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Vegetarian Puffs

Ingredients for Vegetarian Puffs:
For Pastry:
  • 120g. / 4 oz. wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 60g. / 2 oz. margarine
  • 2-3 dsp ice water
For Filling:
  • 1 potato
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 carrot
  • 1 slice ginger
  • 1 sprig curry leaf
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds (biji bijan)
  • 1 tbsp curry powder or to taste
  • 70 ml / 1/8 pt water or coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp oil
Other Ingredients:
  • 1 large bowl oil for deep fat frying
To Make Filling:
  1. Wash and wipe dry curry leaves and mustard seeds.
  2. Shred curry leaves finely
  3. Slice shallots finely.
  4. Dice potato finely and soak in water.
  5. Blend curry powder to a paste with 1-2 tbsp water or coconut milk.
  6. Heat oil. Lower fire. Saute shallots till there is nice aroma. Add curry leaves, mustard seeds and ginger. Fry till there is nice aroma.
  7. Add curry powder paste. Fry till there is nice aroma and oil appears.
  8. Add in drained potato, onion, carrot and salt. Fry for a short while.
  9. Add remaining water or coconut milk. Simmer till vegetables are cooked and moist. Taste.
  10. Dish out to cool.
To Make Pastry:
  1. Follow basic recipe in this section.
To Make Vegetarian Puffs:
  1. Prepare a piece of grease proof paper 7 1/2 cm. / 3" square.
  2. After rolling out pastry, use the square piece of grease proof paper as a guide to cut out square pieces of pastry with a palette knife.
  3. Cover square pieces of pastry with a damp cloth.
  4. Spoon enough filling on one half of the triangular section.
  5. Wet two edges. Enclose the filling with the other half of the triangle and seal the edges tightly.
  6. Use fork to press lines at the edge of the pastry to form a pattern.
  7. Deep fry or bake vegetarian puffs.
Credit: Vegetarian Puffs