Today’s Eat Cambridge fringe event for me was a cookery demonstration at Inder’s Kitchen, in my (and many others’) opinion the best delivery service in Cambridge. They only deliver (no restaurant or take-away) and operate out of an unit in Clifton Road which is where the demo too place.
Co-owner and head chef Inder Bull showed us how to make two starters: potato cakes and samosas.
The potato cakes were simply made from cooked potatoes, freshly chopped chillies and coriander and spices formed into patties and pan-fried.
The samosas were a bit more involved, first the filling is cooked with onions, potatoes, spices, herbs and peas and left to cool. The simple pastry (pro tip: adding a little lemon juice makes it extra crispy) is rolled into circles, then one is brushed with oil and another one laid on top, forming two layer which are then lightly toasted. The layers are then separated again, cut in half, folded into a pointy baggy shape (for the vegetarian version, a simple “flour glue” is used instead of egg to hold them together), stuffed, folded shut and deep fried at 160°C.
Then the audience got stuck in:
The finished product:
There is another demo tomorrow at 12.