September 12, 2016

Samusa Thouk - Burmese Street Food

I am a sucker for street food - any day, anytime. Unless of course, I am down with severe stomach flu :-)) (Even then, I keep nagging DH with what my wish lists are, and most of them are street food :-)) I am not apologetic about my street food preferences (as long as they are hygenic and made in a clean place), but trust me I was blown away when I saw this recipe- Burmese Samusa Thouk at Vaishali's blog- where street food favourite Samosa was an INGREDIENT in a soup..


I went over all of Vaishali's world Marathon recipes many many times to choose one for this week, and yet I kept coming back to this delectable soup :-)) I could have it anytime :) my elder one SIMPLY LOVED it  and went for her third and fourth servings ! 
Thanks Vaishali ! this is a super recipe that I have modified a bit and loved it a lot :-))

This week 3 at the Cooking Carnival, we shall see some popular Street Foods from India and around the world.. Hope you enjoy the series...

I halved the recipe, which came to 3 medium servings. So, do make it for wintery / chilly evenings for a snack or as a pre dinner appetiser. Of course, with the samosa in, its dinner all the way, and not just an appetiser :-))

Prep time : 20 mins | Cook time : 20 mins | Serves : 4

Samusa Thouk - Burmese Soup with lentils and samosa(yes!!)

Ingredients:

  • Toor Dal / Pigeon pea - 1/4 cup
  • Channa dal / Black channa - 1/4 cup( I subbed with mixed lentils)
  • Jeera / cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 2 TBSP
  • Masala powders : Jeera, coriander, garam masala, red chilli, black pepper, turmeric
  • Onion (2) and green chillies (4) - sliced
  • cabbage - juilenned - 1/2 cup
  • Tamarind paste - 1/2 TBSP
  • Bean sprouts / Moong sprouts - 1 cup( Subbed with fresh sweet peppers garnished on top)
  • water / veg stock - 4 cups
  • Salt - to taste
  • Coriander / cilantro - to garnish
  • 4 small (baby samosas) - store bought or homemade
Method:


  1. Soak kala channa overnight. pressure cook toor dal and channa separately the next day till done (you can make it slightly mushy)
  2. In a pan, splutter jeera, add onions, red chillies and saute till browned
  3. Add the powdered spices and cook. To this add stock or broth, green chillies, cooked dals , tamarind and let it simmer to a thickish broth (about 8-10 mins)
  4. Add cabbage, salt and let the cabbage cook, now add the sprouts and let it simmer again.As I was using frozen cooked lentils, I mashed it up a bit towards the end before adding the cabbage. 
  5. Ladle out portions of the soup, place 1/2 -1 mini samosa per serving portion (if using large size, cut into halves or quarters depending on the portion size)
  6. Top with cilantro, I added a dash of lemon juice too, but thats totally optional.






   

18 comments:

  1. Yes, this street food from Burma was loved by everyone at my place too, glad you guys enjoyed it, and you have made it so well, I am tempted to make it all over again. Thanks dear for trying it .

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  2. This looks incredible Kalyani. Love those samosas floating in the soup..

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  3. On seeing you post I'm like😱🤔 samosa in soup... Need to try out

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  4. Samosa in a soup looks good.

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  5. I remember this from Vaishali's place -- such an interesting dish. I'm sure it must have tasted amazing.

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  6. It must have been a flavorful soup.Looks fabulous.

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  7. samosa in soup.. wowww.. Bookmarking this. Will try it out soon.

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  8. Omg, this samosa in soup is killing me, excellent to give a try Kalyani, lovely dish.

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  9. OMG! this looks mind blowing, Kalyani. Should make it some time.

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  10. This is like taking already tempting samosas to another level. Love it.

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  11. Wow! Looks so wonderful and I am tempted to eat some :)

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  12. Wow samosa in soup. Love the idea Kal. Guess mine will too comeback for refills.

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  13. I was going to make this soup for the first week. Finally ended up with other soups. Your version looks lovely!

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  14. Wow street food and I am there..this one with samosa sounds so sinful..I do remember drooling over Vaishali's space..very nice one and I know I am going to enjoy the week's dishes..

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  15. i m literally drooling kalyani, just imagining the flavors, slurping the soup and a bite of little soggy samosa, oh man, you are killing me with this!!!

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  16. Wow! This looks awesome! Samosa in soup....what more to ask for!

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  17. this is like a one pot meal...my husband will love this dish as it has everything going in this one for his tastes

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  18. I am just drooling at your pictures. Looks and sounds so flavorful!

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Cheers
Kalyani

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