Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Indian Samosa

Indian Samosa

By Charishma_Ramchandani on December 05, 2001
Photo by Chef #1322226
34 Reviews
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  • Prep Time: 1 hrs
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 30 mins
  • Servings: 4

About This Recipe

"Carol had asked for this in the forums, hope this helps:) This is a real "must have" in my house on a rainy day or when terribly hungry or even as an appetizer at parties. Please note that the potatoes, onions and green chillies listed in the Dough portion belong in the Filling portion of the recipe. Thanks!"



    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


    • 2 large potatoes ( boiled)
    • 1 onions, chopped
    • 2 green chilies, very finely chopped
    • 3 tablespoons oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon ginger, grated
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic, crushed
    • coriander seeds
    • 1 tablespoon cilantro, finely chopped
    • 1/2 lemons, juice of
    • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
    • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
    • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
    • salt


  1. Mix together the flour, oil and salt.
  2. Add a little water, until mixture becomes crumbly.
  3. Keep adding water, kneading the mixture till it becomes a soft pliable dough.
  4. Cover with a moist cloth and set aside for 20 minutes.
  5. Beat dough on a work surface and knead again.
  6. Cover and set aside.


  2. Heat 3 tbsp oil.
  3. Add ginger, garlic, green chillies and few coriander seeds.
  4. Stir fry for 1 minute, add onions and saute till light brown.
  5. Add cilantro (fresh coriander), lemon juice, turmeric, red chili, salt and garam masala.
  6. Stir fry for 2 minutes.
  7. Add potatoes.
  8. Stir fry for 2 minutes.
  9. Set aside and allow to cool.
  10. Divide dough into 10 equal portions.
  11. Use a rolling pin, roll a piece of dough into a 5" oval.
  12. Cut into 2 halves.
  13. Run a moist finger along the diameter.
  14. Roll around finger to make a cone.
  15. Place a tablespoon of the filling into the cone.
  16. Seal the third side using a moist finger.
  17. Deep fry the samosas on low to medium heat until light brown.
  18. Serve with tomato sauce or any chutney you love.

Saturday, June 16, 2012


Hey y'all I'm on vacation in Napa.  It is my mother's birthday!  We are about to board a wine train.  Lucky for me, there is this slow computer that I can blog on!  I will be sure to take many pictures for you guys.  Bye!  The train is boarding and my arm hurts so I cannot blog.  I lie

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Lemon Bars

This is one of my favorite recipes.  I really love to make lemon bars with my family.  

The Best Lemon Bars
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Submitted By: Patty Schenck
Photo By: mominml
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 55 Minutes
Servings: 36

"Tart, rich and perfection, all rolled into one! Wow your friends with this simple recipe. Hint: No Substitutions!"
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 lemons, juiced
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2.In a medium bowl, blend together softened butter, 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup sugar. Press into the bottom of an ungreased 9x13 inch pan.
3.Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm and golden. In another bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 1/2 cups sugar and 1/4 cup flour. Whisk in the eggs and lemon juice. Pour over the baked crust.
4.Bake for an additional 20 minutes in the preheated oven. The bars will firm up as they cool. For a festive tray, make another pan using limes instead of lemons and adding a drop of green food coloring to give a very pale green. After both pans have cooled, cut into uniform 2 inch squares and arrange in a checker board fashion.
Servings Per Recipe: 36
Calories: 126
Amount Per Serving
  • Total Fat: 5.8g
  • Cholesterol: 37mg
  • Sodium: 44mg
Amount Per Serving
  • Total Carbs: 17.8g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 0.5g
  • Protein: 1.6g
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Chicken Toy

   Our chickens get bored so we decided to get a chicken toy.  It was pretty expensive so we were iffy about the idea of buying the toy.  We decided to buy it only because it was 20% off, even with the discount it still was pretty expensive.  You are supposed to put scratch grains in the chicken toy so once they peck at the toy scratch spills out.  The only problem with the toy is that  our chickens are scared of balls.  The pro with the toy is that it helps our chickens overcome the fear of anything circular.  Pebbles seems to really enjoy playing with the chicken toy the most.  I highly recommend this toy.  

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Ya Snooze Ya Lose

  Lettuce, we planted a beautiful crop of lettuce and it magically disappeared, right after we let Pebbles out.  Hmmmm, what in the world happened?  If you match the puzzle pieces, of course it was Pebbles who ate it!  We were pretty mad!  Our anger lasted for about one... month, no, a hour, no not even a minute.  Almost right after when she ate the lettuce it immediately dried up and died.     Homegrown lettuce is actually really good on salads.  You can really taste the difference. Even though we missed out on the lettuce you know what they say ya snooze ya loose.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Squash Can They Grow?

       From my last post you guys noticed that there were plants in the planter.  Yes, we were finally successful in planting some crops in the planter because of the power of bamboo.  To our family it was nearly a miracle because our plants normally get eaten by our chickens.  The plants we are trying to be able to harvest are: squash, tomatoes, and weeds.  Our chickens, who live almost right next to the planter are nearly dieing to go in and gobble it up.  They either like the greens or they just want to eat everything in their path.

Planters and Bricks Do They Mix?

      In the beginning of the year, we had a little place surrounded by bricks used as a planter.  Our chickens never let us grow anything in there so it was a big mound of dirt used for getting worms.  It looked super ghetto.  We had no idea how to resist the chickens form the planter.  Finally, we got an idea.  We decided to get some bamboo and just stick it around the perimeter of the planter.  Our chickens seem to finally stop eating our crops we plant in there.