Jun 9, 2008

Veg Puff with Home made Puff Pastry

Amma is popular for her mutton puffs around
our family and neighbours.I have never seen
her making for small amounts.Every time she makes
around 50 to 60 and distributes to all.She follows the recipe
from her old cooking book.It uses Dalda for spreading.
I replaced with butter here.
For Puff Pastry
Ingredients
All purpose flour - 2 cups
Cold water - 3/4 - 1 cup
Salt to taste
butter - 2 tsp
Butter for spreading - 1 stick
Method
Add salt , butter to flour .Mix water slowly and knead well to form
a soft dough.Wrap it with plastic sheet and keep it in the fridge for 30 min.
Bring stick of butter to room temperature.
Make a paste of butter by mixing it well with spoon and keep it in the refrigerator again for 10 min.
Divide butter to 3 parts.
Roll out the dough to a rectangle with short side facing you.
Apply 1 part of butter evenly to 2/3 of dough ( lower 2 parts )
leaving 3/4 " in the corners.
Now fold the top third of dough down.
Then fold the bottom third up like a envelope.
This is the 1 st turn.
Rotate the dough a quarter clockwise so that the fold is on your right.
Cover the dough and refrigerate for 30 min.
Repeat the process 2 more times every time the fold should be on your right.
For Filling
Ingredients
Potato - 2
Chopped carrot , beans,peas - 1 cup
turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Onion - 1
Salt - to taste
oil 1 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Method
  • Pressure cook potato for 10 min and mash it well.
  • Steam cook the other vegetables.
  • In a kadai add 1 tsp of oil.Saute the onion well.
  • Now add veg and potato.
  • Add turmeric , garam masala , chilli powder and salt.
  • Bring it to a dry mixture.
  • In the end add lemon juice.

Making Puffs

Roll out the dough into a rectangle.Cut the dough into squares or

rectangles.Keep 1 tblsp of veg mix inside each of the square.

Join the ends with water.Brush the top of the puff with egg.

Bake the puffs in the preheated oven at 400 C for 30 - 40 min.

This is my entry to Mansi's Monthly Mingle Appetizers &

Hors'doeuvres.

27 comments:

Asha said...

Your mom made her own puff pastry! That's really cool.It is hard to make the pastry at home.I can see the layers too, great recipe.Thanks for posting!:)

Laavanya said...

Wow.. home made puff pastry sheets? You are very patient indeed.. i hear it's a lot of hard work. It looks great!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi...
U and ur mom make puff pastry at home... Great! This is a wonderful recipe. Looks YUM!. Turned out so perfect.

Cham said...

No wonder Kamala, u can make puff pastry at home after seeing ur parotas :) I can imagine ur mom mutton puff ! heaven :) They ve puffed perfectly!

Happy cook said...

Bravo home made puff pastry.
Love the samosas. DELICIOUS.

Mansi Desai said...

This is inspiring Karuna! we r so used to using the ready-made puff pastry shells here in US:) the puffs look awesome! thanks so much for sharing them with us:)

Sagari said...

delecioussss veg puffs ,yummmmmmmmmmmm

meeso said...

Wow, you are making your own puff pastry... I have never attempted that. My daughter saw the pics and is saying how good these look :)

Kalai said...

Wow!! You made your own puff pastry??!!! Pretty cool, Kamala! They look delicious! :)

ranji said...

wooooow kamala!!ur home made puff pastry looks just a store bought one..its come out purrrrrrrrrfect:)..delicious veg puff:)

Miri said...

Wow!!! I wish I was one of the people eating this, would be so much better than store bought puffs!

jayasree said...

Delicious looking puffs. Thanks for the detailed step by step presentation of puff pastry. It will be helpful for those who don't get readymade pastry sheets.

Jayashree said...

That's a lot of work, but I bet it is worth it.....

Srivalli said...

Kamala, thats really wonderful!..I have always wanted to make the pastry never came around making..after seeing yours, motivates me to attempt it! Convey to your mom that she rocks!

Sia said...

hats off to u for making puff pastry from scratch :)

Dee said...

Isnt it cool to make these and tht too with ur own pastry!!

MR said...

wow u made the puff too!!
too good
I am sure it must have been delicious!!!!

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

OMG!! you actually made the sheets yourself?!?!?!!!! thats splendid!! sure it tasted wonderful... Love the golden color of the puffs! and btw, the new look of your blog is gr8!!

Madhavi said...

Cooooool recipe Kamala, wonderful entry. Awesome work, bravo to both of u. Great yummy yummy puff pastry!!!

Uma said...

the veg puff look delcious, Kamala! lovely instructions.

Rachel said...

that was a nice gesture by you mom to distribute it amongst neighbous..wish I was one of them

This recipe is surely a keeper

Maya said...

Cool puffs and really great to make it all from scratch.

Arundathi said...

those are great instructions and photos! i love veggie puffs - will definitely try this, thanks a lot!

Prema Sundar said...

wow.... I have already book marked ur parotta and now now iam adding this one too. nice pics and it has really puffed up very well.thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

Anonymous said...

i love puffs ! i made wid ready made puff pastry squares ! they r more crispy !! YUM !!

Cherukuri Prasad said...

excellent instructions. I will try and post the result.

Anonymous said...

Hey.... why the egg spreading is required....? v dnt have egg- non-veg... can it be replaced by butter of something else...????

Bhav