Sunday, 29 June 2014

Aloo puffs / Potato Puffs

A month passed by since I last updated, was quite busy with my German language classes and the preparations to take exams, finally yesterday was done with that and feeling quite relieved as though a big task is over. But it is yet to begin, as day after tomorrow is going to be the first day at office here in Germany. A lot of new responsibilities to be taken and dealt with from now on. Don't know how well I can manage both my career and this baby blog, but still with a hope that I will continue this blogging though the frequency may not be as before. I would love to thank all my blogger friends who were continuously pouring their lovely comments and making me feel I am still a part of this Blogging world, and not to forget the few who did ask me, when I went missing. Thanks again for all the concerns showed too. Glad to have such a lovely group of people in this Blogosphere. A snack that I used to love as a school going kid was puffs, I remember my schooling in Gujarat, I used to ride around 4-5 km to school  along with friends and on the way back we used to enjoy puffs once in a week or so. It was an awesome experience and till date I and my friend remember that. Even when I was working initially, I remember the days when we friends used to feel tired and nothing great was getting cooked in our kitchen, we just used to rush to a shop nearby just to eat the hot puffs out from the oven. I felt nostalgic when I prepared it first time at home. Just a flashback I had, of all those sweet memories, as they came out of oven. I had prepared puffs long back with puff pastry sheets that are readily available and felt it to be an easiest snack to go with tea in the evenings but never got a chance to share here. Now this is a very common snack that I love to prepare whenever I feel like. Here I share how I did them



Ingredients:
Puff pastry sheets-42*24 cm (this is what I used, use what you have or get)
Boiled Potatoes-5 medium sized
Kashmiri red chilly powder-2 tsp.
Coriander leaves-a small bunch chopped
Chat masala- ¼ tsp.
Garam masala- ½ tsp.
Lemon juice-1 tbsp.
Salt to taste

Recipe:

  1. As soon as the potatoes are cooked, drain the excess water and peel the boiled potatoes and allow them to cool. Mash them and to that add red chilly powder, chat masala, garam masala, salt to taste and mix well.
  2. Now add chopped coriander leaves, lemon juice and mix well and set aside.
  3. 15 minutes before starting to use the puff pastry sheets, remove them from refrigeration.
  4. Open the pastry sheet and cut out equally into 12 rectangular sheets. If desired you can change the shapes as required. At this point of time start to preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius for around 10 minutes
  5. Place a portion of the mixture in it well in the middle.
  6. Cover the edges, to stick the edges line the edges with a drop of water and seal well.
  7. Make markings at the edges to ensure proper sealing using fork.
  8. Coat the puffs made with either milk or cream to get a golden brown color on top.
  9. Bake at same temperature of 180  degrees Celsius  for around 25-30 minutes or till the top is golden brown and well baked. Enjoy them fresh, hot as such or with ketchup.






Notes:
Baking time depends on oven, you may adjust accordingly as per your oven settings.
Homemade pastry sheets also could be used instead of store brought ones.
Enjoy them hot right when they are out from the oven, fresh.


Enjoy the dish! n don't forget Eat and Eat little MORE.. :)