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Tuesday, apart from being Indian Independence day, was also our wedding anniversary. I decided to cook a nice dinner (restaurant style…) at home. Going to an Indian restaurant in NJ (not sure of other places) is literally going to put a hole in your pocket. I know its our wedding anniversary and I shouldn’t be thinking about the check, but with the prices of entrees ranging from $9.95 and $12.95, we would have ended up spending almost $50 (including tip and taxes). That’s why I decided to cook at home and be sure that we are eating the food that we really like and also the way we like.

Here’s my menu for our Anniversary dinner:

Appetizer – Black Eyed Pea Samosa

Rice Dish – Vegetable Biryani

Curry – Paneer Kurma

Dessert – Chocolate cake w/ Hot chocolate sauce and Vanilla ice cream

It took about 2½ hours to put everything together. But it’s really worth every second of it. Here are the recipes for my Restaurant style dinner.

Black Eyed Pea Samosa: I used frozen samosa wrappers from Indian store and replaced traditional potato filling with black eyed peas. The end result was pretty good.

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Black Eyed Pea Samosa Yum
Black Eyed Pea Samosa
Course appetizer
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
samosa
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup Black eyed peas
  • 6 Samosa wrappers
  • 2 chilies Green
  • ½ tsp Chili powder
  • ½ tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 2 tsps Mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp Cumin seeds
  • 3 Curry leaves
  • to taste Salt
Course appetizer
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
samosa
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup Black eyed peas
  • 6 Samosa wrappers
  • 2 chilies Green
  • ½ tsp Chili powder
  • ½ tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 2 tsps Mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp Cumin seeds
  • 3 Curry leaves
  • to taste Salt
Black Eyed Pea Samosa
Instructions
  1. Soak the peas for one hour and pressure cook them till tender.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in pan, add mustard and jeera seeds and after they splutter, add ginger-garlic paste, curry leaves and green chilies. Sauté for 1 minute.
  3. Add the cooked peas, chili powder salt and mix well. Mash some of the peas with the back of the spoon. Add little water if you think the mixture is too dry (but make sure it is not too watery).
  4. Cook for 5 minutes on medium and remove from heat. Add lemon juice and let cool.
  5. After the mixture is cool enough to handle, make the samosas as per package instructions and deep fry them in batches.
  6. Serve hot with green chutney or ketchup.
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5 thoughts on “Black Eyed Pea Samosa”

  1. Hey happy anniversary Pavani-though belated! Im sure you had a good time, and apart from saving money, you had a better dinner at home! And cooking for your family on these special days is so much better 🙂

  2. Hi Nanditha,
    Thank you and cooking for family at home definitely makes it special.

    Hi Faffer and Arjuna,
    Thank you for the wishes.

  3. Hi this is srujana….got to know about ur blog from ur old friend vamshi…I am very much interested in trying out new recipes….so he suggested me ur blog… Belated wedding anniversary wishes to you…and I must say it’s worth visiting ur blog….keep posting…..bye

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