Monday, October 02, 2006

Shrimp Samosas

500 grams frozen shrimps
3 medium onions chopped
chopped coriander
chopped green chillies (optional)
Juice of 1 lime
3 tblspn oil
Salt to taste
Samosa strips

Thaw shrimps, and give them a quick toss in the pan with oil, salt, lime juice.Just about 3 times ,you dont want to overcook the prawns.

Drain out every drop of water in the pan, as frozen shrimps will leave water, and trying to dry it out on fire, overcooks them. once the water is drained add in chopped onions, chopped coriander and the chillies if you want. (Because my kids eat, so I have to opt out of the green chillies, however they add a nice punch to the taste).Back on fire for another 2-3 tosses max. Turn off heat and allow to cool.

THESE ARE YOUR READY MADE SAMOSA STRIPS.Available mostly everywhere, or you can also use the spring roll wrappers.

You will need to make a paste with water and flour,to seal your samosas.The folding bit is a bit tricky, you need to smear the strip with your glue, and make a cone.You will fill this cone with your stuffing and seal the remaining flap to close it up like an envelope.

So Now. All u have to do is fry them and ENJOY with your choice of poison.



Destitute Rebel said...

Arn't the "swift" ready made samosa strips the best. Great recipie Kaya. Keep them coming.

EXSENO said...

Lookd like they would be good without diping in anything.

kaya said...

@ exseno
LOL! Yup they are!
Oh YES they are a blessing indeed! So much better than the old days when you had to make a mountain of chapatis, and cut them into strips.

Creation said...

Shrimp ??? Noooooooo!!!

Why can't it be like " Choco Samosas " ???

kaya said...

@ creation
sorry hun. dont hv much of a sweetooth.
But try it with some grated chocolate and fresh shredded mozarella.
Thats good. Mmmmhmmmm.
*smacks lips with relish*

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

I can do problem... (yeah right)

They look super yummy yaar, bohot mazedaar.

Lirun said...

yum.. only i might try that with chicken or some kind of fish.. and share with my friends who keep kosher


shrimp isnt allowed for kosher keeping jews.. is shrimp hallal?

Destitute Rebel said...

Lirun good question, I didnt know shrimp wasnt allowed for kosher keeping jews. In Islam according to my knowledge eating of shrimp is "makru" meaning it is not encouraged to eat it but eating shrimp is not haram.

I would also like to hear what others have to say about this, it would be informative.

Lirun said...


just for everyone's general knowledge..


seafood needs to have gills and fins.. ie must be a fish.. no ther seafood is permitted..

meat and dairy cannot be mixed under any circumstances.. some traditions say you need to wait 3 hours and some 6.. it depends what community you came from..

land that grows produce needas to rest once every seven years and animals need tobe slaughtered through a slit to the throat so they die painlessly.. if the animal dies slowly it i snot kosher..

depending on how strict you are it gets more and more complicated.. ie meat and dairy cannot even be eaten off the same plate.. you cannot use the same cutlery or wash them in the same sink.. etc etc etc..

Destitute Rebel said...

Lirun thanks, interesting information.

kaya said...

Thanks for that Lirun. So you cant eat SHRIMPS? PRAWNS? Squid any of the shell fish family?
Well Like Dreb said, they are not haraam.
However amongst the Shia community shellfish is not eaten and they will only eat fish with scales. Amongst the BOHRI muslims (diff sects) they will only consider eating fish if when they bought it, the fish was still jumping about.
Its very interesting about the meat and dairy, makes you realise how many things are interconnected amongst religions.
The Hindus too have a whole lot of do's and dont's regarding food, esp the strict ones. The modern day Hindu eats meat with no qualms but preferably not beef so much as they worship the cow.

Musafir said...

Ooh man, toooo many restrictions in kosher food. Kinda takes away the charm in eating.