The first problem with samosas is that they are deep fried. For a lot of folks this isn't a problem but I've never been fond of the hassle of deep frying food. The second problem was that the recipe makes 24 samosas. Now I like a good samosa as much as the next guy but I can't in good conscience eat even 12 samosas in one sitting and fried foods never make good leftovers.
The answer... a dinner party. Laura invited a bunch of her swing dancer friends and I brought in a couple more. We had about a dozen folks give or take. Food-wise only a couple challenges. We had a couple vegetarians and one person who is fine with meat but can't eat dairy. By the end of the planning phase we ended up with the following:
- vegetable samosas (potatoes, peas)
- paneer masala
- vegetable curry
- chicken biryani with yogurt sauce
The dinner was great. The company was amazing. I was surprized to see how quickly the whole event devloved into very competitive bouts with a Nintendo Wii. I posted pictures (taken by two of the guests) on Facebook.