Thursday, January 28, 2010

Egg Puffs

Me, my brother and cousins used to go to this bakery near my nanamma's house and relish puffs and pastries of all kinds.Puffs are puff pastry sheets filled with boiled eggs seasoned with salt and red chilly powder or mixed vegetables, or minced chicken curry or minced meat curry. They are generally served with tomato ketchup. Making puff pastry from scratch is such a pain and time consuming, hence never tried making it before and thats when I came across puff pastry sheets. Now, making puffs is a breeze and I  make them when ever I feel like having 'em. I made egg puffs when my bil visited us a couple of weeks ago.



Ingredients:

9 boiled eggs, halved and seasoned with salt and red chilly powder on cut side
1 Pack Pepperidge farm puff pastry sheets

Onion Masala
4 large onions sliced
4 green chillies  sliced
1&1/2tsp ginger-garlic paste
2tsp red chilly pwd(optional)
1 tsp garam masala pwd
2-3 curry leaves, chopped
1/4 tsp fennel pwd
A pinch of turmeric
A pinch of sugar(optional)
Salt to taste

Method:
  • Thaw the puff pastry sheets as per the instructions on the box.
  • Mean while, heat oil in a kadai. When hot, add the curry leaves, sliced onion and green chillies. Let cook till onion is translucent.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and saute till the raw smell disappears. Add turmeric, salt, red chilly pwd, fennel pwd, garam masala, sugar  and saute for 2-3 mins.
  • Let cool.
  • Place thawed pastry sheets on a floured surface and cut each sheet into 9 equal parts(u'll get 2 sheets in a box so it would make 18 equal squares).
  • Lighty roll them(do not make them too thin).

  • Place 1 tbsp of mixture on one piece and place the halved egg, cut side down on this.

  • Brush water on all four sides and fold each corner into the middle and seal .

  • Place on a baking tray.
  • Repeat with all the remaining.

  • Brush with milk or egg wash (egg beaten).

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and place the baking tray in the oven and cook for 22-24 mins (check in between) or until they turn golden brown.

  • Serve warm with tomato ketchup.

2 comments:

A Homemakers Diary said...

Great recipe Bhagi. we love egg puf every weekend when we are out in the park we always snack upon this lovely spicy puffs. thanks a ton for sharing this.

Bhagi said...

Thanks Sayantani, though they are easy to make and taste good...I do miss eating puffs in India.....hmmmmmmmmm

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