Tuesday, February 20, 2007

MBP @ Coffee's with Finger Food!

I bet you all, there are going to be a lot of entries for MBP a culinary event started by our very own Rooma! The theme for this month was Finger Food, which instantly made me think of ALL the street food in India.... The chaat stalls where one stands by the roadside and eats Pani Puri , bhel, a bhutta (corn on the cob, Mumbai ishtyle!!!), Wada Pav.... God, I need a break here.... I'm drooling all over this keyboard! 'scuse me.....

I'm back... one thing that we Indians really enjoy is eating our food with our fingers, not that we do not use spoons and forks, oh yes! we do, when we go to fancy restaurants! but there is something so very satisfying about eating the way we do, with our fingers! In fact eating with your fingers is a cultural experience (for those visiting India). And those who frown upon this practice for hygine.. well, this is one chance you get to wash your hands thoroughlybefore you eat! so there!
Now, moving on to my entry for MBP... yes, I wanted to make the 'Alu Samosa' that we eat so often... But I had to kinda delay that a bit, this weekend we are entertaining a small group of friends and I want to make samosas then, and having these deep fried goodies twice in the same week would have been a bit too much!
So hunting across blogs got me to here...and my search ended! I was waiting to try out puff pastry for a while and here was this chance of doing just that!

The only variation I made was I skipped the Peas.... I am not a fan of peas... un-hunh! I served these with Maggi Hot and Sweet sauce! Yummy and perfect for an evening snack!!

Thank you Rooma for hosting this wonderful event & Priya, for the recipe!!

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  1. Hi Mansi, nice entry for the Coffee's event. Viji

  2. Hi Manasi, looks good!
    I love anything with puff pastry sheets! Nice entry.


  3. "but there is something so very satisfying about eating the way we do, with our fingers! "
    I totally agree! There are some dishes you only want to eat with fingers :)

  4. keep the spoons and forks out;)
    i love any thing with puff pastry and this is a very good entry for rooma's MBP. and did i hear u don't like green peas? now i know where to come when i am short of green peas;) i love green peas:)

  5. Hi Mansi,
    Looks very tempting.... food eaten with fingers is more tasty than when eaten with a fork and spoon!!!

  6. What a wonderful entry it is manasi!!!!!! Thanks dear. :)


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