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.

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


  • 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.


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

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

  3. Veggie puffs look delicious with fabulous stuffing.

  4. nice looking puffs, pass it on !

  5. Looks awesome,mouthwatering here..

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