Sunday, January 23, 2011

Curry Puff

Curry puff
   Ingredients    :

    Pastry dough   :

   2          cups all purpose flour
   1/4       cup water
   1/2       teaspoon salt
   1/2       baking powder
   1          stick 4 oz butter/ margarine, at room temperature  

   Curry Potato Filling   :

   4         large potato, peeled and cut small cubes
   2 - 4    ounces chicken, cut small cubes ( optional)
   3         tablespoon curry powder
   1/2      teaspoon chili powder
   200     ml water
   2         bulbs shallot or 1 small onion, minced
   2         tablespoon sugar
   11/2    teaspoon salt
   3         dash pepper powder
   6 - 8    tablespoon cooking oil (add in oil little by little)

    To prepare pastry dough    :

    Wipe the table to clean and dry, make a cycle in the middle of the all purpose flour. Use palm and 
    fingers to combine flour, salt and butter or margarine until becomes breadcrumbs. Add is water little  
    by little, add in baking powder slowly combine the flour until becomes dough, it maybe a little sticky,
    sprinkle some flour if needed. Knead for a while and leave aside to let it rest, cover with a cloth.

    To prepare curry potato filling   :

    Marinate potato cubes and chicken cubes ( optional) with curry powder and chili powder.
    Heat the wok, add in half  of the cooking oil to fry potato cubes and chicken cubes (optional) until oil
    out approximately 1 - 3 minutes. Add in minced shallot or onion and saute until fragrant, add some oil 
    if needed.

    Pour in the water and cook until the filling is dry and tender. Add in sugar, salt, pepper powder to 
    taste. Remove from wok and leave to cool.

    Knead the dough for a while and roll out the dough to long like swiss roll. Cut into small portion, sizes
    on your wish. Roll each small dough to thin cycle, sprinkle flour if needed and place filling in the 
    center . Fold pastry over into half and pleat at edges, tight and no leaking of curry oil if possible.
    Repeat the procedure with the rest of the pastry and filling until finish.

    Deep fry in hot oil until golden brown. You can also bake the curry puff in conventional oven for 25
    - 30 minutes at 375 F.
    Deep fry or oven baked curry puff are hot, let it cool before eat.





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