Is there anyone who has not had puffs for a snack? I guess there won’t be anyone I know of, unless of course you don’t like it..
Bakery products are quite famous in the Southern States of India… Apart from Bread, you get cream rolls, jam rolls, apple cakes, their basic cupcakes, different kinds of biscuits, cutlets, rusks & of course puffs.. There are many different kinds of puffs available. Starting from the basic veg puff there are options like chicken puffs, mutton puffs, egg puffs are the most famous as there are more eggitarians around than meat eaters. But the newer additions to these traditional ones are mushroom, paneer puffs… 🙂
K’s Maternal uncle owns a Bakery & K loves most of the bakery products available.. His favourite being Rusk which we all love to dip in a cup of tea… other than that whenever we visit his uncles bakery we always have to have an egg puff if it’s not sold out already.. 🙂
But my love for puffs began as a kid. We always have a snack in the evening back in my parents house. It is usually the breakfast dish that we end up eating as a snack, but on those days mum was under the weather or if she was busy we would pick up Puffs on the way back from school. There is this tiny bakery near our house called P.R Bakery.. the owners are Malayali’s (People who belong to the state of Kerala, India).. To this you would say.. aren’t most bakery’s owned by Malayali’s??? while we ponder on that thought.. let me continue.. & then its been in my life everywhere.. even when I moved to Manipal for studies, then to Bangalore for work it was always available in the vicinity… a bakery was present at almost every corner in bangalore.. 🙂 … K & I both miss eating this..
I have prepared this a couple of times.. but never had any patience to click pictures & post pictures along with the recipe.. 😛 But I don’t think I will even have a thought of preparing this back in India since its so readily available, who would go through all the trouble.. 😛 Here I have the luxury of buying ready rolled puff pastry.. which is a blessing.. the entire process of rolling puff pastry is very tedious, requires a lot of patience & I ran out patience this one time.. 😛
I wanted to pack them for K as a snack, but unfortunately it took longer than I expected to turn golden brown & he had to leave without them.. 😦 So kept his share aside..
This is easy peasy if you can get your hands on some ready rolled puff pastry.
The shape of the puff may vary from bakery to bakery, I have eaten square/triangular/rectangular & circular puffs.
Ingredients: (Serves 2) Preparation Time: 45 – 50 mins
Ready rolled Puff Pastry – 1/2 a sheet or more depending on the size of the puffs you want to prepare
Eggs – 2,
Onion – 1 large, finely chopped the way you wish
Ginger – 1/2 an inch piece, finely chopped
Green Chilli’s – 2, finely chopped
Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
Freshly crushed black pepper powder – as per taste
Garam Masala Powder – 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder (optional) – a pinch
Fresh Green Peas (optional) – 1/4 cup
Curry leaves – 6-7 leaves roughly torn
Cooking oil – 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees if it’s a fan assisted oven else to 220 degrees.
In a pot filled with water, boil the eggs & keep aside. De-shell the eggs & slit them into 2.
While the oven heats up, heat oil in a fry pan set to medium heat. When the oil heats up, add the cumin seeds & let them sizzle. Once they begin to change colour add the green chilli’s & sauté them for a minute so that the spice gets infused into the oil.
Next add the ginger & the chopped onions. Add a pinch of salt (add turmeric if you wish to), sauté them till they turn translucent. Now add the garam masala powder & mix well. When the raw flavours begin to fade away, add a tbsp of water & then add the curry leaves along with the slit eggs. Add the green peas if you wish to. Add salt to taste & crushed black pepper. Mix well. Turn off the heat before the peas turn hard.
Do not take out the pastry sheet from the fridge till this stage, i.e once you have the filling ready, get it out. Now cut the pastry sheets into the desired size as shown.
Divide the filling into 4 equal portions, each having one half of an egg. Now add each portion to the centre of each cut puff pastry sheet as shown.
Close the sheet over the egg as shown. Seal the edges lightly.
Transfer them on a baking tray lined with some baking sheet which is greased.
Bake in the pre-heated oven till the outer covering of the puff turns golden brown. Ideally around 30 minutes.
Serve hot along with ketchup or dip of your choice.
Hope you like this recipe, if you did, then you may also like – Bun Masala / Scrambled Egg Burger, Bread rolls with an Indian flavour/Masala bread rolls.. they go perfect with Masala chai.., Chicken Frankie Roll, Red pesto Egg Bomb Burgers… etc.
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