Tuesday, February 3, 2009

VEGETABLE PUFFS

Vegetable puffs remind me of my good old school days.After school my friends and me used to hog on these crunchy puffs from the bakery before heading for our tuition classes.I loved it so much especially the egg puffs.Thats for later ,today its vegetable puffs.Its very easy to make this goodie as long as one has these store bought puff pastry sheets in their refrigerator.One can make any kind of filling,cheese and spinach or a sweet filling or a chicken filling.The one i have made is a simple potato and onion filling.I have taken this to so many get together parties and its always a hit.
INGREDIENTS

Puff pastry sheets - 1

For Filling:-

Boiled potatoes - 2 nos
Onion - 1 medium size, sliced
Frozen peas - 1/4 cup
Fresh ginger - 1 1/2 tsp, chopped
Fresh garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
curry leaves - of 1 sprig
turmeric - 1/4 tsp
red chilli pdr - 1 1/2 tsp
cumin seeds - 1 tsp
coriander pdr - 2 tsp
cumin pdr - 1 tsp
amchur pdr - 1/4 tsp
chaat masala pdr - 1 /4 tsp
coriander leaves - a small bunch, chopped
salt to taste


METHOD

Mash the potatoes and keep aside.Heat some oil in a pan.Add cumin seeds, ginger, garlic and curry leaves.Saute for a few seconds and then add the sliced onions.Saute it until they turn soft and translucent.Then add turmeric pdr,red chilli pdr,amchur pdr ,coriander pdr,cumin pdr and chaat masala pdr.Stir well and add the peas.Add salt and stir in for a couple more mins.Now add the mashed potatoes and mix well.In the end stir in the chopped coriander leaves.Keep aside and let it cool.

Follow the box instructions and thaw the puff pastry sheets.Preheat oven to 400 deg F.Sprinkle some flour on both sides of the pastry sheets and roll it out a bit.Cut it into 9 equal squares.take a spoonful of the filling and place it on the center of the square. Close it by lifting the opposite corner over the filling and pressing it tightly.Apply some water to help seal the edges.Bake for about 10-15 mins or until it turns golden brown.Serve it warm with coffee or tea.

15 comments:

Roopa said...

Aha, I had the previlege to taste these awesome snacks you made :) They tasted too good !!

Asha said...

Roopa is si lucky, I want some too, but with chicken! :))

Trupti said...

puffs looks very delicious Ranji. I love these

Usha said...

Looks perfect and very tempting :-)

Cham said...

Everyone fav no age limit for this snack! Looks good and yummy

Ashwini said...

looks yummy and tempting..Always my favourite..

meeso said...

I will try your filling as my bf said mine was too tangy... geesh! Hopefully yours will be more pleasing to his picky pallet ;)

Andhra Flavors said...

those looks absolutely perfect.

Chitra said...

Wow..crunchy puffs.am searching for this filling a long time.will sure try urs:)

Happy cook said...

Oh yes, puffs always reminds me of my childhood too.
One of the things my mom always bought from bakers and yours look so yummy delicious.

Uj said...

wow... love puffs.. The puff pastry sheets are damn expensive.. got to try making them at home..

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is a very nice recipe. My all time fav. Looks so good. YUM!

Anonymous said...

this is the recipe that i usually make, but i am not able to recreate the authentic bakery puff tast for those fillings..puffs in kerala bakery have more black fillings...but this one taste more like the north indian samosa fillings...any idea to make that authentic kerala bakery fillings? I had searched in the net, but all of them give this recipe.

mathew said...

i can see it would be delicious...i ll have to try it out for my vegeterian friends who rue over me for not cookin vegeterian snacks!!

Akal's Saappadu said...

we used to eat madly during college days, happy souvenirs, careless happy days......hmmmm, thanks for reminding me :)