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Indian Potatoes: Aloo Chop . Aloo Gobi (Cauliflower) . Aloo Methi (Fenugreek Greens) . Aloo Paratha . Aloo Posta with Green Beans (White poppy seeds) . with Collard Greens and Ajwain . with Dandelion Greens . in Green Beans Sabzi . Masala Dosa . Samosas filled with Aloo Muttar (Peas)

Samosas and Chole

March 2012

Chole (chickpea curry) is the perfect accompaniment for samosas filled with potato curry. It goes equally well with pakoras. Serve chole with puliyinji, tamarind chutney, sweet mango chutney and/or pear chutney.

chole - March 2012

Potato curry filling

potatoes - March 2012

The dough is very similar to chapati dough, made simply with flour, oil, salt and water that is kneaded til smooth and then left to rest for about 30 minutes. Then it is divided into equal portions and rolled out into thin rounds. Each round is then cut in half. To assemble a samosa, dip your finger-tip in water and wet the edges. Fold over one third and seal the side. Lift it up as you fold over the other third to form a cone.

samosa: dip finger in water and wet the edges - March 2012
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Hold the cone-shaped dough cupped in your hand for easy filling. Spoon the filling in and pinch the edges shut well.

samosa - March 2012
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samosa - March 2012

Place the shaped samosas well apart on a cookie sheet or plate as they are formed. (These are from the first batch of samosas we made with only unbleached all-purpose and semolina flours in the dough.)

samosas - March 2012

Heat oil in a pot and fry the samosas - but not too many at a time! Make sure it's easy to turn them over with a fork or slotted spoon so they get golden all over.

samosas - March 2012

Once they are done, place them in a basket to drain until it's time to serve them.

samosas - March 2012

While you are waiting for them to cook, makes sure to look out the window and admire the fleeting beauty of the forsythia flowers.

forsythia - March 2012

Get the condiments out: coriander leaf, tamarind chutney, pear chutney, yoghurt, chopped green chili.

chutney - March 2012
chutney - March 2012

Serve the chole in a heated bowl. Tell the black creature to keep his lunch hooks off.

samosas and chole - March 2012

Drizzle yoghurt and tamarind chutney over the chole. Sprinkle on some green chile coins and garnish with coriander leaf.

chole - March 2012

No, Blynky, no!! That's NOT for you.

chole - March 2012

Put black furry creature back on the floor where he belongs. Place samosas on the side of the bowl. Add a little pear chutney. And dig in. Mmmmmmm!

samosas and chole - March 2012

April 2008: Chole with palak paneer, naan and red cabbage raita.

chole (April 2008)

June 2008: chole garnished with yoghurt and coriander leaf (cilantro) and served with pakora and sweet mango chutney

pakora - June 2008

blog from OUR kitchen:
breakfast treat: pakora and chole (WHB#141: green chili) << includes recipe for pakoras
another breakfast treat: aloo chops << includes recipe
puliyinji is a new staple (WHB) << includes recipe
samosas and chole << includes recipes







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