Vegetable Puffs

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My love for Vegetable puffs has been intense ever since a kid. It is a great snack, a perfect party dish and a great food on the go. It tastes best when served hot and can be accompanied with tomato ketchup or sriracha sauce. The stuffing is really a personal choice and can be adjusted according to taste, preference and availability. Making puffs are so easy it you have the puff pastry sheets readily available. I have made the pastry sheets from scratch, but if you want to save some time I would recommend getting it from the grocery store. Pepperidge Farm Company sells puff pastry sheets in the freezer section in majority of the grocery stores.

I make Vegetable puffs all the time. Vegetable puffs are perfect snacks for long road trips or for parties. Prepping puff is very simple and if you prepare the filling ahead of time, you can pop the puffs in the overn and 20 minutes later, you will have a fabulous snack ready! You just cannot go wrong with these yummy delights. Vegetable puffs can be eaten anytime of the day. These are great as breakfast snack with tea or coffee!

Ingredients:

1 package peppridge farm puff pastry (2 puff pastry sheets)

2 medium onions (finely chopped)

2 medium tomatoes (finely chopped)

1 cup peas

2 green chilies (finely chopped)

2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste

4 medium potatoes (boiled-peeled-mashed)

2 tbsp paprika powder

2 tbsp garam masala powder

2 tbsp cumin powder

1 tsp cumin seeds

2 tbsp oil

Salt per taste

Method:

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Before I start making the suffing, I usually take out my pastry sheets from freezer. It usually takes 10-15 minutes for the thawing process.

To prepare stuffing: Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds to hot oil. Once the cumin seeds stop crackling, add the green chilies and onions. Saute until the onions turn slightly pink. then add tomatoes and ginger-garlic paste. Saute for few more mintues. Add all the seasonings/salt and mix well.

After few minutes, add your peas and mashed potatoes. Keep mixing until all the ingredients are mixed well. After 5 minutes turn off the heat and let the mixture cool completely before you spoon it on the puff pastry.

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While your pastry sheets are thawing, pre-heat your oven to 400F. Spoon the filling on the pastry sheets after they are properly thawed. Seal the ends of the pastry sheets. Bake for 20-30 mintues at 400F and your vegetable puffs are ready! Serve hot with ketchup or tea.

Tips:

This dish becomes very easy if you prep for stuffing ahead of time. Also you can stuff the puffs and freeze them on the baking tray. You can put them  in zip-lock bags once frozen.

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