Savory and Sweet Puff pastry Cups

Puff pastry cups

Ingredients (For 9 puff cups)

For the chicken 

1. Boneless chicken – 200 gm, cubed

2. Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp

Coriander powder – 1/4 tsp

Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp

Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp

Cumin powder – 1/8 tsp

Kasoori methi – 1/4 tsp crushed

Yoghurt – 1 – 2 tsp

Salt – To taste

Marinate the chicken pieces with ingredients numbered 2 for at least 30 mts. Heat 1 – 2 tbsp oil in a non-stick pan. Fry the chicken pieces on both sides until browned and done, about 8 – 12 minutes. Drain on to a paper towel. Cut into small pieces.

Other ingredients

3. Onion – 1/4 cup, cut into small cubes

Mushroom – 1/4 cup, cut into small cubes

4. Red and green bell pepper – 1/4 cup each, cut into small cubes

Zucchini – 1/4 cup, cut into small cubes

5. Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp

6. Salt – To taste

7. Oil – 2 tsp

8. Puff pastry – 1 sheet (I used Pepperidge farm puff pastry. Each package contains two sheets, and each sheet comes folded in thirds. Cut along the fold lines. Next, make two cuts the other way so that you have 9 squares of puff pastry.)

Method

1. Heat oil in the same pan which you used to fry chicken pieces. Add onion and mushroom cubes. Saute for 2 minutes. Add bell peppers and zucchini. Saute for 1 – 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper powder. Switch off. Combine it with the chopped fried chicken pieces and set aside.

2. To bake –  Place the puff pastry squares inside a greased muffin pan. Prick slightly with a fork. Put 1 – 1.5 tbsp filling inside the pastry squares. Bake at 400 F for about 12  minutes until the puffs turn golden. Garnish with finely chopped cilantro. Enjoy with ketchup.

Chicken and veggie fillingPuff pastry sheetCut the puff pastry sheet into squaresPlace the puff pastry squares inside the muffin pan and prick slightly using a forkPut 1 tbsp filing inside the pastry cups and bake for 12 minutes at 400 FBaked pastry cups

Tips

1. In case you don’t have a muffin pan, you can make open-faced puff pastries as shown below. Place the puff pastry squares on the baking sheet as mentioned above. Put the filling, on each puff pastry square, prick the edges slightly with a fork and then bake for 10 – 12 minutes at 400 F. The toppings will bind to the pastry once done.

2. To make puff pastry pizza – Top the puff pastry squares with pizza sauce followed by the toppings and shredded cheese. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes.

Open-faced pastries - Before baking

Savory puff cups

Sweet Puffs

Sweet puff pastry cups

Ingredients (For 9 cups)

1. Walnuts / pecans – 1/2 cup, finely chopped

Cinnamon powder – 1/4 tsp

Sugar –  3 – 4 tbsp or to taste

Butter – 2 tbsp, melted

Apple – 3 – 4 tbsp, cut into small cubes

2. Puff pastry sheet – 1 (Thaw the puff pastry sheet according to package instruction and cut into 9 squares as mentioned above).

Method

1. Combine all the ingredients numbered 1 in a small bowl. Set aside.

2. Place the puff pastry squares inside a greased muffin pan. Prick slightly with a fork. Put 1 – 1.5 tbsp filling inside the pastry squares. Bake for 12 minutes at 400F. While baking, the apples lend a subtle flavor to the pastries making it moist and sumptuous! You can avoid using apples if you want.

Sweet and savory puff pastries

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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