Saturday, April 17, 2010

Fun Day With Friends

What an awesome Saturday this has been!

Virgil, Stephen and I headed down to Euless around noon today to visit with friends, Rakshya and Bagunta, and little Devin Tappa, and Rakshya's mother, Mrs. Jangam. They prepared a delicious lunch for us - Chicken Biriyani and Greens. (Virgil threatened to kidnap Mrs. Jangam and have her come live with us! LOL)

After lunch we visited both the Hindu and Buddist temples with the family. What a wonderful experience! We are thrilled they shared this part of their lives with us!

When we left the temples, we stopped at an Indian Supermarket where we stocked up on some spices and frozen naan. Then back to the Tappas!

In the evening, Rakshya and Bagunta taught us to make Mo Mo. This is kind of a meat dumpling dish. The meat mixture had ground turkey, onions, garlic, ginger, cilantro and marsala. We put about a teaspoon or so of the meat mixture into a round piece of dumpling wrapper and then crimped the wrapper into a half moon shape. Rakshya loaded the dumplings into a steamer that had several layers. It only took about 10 minutes for each batch of Mo Mo to steam.

Next we all enjoyed eating them together! Rakshya also made an awesome sauce to go with the Mo Mo. It had tomatoes and oil and chiles, but I can't remember exactly how she said she made it. But, it was delicious!

It was a wonderful day - visiting and learning and watching sweet Devin dance!


Jenny said...

Wow Amy! Look at International cuisine you go! How totally neat! Can you get recipes? This sounds scrumtpious. Will she feed us if I can come to Dallas in June? Just kidding on the last ???

Jo said...

wow! that sounds like a really interesting and yummy day! lucky you!

~Kristen~ said...

How fun! I love learning about and trying cuisines of different cultures! The mo-mo sounds delish!!!