Friday, May 24, 2013

Curry Puffs

As a kid the rewards to being nice, getting good grades was a curry puff. How I longed for these delicious pastries as a kid! Stuffed with yummy potato curry or a boiled egg and sometimes with minced chicken, this was a sure shot hit with kids and adults alike. And what's more amazing is that they are easy to make at home. Here is what you will need

Ingredients:

1. Potatoes - 4 medium sized

2. Chilli Powder - 1/4 tbsp

3. Garam Masala - 1/4 tbsp

4. Salt - to taste

5. Cilantro - optional

6. Cumin , mustard seeds - 1/4 teaspoon

7. Turmeric - a pinch (optional)

8. Pastry Sheets - 1

9. Egg - 1 (only white, no yolk)

8. Mixed vegetables (carrots, peas)

Method:

Stuffing

1. Cut the potatoes into very small pieces.

2. In a frying pan, take a spoon of oil and heat it.

3. Once the oil is hot, add cumin and mustard seeds to it.

4. Then add the cut potatoes and cook them on medium heat for about 5 -  6 mins.

7. Later add the mixed vegetables and mix well. Also, add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric and masala .

8. Mix well and add 2-3 tbsps of water. And let it cook for 5 mins on medium flame with lid closed.

9. Garnish with cilantro.

Pastry:

1. Take the pastry sheets and cut it into 5 X 8 inche sheets.

2. Take a spoon full of stuffing and place it on the sheet.

3. Now, fold the sheet in such a way that the stuffing is covered. You can use a drop of water to seal the edges.

4. Then, take a brush and smear the egg white on the top of the pastry.

5. Now place the pastries on a baking tray. Bake at 400 degree F for about 10 - 12 mins.

6. Serve hot with ketchup


1 comment:

  1. lovely!!! thanks shilpa!! perfect evening snack!!

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