy. To avoid that, i soaked them in water & then used them to make it a little soft.. So, based on the softness of the poha flakes, do accordingly!
Sending this to Valli's Kids Delight hosted by Rujutha,Radhika's I Love Baking #2, Sumee's Bon Vivant- Savory Items and Vardhini's Bake Fest hosted by Kalyani, Surabhi's 'Lets Party' and Gayatri's Walk through Memory lane hosted by Roshan