Monday, July 12, 2010

Buttery vegi puffs

I absolutely love these vegetable puffs. I used the puff pastry sheets to makes these and they are real easy to put together. The stuffing is really up to you. I made a mixed vegetable stuffing for this. Here is how I made mine.

- 1 potato boiled and mashed
- 1 cup mixed vegetables chopped into fine pieces. (carrots, corn, peas, beans etc) cooked till the become soft. I used my microwave oven
- 1 tsp garam masala powder
- 1 onion finely chopped
- 1/4 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp chili powder (adjust to taste)
- 1 small piece ginger grated
- 1 tsp oil
- 1 tsp jeera
- 1 pack puff pastry sheets thawed

1. Pre-heat oven to 420F. Remove your puff pastry sheets from the freezer an hour before you plan to make these and thaw them in your refrigerator. If you forget it then defrost the sheets in your microwave oven.
2. In a pan heat oil and add the jeera and turmeric. Add ginger, onions and sauté till the onions become golden brown. Add your garam masala and chili powder salt and mix it well.
3. Now add the cooked vegetables and mashed potato. Turn down the heat and cook till they all blend together. You want your vegetables to be a little bit mushy. Set it aside and let the vegetables cool down a bit.
4. The puff pastry sheets comes as two sheets. When you open them up you should be able to see three sheets in them. Take two of the sheets. Lay one sheet down. Spoon the vegetable through out the sheet leaving some space in the edges. Now top it with the second sheet and press the sides.
5. Cut them to the size you like and press the other two sides together.
6. Spray some cooking oil in a glass baking dish and lay these puffs in a row. Spray some oil on the top and bake it for 20 minutes or till it becomes golden brown turning them over at around 10 minutes .

Serve them hot with ketchup of pickles. Perfect to have it with a hot cup of tea.

It is important to use a glass dish as the metal dish turns the puff brown. Glass dish spreads the heat evenly so it cooks the puff to a beautiful golden brown.

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