Sunday, August 29, 2010

Baked Curry Puffs..........


Healthy puffs ready to bite in.............

I had a busy August month and I had many things to share but could not find the time to post up here. Another lame reason is I am just plain lazy to blog as my time is spent more on my FB games. So now I get a break from my addiction to share something here. Today's food is Baked Curry Puffs which I made a month ago. Gosh! that is how long I have been away from here.

I used some atta flour or wholewheat flour that is use to make the Indian Capati for this pastry. With baking this Malaysian favorite snacks it saves me the time of splattering my nice kitchen from any oily vapour besides being a much healthy snack.

Ingredients for pastry:


150g atta flour

150g plain flour

1/2 tsp salt

140g cold butter

Ice cold water to mix


Fillings:


200g lean meat (pork, chicken or beef)-diced

2-3 medium sized potato

1 tbsp oil

1 big onion- chopped

1 tbsp meat curry powder

1 tsp of chicken powder

salt to taste


Method:


The ready cook fillings........

Dice meat into desired cubes. Add salt and curry powder to season it for awhile. Boiled the diced potatoes in pot til tender. In a wok or pan, heat oil and sautee the chopped onions for a minute. Add in the meat and cook til browned and add in the boiled potatoes. Mix well and season to taste. Dish out filling onto plate and leave aside to cool.

To make the pastry, sieve flour and salt into a mixing bowl and rub in the cold butter gently until it resembles fine bread crumbs. Add enough ice cold water to form a firm dough. Wrap up dough with plastic sheets and leave to chill in fridge for about 30 mins before using.


Cut out pastry circles ready for wrapping with fillings.....


Roll out pastry thinly about the thickness of a 50 sen coin and stamp out with a cutter (I used the cover of my biscuit container) into circles of 9 cm in diameter. Place spoonful of fillings in the centre. Fold over, flute if you are skilful or just press down with a fork to seal the edges. I use the plastic curry puff maker bought in supermarket for easier handling as my arthritic fingers made it more diffficult for me to flute it.


Unbaked puffs ready to go into oven...........

Lastly brush puff with beaten egg for a golden glaze. Baked in a preheated oven of 200 degrees Celcius for 15 to 20 minutes or til golden brown.

Note: I had other versions of curry puffs over here and here.

I like to bake in double portions and when cooled I keep the puffs in airtight container or sealed plastic bags then kept in freezer for weeks to enjoy. When needed just take out to thaw and heat in microwave.



For those who wants to know how a curry puff mould looks like, refer to the above pic.



Put a cut pastry on top , add in fillings, fold over, press and pull out the unwanted ends.






19 comments:

Bits of Taste said...

The curry puffs look so neat and good! Shall give it a try!

Sweet Jasmine said...

Bits of Taste- It not only looks good but taste heavenly too. I really love the baked ones better than the deep fried ones.

Ann said...

wow...nice! agree baking is better than frying. can replace filling with peanuts?

Sweet Jasmine said...

Ann- Yes, u can put any fillings of yr choice.

Little Corner of Mine said...

I do love this healthy baked version of curry puff. Thanks for sharing!

Jean said...

Wow..real puff...looks yummy, LIKE IT!

Chris said...

Looks easy enough to try. Pls give more info abt the curry-puff maker ie where to buy, brand, cost, what it looks like. I can't crimp the edges to save my life! Thanks in advance!

chris federick said...

Looks really good :) My mom make almost similar ones like urs.

Sweet Jasmine said...

Chris- the curry puff mould is just a piece of plastic that cost less than 3 ringgit . Will try to post a pic here when I get the pics.

Olivia said...

well just love the curry puffs you have made.. so yummy

EastCoastLife said...

Seems like most people are addicted to FB. ;P

I made baked curry puffs decades ago. Gosh. I sound like a dinosaur.

Sweet Jasmine said...

ECL,.LOL, you can start baking with my recipes here n not in Baking Life.

Johnny Ong said...

yr fb games must be related to those cooking games hehe

Chris said...

FYI, just came back from Pg(I live in Canada) and managed to buy different sizes of those moulds. You are right...very reasonable. Will be able to make your puffs for Xmas!!

Chris said...

Hi, Made some last nite with leftover taco beef...pastry is crispy and yummy. My only problem is getting used to the press. Thanks again.

Sweet Jasmine said...

Johnny, yeah.u r right..FB hv great cooking games..but too much of it is so monotonous n unrealistic unlike in my real kitchen.

Sweet Jasmine said...

Chris, glad u hv got the plastic moulds n made yr own puffs. Happy Baking!

Anonymous said...

Hi - I just love your recipe but before I try it out, could you please tell me where I could get one of those plastic moulds you use in your recipe. I've tried so many shops that carry baking utensils, etc and have been unsuccessful in finding it. I usually have to fold in the edges manually but it doesn't come out very even.
Thanks in advance for your help

Sweet Jasmine said...

Hi anonymous, I dont know which country u come from. But I can get my plastic moulds in some big supermarket at my place in the kitchenware section.