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Chicken Puffs

Posted by Annita on March 7, 2006

Puffs is a popular Indian Snack which we were missing after coming to States.I always wanted to try out Puffs at home.Sometime back I happen to go through Ammani’s ChaiPani where i found a vegetable Puff recipe.Then onwards i’ve been searching for ready to roll puff pastry dough.Last week i found in Kroger easy-to-use pastry sheets(Athens Fillo) which is an alternative for pastry dough.They are very thin pastry sheets rolled together in twin packets.It’ll be available in the frozen section of your grocery store.Ingredients:-
Athens Fillo easy-to-use pastry sheets – 1 packet

Puff pastry sheets

(Remember the pastry sheets should be thawed before rolling it out.Otherwise the sheets may break off as it is soo thin.)
Chopped Chicken pieces – 2 cups
( Cook chicken well in pressure cooker adding turmeic and salt.Then seperate the bones and chop the chicken into small pieces.You can use small bones in puffs,it’ll definitely add the taste)
Chopped Onion -1 large
Green Chillies – 3
Curry leaves – a few
Ginger Garlic paste -1 tbsp
Chopped tomato -1/2
Chopped Coriander leaves- 1 tbsp
Vegetables – 1/2 cup
(I used frozen carrots & green peas)
Soya Sauce – 1 tsp
Salt – to taste
Oil – as needed
Egg -1(seperate egg white and yolk )

Masala:-
Red Chilly Powder- 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
Pepper powder -1/2 tsp
Chicken Masala- 2 tsp(I brought this from India.I donno whether it’s available in any Indian Stores here.You can also use garam masala if you don’t have this)

Method:-
Heat oil and add onions,salt,curry leaves,green chillies and ginger garlic paste.Saute till onions turn brown.(Kitchen Note:-I’ve heard that if salt is added along with onions,it will turn brown faster.So I always does this.)Add all the masalas and saute for few minutes.Then add tomatoes,soyasauce and chicken pieces.Simmer for half an hour stirring in between.Chicken should be well cooked and almost fried.If necessary add oil in between.Just before switching off add coriander leaves and the egg yolk and stir well.Now the filling is ready.

Chicken Filling

Egg white should be beaten well.Roll out the sheets from the cover.Take a sheet and carefully cut into 4 equal sizes, almost like a rectangle(depends on how big your puff should be).Keep one piece above the other ,applying melted butter in between.(This is how we get the different layers as in puffs). Put the filling on half of the sheet.Fold it and using beaten egg white ,stick both ends together.The middle portion should be kept open,such that you should see the filling.(It will be more clear when you see the photos)
Grease the baking dish with butter and arrange the puffs in it.Bake in a preheated 400 F for 10-15 mins or until one side is golden brown.Turn the puffs upside down and bake for another 5 mins.When cooled ,puffs are ready to serve.

Hot Chicken Puffs

The crust was not as good as our traditional bakery puffs,but it tastes good.If you really miss our Indian puffs,do give it a try.It is worth trying.Now i have to try with puff pastry dough which was mentioned in ChaiPani.(Actually i couldn’t find it out in my grocery store)
If anyone knows to prepare puffs crust,pls send me the recipe.I would really love to try it out.

Posted by Annita

11 Responses to “Chicken Puffs”

  1. Ashwini said

    Hey, came here from Shammi\’s site. I love puffs – they are the perfect snack!

  2. Annita said

    Thanks for visiting my blog,Ashwini

  3. Ashwati said

    hey annita-
    cool wrk :)
    i want to try out all of this!!! (wish i had the time )
    if u have this one, do post kerala chicken/meat ularthu recipe.

    -have fun,
    ashwati

    Hey achu,

    Thanks..Will surely post it..and nice to hear from you.

    Annita 

  4. kiranlal said

    thalle annitta allu puli anu ketta :))…kidilam site… )

    take care and keep smiling,
    regards
    Kiran

    Thank u Keeru..:))

    Annita 

  5. Sheebs said

    Hey Annita,

    its cool man..
    put more veg items as its lent time :))

    Sheebs

    more veg items will be coming soon..sheebs..

    Annita 

  6. reshma said

    Annita, sooooo good to see kerala recipes. Do try the peppeidge farm puff pastry dough, that one gives puffed up crunchy crusts.

    Thanks Reshma,

    I’ve already tried with this and it came out quite well.Finally I had our tasty puffs in U.S..Hey ,u’ve got a gud blog going..Nice description of Puttu-Kadala.I was about to post this..:))

    Annita 

  7. Dony said

    Hey Annita

    My puffs turned out perfect!! Thanks for the gr8 recipes! :) As u said its a snack one really misses after coming to US.. btw how many puffs do u make per Pepperidge Farm ready to roll sheet?

  8. Sreeraj said

    Hey Annita, The puffs turned out to be great. Thanks for the recipe.

  9. Hi Annita,

    I have prepared this chicken puff. It’s very tasty. Puff crust is available in all indian stores. It gives orginal puff taste.
    Anyway you can try puffs crust from the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9sE0cisM58

    Thanks and Regards,
    MythiliThiyagu

  10. Vani said

    Hi,
    Your recipes are so easy to follow for a begginer like me. You can use pepperridge sheets at any grocery store (Kroger)in at frozen section

  11. Sarah.... said

    Thanxs Annita…
    I have in serach od this Puffs recipe for a while…but nothing came close to your recipe!!!!Load of thaxs!!!!!

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