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12 December 2013

Kerala Vegetable Puffs

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Kerala Vegetable Puffs


Spicy Kerala style vegetable masala wrapped with flaky puff pastry.
Prep Time:30 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Makes 6 puffs
Ingredients:
  1. Cumin seeds- 1/8 tsp
  2. Green chilli, finely chopped-1 or 2 nos
  3. Ginger,finely chopped-1/2 tsp
  4. Garlic,finely chopped- 1/2 tsp
  5. Onion,chopped-1 medium ( 3/4 cup)
  6. Red chili powder-1/2 to 3/4 tsp( or according to taste)
  7. Turmeric powder-1/8 tsp
  8. Garam masala-1/2 tsp
  9. Carrot,chopped-1/2 cup
  10. Frozen green peas-1/4  cup
  11. Potatoes,boiled and cubed-1 medium(3/4 cup)
  12. Lemon juice- 1 tsp
  13. Pepper powder - to taste
  14. Salt-to taste
  15. Oil-as required
  16. Water-as required
  17. Egg,beaten- 1 no( for egg wash-see notes)
  18. Puff pastry sheets/squares- 6 nos
Instructions:



  • Thaw the pastry sheets at room temperature for 30 minutes,or as instructed in the package.
  • Heat oil in a pan,add cumin seeds and let it splutter.Add green chili ,ginger ,garlic and onion.Saute until onion turns golden brown.
  • Reduce flame to low, add red chili powder,turmeric powder ,garam masala and 1 tbsp water.Cook for a minute ,stirring continuously.
  • Add carrot and cook until almost done .Add potato ,green peas and salt to taste.( Add 2 to 3 tbsp of water if required)Mix well and cook for few more minutes.
  • Switch off the stove,add lemon juice and pepper powder.Mix well.Keep aside.
  • Preheat oven to 200 Deg C.Line a baking tray with parchment paper or aluminium foil.
  • Place 1 to 2 tbsp of the prepared masala on a pastry square.Fold it over and seal the edges using a fork.
  • Brush the beaten egg on top and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until it turns golden brown.


  • NOTES
    • You can also brush milk on top ,instead of egg wash.


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