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Thursday, April 22, 2010



Puff Pastry Sheets – 1 sheet

For the Stuffing:

Oil – 1 tsp
Onions – 1/4 small, finely chopped
Potato – 1 small, shredded
Salt – To taste
Carrots – 1/4, shredded
Paneer – 1/4 cup, shredded
Cumin Powder – 1/4 tsp
Coriander Powder – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1/2 tsp
Red Chili Powder – to taste


1. Take the sheets of Puff Pastry out and thaw them at room temperature for about 40 minutes.
2. Pre-heat the Oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
3. Now for the stuffing, take a small skillet and heat Oil on medium heat.
4. Once hot, add in the Onions and saute till they turn translucent.
5. Add in the Potatoes and a little salt. Mix well, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes till the Potatoes are cooked.
6. Add in the Carrots and the Paneer. Mix.
7. Add in the spices – Cumin Powder, Coriander Powder, Turmeric Powder, Garam Masala Powder and Red Chili Powder.
8. Mix really well and keep aside.
9. Cut the Pastry sheets strips into 3s to form a square.
10. Put 1 tbsp (approx) of the stuffing in the center.
11. Fold the Pastry Sheet to make a triangle.
12. Use a fork and gently, but firmly, press into the sides and press away (to form a design and help seal)
13. Put the Puffs on a cookie sheet lined with foil.
14. Place in the pre-heated oven at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes.
15. Once they are out of the oven, transfer them to a cooling rack and allow them to rest and cool down for 5 minutes.
16. Serve with Ketchup.

1. Use any vegetable and spice combination for the Puffs.
2. It is very important to allow them to cool for 5 minutes – this will make the puffs nice and flaky AND it won’t burn your mouth.
3. The Cooling rack is great but if you don’t have one, improvise – take the oven rack and give it some height and use that.
4. Optional – add finely chopped green chilies or/and cilantro.

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