Sunday, March 30, 2014

PRATA PUFFS



Curry puffs or Asian pies are a favorite for many of us. It was made with flaky pastry,  stuffed with curried potato and deep fried until golden brown. But now they came with variety of fillings like sardine, minced meat and hard boiled egg.

Nowadays, most people resort to buying  from the malls instead of preparing them from scratch. It was tricky and time consuming affair.

I have seen a few of my friend making curry puffs using instant roti prata so this is a nice chance to try my hand making them.  First of all,  you need to prepare the filling and let it cool.  My filling are made using mashed potato and cooked green peas. You can even substitute the filling according to your preference .

Most importantly, do not leave the prata too long at room temperature, it becomes sticky and hard to handle.  You can start cutting and  shaping  immediately after you've removed them from a freezer.

If instant prata is not available. you can still  make these piping hot snack using puff pastries. Baking the puff is also a healthier option as it removes excess oil and fat.



PRATA PUFFS
Makes   12 puffs

PASTRY
6 Ready made prata slightly thawed

FILLING
2 big potato boiled & mashed
1 big onion chopped
1 tsp cumin seed
1 cup green peas boiled
1/4 cup cilantro chopped
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp turmeric
1 tomato chopped
salt to taste
2 tablespoon oil



DIRECTIONS

FOR FILLING

Heat the oil, splutter the cumin seeds. Add in onion and salt, fry until translucent.

Now add the tomato, stir until it turns soft. Add in chili powder and turmeric, stir well.

Add potato, peas and cilantro. Cook until heated through.

Add garam masala and salt if needed.

Remove from heat, cool.

ASSEMBLY

Place one prata lined with plastic on a board.

Cut into 2 halves. Lightly floured your plastic for easy removal.

Place a heaped tablespoon of filling on one side of the dough.

Fold the dough to enclose the filling, press the edges together to seal.

Make few slits on top of the puff, transfer into baking sheet.  Complete the rest of the dough.

Bake in a preheated oven for 35-45 minutes @ 180 C.

Transfer onto rack to cool.

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32 comments:

Rafeeda AR said...

looks so flaky... yum...

Razina Javed said...

Luks beautiful n delicious...

MonuTeena RecipesPassion said...

Dear I am loving the combination you have used potatoes n peas.. Loving the recipe thanks for sharing my dear

Beena.stephy said...

Good post . thank u for sharing

Medeja said...

How nice! These look like cheats samosas :)

Erin said...

These look and sound wonderful!

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Delicious tea time muncher

Guru Uru said...

I could live on these puffs, curry flavour is so delicious :D
Golden and perfect!

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

maz said...

Assalamualaikum kakkk...memang xsalah rmah la kita hritu yee...memula tkut jgk kut silap dpurr...mcm jejak kasih plakk...senang ada puff yg readymade ni kan...meriahh intinya tuuu...

Winnie said...

These look and sound AWESOME!!
I love the ingredients and the flavors that you used :)

Priya Suresh said...

Fantastic idea to make puffs with paratas..Beautiful dish.

Rosita Vargas said...

Se ven riquísimas sus empanadas sacaré una para mi desayuno,abrazos

mjskit said...

What great textures and flavors! Definitely need to pick up some puff pastry as I've never seen prata.

Katerina said...

I love stuffed little pies and in Greece we make them very often too! These Asian flavored ones look particularly tasty!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Thanks for joining Tasty Tuesday. Could you please add a link back to the Tasty Tuesday post? Thank you.

Kim Seghers said...

Thank you for sharing this fabulous recipe. I thought it was a dessert at first until I read the post. This looks so delicious I love that it's made with tomatoes. I'll have to try this. Thank you for linking up with us at the Click & Chat Social Media Link up. Kim from This Ole Mom

Jess said...

I've never heard of such a thing, but it sounds delicious!

Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

Lorrie said...

These sound interesting. The combination of peas and potatoes in pastry is new to me, but sounds filling and delicious.

deepti said...

Very tempting and looks so nice and crispy...We always love to have this snack with our tea.. and I end up buying them every time I go to a chaat house…

Aida@TheCraftingFoodie said...

I've never heard of curry puffs, but these look delicious! I like any type of samosa that doesn't require frying. I'll have to keep my eye out for parata dough as well. Thanks for the great recipe!

Best,
Aida@TheCraftingFoodie

Marwa Farouq said...

I am going to make those today, i love puffs but also like that these have spice and peas :)
Thanks for sharing your post on inspire us thursday!
Marwa @ http://www.blossomfamily.net/2/post/2014/02/1.html

Life Images by JIll said...

oh these look delicious - I am going to have to try them. Thanks for posting. I am joining you through Oh The Places I've Been

Susan@Organized31 said...

Mmmm, I know my family would love these for dinner or for an afternoon snack. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

Michelle said...

I've always used puff pastry to make curry puffs but they cost a bomb here in Singapore. I will switch to using roti prata next time. Thanks for the tips!

Hari Chandana said...

Absolutely delicious.. Yummy!!

Catherine said...

These Prata Puffs look wonderful. Stopping by from the Link Party. Have a wonderful weekend ahead. Blessings, Catherine

Diane Balch said...

I love these and never realized how simply you can make them at home. Thanks for bringing your puffs to foodie friday.

Bev Carter said...

Those look so yummy! I haven't had them in years. Actually forgot about them. You are inspiring me.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Bev
@ Eclectic Red Barn

Christine said...

I've never eaten Prata Puffs before... they sure look delicious!

Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above said...

These look amazing.
Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

Theresa said...

This sounds delicious thanks for sharing at the party! Theresa @DearCreatives

Jamie H said...

I've never heard of prata before, but these look tasty! Pinning.
Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes!

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