Samosas with salty cheese filling and drizzled with sugar syrup, making it a tempting dessert…
It has been a stressful month altogether. In life, nothing much is happening, Alhamdulillah. It is like I am having a routine that I am following and it is going on without any issues, but then what is happening in one side of the world called P@lestine where the apartheid regime is bombing left, right and center without any inch of humanity in them. The amount of kids being killed and orphaned, mothers losing their children, men having no time to process their emotions while they do what best they can do… The images coming day in and day out has been very unsettling and disturbing. Thanks to social media’s advent and vast reach, despite shadow banning happening in all places, it is good to see that people are being aware and differentiating between right and wrong.
Sometimes it feels very lonely that your own circle of people don’t to discuss it or even support it because “it’s complicated”. I don’t know what is complicated in seeing a whole young generation being ambushed and traumatized for the rest of their lives. I guess it is best left there. It is time for us to look into ourselves, where we stand in our relationship with the Almighty. I have been struggling with my faith extremely over the past, with peaks and troughs unimagineable. It is like, I am constantly telling myself that the only rope I have that will never break is the one that I hold on towards the Almighty. But that is not enough, there is a lot more I have to do – whether it is better my prayers, read more Quran, make more dua, learn more about the deen, because Allah himself has said:
“Verily, Allaah will not change the (good) condition of a people as long as they do not change their state (of goodness) themselves (by committing sins and by being ungrateful and disobedient to Allaah)” [Surah al-Ra’d 13:11]
It simply means that each one of us, who call ourselves Muslims, have to look into ourselves and reform before it is too late. Only our betterment can make this situation…
This is my second post this week for the theme “Don’t be Cheesy” in the Blogging Marathon #151, after this baked pasta. I have already posted a cheese samosa before but the difference between this recipe and that one is that this is a dessert. Sweet samosas are something that is very popular among the Arab and other nationalities especially during Ramadan. Talking of Ramadan, we just have a little over four months for the blessed month to arrive, SubhanAllah… Even though desserts are not very welcome during the month, once in a while, such easy desserts are made and they disappear from the table faster than the time it takes to be made. If it reminds you of the Usbu Al Zainab, it is no cooincidence, because these samosas are the same thing but in another shape.
Usually, small samosa wrappers are used to make this samosa, because they look more presentable and also holds better while serving. I didn’t want to buy the wrappers just for this so ended up making with whatever wrappers were remaining in my freezer. All you need to do is to wrap a small piece of cheese inside the samosa wrapper, usually the triangle cheese, because it is easy to just place it and wrap. Once you fry the samosas till golden brown, immediately drizzle cool sugar syrup all over it. I have used bottled sugar syrup that is easily available now in the market. There are plain and flavored sugar syrups to choose from, and I used the flavored one, which has a nice waft of rose water and orange blossom water. You can make your own sugar syrup by boiling equal quantity of sugar and water till it thickens, and finally flavoring it with flavors of your choice. The only pointer is to cool it completely and pour it on the hot fried samosa, so that it soaks it up and tastes amazing. I sprinkled some crushed pistachios on top, which is optional, yet better if there… Off to the recipe…
Sweet Cheese Samosas
- 12 samosa sheets
- 12 triangle cheese peices
- Oil for frying
- Sugar syrup as required
- Wrap the samosa sheets with one cheese each and shape into a triangle using a flour slurry to seal the edges.
- Once all are done, heat oil and fry till just golden brown. Make sure that the cheese doesn't ooze out.
- Drain on a towel just till the oil is taken, drizzle sugar syrup on both sides.
- Arrange on to the serving plate. Repeat till done.
- Enjoy while warm with a cup of black tea or coffee!