Sunday, September 9, 2012

Iyengar Veg Puffs

Iyengar Vegetarian Puffs

We will get Puff Pastry in any part of the world. But needless to say, anyone from India, more specifically anyone from Bangalore would have undoubtedly had these Vegetarian Puffs from the Iyengar Bakery at least once during their stay there.

The specialty of the Pastries or Puffs we get in Bangalore are more close to our childhood. (I am sure its for most of us) Its a memory of the days spent my Mom and sisters. We were having a happy chit chat with a hot cup of coffee and hot Puffs (Usually fighting for the extra bit) from the bakery near by as soon as I was back from College. It went on till I started work. And till I got married.


 Here you go with the recipe:

For 9 small Puffs we need:
Pastry Sheet: 1 no. (I picked Pampas Puff Pastry sheet)
Oil - 1 teaspoon

For stuffing:
Mixed Vegetable Palya masala (of your choice)

Method:
1) Keep the mixed vegetable palya that you wish to stuff ready. (Ideal if its in room temperature)
2) Take one pastry sheet. (try to keep it out of the freezer atleast 15 mins before you plan to bake)
3) Pre-head the oven at 250 degree Celsius.
4) While the oven is pre-heating, take a baking tray and place the pastry sheet on it.
5) Cut the pastry sheet into 9 squares. (this is upto your choice of shape too)
6) Put one tea spoon full of stuffing in the middle of each square and close it diagonally. You can just press the edges to close the stuffing.
7) Take a little olive oil or vegetable oil and brush it on the closed pastries.
8) By now, the pre-heating would have completed. Now, just put the tray in the oven and bake at 250 Degree Celsius for about 10 mins or check the Puffs and remove once the puffs have turned golden brown.
9) If you are trying it for the first time, I am sure you will be waiting to take these puffs out of the oven and sit comfortable and relish them. (thats exactly what I did).

I could not believe myself that I can cook the Vegetable Puffs just like its in the Bakery. Amazing results. Try it and enjoy.

Note: You can fold the pastry sheet in the way you want, Rectangle, triangle or even roundels. However you fold them, the oven will take care of the rest. 

Cheers!
Madhavi

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