On Tuesday Year 2 had a brilliant morning cooking and tasting some Indian food. We smelt and tasted lots of different spices and lots of us really loved the smell of cinnamon. Then we tasted some chapati, naan bread and poppadoms with mango chutney and lime pickle. Everyone loved the breads and poppadoms especially dipped in some sweet mango chutney but the lime pickle was a bit too spicy for most of us!.
We also made our own raita dip by grating cucumber and chopping mint and adding it to some yoghurt. To go with our dip we made our own Indian snack - a pea and potato samosa. We mixed pea, potato, and onion with some of the spices we had smelt earlier - cumin, coriander, ginger and garam masala. We then placed the mixture in the corner of a strip of pastry and tore in some fresh coriander. Then we had to carefully fold the pastry into a triangle shape (this was much harder than it sounds!) Finally, we brushed melted butter on the edge of the pastry to stick it down. We then baked the samosa for 20 minutes. After lunch we tried our samosas with our raita and more poppadoms. According to one child, “It was the best day ever as we did a lot of eating!” This was a fantastic end to our India topic we we have all really loved.
Next term we are learning about the seaside so if any of the children go on a trip during the Easter break, they may like to find a souvenir to bring back to school.