Monday, 5 May 2014

Curry puffs

Whenever I offer to help friends with party finger food, I'm usually asked to bring spring rolls, won tons or curry puffs.  I love making curry puffs - they make a delicious quick meal, especially when unexpected guests stay for lunch!  The ingredients are usually available in my pantry (or any household pantry, for that matter!).  Adjust the curry powder amount according to the brand and your taste buds.  If you have time up your sleeve, you can easily make your own puff pastry in the thermomix too!

Makes about 36 small curry puffs


- 250g semi-frozen beef (cut into cubes)
- 1 onion chopped in quarters (or 2 small onions)
- 20g rice bran oil
- 250g potato
- 1tbs curry powder
- 40g coconut milk
- 1tsp salt
- 1tsp sugar
- 4 sheets of puff pastry (cut into 36 squares)
- 1 egg yolk

Thermomix Filling Method
- Place semi-frozen beef into TM and turbo 4 times until the right consistency.  Set aside
- Chop the potato on speed 4 for  2-3 second.  Set aside in a different bowl as the beef.
- Chop onions on speed 4 for 2-3 seconds then add oil. Saute for 3 minutes on speed 2, Varoma temperature with the MC off.
- Add beef, curry powder, salt and sugar on Varoma temperature, speed 2 with the MC off for 7 minutes.
- Add potato, coconut milk, cook a further 3 minutes on Varoma temperature speed 2 MC off

Non-Thermomix Filling Method
Note: Use minced meat and have your onion and potato finely diced
- Heat oil in a wok or pan and saute chop onions until brown
- Add minced beef and curry powder, salt and sugar and mix well
- Add cubed potato and coconut milk then fry for about 5 minutes until cooked and well mixed.

Folding Method
- Allow the filling to cool before you start folding
- Cut the sheets of puff pastry into 9 squares
- Place a heaped teaspoon in the centre of the square and enclose the filling.  You can use a fork to decorate the edges of fold them in on each other as per the photo below.
 - Place the curry puffs on a lined tray and brush them with egg yolk
 - Cook the curry puffs according to the instructions of your curry puff pastry and enjoy!


Try them, Monique! They are delicious and so easy to make!

Wonderful curry puff recipe. Thank you Tina. I substituted a golden delicious apple for a potato as I was in short supply and they turned out great - a little sweeter and gooey inside. Rose McQualter

I'm glad to hear that, Rose! Happy to hear you enjoyed them.

Hi! Is there an alternative to rice bran oil? I don't normally keep it in the pantry.

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