Puffs are also called Patties???? Ya, this was new to me too, its defined as baked patties stuffed with mixed vegetables. My in-laws have spent almost 30years of their lives in Kolkota.Once in Chennai,my FIL mentioned about an Iyengar Bakery making amazing patties which sell in no time.I was wondering how a bakery would be selling Patties coz I was thinking about Ragda Patties.
After a lil wait, I saw hot Vegetable puffs in front of my eyes.They are Patties not Puffs said my FIL,well thats how they are called in the North. It tasted Yumm guess the Iyengar Bakeries make the best ones:D.
Ive never made an attempt to make it from scratch. At a friends place I came across Puffs using Puff Pastry and tried it for my husband who likes this alot.I made a spicy sabzi for the filling, this definitely is an easy appetizer!
VEGETABLE PUFF PATTIES
Puff Pastry 1 sheet ( good enough for 10 small puffs)
Corn starch 1 tbsp
Mixed vegetables 1 cup boiled( Carrots,French Beans,Potato,Peas etc)
Onions 1/4th cup (finely chopped)
Garam Masala 1 tsp
Oil 1 tsp
Red Chilly powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Cumin seeds a tsp
Salt as per taste
1.Heat oil in a pan,add cumin seeds and Onions.Saute until translucent.
2.Add all the cooked vegetables and the other ingredients .Mix well.
3.Check for taste and allow it to cool.
4.Thaw the Puff Pastry sheet using cornstarch and cut them into small pieces.One sheet can be cut into three layers and further each layer can be cut into five pieces each. Keep altering the size as per your requirement.
5.To make the Puff, place in a spoon full of the veggie mixture (a spoon full) in the centre of the cut pastry sheet, rub a lil water along the sides and fold ,seal them and bake in an ungreased tray at 400F until it turns golden/ brown.It took me 25mins.
It tastes better when served hot. You can make the veggies as per your choice. Earlier, I had picked the Filo dough sheet thinking it to be the puff pastry, but then later I found the Pepperidge Farm ready to use puff pastry sheets which was the right one. Also am not sure if this is available in India.
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