Vegetable Curry Puffs – Potato Peas Filling

2014-11-03
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Vegetable puffs are very common tea time snack in India and its available at every local bakery in India. Vegetable Puffs are one of the most popular Indian Snacks worldwide. There are many varieties available for stuffing the Puffs pastry. The most common popular stuffing are potato and peas. Puff is also known as „Patties“ and can be made easily using pastry sheets. In German they call it as „Blaeter Teig“, which is available in all the German supermarkets. Using those pastry sheets, puffs can be made easily. In this Indian Recipe section, I have explained the homemade recipe to make Vegetable (Potato Peas) Puff.

When I was in India, after our office working hours, we used to order Vegetable or Egg or Chicken puffs. This always used to be tea time side dish for us and many of Indians. After my arrival in Germany, I didn’t get a chance to get buy Puff pastry from the shop. Since three years, I tried so many ways to make Vegetable puffs. Unfortunately none of the methods worked out for me. Finally I had tried vegetable puffs with Potato and Peas by using pastry sheet bake-dough, which we get from all the supermarkets in Germany (the pastry sheet in German is Blätter Teig). Germans usually use this pastry sheet for making some kind of typical German cakes and Pie.
When we were kids, my parents used to get super-hot vegetable puffs from bakery. Now its such easy process to make Puffs at home. It’s an excellent tea time snack. My husband loves to have Indian special foods. But, unfortunately I can’t make all the items, as we don’t get all the ingredients in Germany. I tried most of the recipes with the ingredients, which we can get from German supermarket. One of such recipe is Potato Peas Puffs. Yesterday, I made Vegetable puffs, all my friends loved it. Here is my ste by step homemade recipe for making Vegetable (Potato and Green Peas) Puffs Pastry – a famous Indian Snacks. As usual, I will try to keep the recipe preparation steps as easy as possible, so it makes a quick start for beginners of Indian cooking. Step by step easy preparation to make spicy and crunchy homemade recipe for Vegetable Puffs is given below. Try this popular Vegetable Curry Puffs – Potato Peas Filling Indian snacks and drop us a word about your tasty experiences.

Ingredients

  • Potatoes - 4
  • Green Peas – 1/2 cup
  • Onion (Chopped ) - 2
  • Green Chilies (Chopped )-2
  • Tomatoes-1/2
  • Ginger-Garlic paste -1/2 tbsp
  • Turmeric Powder - a pinch
  • Red chili powder -1/2 tbsp
  • Garam masala -1 tbsp
  • Coriander (Chopped) – 1 tbsp
  • Lemon juice – 1 tbsp.
  • Salt – to taste
  • Vegetable Oil – 2tbsp.
  • Mustard seed -1/2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves -5
  • Jeera Cumin – 1/2 tsp.
  • Urad dal -1tbsp
  • Chana dal -1tbsp

Method

Step 1

Potato and Peas preparation: Cut the potato in to big pieces and wash the peas and keep them aside. Now, boil potato and peas in a pressure cooker. Switch off the heat after 2 whistles. After pressure got released, filter the water. Pour cold water wash it once again, so that you can mash it. When potato cools down to room temperature, smash potatoes lightly with hand.

Step 2

Tempering and Frying: Heat oil in pan add mustard seeds, when it sprinkles, add cumin seeds, curry leaves, urad dal, chana dal, chopped onions, ginger-garlic paste, green chilies and salt and salute until the raw flavour goes away. When nice aroma comes out, add chopped tomatoes and fry for few mins. Step 2 – Tempering and Frying: Heat oil in pan add mustard seeds, when it sprinkles, add cumin seeds, curry leaves, urad dal, chana dal, chopped onions, ginger-garlic paste, green chilies and salt and salute until the raw flavour goes away. When nice aroma comes out, add chopped tomatoes and fry for few mins. Step 2 – Tempering and Frying: Heat oil in pan add mustard seeds, when it sprinkles, add cumin seeds, curry leaves, urad dal, chana dal, chopped onions, ginger-garlic paste, green chilies and salt and salute until the raw flavour goes away. When nice aroma comes out, add chopped tomatoes and fry for few mins.

Step 3

Vegetable Masala / Curry Preparation: Now add all the masala powders and again fry or saute for a few more minutes. Add mashed potatoes and green peas. Mix all the contents well and cook in a low flame for 5 mins. Turn off the heat and add coriander leaves and lemon juice.

Step 4

Vegetable Curry for Puffs stuffing : Mix all the ingredients finely once again. Now, spicy vegetable Curry is ready for stuffing / filling puffs.

Step 5

Puffs Pastry Sheet Dough: Now open the Pastry sheet dough and slightly make it straight with out any rollovers.

Step 6

Cutting Puffs Shape: Cut the pastry sheet dough in to a square or rectangular shapes, so that the curry filling could be covered properly.

Step 7

Puff stuffing - filliing: Start filling the sheet rool as shown in the picture. While filling make sure that the edges are little thick compare to whole body.

Step 8

Baking Vegetable Potato Peas Puffs: Preheat the oven in 200 Deg C for few minutes and keep it in oven for 10 mins at 150 Deg C. Turn the puffs upside down and let it cook for few another 5 minutes. Now golden brown vegetable puffs are ready.

Step 9

Vegetable Puffs Preparation: Switch off the oven and serve hot with chili sauce or Curry sauce or Tomato ketchup. Did you enjoy homemade recipe for Vegetable puffs today ? Try this Indian recipe and do not forget to leave your comments.

Tips:

For non-veg lovers, you can just replace the vegetable filling with some meat variety (Chicken Puffs are very famous in non vegetarian category).

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