Oh yes before I forget to mention we actaully have to mention that some recipes that weren’t in the book were from websites….only it’s hard now to track back to which ones they were…but the ones that usually mention ‘printed’ pages…..means we got them from the internet….so I don’t want anyone coming after us for plagerism or what not….and finally we are done! Samosas were good…loved them…..to be quite honest we had help there from Meera’s mom and of course we got her mom gifts for putting up with us for soo long I mean seriously we aren’t that great of a bunch so she put up with a lot…..and after making those samosas the remainder of the day went in collecting forms, donations (as usual) and starting to go through forms seeing which parts were missing etc. One heck of a process it was, but now we’re finally done and yes…we can all just relax….for a lloooongggg while…and hey school starts in about a week…(damn!) so thanks to everyone yet again and well have fun….till I finish retouching this website…it’s been a long journey that’s finally come to an end….chaos, mischief and mayhem….well, we had fun through it all…and it’s seriously been a wonderful experience……I hope everyone agrees…so,
Ciao! (from Such & Meera [who's probably yawning somewhere])
4 large white potatoes, boiled, peeled and mashed
1/2 cup boiled and drained green peas
1 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp amchoor(mango powder)
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp saunf(fennel)powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1 tablespoon chopped cashewnuts
Salt to taste
3 cups maida(all purpose flour)
1/2 cup maida, for rolling out
1 tablespoon heated ghee or oil
Oil for deep frying the samosas
1 tablespoon ghee(clarified butter) for the stuffing
1 small bowl of cold water
Heat the ghee for the stuffing and add the cumin seeds and
When the seeds splutter add the dry powders and fry for 10
Add the mashed potatoes and green peas and mix well.
Mix in salt to taste.
Fry on a low flame for about 10 minutes.
Prepare the cover for the samosa by combining
the maida, hot ghee or oil and salt to taste.
Add enough water and knead the dough.
Set aside for about 10 minutes.
Divide the dough into round portions.
Take each portion and coat it with some maida so that
it does not stick to your hands.
Roll it into a not too thin perfect round.
With a pizza cutter, make 2 semi circles with the round.
Take one half circle. Dip your index finger into the cold water
and apply it to the straight edge of the semi circle.
Now hold the semicircle in your hand.
Fold the straight edge , bringing together the watered edges.
Seal the watered edges.
You should now have a small triangular maida pocket.
Stuff it with the potato mixture and now water-seal the
Repeat for the rest of the dough.
Deep fry in oil till golden brown and serve
with mint chutney.
Do not overheat the oil, since this will cook only the
outer maida covering and the inner layer will remain
ncooked even if the samosa has turned dark brown
on the outside.
well the cake came out really well and that kind of concludes the list of all the complicated (or the simple recipes we complicated) things we’ve made so far….we pulled it together nicely seeing how tomorrow is just basically coking whatever you feel like so we might as well make day nine sound like a concluding day for everything we did so far….well, I had my doubts about the cake turning out well but truthfully it came out quite well….and piyumi doubted us for a while! (shame on her!) well, I know it’s pretty late but I had to update the pics and Erica if you see this, it would be appreciated if you send the pics you have because I think we might need those…that would kinda of help make it seem more believeable…lol….not like all that effort wasn’t real or anything….or all the jokes we got through the club (yes, the salt is skyrocketing)….but either way guys good job on pulling it through I’m pleased…(not really) but good enough for now…I’m just dead tired…this club drains more out of me than you’d believe so I’m closing this up….but yes we’ve done the best we can do and thank you for making this worthwhile….
Basically, the day was quite well…free n the sense that not all of us were needed for the Lasagna and hence it made the day kind of bare….but then again eating just two of those lasagnas, I was full!! Amazing but they honestly make you eat everything so long as you don’t know what’s going in there…lol…that’s what I found convenient about it…and there’s actually only so much to say about this day seeing how we made only lasagna but it came out quite well…seeing how we did get the help frm Meera’s mom (not too much but slightly – this was like her terrirtory)…well i’m off seeing how I need to prepare for day nine and that requires me to sleep a little….so I’m gonna go then…bye!
Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water for 20 mins. Drain, then mash with the butter and the milk over low heat. Stir in the cheese and beat well until it begins to melt into the potatoes.
Well, we did pretty well today…seeing how we repeated garlic bread and Champagne because we had extra time….we had to cut out the pizza because we had to get ready for the lasagna which is tomorrow’s recipe which involved a lot of cutting of the vegetables (which was a lot!)….and boiling on the side while we cooked everything else…..and well things turned out well today too of course which was awesome! and meera would really appreciate if you put up recipe for mashed potatoes and if everyone could bring in their forms that would be appreciated as well…….so on friday we could get working ont he paperwork…and yes i will bring the camera tomorrow….I won’t forget this time!!! we’ve fianlly decided how to deal with the adsence…so suppose you’re away for two days youg et the hours for just one…so it’s kinda of like a middle ground here….and taht way all your hours will be in multiples of 3….also things are going well….even if sometimes we don’t have very many people it’s going good….so far so great! keep up the good work guys!
We were fabulous!!! WOW…I LOVED THE GARLIC BREAD….hats off to Ranjani for taking care of it…well as you can guess the effects of Champagne is really getting to me and funny thing is that the Champagne wasn’t even real but honestly, we did a good job today!! we worked well and quick today and actually i’m hesistant about tomorrow seeing how we’re making pizza….hopefully that comes out right….and another thing to congratulate about is the fact that I can finally get pictures up on this blog (it took me a while)…hopefully everyone is checking this blog so they know what’s going on…and another thing Meera and myself are still under discussion about absences and so we’ll see how we’re going to go about it as we wouldn’t want people taking this thing lightly seeing how we all are friends…so i’m hoping we’ll get that sorted out tomorrow for everyon to be informed about it….well I think that’s just about it for today….hopefully the last day we can have more of garlic bread and champagne (yes it’s getting to me…I mean this is as close as I’m getting to alcohol even though it was non alcoholic)