Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Vegetable Puffs & Egg Puffs

To begin with, sorry for the sudden absence from this space. I am so elated by the considerate inquiries from my blog buddies. It was totally an unplanned break but things are fine at my end. Thank you very much everyone for your love!
Do you remember the after-school snacks you had in your childhood. Ah! those are cherished memories aren't they? Well, anything involving food is a cherished memory or most (not all) of the cherished moments can be related with food. Coming home after a tiring day at school, wash up and dig in something to munch on with a glass of milk. Mostly it would be home-made goodies like kozhukattai, sundal, sandwich but occasionally dad would buy hot samosas and puffs from the bakery on his way back from work. I tried to reproduce the bakery flavors with this recipe.
Puff Pastry Sheet - cut into 3x5" pieces - 5
Onion - 2 cups - thinly sliced
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Dry Mango Powder/Amchur powder - a big pinch
Salt - to taste
Oil - 1 tbsp 
Milk - for brushing
For Veg Puffs filling:
Carrots - chopped fine - 2 tbsp
Frozen green peas - 2 tbsp
For Egg Puffs filling:
Egg - 1 - hard boiled - sliced in half
Oil - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Thaw the puff pastry sheet to room temperature for 45 mins and cut into pieces. Preheat the oven to 430F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add the remaining oil and add the sliced onions and saute until it turns golden brown, about 15 to 20 mins in med-high heat. Add salt, chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and amchur powder. Saute until the masalas incorporate in the onions. When done remove half of the onion mixture and set aside to cool. 
For Veg Puffs:
In the remaining masala in the pan add the peas and chopped carrots with 1 tbsp of water. Saute for 2 mins until the vegetables get cooked. To assemble in one sheet place about 2 tbsp of mixture and apply water on the edges. And fold over to form a purse. Press the edges tightly so that the filling doesn't ooze out.
For Egg Puffs:
Heat 1/2 tsp of oil in a pan with turmeric powder and roast the halved eggs for about 10 seconds on each side. To assemble, in one sheet place about 1 tbsp of the (reserved) onion masala and place the egg cut side down. Bring together two opposite ends and seal together by applying little water. 
To Bake:
Place the prepared puffs on the baking sheet and brush with milk on the top. Bake for 20 mins. Serve warm with tomato ketchup.
Note: Play around with the spice powders for varied flavours.
Sending this to Serve It - Savory-Baked event by me and Denny, To Vardhini's Bake Fest and also to Srivalli's Snacks Mela.


  1. my all time favorite snack.. looks crisp...

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  2. Hey Krithi! Is this puff pastry sheet the same stuff as phillo/filo dough sheets? Any idea?

  3. Omg, super delicious and irresistible puff..

  4. My fav snack!.. Haven't done it for a while.. thanx for the reminder. Yours looks deeeelicious

  5. Irresistible puffs,cant take my eyes from ur clicks..

  6. Thanks for dropping by my blog, Krithi! Understood the difference now, thanks for explaining! :)


  7. these puffs and a nice hot cup of ginger tea is all i want on this cold and rainy afternoon! yumm!

  8. I like it and always depend on this when I arrage party at home. Such a simple and delicious recipe.

  9. lovely puffs!!!!!!my fav .....looks so tempting :)

  10. those puffs look good! i need to roll up my sleeves and make me some puff pastry sheets this weekend!

  11. Such a wonderful starter for parties,looks delicious and tasty.Wonderful click and luv the last click.

  12. My most fav puff...craving for some now..

  13. Oops..yummy nostalgic puffs there.perfectly made Krithi!

  14. I love puffs they are like comfort food for me. These look just perfect, crispy and delicious!

  15. simple yet filling puffs..looks wonderful

    Hamaree Rasoi

  16. Veg and non veg puff is my all time fav. snacks. Veg and egg puff looks so crunchy and inviting. Perfectly baked.

  17. My favorite tea time snack. Looks very yummy and drool worthy.

  18. De bien croustillants feuilletés et bien garnis
    Je te souhaite un bon mercredi

  19. Hi Krithi,perfectly done Egg pufs Dear.Luv to grab it rt now.Luv it Dear.A Versatile Blogger Award is waiting for U at my space.Come and collect it pls.

  20. My favorite snack..perfect and yummy

  21. Good to have u back!!!! And these puffs are just too irresistible...I just have to get myself some puffs for eve meal ;)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  22. Looks delicious and wonderful pics too !

  23. Wow...the are so perfect and yummy.
    The look just the way we get in my office :), are you the one supplying....hehehehe :D

  24. Delicious puffs krithi, omy i used to love them during my schooling. Bakery hunt will be there atleast once or twice in a week.

  25. Puffs look yummy Krithi. Thx for linking to the event.

    Event: Sinful Delights
    Event: Stuffed Paratha

  26. egg puffs are my fav! looks yummy, now im craving for one :)

  27. i love eggs! that egg puff looks awesome :)

  28. Puffs are looking great!..thanks for the entries.

  29. egg puff looks so yummy...wonderful pics!

  30. it di tak eme back to my childhood.. looks very very tasty..!!


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