Monday, January 25, 2010

Egg Puffs

Hope you had a great weekend. Since we were discussing teatime snacks in the last post, I decided to continue on that vein and share another popular snack. I have enjoyed puffs all my life. My mom used to get them from the bakeries on her way back from work and my sis and I devoured them.

It's inevitable that I talk about college days because they taught me the value of home made food. Another reason is unsatisfactory food in the hostel sometimes drive you for options outside. And these experiences get etched in your memory never to be forgotten. I cannot forget the puffs from college canteens either. They were life savers especially during my last hostel days where the food was intolerable. My friends and I, we would have one egg/veg puffs for breakfast which took good care of us till lunch time. Inspite of having them everyday I have to say I never got tired of them :-)

Flaky leaf like layers with spicy masala within is a deadly combination. Maybe we should call it 'death by pastry.' There are many variations you can do with the filling like meat, chicken, vegetables and egg.

Egg Puffs

Ingredients:

Puff pastry sheets-2(this will give you 12 puffs!)
Hard boiled Eggs-6
Onion- 1 small
Green chillies- 2-3
Coriander powder- 2 Tsp
Red chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
Garam masala/Meat masala- 1/2 Tsp
Salt- A pinch

Method :

1.Thaw the pastry sheets as per the directions on the packet. (for about 40 minutes)
2.Meanwhile cut the onion into very small pieces and saute it till it starts turning golden brown.
3.Throw in the chopped green chillies and saute for 2-3 minutes.
4.Add all the spices and mix well and saute for a minute.Switch off the heat.
5.Cut each pastry sheets into 6 equal pieces.First cut though the folds on it and then, cut the 3 big pieces into 2.
6.Divide the onion mix into 12 equal parts, or take 1 tsp of it and keep on the middle of each pastry slice.
7.Cut the boiled eggs into halves and place each half on the top of onion mix on the pastry sheets.
8.Fold each pastry slice to press and join the opposite ends. You could use the edge of a fork or use your hands.
9.Some of you may like to see the egg peeking through the sides, then you do not press it firmly :-)
10.Arrange them on a greased baking tray or baking tray lined with parchment paper.
11.Bake in a preheated oven at 400 degree F for 30 minutes or till the top turns golden brown in color.
12.Serve warm with tomato sauce/as it is and enjoy with a cuppa !

Egg Puffs

Notes:

1.Before baking you could brush the top with egg white, then you get the shiny and smooth top, unlike mine :-).
2.Vegetarians could replace eggs with some cooked and mashed veggies.
3.If you want only 6 puffs take only one pastry sheet and use half of all the other ingredients .

57 comments:

  1. I am a first person to comment on this yummy puff.My favorite puff, looks perfect.Bookmarked.

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  2. Beautiful click , very tempting .

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  3. What a beautiful post reach of memories. Looks perfect, i like them very much.
    Cheers!!!

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  4. Puffs are my favorite...Love those flaky layer of puffs...yours are tempting me.

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  5. Yummy ,quick and easy to make too.

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  6. these bring the memories of college days...look too good !!

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  7. The puffs looks great... I love them:)

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  8. puffs looks so yummy..my fav tea time snack!....tempting clicks!

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  9. Wow, this looks good! I love puffs also :-) Both sweet and savory.

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  10. lovely puffs with equally lovely pictures..great work!

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  11. All time fav snack of my family dear..looks so tasty and fluffy mu dear:)

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  12. ohhhh... wow, the puffs are so so tempting :)... looks extremely scrumptious :):),... wish I can grab one from the pic itself!!

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  13. I started eating egg puffs after coming to south India and am totally hooked. was so happy to see the name of the recipe in my dashboard but we dont get readymade p[astry sheets here. so bad. any idea how to make that???pics are very good. just craving to grab one.

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  14. Puffs looks yummy and tempting.. Perfect...

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  15. the egg puffs look yum, lovely and tempting.

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  16. I was about to make this egg puffs yest for tea..Hope you wont mind if I take one ;)
    Hubby just loves the ones from iyengar bakery.your egg puffs looks so crunchy..tempting.

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  17. hi ur comment section also intrstn like ur blog... congrats

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  18. GORGEOUS! Well puffed too. Reminds me of Iyengar bakery puffs in Bangalore. Great pics.

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  19. Yumm!!These puffs always take me to India and the street corner bakeries

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  20. Yummm!!!puffs makes me hungry.

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  21. Yes yes.. Count me in!!! Loveee Egg Puffs, for that matter any puff... I remember craving for those bakery puffs in my school days!! Lovely recipe..Bookmarked it! :)

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  22. I definitely want to be invited to your next tea. These are a amazing and I love the crispy texture, too.

    Great recipe...

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  23. oh wow!!!! That looks excellent...my all time fav..Awesome click as always...irikkunna iruppu knadille...ayyo..kothiyavunne....

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  24. wowww ..This is my favourite one.kandittu unsahicable :)pls pass one to me.

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  25. Looks fantastic. The funny thing, this puff was a special in our college canteen and I had not seen anywhere else back then.

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  26. Kanditte naatile bakery orma varunnu...yummy yummmm

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  27. Oh, I love snacks and snacks for lunch! Yumm.... I want to join you in 'death by pastry.' I have found so many good recipes on all my blogger friends blogs, I don't have enough time!

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  28. Mmmm, these look so good! Another fine dish!

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  29. Back in India we use to call these patties....I so remember the day I discovered phyllo in this country...since then it's regular in my house...Dear shared some awards with you, do pick them up at your ease...

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  30. Long time since I made any puffs. Feel like having right now. Looks nice in color and lovely pics.

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  31. Slurp! It's really mouth-watering! I can pack these for tea-time!

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  32. Very lovely clicks dear...looks so tempting...I too have some fond memories with this yummy snack :)

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  33. wow, love your savory puffs and a very tempting click, as always! I know, if you have been in hostel you can never really forget hostel food.. it may remind you of those nice old days or it may traumatize you or both, but its something that lives forever :)

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  34. Yum! These egg puffs sound totally scrumptious and a must try!

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  35. Goodness, you guys at well in college! This looks so filling and satisfying!

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  36. one of my fav snack, i had done this long back , urs look very tempting and delicious and a quick one too..

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  37. That reminds my childhood even snack! Love to grab one :)

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  38. Nice recipe .Thanks for giving tips for vegetarians.
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  39. Puff pastries are the best inventions ever! Love the idea of putting in eggs. It looks absolutely mouth watering!

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  40. oh..Nostalgia,very pretty ! bellissimi stefania

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  41. hey thanks for the recipe of puffs. I eat them almost once a week but never knew how to prepare them.

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  42. Hey, puffs looks really yummy and great...very nice click..

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  43. I love the flaky crust on these! My college didn't have any good food either. I could see these being a staple in my life if I had known about them.

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  44. Puffs look great with flaky crust!

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  45. Awesome, awesome, Awesome. As I'm sipping my morning tea- these savory egg puffs are making me so hungry. I'm gald you posted this recipe.These take us back to our childhood..What a Superb CLick. I'm admiring them both the click and the puffs..

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  47. Woow...they look gorgeous!!! kidilan aayittundu ketto.. .Kanditu kothi varunu :)

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  48. Egg puff looks perfect and yummy. Beautiful click.

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  49. hey this puffs luk very tempting namitha...nice recipe..hey i hv some couple of awards for u both in my blog...plz chk thm whn u gt tym

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  50. Ingane kothipikkalle dear...Ippo enikithu vene..

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  51. your puffs looks very yummy and nice pic too

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  52. Your puffs makes me tempting to try now itself,,,,u got like pictures of puff.When am doing my school love to eat puffs often now m remembering those days.

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