Sunday, April 18, 2010



This is probably the most famous snack in South East Asia, normally deep fried with savory filling consisting of potato, chicken, beef or egg. Curry puffs are made of two parts one is the pastry and the other the filling. The pastry I have tried remains soft the next day and is less fattening compared to other recipes found on the net. Hence it is my choice in case we are craving for curry puff. For vegan, do omit the meat for the stuffing and just brush the puff with butter before baking.

Do take care when adding salt since the butter is already salted and gradually add the water until a pliable dough is obtained.

2 cups sifted plain flour
6 tablespoons butter melted
salt to taste
1 egg for glaze

5 medium size potatoes cubed
200g chicken or beef minced (optional)
3 tablespoons meat curry powder
1 tablespoon chili powder (adjust to taste)
2 big onion chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
1 teaspoon ginger paste
2 tablespoons cooking oil
salt to taste
coriander leaves



* Combine plain flour, salt and butter in a mixing bowl, mix together until resembles fine bread crumbs..

* Gradually add cold water to form into a pliable dough. Chill for 30 minutes.


* Heat the oil, fry onion until light brown, add ginger and garlic, cook until fragrant.

* Add curry powder and little water, stir for a few minutes.

* Now add the potato, meat (if using), coriander leaves, salt and water. Water level should be above the potato, stir occasionally and cook until potato turns soft and dry. Remove and cool.


* Shape the dough into 1/4 cm thick  and cut into a round using 3 inches round pastry cutter and stuff with a tablespoon of filling. Seal the edges and press with a fork. Poke the surface with a fork too. Continue with the rest of the dough.

* Place the puff on baking tray and apply the egg wash.

* Bake for 15-20 minutes in a preheated oven @ 180 C until the edges turn brown.

* Remove and it is ready to be served.

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Sushma Mallya said...

Curry puffs looks delicious, you have used plain flour for the dough rt?...actually in the method i think by mistake you wrote it as wheat flour...but doing pastry at home itself is really nice and healthy...else it contains so much butter...


Thanks for your comment Sushma, actually I'm using wheat flour that is also referred as plain flour, sorry for the confusion... trying to serve healthy food for my family ..

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

These sound so muc like our all time fav Rissoes de camarao [ prawn puffs] and we bake them too ,but rolled in bread crumbs though traditionally they are deep fried:-)))
And this fillinf sounds jus as super delicious :-)))

Linda said...

These remind of a meat pie I had in South Africa. It was so good! I was going to try and figure out how they made it. Thanks to you, now I don't have too!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

They look great dear. I always have heard of people making it using puff pastry, but you have given the recipe of that as well. Cool.

Siddhi S said...

wow loved this version of curry puffs...vl try it wid chicken...thy r really yummy

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Curry Puff looks great..Never tasted any puff in recent times..will try it soon..

Preety said...

looks like gujiya...i will try veg version

J said...

loved these puffs.. perfect with a cup of tea..

Kairali sisters said...

wow..never tried making pastry at home...great recipe dear..Thank soo much for sharing..looks yummy yumm..


Coconut Recipes said...

Oh wow, that looks absolutely fantastic. Totally up my alley.


Nisrine@Dinners and Dreams said...

I would love to try these sometime. They remind me of empanadas which I like a lot.

PJ said...

i have never had one before but the curry puffs here look so delicious! love the filling seasonings of curry powder that you put in there..

Yat Maria said...

Kak...the curry puffs look gd indeed!!! kirim la a few pieces jadi la ya :)

Suhaina said...

I love this so much. I have at least one every week.
Well illustrated. Looks very tempting.

Madhura Manoj said...

Looks recipe for me.

kitchen queen said...

tempting and inviting puff.

Subhie Arun said...

i lov curry puff wth potato filling...bake is much more healthier frm deep frying...hoohoo..u tempting me....its been ages i do it... will bake soon..

Pari said...

Hi, I had seen the baked version of the puff in a cookery show and had wanted to make it and then it slipped out of my mind. The puffs look so beautiful and I appreciate U using wheat flour.

Priya said...

Puffs looks truly delicious...feel like grabbing..

Magia da Inês said...

Olá, amiga!
Que saudades do seu cantinho!
Hummmmmmmmmm!Que delícia!
Amo pastéis!...
Boa semana!
Itabira - Brasil

Padma said...

Nice puffs... perfect snack with a cup of tea...

Rumana Rawat said...

This is looking just perfect to eat...:-) lovely click..

Rumana Rawat said...

Very happy to follow u:-)


Thanks everyone for your sweet comment..

Yat Maria...nanti kak pos kat u....

Dinners and's quite similar but the stuffing varies from what place to another....

Rumana Rawat..thanks for visiting and joining in, love to see you often.....

Life is beautiful!!! said...

I never thought of making pastries at home...I tought its difficult...will try to follow your recipe :)

PranisKitchen said...

looks so tempting..Usually buy the pastry sheets from shop never tried to prepare at home..thanks for sharing such a nice recipe.

Valarmathi said...

Looks fantastic and yummy.

Rumtruffle said...

Morning :D
Although it's Saturday I am still Friday blog hopping, there are so many hops on a Friday now I don't know whether I am coming or going.
Hope you have a great week. Please pop by and say hello if you have a few minutes.
Helen x

Small Town Mommy :) said...

Newbie blog hopper and GFC follower here!

Meg said...

They look delicious! I want to reach through my screen and eat some!

doreen said...

You make it look so easy. Your blog is adorable and the ideas are endless. Thank you for sharing. I am visiting and following from Java's Over 40.

Christy Gerald said...

a real crispy snack..fabulous recipe. Delicious Bake!