Brave rhubarb defies cold, wind, and piercing rain
Through mantel mulch of common leaves
the crown prevails
Queen of Spring
Really, stupidly, easy to make, a batch of 16 can be made for about $1.50. Yup, I said one dollar & fifty cents...or under 10 cents each.
I generally riff off this recipe on the wonderful Mamta's Kitchen website (Samosa recipe)
varying spices etc to taste.
But the basics remain the same: dough for 16 samosas requires 2 cups of flour ($0.18 cents), a few teaspoons of oil, a pinch of salt and some water. The filling requires about 1.5 lbs russet type potatoes ($0.45), a cup of frozen peas and some spices. Then there's the oil for frying...that's probably the most expensive bit of the recipe.
If you had the good sense, when you were preparing last night's dinner, to cook a few extra potatoes, being careful not to let them get waterlogged and mushy, you can put these together in about thirty minutes.
Prepare the dough first and let it rest covered so it doesn't dry out.
Dice up your potatoes, add peas and spices, assemble rolling pin, a little flour, a little water...good to go.
These have become our go-to lunch on ski days. A couple of these, a little spicey chutney, and a thermos of homemade lentil soup, and we're well set. And while, after a morning of vigorous snow shredding, Firstborn is snarfing his less than fifty cent homemade lunch, his buds are "enjoying" a congealing plate of Poutine at $7.00. Told you they'd make you the envy of your friends!
Have a go...surprise yourself!
|Tortilla browning nicely while the snow flies outside...|