Here's David and Owen in front of the Taj Mahal.
Close up of the "scroll" work. Each piece cut and glued by moi.
The food turned out okay. My Pancit Noodles didn't turn out. Seemed like an easy recipe but when you are cooking at 6:00 am sometimes things don't work. Max wouldn't try the veggie wontons, did not like the Samosas (even though they rocked!) but did like the Spring Rolls! One out of four is not bad.
I personally thought the Samosas turned out the best and as they are free of dairy, egg, peanut, tree nut, fish and shellfish, I'll leave the recipe here. I got it from a friend from Indian. She even offered to have her mother-in-law help. Wish I would have had time to take her up on it, would have been fun.
- 2-3 cups of cubed boiled potatoes
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
- 1/2 cup green peas
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
- 2 teaspoons coriander powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- flour tortillas
- red chili powder and salt to taste
- oil for deep frying
Fry onions in a little oil til golden brown. Add cumin and coriander and fry for another minute.
Add boiled potatoes and green peas. Add salt and chili powder to taste. Stir for 10-15 minutes.
Stir in chopped cilantro and stir for another minute or so. Your filling is ready.
Cut flour tortilla in half. Put in some filling. Fold into shape of triangle and seal edges with a flour and water paste.
Heat some oil in deep pan. Fry samosa to light golden brown.
You may serve hot with Mint Chutney or other chutney. (They are good cold too. I'm thinking may be a great on the road breakfast item.)