Vegetable puff with Homemade Puff Pastry

Today' recipe under the savory and miscellaneous baking theme for the mega marathon is vegetable puff.
Vegetable puff always reminds,my college days where we used to eat these puff almost every other day.Our college bus used to stop near the bakery shop and after getting down we used to hit the bakery and enjoy these puff with a cup of tea.
After coming to U.S,made veggie and egg puff with the store bought puff sheet,almost for every party or get to gathers.After some point we all got bored and stopped making.Its been almost an year we had these.
But this time I wanted to try making the puff pastry at home and it came out so good.I followed the basic Vahchef method.This method is so simple and easy to make in short span of time and the outcome is a crispy and flaky puff.I baked only 7 puff and kept the rest in the freezer for future use.I made these puff on a sunny day and we were doing the lawn work,so we had it along with the lemonade instead of tea.The puff pastry can also be frozen for later use.I made the pastry on the previous day and made puff on the next day.Lets move on to the recipe...................................

                                               Vegetable Puff with Homemade Puff pastry

   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~ 1 hour 15 minutes(for pastry and stuffing)
   Resting time ~ 10-15
   Cooking time ~ 20-22 minutes
   Makes ~ 14-16


   For the Pastry

All purpose flour
2 cups
11/4 tsp
Granulated sugar/sakkarai
1 tsp
125-130 ml
Lemon juice
1 tsp
Unsalted butter/vennai150 gms
(approximately 11/2 stick)
All purpose flour1/4 cup for dusting

  For the stuffing

3 (medium size)
Onion(finely chopped
11/4 tsp
3 tbs
Beans(finely chopepd)
1/4 cup
Ginger&garlic paste
2 tsp
Red chilly powder3/4 -1 tsp
Turmeric powder1/4 tsp
 Garam Masala powder1/4 tsp
Salt1 tsp
Coriander leaves(chopped)1 tbs
Oil1 tbs

  • Mix the lemon juice with water and keep it aside.In a bowl mix in the all purpose flour,sugar and salt,mix it well.To this add the water and knead it to a soft dough.To this add around 11/2 tbs of butter and mix it well.Let it sit for 10 minutes.

  • Now take the knead dough on a floured surface and roll it to a rectangular sheet of 10x20 inch with 1/8 inch thickness.Divide the butter to 3 equal portions and keep it aside.Apply a thin layer of one portion of butter to 2/3 portion on the rectangular sheet and sprinkle some flour.
  • Fold in the ungreased part first and to this top fold the butter part.Cover it with a cloth or foil and refrigerate for 15 minutes.After 15 minutes take out the chilled dough and transfer to the work surface.
  • Roll the dough to a rectangular sheet with a rolling pin and apply the second portion of butter to 2/3 of the sheet and fold it in the same way like the first time.Cover it with a cloth or foil and refrigerate for 10 minutes.Take it out and transfer to the floured work surface.
  • Roll the dough again to a rectangular sheet like before and reserve a tsp of butter and apply the butter to the whole sheet and fold it as shown.Then finally apply the reserved butter and sprinkle some flour and fold it.Refrigerate it for 10-15 minutes.The pastry is ready now.

  • While the pastry is resting make the stuffing.Microwave the chopped carrot and beans for couple of minutes with a tsp of water.Pressure cook the potatoes for 2 whistles and peel the skin and mash it well.Keep it aside.
  • Heat a pan with oil and saute the onion till transparent.To this add the ginger&garlic paste then goes in the partially cooked carrot,beans and mashed potato.Add in the spice powders and salt.Mix it well and let it cook for couple of minutes.Finally add the chopped coriander leaves and put off the flame.Let it cool down.

  • Now take the refrigerated pastry sheet and roll it to a rectangular sheet,if needed dust some flour.Cut it to a desired shape and keep a generous amount of stuffing.

  • Apply some water to the edges and seal it and arrange it on a lined baking tray.Brush it with some butter if you want.Preheat the oven at 425 F and bake it for 20 minutes or till a nice golden crust formed in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.Remove it and brush it with butter.

  • Serve it warm with ketchup

  • The pastry can be frozen up to 3 months.
  • Do not bake it more than 22 minutes.



Wow Nalini, love those puffs..looks fantastic!

Puffs come out very well..Would love to try it.Bookmarked ..

They're so addictive.. Love them

lovely home made puffs. I am drooling.

Flaky puffs, hard to take my eyes from those alluring vegetable puffs.. Kudos Nalini for making puff pastry from scratch..

yummy puffs...perfectly done..

Looks fresh and so tasty! Great you have made the puff sheet from starch..

Omg ! I am taking the next flight out to ur place Nalini .. These puffs are out of the world and that too with homemade puff pastry !! U rock, gal :))

Perfect puffs and my favorite too.

Wow! Making the flaky sheets at home sounds good. Awesome puffs!

Lovely clicks and the step by step make it so easy. The puffs look very well baked and are tempting.

Wow, you made the pastry from scratch -- that is awesome Nalini. Your vegetable puffs look so perfect.

Perfectly made puffs. They look so inviting and irresistible...

Awesome nalini!!! great that you have managed to do the pastry sheets at home, with the climate here, i dare to try it!! :)

very well made puffs and the puff pastry as well

Hi Nalini ,
Couldn’t help shouting out, “Mwaaahhh” for such a wonder-working snack – “Homemade Vegetable Puff”. Truly infatuated with your love for pastries ;)

Boo, I hate to admit that to eat junk is to eat free radicals…It doesn’t work with creative hearts.A wonderful ‘Paasiparippu Murukku’… a real recipe indeed!

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