Sorta Samosas #vegetarian #food

I told you I got these two eggplants, and one of them became eggplant fritters. The other one became mirza ghassemi. Since the eggplant was the size of Rhode Island, that was almost an entire truck-butt of mirza ghassemi, and we couldn’t eat it all.

We also had some cauliflower, so I chopped and boiled some of that and mixed it and a little garam masala powder with the leftover mirza ghassemi. Looked like this which, I’ll admit, looks like somebody already ate it once.

SamosaStuffI could have found a recipe for samosa dough but, being basically lazy, I bought a packet of won-ton wrappers instead.

Okay, so I put a bit of the filling onto a won-ton wrapper, dampened the edges, and pressed.

SamosaStuffedThey’re kinda-sorta like samosas, yes?

I heated some olive oil and fried these until brown, turning once. They browned in a few seconds, really.

SamosaStuffedFriedThis is probably not what they’re supposed to be like, but they were DELICIOUS!

We probably had Jasmine rice with it, and maybe peas. Or kale chips. I told you about kale chips, didn’t I? Kale chips are, like, YUM!

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Write about an ingenious use of leftover something — food, wood, body parts, whatever.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Sorta Samosas #vegetarian #food

  1. Dan

    August 5, 2015 at 7:39am

    My father used to say “it looks like something Tipi (the dog) ate.” I must say that, even as a carnivore, I thin the finished product looks good.

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      Marian Allen

      August 5, 2015 at 7:59am

      Well, that’s the thing, Dan — we’ve learned to devalue veg as just boring side dishes that shove health down our throats. I’m a born carnivore, too; my mother swears that my first word was MEAT, not Mama or Dada. Vegetarian/vegan kids forced me to rethink that. 🙂

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  2. Jane

    August 5, 2015 at 8:43am

    Ah, repurposing!

    Here I am, trying to figure out what’s for lunch. Somehow, I dont’ think it’s going to be as swell as yours. But…..

    Omelet, anyone?

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