Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Paneer and Vegetable Puffs

Puff is one delicious snack which I love a lot. Didn't know it was this easy to make at home.  Wanted to try this for a long time and yeah, got a chance last weekend to prepare this. Once the filling is ready, its very easy to prepare. Hubby was asking for more and more.. :) Got some tips for this recipe from Ramya, my dear friend. Hop over to her photography blog to find some interesting photographs captured by her.



Ingredients:
Puff Pastry sheet - as needed ( I took one)
For the Filling:
Medium potato - 2 (wash, peel, boil and mash)
Scrambled Paneer - 1/2 cup
Peas and carrot - 1/2 cup(i used frozen)
Green bell peper - chopped - 1/4 cup
Dry powders:
      Fennel powder - 1 tsp
      Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
      Chaat Masala =- 1/2 tsp
      Mango powder - 1/2 tsp
      Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
      Corainder powder - 1/2 tsp
      Salt - as needed

Oil - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 2 tsp

Preparation:

  • Thaw the pastry sheets according to the instructions given. I thawed for 40 mins. I used Pepperidge brand.
  • Meanwhile heat a pan, add oil, once hot add cumin seeds, carrot and peas, bell pepper, salt
  • Fry this well until they are tender.
  • Add all the dry powders, mix well, add mashed potatoes, paneer, mix well until raw smell of masala goes off.
  • Add some coriander leaves if you like.
  • Keep this aside to cool off before using it..
  • Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • One the sheets are dry, cut them into desired shape squares/rectangles. Take one portion, place 2 tsp of filling inside, apply some water in the ends, close one end of the square with another tightly like a puff shape. Ensure filling doesn't come out.
  • Do this for remaining portions.
  • Place them in a tray and bake for 25 mins.

Puffs are ready to be served with tomato ketchup.. Enjoy.

8 comments:

  1. Vegetable puffs is my favorite adding paneer looks delicious.

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  2. Paneer makes everything extra special ~ delcious puffs :)
    US Masala

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  3. Veggie puffs look delicious with fabulous stuffing.

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  4. nice looking puffs, pass it on !

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  5. Looks awesome,mouthwatering here..

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  6. wow..interesting puffs recipe..looks so crispy and perfect...loved it..:)

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