Curry puffs - a great way to turn leftover curry into something amazing and delicious. These puffs are a quick, easy tea time snack option. This post doesn't have any recipe but an option to repurpose the leftover curry.
These puffs are a fabulous way to turn last night meal to an entirely new dish the next day. The best part is that food wastage is reduced which in turn saves money and time you spend in the kitchen to cook a dish from scratch.
Curry Puffs - a perfect way to use up leftovers
This is not a traditional Asian curry puff recipe in any regard, but a great substitute when you are craving for something in the evenings.
This is an ideal option when you have lots of leftover curries or you don't want to feed a day-old dish to your family but want to transform it into something unusual and delicious evening snack on a busy mid-week. I've used a day-old curried potatoes and peas (aloo mutter) for filling. You can also stuff curry puffs with any leftovers such as jeera aloo, knol khol curry, roasted baby potatoes, aloo gobi, paneer jalfrezi and chickpea salad. This is also a great way to entice picky kids to eat healthy meals.
Curry Puffs Recipe Variations
These ridiculously easy potato curry puffs can be adapted to suit your taste preference. Not only leftover curries but these puffs could also be made with random veggies lying in the refrigerator or that are about to end up in the bin. You can make the curry puff filling with random veggies as shown in Vegetarian stuffed zucchini boats. The options for stuffing are endless, you can stuff it with just anything you and your family enjoy! You can substitute store bought puff pastry sheets with frozen paratha.
Pastry sheets: 9 squares (each 5 x 5 inches)
Butter: 2 tbsp
Water: to apply at edges to seal
Leftover curry: 2 cups
How to make curry puffs?
Thaw frozen pastry block at room temperature for 3 hrs.
Lightly flour the work surface and pastry, roll out and cut into 5 x 5 inches squares. You will get around 9 squares.
Preheat oven at 200 C for 10 minutes.
Line the baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place 1-2 teaspoon leftover curry into the center of puff pastry leaving the edges.
Brush the edges with water, this helps to seal the edges.
Now fold over to form a triangle, press the edges together to seal.
Press with a fork around the edges to further seal in the filling.
Carefully place them on the baking sheet.
Repeat the process for rest of the pastry sheets.
Brush top of each puff with melted butter.
Bake at for 15- 20 minutes or until puffs rise and turn light golden brown.
All the above measurements are for guidelines only. Use ingredients as per your requirement.
For the filling, any semi-dry curry or side dish works.
You can replace the pastry sheet with frozen paratha.
Baking time may vary so keep an eye and make sure to turn off the oven once puffs start to turn light brown.
This is NOT a recipe but an option to use up the leftover curry. Feel free to customise to suit your preference.
Defrosting time may vary depending on what product you use such as ready-rolled pastry sheets or blocks. Follow the instructions on the packet.
Place curry puffs in the lined baking sheet and heat in pre heated oven for 3-5 minutes or until piping hot.
Of course you can. Place leftover curry puffs on a baking sheet with spacing between puffs, pop it in the freezer and leave it for 3-4 hours or until puffs harden. Take the baking sheet out of the freezer, transfer the puffs to the ziplock bag or a freezer friendly container and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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Curry Puffs with leftover curry
1 Cup = 250ml ; 1 Tablespoon = 15ml ; 1 Teaspoon = 5ml
- 9 Puff pastry sheets each 5 x 5 inches
- 1 Tablespoon Butter melted
- Water to apply at edges to seal
- 2 Cups Leftover curry
- Thaw frozen pastry block at room temperature for 3 hrs.9 Puff pastry sheets
- Lightly flour the work surface and pastry, roll out and cut into 5 x 5 inches squares. You will get around 9 squares.
- Preheat oven at 200 C for 10 minutes.
- Line the baking tray with parchment paper.
- Place 1-2 teaspoon leftover curry into the center of puff pastry leaving the edges.2 Cups Leftover curry
- Brush the edges with water, this helps to seal the edges.Water
- Now fold over to form a triangle, press the edges together to seal.
- Press with a fork around the edges to further seal in the filling.
- Carefully place them on the baking tray.
- Repeat the process for rest of the pastry sheets.
- Brush top of each puff with melted butter.1 Tablespoon Butter
- Bake at for 15- 20 minutes or until puffs rise and turn light brown.
- Enjoy delicious curry puffs with tomato ketchup, yogurt mint sauce, green chutney or any sauce of your choice.
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