Vegan Vegetable Puffs

I have memories of eating these puffs for the first time from a bakery close to my father’s office. The flakey light cover encasing the most spicy vegetable mixture that sent me running for a glass of water is something I’ll always remember! Now that I’m several continents away from the little corner bakery that used to churn out these goodies, I make these at home for my family and try to recreate those bygone memories.

We need,

  • Puff Pastry Sheets – 2
  • Onion, finely chopped – 3 tablespoons
  • Potatoes, diced & cooked –2 medium
  • Carrot, chopped finely – 2 tablespoons
  • Green Peas, steamed – 2 tablespoons
  • Ginger, minced finely – 1″ piece
  • Garlic Clove, minced finely – 4
  • Green Chillies, minced finely – 2
  • Curry Leaves, chopped finely – 2 teaspoons
  • Turmeric powder –1 teaspoon
  • Fresh Coriander, chopped finely – 2 tablespoons
  • Dry Mango Powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Non Stick Spray
  • Salt, to taste

Directions,

  1. I tend to microwave steam cook the potatoes, carrots and peas while rolling out the puff pastry.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine the cooked vegetables, herbs and,  mix well.
  3. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius and prepare a baking tray lined with wax paper.
  4. Using a pastry cutter cut the pastry sheet into 4 squares approximately 5″ wide.
  5. Place a spoonful of the vegetable mixture in the centre and fold over.
  6. Seal the edges with a wet fork (fork dipped in a little water).
  7. Spray the tops with nonstick spray before baking.
  8. Bake in a hot oven at 200 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

Cool before serving as the filling tends to get quite hot! Tomato ketchup and, a cup of tea are perfect accompaniments.

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I’d love to know your favourite childhood puff pastry snack memories in the comments below 😊

 

Priya@MasalaVegan

I am an enthusiastic plant based home cook and baker who delights in sharing my creations on unsuspecting non vegans, when they least expect it! When not recipe developing, testing or making, I’m found organising and/ or writing, the two other passions of my life ❤️