Serves a Crowd

Indian puff pastries stuffed with spicy vegetable filling

April  2, 2019
Author Notes

Indian puff pastries (also known as curry puffs in India): These lip-smacking pastry sheets filled with spicy vegetable filling (vegetable curry) is a popular Indian snack dish. With frozen puff pastry sheets readily available in the market, these are so easy to make and are perfect as an appetizer/snack and are perfect for large gatherings. They can be served with Cilantro chutney or ketchup. —Swetha Patel

  • Prep time 1 hour
  • Cook time 1 hour
  • Makes 12-16 puffs
Ingredients
  • 4 sheets Phyllo dough puff pastry sheets
  • 1/4 cup water of milk to seal the edges
  • 1 butter or egg for brushing the pastry
  • 2.5 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 8-10 curry leaves
  • 1 Green chili, finely shopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/3 cup cashews
  • 1.5 teaspoons garam masala/curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon lime/lemon juice
  • salt to taste
  • 3 boiled, peeled and mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 2 finely chopped or shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (optional)
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. . Add cumin and mustard seeds. Cook until they sizzle and crackle.
  3. Add Hing(Asafoetida), curry leaves, green chilis, and ginger-garlic paste, and mix on low heat for ~30 secs.
  4. Add turmeric, red chili powder, and garam masala. Stir in peas, corn, and carrots. Mix well and let them sauté for about 2-3 mins on medium flame.
  5. Finally, add mashed potatoes, mix everything well and cook/sauté the mixture for 5-10 minutes to blend everything together.
  6. Turn off the heat, add cilantro, mix, and cool the mixture before ready for stuffing.
  7. Thaw the sheets according to packet instructions and preheat using packets temp settings.
  8. Cut the sheets into squares or shape desired.
  9. Add the desired amount of filling, fold the sheets, and seal the edges using water or milk.
  10. Brush each pastry with butter or eggs.
  11. Put them in the oven for 15 mins or however long they take to bake

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