Thursday, February 25, 2010

Moving Special - Leftover Chat Samosa & daal samosas

L. has the habit of leaving a small portion of something nice to eat for later. That means We were left with packets of dry snacks containing a handful of each (Moong Dal, Mini bhakarwadi, and home made poha chivda). I was making green peas samosa to use up the samosa wrappers (Did I tell you I use Goya Empanadas Wrappers, cut into half as samosa wrappers..work great) and some green peas. And in a moment of epiphany, these unbelievably tasty samosas were born. I boiled and mashes some green peas. Added a teaspoon of ghee and sauted them. Added salt, chat masala, Hing and tiny bit of chilli powder. Then, I added some mint chutney (which had, mint, coriander, green chillies, cumin, lime, etc). And then added a handful each of the dry snacks. Mixed everything up, filled the samosas and fried them. Chatpata samosas on a snow day. I didn't even need ketchup with these..they were so good. Next time, I make some chat samosas, I'm going to look around in our snack corner.

A few weeks ago, I also made dal samosas, as a last min appetizers for a dinner party. This was literally last min. I boiled 1 cup of moong dal with 1 cup of water in a pressure cooker for a single whistle. This kept the dal undercooked and dry. Heat some ghee, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, Hing, and the daal. Add red chilli powder (I used paprika for color), turmeric powder, and amchoor (or chat masala) and salt. Cook for a bit, cool and fill up and fry the samosas. Absolutely yummy.

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