Wednesday

Veggie Puffs



It was few days back and i was blog hopping when i saw these in one of my favorite blogger's site. I do not eat eggs...but it got me salivating! Then Mansi annouced the game night event and i was really waiting for an excuse to make these..so i jumped up at the opportunity ...all in the name of participation ;).
I love puffs..but i was honestly fed-up of potato filling (could be because..i was on potato overload ;)...actually let me be honest..i had tons of veggies in my fridge and boy! was i feeling guilty about not using them..so i decided to make these without the ever-faithful tatoes :(...so here is the recipe

Ingredients:

Cauliflower - 200 gms.
Carrots : 200 gms
Peas - 2/3 cup
Red Onion - 1 small (diced)
Garlic - 1 large pod (grated)
Jalepeno - 1 medium ( diced very fine)
Cumin - 1 tsp.
Garam Masala powder - 1 tsp.
Oil - 1 tsp.
Kasoori methi - 1 tsp.
Salt - as needed.
Puff pastry sheet - 1 ( thinned out a bit with a rolling pin)

Method:

1. Boil the cauliflower,carrot and peas with salt till soft.Great if they mush up a little.

2. In a pan, heat the oil and add the cumin, garlic, jalepeno and onions and fry lightly. Now add the mushed veggies,garam masala powder and cook for a few minutes till the moisture evaporates.

3. Then switch off the gas, add the kasuri methi to the sabji above and move the sabji to a plate to cool.

4. Meanwhile, thaw the pastry for 40 minutes on the counter or as per the instructions in the box.

5. Lightly flour the counter and place the pastry on top and slowly unfold it. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 400 F.

6. Now lightly flatten it with a rolling pin so as to remove the creases and thin out the pastry a wee bit.

7. Divide the sheet to 8 parts and keep a little bowl of water ready on the side to close the edges.

8. Now, put a couple of spoons of curry in the puff and seal the edges using the water.

9. Bake the puffs for 20 mts till they are golden brown.

I served these with a chickpeas salad, as i would get hungry within an hour eating a pure carb laden dinner ;)

These puffs can be made ahead of time and can be warmed in a 350F oven for 5-7 minutes before guests arrive...or you can assemble all the puffs (do not bake),wrap them individually in parchment paper and freeze them. On the day of the party, pop these in the oven and bake them at 400 F for 30-35 minutes. When you are doing the second method..do not let the puffs thaw..just straight from the freezer to the oven.

This is off to Mansi of Fun and Food and who is hosting Game night party recipes.

47 comments:

Mansi Desai said...

Thanks Rajitha! that does look awesome! and I'm all for indulging:)

Kamini said...

Rajitha, these look great. Veggie puffs are one thing I can eat and eat and eat... I only wish we got frozen puff pastry here in India. Makes life so simple...

Namratha said...

Fabulous entry dear, love the stuffing in the puffs :) I made some time too long ago, yet to post them though. The puffs look perfect!!

Nags said...

even i was drooling when i saw this on cookery corner! urs has come out so puffy and nice rajitha. just the right snack for game night!

Red Chillies said...

I so agree with you about being tired of the potato filling. Loved the cauliflower idea.

Hey, btw I tried your vegan cinnamon cake and loved it. I loved the fact that it was eggless, used so little oil and used soy milk. Awesome. thanks for sharing.

Siri said...

Those are some awesome puffs dear..:) wish I cud grab one..:D

~ Siri

Srivalli said...

wow..they look so perfect and yummy..I love puffs..but have never tried at home...you used the ready made ones or you prepared them ahead?

Sig said...

yummy... I love making these puffs, so little effort, and those who don't know that the puff pastry sheets are store-bought are usually darn impressed by the dish... :) I have never thought of freezing these though... great idea! :)

sra said...

You know what, I like the looks of the salad better than the puffs!

easycrafts said...

Lovely and tempting puffs...perfect shape and colour

Seena said...

Perfect Puffs!
Seeing puffs everywhere just make me crave for that..:)

Richa said...

yummyyyyyyy, they make such a lovely appetizer!
arrey yaar alu ne kya bigada hai :)

sunita said...

Rajitha, those puffs are looking really good :-)

Rachel said...

Lovely entry for the party..only that I would be picking at the crust and eating just it :)))))

Laavanya said...

The puffs look perfect Rajitha and I make a similar veggie stuffing too... With puffs on the same plate I can't believe I even noticed the chickpea salad but it looks so delicious that i'm unable to ignore it :)
We once made these on a large scale for a party - and froze them. So convenient.

TBC said...

That looks pretty darn good. I would wanna eat 'em if I liked puffs. ;-)

Happy cook said...

Puffs are so delicious looking. I have been wanting to make puffs. And have been seeing them in all the blogs.
I love these

DEEPA said...

Puff's looks awesome ...perfect shape and color ..and the Chaana salad ...awesome tooo

Rajitha said...

mansi- same here..at times a bit more than needed ;)

kamini - i know..it would be easier to make these if available..i love puffs too..

nammu - waiting to see ur version..it will be fab i am sure!

nags - i know..blog hopping is many times detrimental to diets!!

red chillies - u know the filling tasted really good..i think i will follow this recipe from now...and thanks for trying out the cake and letting me know..it makes me so happy :)

siri - wish i could give u some too girl :)

valli - the sheets are available here in the frozen food section..so it really is soo easy..

sig - actually the freezing part came to me from all those fruit filled puffs u get..u know the filling is there..all i gotta do is pop it in the oven and pace around the room to burn some calories..before i dig in ;)

sra - what!! i slave on the puffs adn u like the salad i threw in last minute..thnks for nothing sra :( ...just kidding :D

easy - thnks :)

seena - it is tempting..i know!!

richa - are kuch nahi bigada..par aaj kal alu kha kha kar..mein be ek alu ban gayi :D

sunita - thnks girl!

rachel - ha ha...i know what u mean ;)

laav - tha salad was good laav..and super easy to make too...i kow, aren't these great for parties!!

tbc- u should try to make puffs at home once re..the y taste good only when hot/warm..maybe u ate a bad one..try kar aur ek baar!!

Archana said...

Feel like coming over to your place right now. I wish they could sell these pastry sheets in india.
I miss making these!

Archana
http://www.archanaskitchen.com

Pooja said...

Same Pinch !
I also dont eat eagg , but the puff were so tempting , i was thinkign to make it with veggie. As you posted the recipe for veggie puff , i dont have to strech mind a little bit :)) .
thanks for sharing .
-Pooja

Suganya said...

I would have loved to get a glance at the filling inside.

remya said...

i'm drooling !!!! looks simply perfect.... trying at hme is amazing rajitha....

Vanamala said...

rajitha

Looks delicious puff...fantastic pics

Rina said...

Love them Rajitha, Love the channa chat near it too.

KayKat said...

This is an old favourite! I think it is great that you skipped the potatoes :)

Hmm ... had no idea they could be frozen, that's a huge plus.

Hima said...

Hey girl, I planned to do the same, I got delayed in bringing the puff pastry sheet. Well, never matter, those puffs are looking awesome.

DK said...

whats not to luv when it comes to Puffs..I dont eat egg ones though. But veggie or even plain gets me ! lovely pics

Madhu said...

Now I am drooling oveer your veg puffs, will make some this evening. Like the filling recipe, without potatoes.

masalamagic said...

Our favorite! Looks delicious!

Sagari said...

beautiul puffs rajitha they look so crispy and light

Shankari said...

THis is comfort snack for me. I can have it as meal too :)

Sia said...

takes me back to my school days where i would eagerly wait for my dad to get me veg puffs from bakery:)

Cynthia said...

I know that it's about the puffs right, but I am drawn to the dish with the chickpea salad :D

Lakshmi said...

Perfect puffs!! I am imagining the aroma and drooling here..ayyo..will try it soon. Thanks for sharing the recie.

Shella said...

Wow those puffs looks gorgeous, n they top the list coz of the healthy filling. Great job.

Mishmash ! said...

As sig said its always easy to impress guests who are not aware that puff pastry sheets are avlble here :P you may give an egg wash before placing them in the oven , to get a nice golden brown color

Jayashree said...

Love potatoes, but I like your version of a tato-less filling.

Rajitha said...

archana - i know..i wish they did..my sis laments about the same thing!

pooja - ha ha..i am always about making life easier for others ;)

suganya - you know..i wanted to do a cross-sectional on it..but the man at home was demolishing the puffs in a speed i felt it is now to eat or never ;)..next time i will :D

remya - tnks :)

venamala - thnks!!

rina - et tu rina :(

kaykat - i felt if turnovers can be done..it is the same princple

hima - ah! you post urs too..more variety the better :)

dk - same here no eggs...but u kow some of the presentation and dishes get me drooling tho i do not eat those

madhu - do try and let me know

masalamagic - same here girl!

sagari - thnks girl :)

shankari - i did the same ;)

sia - weren't those cool days!! now we gotta go and buy stuff...no anticipation at all ;D

cyn - waaah! thnks ;)

lakshmai - ha ha ..it was hard to allow them to cool a bit, i will tell u that

shella - unfortunately only the filling was healthy..but i will club it under healthy eating too :D

mishmash - ah the naive ones :D..do i love them or what ;)

jayashree - thnks :)

Raaga said...

Hmmm... no puff pastry sheets here... so I'll just go and buy the puff this evening and eat it :-)

Kribha said...

This is my all time fav. I can keep on eating this without getting bored. Egg puffs are my number 1 choice. But I love veggie puffs too. It's lunchtime for me and you have made me so hungry after going through your posts.

AnuSriram said...

I love veggie puffs Rajitha! Your's look awesome....

Mona said...

I wanna have those now, Oh! that picture makes me crave for those now..

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Dhivya said...

hey i like puffs.where can v get those Puff pastry sheet,i am new blogger.plz do see my blog and encourage me

Dhivya said...

Thanks for ur answer rajitha,,,will surely try this one..my hubby likes verymuch

Miri said...

Really delicious looking puffs! and definitely way better than the greasy ones we get in those corner bakeries here! wish we could get ready made puff pastry here...

Divya said...

Your puffs look really inviting..Ihave puff pastry in my freezer..will surely give them a try..
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