Kerala Bakery Style Meat Puffs

1. Puff pastry sheets – 2 (Makes 12 puffs)

2. Egg white – Of 1 egg

For the filling

3. Beef – 250 gm, cubed

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

Salt – To taste

4. Onion – 1 medium, finely chopped

Ginger and garlic, finely chopped – 2 tsp

Green chilly – 1, finely chopped

Curry leaves – 4 – 5, chopped

5.  Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Chilly powder – 1/2  tsp

Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

Meat masala powder – 1/2 tsp

Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp

6. Salt – To taste

7. Hot water – 1 tbsp

8. Oil – 1 tbsp

Method

1. Cut the beef into small cubes. Combine them with 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp pepper powder, little water and enough salt. Cook in a pressure cooker for 3 – 4 whistles. Strain excess water. Cool down. Shred the beef pieces inthe small jar of a blender in 1 – 2 batches. (If you are using left-over beef roast/fry, just shred it in the small jar of a blender and follow the recipe below. )

2. Heat oil in a pan / kadai over medium-high. Add ginger, garlic, chopped curry leaves, green chilly and chopped onion. Saute until onion turns lightly browned.  Bring down the heat and add the masala powders numbered 5. Saute for a few seconds and add the shredded beef. Stir-fry for a few minutes. Sprinkle 1 tbsp hot water and cook for a minute, if it is very dry. Switch off. Set aside.

3. Thaw the puff pastry sheets as instructed in the package. I used Aussie Bakery puff pastry sheets. Each packet has 2 puff pastry sheets. You can make 6 puffs from each sheet. Cut the puff pastry sheet into desired shape. Fill 1-1.5 tbsp of the beef filling. Line the edges with a little water and seal the puffs or press a fork into the edges. Arrange the prepared puffs on a baking sheet lined with foil/ aluminium paper or greased with oil. Lightly beat the egg white and brush on top of the filled puff pastries. Preheat the oven to 400 F and bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until the meat puffs turn golden brown on top.

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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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