Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Curry Puff Pastry

I feel a little rested now, having taken a nap an hour ago, while cleaner was getting my home spick and spank. Just put the pots of soup and stew onto stove to boil a little longer and the rice is cooked, thus have some free time. As promised in earlier post, I have here, the recipe for the pastry which I used for the curry puffs.

It was given by a ex-friend of mine and it is rather simple except that if you do not have a mixer, you need to rely a lot on arm power.

Ingredients - (pastry)

250g plain flour
250g self-raising flour
250g butter (salted)
1 egg
1/2 cup water

Method -

1. Cut butter into small cubes and rub in flour till resemble breadcrumbs.
2. Add egg and 1/4 cup of water first. Knead. (The longer you knead, the firmer the crust). Slowly add remaining water till you achieve the right consistency. (I didn't use all of the water, once it starts like getting a little sticky, stop adding).
3. Continue to knead till it's a pliable dough.
4. Meanwhile, turn on the oven to 350deg F or 180deg C while preparing puffs.
5. Brush with egg wash or milk before baking.
6. Bake in oven at 180deg C for an hour (I only baked in there for approx 40mins).

Ok, I have never made curry puff filling and it was the first time I tried to. So, it's mostly based on memory what I used and did, so I'll try my best to remember. :P

Ingredients - (filling)

2 medium potatoes, cut into little cubes
2 boneless chicken thighs, skinned removed, also cut into small pieces
2 shallots, chopped finely
2 cloves garlic, minced
curry powder
salt to taste

Method -

1. Saute shallots in oil till soft, then add garlic and saute till fragrant.
2. Add chicken and fry till half cooked.
3. Add potatoes, then curry powder (not sure but I might have used approx 3-4tsps as I just basically poured it in from the packet just till the taste suited me).
4. Add some water and let it simmer till almost dry, and both potatoes and chicken are cooked. Add salt to taste. Turn off flame and scoop it onto plate and let cool till needed.

And S, I'm glad it passed your fussy tastebuds that you had to tell your hubby about it. ;) So good luck trying this. :D


Beau Lotus said...

Yummy, I love cury puffs, can eat them everyday.

Thanks for sharing the pastry recipe, must say that I've been lazy thus far and usually just use puff pastry but they're not the same as the pastry we're used to back home.

Mochachocolata Rita said...

hehehe i think i can even eat it without any filling...i wudn't dream of making it myself though...maybe in the future i'll be able to do that ya..:)

Big Boys Oven said...

wow this is a good recipe to have! curry me puff! yummy!