Cook's Hideout: Curry Puffs/ Veg Puffs (made with Puff Pastry)

June 11, 2015

Curry Puffs/ Veg Puffs (made with Puff Pastry)

Blogging Marathon# 53: Week 2/ Day 2
Theme: Movie Night Snacks
Dish: Curry Puffs/ Veg Puffs
Curry puffs or veg puffs used to be my favorite bakery item during school and college days. Egg puff was also ordered very frequently. After coming to the US, I learnt that they can be easily made at home using frozen puff pastry.
Curry Puffs/ Veg Puffs
So for Day 2 of 'Movie night snacks', I made us some curry puffs and served them with good old ketchup :-) We watched a movie too while eating the snack, but now I don't remember the name of the movie. I used to have real good memory and knowledge of films when I was in India. But now, all the movies seem the same and I get confused between the actors. Also we've lost patience and interest in watching the long Indian movies. So most of the movie, read songs and fights, are seen in fast forward.

Curry Puffs/ Veg Puffs
These curry puffs can be filled with any of your favorite stuffing or curry. Use the same filling you use for kachoris (curried peas is a great filling), caramelized onions, use just one veggie or a mixture. These puffs bake at a high temperature for a few minutes.
If you have the time, make your own puff pastry dough at home -- here's the recipe from Gayathri's blog. I used frozen one from Trader Joes.
Curry Puffs/ Veg Puffs
Ingredients: Makes 6 curry puffs
Puff pastry - 1 sheet, thawed as per package instructions

For the Curry:
Potato - 1 medium, boiled and diced
Mixed Vegetables - 1cup (I used frozen mix veggies with corn, carrot, green beans, peas and corn)
Onion - 1 small, finely chopped
Green chili - 1, finely chopped
Ginger+garlic paste - ½tsp
Red Chili powder - ½tsp (add more for a spicy curry)
Garam Masala - ½tsp
Salt - to taste
Cilantro - 1tbsp, finely chopped

  • Preheat the oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and keep ready.
  • Heat 1tbsp oil in a pan, add onions, green chili and ginger+garlic paste. Cook till the onions turn translucent and are slowly getting brown around the edges, about 4~6 minutes.
  •  Next add the mixed veggies and potato. Mix well and cook covered for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the red chili powder, salt and garam masala. Mix well and cook for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat and sprinkle the chopped cilantro.
  • Let the curry cool for 5~10 minutes.
  • In the meantime, roll the puff pastry out slightly. Then cut it into 2 halves and then each half into thirds to make 6 puff pastry rectangles.
  • Place 1~2tbsp of the curry on one half of the rectangle. Brush some water along the corner of the puff pastry and pull the pastry over the curry to cover it completely. Pinch the edges to seal. Using a fork pinch the edges even more.
  • Repeat with the remaining pastry. Place the filled pastries on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot with ketchup.
Curry Puffs/ Veg Puffs

Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 53.


  1. Mind blowing !! These puff pastry sheets are perhaps the only thing you don't find readily available in India .. M too lazy to make them but puffs were (are) my favourite

  2. perfect golden brown and crunchy puffs...last pic is awesome...

  3. I love veg puffs.Yours looks so tempting..

  4. Same story in my household too. My husband hates song/ fight sequences and ever since we got married, I don't remember ever seeing any movie song sequence if we are watching at home. The kids seem to have picked the habit too. :)
    And those puffs make a great movie snack.

  5. Looks very tasty...I am very tempted to make them right away

  6. Looks fantastic Pavani, I finally made the pastry from scratch.. it after having it in my to do list and I also wanted to make it for the movie theme, but missed it!..yours look so divine!

  7. One of my favourite movie time snacks, these puffs makes me nostalgic..

  8. One of our family fav, Pavani. We hardly watch Indian movies. I watch some kid's movies with them.

  9. that last photo is styled so well. I have a friend who likes to FF past the songs in the Indian movies and I have categorically refused to watch any more movies with him, so I guess I would never watch a movie with you :)

  10. Hubby changes channels when there is a song sequence and I am not too much into movies!These puffs look extremely tempting Pavani!

  11. Used to be my favorite. It is so easy to make with the ready made pastry sheets.

  12. My taste and interest in movies grew after getting married. Though we don't watch movies that frequent, have developed a flavor for art cinema and English movies. Just now commented on a veg puff post at valli's and now here, you guys are tempting me to make it now!!! Love the filling and that last click, hmmm, wish i can take it from the screen!!!

  13. Seeing all these vegetable puffs, I am tempted to have a movie night just for snacking. The clicks are amazing Pavani and makes me drool!

  14. Wish we also get puff pastry sheets in India. Very lazy to make sheets at home. You made them so perfectly looks so crisp...

  15. These are yum. Like Padma says wish we can get the sheets here too.

  16. These puffs have come our perfectly. The layers are looking good.


Thank you for stopping by my Hideout.

I really appreciate your feedback, so please feel free to leave your comment. I read all the comments you post, but I may not respond to them. Thank you for your time and hope you enjoyed your stay.

Have a Wonderful Day!!


Related Posts Widget for Blogs by LinkWithin
Blogging tips