Better Late than Never
I meant to make the samosas during the week, but well, one thing lead to another, and i didn't have time. So, J and i made a simple Indian food dinner Saturday night with 2 recent VCaL recipes - the rasam and samosa dishes combined.
All in all, it was quite fun to make as it was all a bit of a production, but well worth it. It was fun to smash the lentils and the smell coming from the soup was fantastic!I turned the rasam into more of a sambhar recipe with cauliflower florets in it. They're really quite similar but J was not into the idea of the rasam and i love sambhar just as much. Oh, the memories of eating this daily in India...
The samosa recipe i used was from two separate cookbooks - Vegetarian Indian and Juice for Life. I think we undercooked the dough as we chose to bake instead of fry. I also made the samosas into litle calzones and i think now, looking back, i would have preferred the fried and pocket-shaped ones. I love samosas and i don't know why i opted out of doing the way they are intended.
Nonetheless, the filling was lovely - potatoes, carrots, corn and spices. We added the leftover filling into our soup and that was a nice touch too.
Since it was Saturday night, we complimented our dinner with some good mixed drinks: I wanted something sweet and light to go with curry so i mixed Fresca with Cassis, Port, and lychee liquor. Yum.