Leftovers and Samosas

We don’t often have much in the way of leftovers in our house but last night I went to the fridge to see what we had to make dinner and I found some left over bits from the night before.

There was some plain basmati rice and cooked chicken. In the freezer I had some  samosas that I’d made a few weeks ago and frozen before cooking. I say samosas but they were more like puff pasty pillows.

To make the samoseas I used Meera Sohda’s excellent Made in India cook book. If you don’y have a copy, get one. In the mean time, the recipe can be found here.

I put the samosas in the oven for about 20 mins at 200C. Whilst they were baking I made the rice salad. I took 4 spring onions, 2 radishes, 2 mushrooms, 2 chicken thighs, a yellow pepper, a red chilli pepper and chopped them all up. I cooked the mushrooms in butter and added the whole lot to the rice, mixed it well and added about 2 tbsps of olive oil


When the samosas were done I bunged the lot on a plate and even though I say so myself, for leftovers, they were fantastic