Sunday, September 16, 2007

Quicky Curry Puffs for snacks...............

Unbake puffs....................
Golden brown curry puffs.................................

When my children were young I like to make them curry puffs from scratch...that means making the pastry myself . I always bake the puff in the oven because fried ones are too oily and will also be too messy to clean up later. Recently I bought a packet of frozen puff pastry and all I have to do is just prepared the fillings and fold over it with the pastry( no need to cut it because it is square in shape).Pop it in the oven to bake for 15 to 20 minutes and the puffs will be ready in no time. This method is for busy mom and anyway making your own pastry will of course taste better...For the fillings I used:

200gm lean chicken meat, diced small
3 medium sized potato, diced small (parboiled )
1 big onion, chopped
1 tbsp curry powder
1 tbsp oil
salt to taste

To make the filling,I seasoned the diced meat with curry powder and salt. Heat the oil in pan and fry onion til fragrant and soft. Then add in the meat. fry til browned and then add in the pre-cooked potatoes. Add a little water if it is too dry. Cook for a minute and dish out fillings onto a plate to cool. Put the fillings on the centre of pastry and fold over. Press down the edges with the tines of fork to get a neat fluted pattern. Slit the top of puffs with a sharp knife so the puffs will not crack when cooked. Brush puff with beaten egg to get a golden colour.Arrange on a
lightly greased baking tray and bake in a preheated oven (200 degree C) for 15 to 20 minutes til golden brown.

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