During the summer I like to experiment in the kitchen with more involved recipes than I would typically make during the school year. Today I made these beautifully delicious Punjabi Samosas with Mint Chutney! Samosas are deep fried, cone-shaped dumplings that are traditionally filled with a mixture of potatoes or meat. They also happen to be seriously delicious!
My personal favorite version of the Samosa is one from Punjab, a state in the Northern part of India. Their version of this savory treat is filled with potatoes, peas, ginger, garlic, and loads of spices. Just like any traditional dish, there are also many versions of the Punjabi Samosa because everyone has their own style. After making them a few times, I’ve learned that they are not as complicated as I thought and were actually not hard to make once you’ve got the hang of it!
I have been eating and cooking Indian food ever since I can remember. I distinctly remember having always loved eating samosas because they are not only tasty, but fun to eat because of the conical shape. My favorite ways to eat them are dipped into some delicious chutneys, such as mint chutney and tamarind chutney. I am sharing my recipe for the mint chutney since it is easy to make at home.
I have made the tamarind chutney a few times, but it does take many hours to make. If you are feeling super adventurous and have lots of time on your hands, I would recommend searching online for a tamarind chutney recipe and trying it out for yourself. It is totally worth all the work! The sweet and sour flavor profile is simply one of my all-time favorite flavors.
I hope you have as much fun as I did making this savory Indian treat!
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