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Samosa (Tinned Beef and Potatoes)

Ingredients:

For the Stuffing/ Filling

  1. 1 tin Beef
  2. 1 cup Mixed Vegetable
  3. 2 Potatoes (Medium sized)
  4. Garlic Paste 1 tbsp
  5. Salt
  6. Sarso 1/4 tsp
  7. Jeera 1/2 tsp
  8. Methi seeds 4
  9. Oil
  10. 1 onion
  11. Ginger 1/4 tsp
  12. Curry leaves 1 stock
  13. 1 cup water
  14. Masala
  15. Tumeric Powder

Other Ingredients:

  1. 2 cups Flour
  2. Oil to fry
  3. 2  tbsp Butter or oil
  4. Salt
  5. Jeera 1/4 tsp
  6. 1 tsp baking powder
  7. Water

Method For the Stuffing/Filling

  1. Cut the Beef tin and take out the lamb meat from the tin.
  2. Rinse the Mixed Vegetables, drain out the water and keep it aside.
  3. Use a food peeler to take off a thin layer of skin off the Potatoes. Rinse it and slice it in thin pieces.
  4. Take off the onion skin and cut it into pieces.
  5. Heat oil and splatter in Jeera, Methi and Sarso. After a few seconds add the onion pieces  and ginger.
  6. Add the curry leaves and garlic and stir till garlic is brown.
  7. Add the potatoes, Beef and the mixed vegetables, masala and tumeric.
  8. Add water and salt and cook till potatoes are tender and cooked.
  9. Cook this and keep it aside to cool while we make the dough ready.

For the dough:

  1. Sieve the flour and add 2 tbsp butter, salt, jeera and baking powder.
  2. Rub this mixture softly with the palm of your hands for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Pour water and make a dough.
  4. Sprinkle some oil and knead the dough for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Make 1 inch diameter balls with the dough.
  6. Roll the dough with a rolling pin, pour 1 to 2 tbsp of filling and wrap it close.
  7. Repeat step 6 for all the dough and make samosa’s.
  8. Heat oil and deep fry the samosa till golden brown and crispy.
  9. Serve with drinks and chutney.
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Samosa (Tinned Mutton and Potatoes)

Ingredients:

For the Stuffing/ Filling

  1. 1 tinned mutton
  2. 1 cup Mixed Vegetable
  3. 2 Potatoes (Medium sized)
  4. Garlic Paste 1 tbsp
  5. Salt
  6. Sarso 1/4 tsp
  7. Jeera 1/2 tsp
  8. Methi seeds 4
  9. Oil
  10. 1 onion
  11. Ginger 1/4 tsp
  12. Curry leaves 1 stock
  13. 1 cup water
  14. Masala
  15. Tumeric Powder

Other Ingredients:

  1. 2 cups Flour
  2. Oil to fry
  3. 2  tbsp Butter or oil
  4. Salt
  5. Jeera 1/4 tsp
  6. 1 tsp baking powder
  7. Water

Method For the Stuffing/Filling

  1. Cut the mutton tin and take out the lamb meat from the tin.
  2. Rinse the Mixed Vegetables, drain out the water and keep it aside.
  3. Use a food peeler to take off a thin layer of skin off the Potatoes. Rinse it and slice it in thin pieces.
  4. Take off the onion skin and cut it into pieces.
  5. Heat oil and splatter in Jeera, Methi and Sarso. After a few seconds add the onion pieces  and ginger.
  6. Add the curry leaves and garlic and stir till garlic is brown.
  7. Add the potatoes, mutton and the mixed vegetables, masala and tumeric.
  8. Add water and salt and cook till potatoes are tender and cooked.
  9. Cook this and keep it aside to cool while we make the dough ready.

For the dough:

  1. Sieve the flour and add 2 tbsp butter, salt, jeera and baking powder.
  2. Rub this mixture softly with the palm of your hands for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Pour water and make a dough.
  4. Sprinkle some oil and knead the dough for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Make 1 inch diameter balls with the dough.
  6. Roll the dough with a rolling pin, pour 1 to 2 tbsp of filling and wrap it close.
  7. Repeat step 6 for all the dough and make samosa’s.
  8. Heat oil and deep fry the samosa till golden brown and crispy.
  9. Serve with drinks and chutney.
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Samosa (Tin Tuna Fish and Potatoes)

Ingredients:

  1. 1 Tin Tuna
  2. 2 Potatoes
  3. Salt to taste
  4. oil to fry
  5. Garlic paste 1 tbsp
  6. Ginger paste 1/4 tsp
  7. Methi 5 to 6 pcs
  8. Jeera 1/4 tsp
  9. Sarso 1/4 tsp
  10. Curry leaves 5 to 6 pieces
  11. Masala 1 tbsp
  12. Tumeric 1/2 tsp
  13. 2 Tomatoes
  14. 1 onion
  15. Fresh Chillies chopped in pieces
  16. 1/4 cup Mixed vegetables (optional)

Other Ingredients:

  1. 2 cups Flour
  2. Oil to fry
  3. 2  tbsp Butter or oil
  4. Salt
  5. Jeera 1/4 tsp
  6. 1 tsp baking powder
  7. Water

Method for the filling

  1. Take off the onion skin and cut it lenghtwise  in thin long pieces.
  2. Use a vegetable peeler to take a thin layer of skin off the potatoes, rinse the potatoes and cut it into 1 cm cubes.
  3. Rinse the tomatoes and cut it into very small cubes.
  4. Cut the Tinned tuna.
  5. Heat oil and pour in methi, after a few seconds add a few pieces of onion, ginger, jeera, sarso, and stirr.
  6. After a few seconds add garlic and curry leaves. Fry this till garlic is light brown.
  7. Add masala, tumeric, potatoes, chillies and salt and mix well. Add 1 cup of water and let it boil for 5 minutes.
  8. Add the tuna fish and Tomatoes and cook till Potatoes are tender and water is evaporated.
  9. Keep this aside to cool while preparing the dough.

For the dough:

  1. Sieve the flour and add 2 tbsp butter, salt, jeera and baking powder.
  2. Rub this mixture softly with the palm of your hands for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Pour water and make a dough.
  4. Sprinkle some oil and knead the dough for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Make 1 inch diameter balls with the dough.
  6. Roll the dough with a rolling pin, pour 1 to 2 tbsp of filling and wrap it close.
  7. Repeat step 6 for all the dough and make samosa’s.
  8. Heat oil and deep fry the samosa till golden brown and crispy.
  9. Serve with drinks and chutney.

Notes:

I have used the brunswick brand of tinned tuna fish.

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Samosa (Mixed Vegetable and Potatoes)

Ingredients:

For the Stuffing/ Filling

  1. 1 cup Mixed Vegetable
  2. 2 Potatoes (Medium sized)
  3. Garlic Paste 1 tbsp
  4. Salt
  5. Sarso 1/4 tsp
  6. Jeera 1/2 tsp
  7. Methi seeds 4
  8. Oil
  9. 1 onion
  10. Ginger 1/4 tsp
  11. Curry leaves 1 stock
  12. 1 cup water

Other Ingredients:

  1. 2 cups Flour
  2. Oil to fry
  3. 2  tbsp Butter or oil
  4. Salt
  5. Jeera 1/4 tsp
  6. 1 tsp baking powder
  7. Water

Method For the Stuffing/Filling

  1. Rinse the Mixed Vegetables, drain out the water and keep it aside.
  2. Use a food peeler to take off a thin layer of skin off the Potatoes. Rinse it and slice it in thin pieces.
  3. Take off the onion skin and cut it into pieces.
  4. Heat oil and splatter in Jeera, Methi and Sarso. After a few seconds add the onion pieces  and ginger.
  5. Add the curry leaves and garlic and stir till garlic is brown.
  6. Add the potatoes and the mixed vegetables.
  7. Add water and salt and cook till potatoes are tender and cooked.
  8. Cook this and keep it aside to cool while we make the dough ready.

For the dough:

  1. Sieve the flour and add 2 tbsp butter, salt, jeera and baking powder.
  2. Rub this mixture softly with the palm of your hands for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Pour water and make a dough.
  4. Sprinkle some oil and knead the dough for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Make 1 inch diameter balls with the dough.
  6. Roll the dough with a rolling pin, pour 1 to 2 tbsp of filling and wrap it close.
  7. Repeat step 6 for all the dough and make samosa’s.
  8. Heat oil and deep fry the samosa till golden brown and crispy.
  9. Serve with drinks and chutney.
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Aloo/Potatoes and Tinned Beef Curry

Ingredients:

  1. 1 Tin Beef  (Corned/Canned)
  2. 3 Potatoes
  3. Salt to taste
  4. oil to fry
  5. Garlic paste 1 tbsp
  6. Ginger paste 1/4 tsp
  7. Methi 5 to 6 pcs
  8. Jeera 1/4 tsp
  9. Sarso 1/4 tsp
  10. Curry leaves 5 to 6 pieces
  11. Masala 1 tbsp
  12. Tumeric 1/2 tsp
  13. 2 Tomatoes
  14. 1 onion
  15. Fresh Chillies chopped in pieces
  16. Coriander for garnishing (Optional)
  17. Carrots (Optional)

Method:

  1. Take off the onion skin and cut it lenghtwise  in thin long pieces.
  2. Use a vegetable peeler to take a thin layer of skin off the potatoes, rinse the potatoes and cut it into 1 cm to 2 cm cubes.
  3. Rinse the tomatoes and cut it into very small cubes.
  4. Cut the Tin.
  5. Heat oil and pour in methi, after a few seconds add a few pieces of onion, ginger, jeera, sarso, and stirr.
  6. After a few seconds add garlic and curry leaves. Fry this till garlic is light brown.
  7. Add masala, tumeric, potatoes, chillies and salt and mix well. Add 2 cups of water and let it boil for 5 minutes.
  8. Add the  Tinned Beef and Tomatoes and cook till Potatoes are tender and water is evaporated.
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with roti and chutney.
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Aloo/Potatoes and Tinned Mutton Curry

Ingredients:

  1. 1 Tin Mutton (Corned/Canned)
  2. 3 Potatoes
  3. Salt to taste
  4. oil to fry
  5. Garlic paste 1 tbsp
  6. Ginger paste 1/4 tsp
  7. Methi 5 to 6 pcs
  8. Jeera 1/4 tsp
  9. Sarso 1/4 tsp
  10. Curry leaves 5 to 6 pieces
  11. Masala 1 tbsp
  12. Tumeric 1/2 tsp
  13. 2 Tomatoes
  14. 1 onion
  15. Fresh Chillies chopped in pieces
  16. Coriander for garnishing (Optional)
  17. Carrots (Optional)

Method:

  1. Take off the onion skin and cut it lenghtwise  in thin long pieces.
  2. Use a vegetable peeler to take a thin layer of skin off the potatoes, rinse the potatoes and cut it into 1 cm to 2 cm cubes.
  3. Rinse the tomatoes and cut it into very small cubes.
  4. Cut the Tin.
  5. Heat oil and pour in methi, after a few seconds add a few pieces of onion, ginger, jeera, sarso, and stirr.
  6. After a few seconds add garlic and curry leaves. Fry this till garlic is light brown.
  7. Add masala, tumeric, potatoes, chillies and salt and mix well. Add 2 cups of water and let it boil for 5 minutes.
  8. Add the  Tinned mutton and Tomatoes and cook till Potatoes are tender and water is evaporated.
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with roti and chutney.
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Roti

Roti

Roti

Roti is a staple food for Fiji Indians, nearly every fiji indian household cook roti in the morning. It is simply dough cooked in a hot flat frypan like equipment called tawa. The ingredients for roti is simple but it requires skills to prepare it.

In Fiji Roti is made with all purpose flour, in India roti is cooked using whole wheat flour. In India the all purpose flour is called Maida flour and the whole wheat flour is called Ata. In Fiji the All Purpose flour is called Ata.

Roti is a North Indian dish but it is also made by South Indians.  Nowadays in Fiji, even the Fijians have leaned how to make roti.

 

Ingredients for making Roti:

  1. 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  2. 2 Cups Water
  3. 2 Tbsp Ghee or Butter (To apply while cooking on hot tawa)
  4. 1 tsp cooking oil (To apply while kneading the dough)

Method for making Roti:

  1. Sieve the Flour and pour the it in a basin and make a hole in the middle.
  2. Take out 2 tablespoons of Flour and keep it aside.
  3. Heat the water and pour hot water little by little on the flour and mix the flour with a spoon at the same time. Repeat this till right consistency is achieved. Mix this with the spoon well.
  4. Let the hot dough cool for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Make a dough, sprinkle a teaspoon of oil or ghee and knead it for about 5 minutes.
  6. Break the large dough into smaller doughs the size smaller than a tennis ball. Make this into smooth round shapes.
  7. Roll this on a choki or flat surface with a rolling pin called belna (You will need to apply some flour to the dough to prevent it from sticking to the surface).
  8. Heat the Tawa/Tava  or a flat frypan and spread ghee or butter with a piece of cloth or a spoon over the frypan.
  9. Transfer the rolled roti to the tava and cook it on this side for 5 seconds.
  10. Turn the roti around and cook the other side till the bottom side is cooked.
  11. Apply ghee/butter over it and turn it around.
  12. The Roti will rise and get filled with hot air. Let the bottom side cook.
  13. Apply ghee/butter on top side when it is cooked.
  14. While one roti cooks on the tawa, you need to finish rolling another before the first one is finished cooking.
  15. Repeat this rolling and cooking process (steps 9 to 14) till all the roti is cooked.
  16. Serve Rotis with curry and chutney.

Note:

  1. The dough must be of a particular consistency (different flours absorb different amounts of water).
  2. The hotplate or skillet, called tawa/tava/thava in hindi on which the roti is cooked must be at a certain temperature to cook through without burning. It is cooked on medium heat.
  3. Make sure you dont burn your hands.
  4. When ghee is applied on the roti, it is called paratha/paretha roti, otherwise it is called sadha/sada roti.
  5. Its wiser to use a spoon/spatula rather than your hands for turning roti from one side to another while its cooking on the tawa because the roti and the tawa is hot.
  6. I have seen in Sanjeev Kapoor’s video that 55% water is added in relation to the Flour.
  7. Some people turn the roti from side to side on the tawa while cooking, this makes the roti stiffer and there will be greater probability for the roti not to inflate.
  8. Stiffer flour means the roti will not be soft. Make the flour soft but not sticky.
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Tinned Tuna and Potato Curry (Aloo Machri)

Ingredients:

  1. 1 Tin Tuna
  2. 3 Potatoes
  3. Salt to taste
  4. oil to fry
  5. Garlic paste 1 tbsp
  6. Ginger paste 1/4 tsp
  7. Methi 5 to 6 pcs
  8. Jeera 1/4 tsp
  9. Sarso 1/4 tsp
  10. Curry leaves 5 to 6 pieces
  11. Masala 1 tbsp
  12. Tumeric 1/2 tsp
  13. 2 Tomatoes
  14. 1 onion
  15. Fresh Chillies chopped in pieces
  16. Coriander for garnishing (Optional)
  17. Carrots (Optional)

Method:

  1. Take off the onion skin and cut it lenghtwise  in thin long pieces.
  2. Use a vegetable peeler to take a thin layer of skin off the potatoes, rinse the potatoes and cut it into 1 cm to 2 cm cubes.
  3. Rinse the tomatoes and cut it into very small cubes.
  4. Cut the Tin.
  5. Heat oil and pour in methi, after a few seconds add a few pieces of onion, ginger, jeera, sarso, and stirr.
  6. After a few seconds add garlic and curry leaves. Fry this till garlic is light brown.
  7. Add masala, tumeric, potatoes, chillies and salt and mix well. Add 2 cups of water and let it boil for 5 minutes.
  8. Add the tuna fish and Tomatoes and cook till Potatoes are tender and water is evaporated.
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with roti and chutney.

Notes:

I have used the brunswick brand of tinned tuna fish.

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Tinned Fish and Potato curry (Aloo Machri)

Ingredients:

  1. 1 Tin Fish
  2. 3 Potatoes
  3. Salt to taste
  4. oil to fry
  5. Garlic paste 1 tbsp
  6. Ginger paste 1/4 tsp
  7. Methi 5 to 6 pcs
  8. Jeera 1/4 tsp
  9. Sarso 1/4 tsp
  10. Curry leaves 5 to 6 pieces
  11. Masala 1 tbsp
  12. Tumeric 1/2 tsp
  13. 2 Tomatoes
  14. 1 onion
  15. Fresh Chillies chopped in pieces
  16. Coriander for garnishing (Optional)
  17. Carrots (Optional)

Method:

  1. Take off the onion skin and cut it lenghtwise  in thin long pieces.
  2. Use a vegetable peeler to take a thin layer of skin off the potatoes, rinse the potatoes and cut it into 1 cm to 2 cm cubes.
  3. Rinse the tomatoes and cut it into very small cubes.
  4. Cut the Tin and pour the fish in a plate, drain out the liquid. Take out the thin layer on top of the fish and take out the bone from the middle of the fish.
  5. Heat oil and pour in methi, after a few seconds add a few pieces of onion, ginger, jeera, sarso, and stirr.
  6. After a few seconds add garlic and curry leaves. Fry this till garlic is light brown.
  7. Add masala, tumeric, potatoes, chillies and salt and mix well. Add 3 to 4 cups of water and let it boil for 5 minutes.
  8. Add the fish and Tomatoes and cook till Potatoes are tender and the soup is thick according to your likeness.
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with roti and chutney.

Notes:

I have used the brunswick brand of tinned fish.

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Tinned Fish Curry

Ingredients:

  1. 1 Tin Fish
  2. Salt to taste
  3. oil to fry
  4. Garlic paste 1 tbsp
  5. Ginger paste 1/4 tsp
  6. Methi 5 to 6 pcs
  7. Jeera 1/4 tsp
  8. Sarso 1/4 tsp
  9. Curry leaves 5 to 6 pieces
  10. Masala 1 tbsp
  11. Tumeric 1/2 tsp
  12. 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
  13. 1 onion
  14. Fresh Chillies chopped in pieces

Method:

  1. Take off the onion skin and cut it lenghtwise  in thin long pieces.
  2. Cut the Tin and pour the fish in a plate, drain out the liquid. Take out the thin layer on top of the fish and take out the bone from the middle of the fish.
  3. Heat oil and pour in methi, after a few seconds add a few pieces of onion, ginger, jeera, sarso, and stirr.
  4. After a few seconds add garlic and curry leaves. Fry this till garlic is light brown.
  5. Add masala, tumeric, the fish and salt and mix well. If it is too dry than add 1/4 cup of drinking water to help it cook well.
  6. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes and serve with roti and chutney.

Notes:

I have used the brunswick brand of tinned fish.

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