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.
Makes 12 puffs
6 Ready made prata slightly thawed
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
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.
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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