Monday, February 11, 2008

Spicy Chicken Puffs - from Ashaji of Foddieshope

My son and I have been sick for the past 10 days, down with flu. In all these days I did not cook anything. Yesterday I was feeling better and wanted to cook something yummy and spicy, and my husband loves chicken, and so I made these puffs. I have seen many recipes for puffs, but yesterday I followed Ashaji's recipe.
She had given this recipe for Nita, but I made full use of it. I was scared to try these bcos it was the first time I was using puff pastry, but it was one of the best dishes.

The result was a beautiful puff, which was crispy and flaky on the outside, and spicy and flavorful inside. Just be careful when you bite into a hot puff though, the spicy chicken just hits you.




Chicken Puffs
Recipe for 4 puffs

1 sheet Pepperidge Farm Puff pastry – Thawed at room temperature for 40 mins
2 boneless skinless chicken thighs (or breasts)
½ tsp cumin seeds
1 small onion finely chopped
2 tsp ginger garlic paste
3 green chilies finely chopped
1 tsp turmeric
1-2 tsp red chili powder
2 tsp coriander powder
2 tsp tandoori masala
1-2 tsp amchoor powder
1 tblsp Green coriander
Salt to taste
1 tblsp oil

Chop the chicken into very small pieces. Heat oil. Then add cumin seeds. Then add the chopped onions and fry till golden brown.
Add ginger garlic and green chilies and fry for a minute.
Then add turmeric, red chili, coriander and tandoori masala powder and fry for 30 secs.
Add the chicken and salt and fry on medium heat till the chicken is cooked and is completely dry.
Add the amchoor powder and chopped coriander and mix well. Remove from heat and cool completely.

Take the thawed pastry sheet. Cut it into 4 parts. Put 1 tblsp or more filling in each pastry and then fold it over to make a V shape. Put water on all sides and press it nicely to that the pastry sheet sticks.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. You can brush the top of the puffs with a mixture of eggs and water to get a golden color. I did not do that.

Bake in the oven for about 15-17 mins till golden brown. Serve hot with sauce or ketchup.


Asha said...

YUM YUM! Glad you made them,now making me feel like baking some more!:D
I had leftover chicken. Next day I spread them on the Tortilla with cheese on top, covered it with another and made Quesadillas!
Looks great Vimmi, glad your son liked it. Spice, you cam always to your taste. Hope your son gets better soon, Tushar was sick too, skipped school for 2 days with cold and fever, went to school today.
I made your yummy Baingan da Bharta, will post next week!:))

meeso said...

These are so darn good looking! It is making me so hungry to look at them!

Asha said...

Vimmi, it's fine with me if you reproduce the recipe for future reference as long as you have a link to the source as well like you have done already.
Some people don't like it when we put the recipe too but I don't mind at all.It's fine,don't worry about it,leave it as it is.Put some chocolate and jam in puffs next time.
Dal chawal kid! Aren't you lucky?:) Mine would prefer pizzas everyday if they can help it. They do like Parathas,palak paneer and Butter chicken etc, but they don't like southie food much. For them everything is "Indian", don't know the difference betn south or north Indian food!:D
Arvind is okay, he goes to work anyway even if he is sick.He LOVES his work!:)
Take it easy, don't blog if you can't. I had cut down too since Friday but kids are back in school, so got some time today. Take care.

Seema said...

Great one! Those puffs look yum yum!

vimmi said...

Thanks Meeso,

Thanks Ashaji,
just thought of confirming with u. Its always like this : We love south indian food and people in south love noth indian food.

Thank Seema,
Its easy, do try.

Mansi Desai said...

that does look inviting Vimmi! and if its Asha's recipe, its bound to be good:)

hope you and your son are doing better now!

vimmi said...

Hi Mansi,
Yes tasted perfect. I tried it bcos it was Ashaji's recipe.

Anonymous said...

Puffs look good Vimmi! Asha's recipe's cannot go wrong! Hope u guys are doing better now!

vimmi said...

Yes we are better, thanks for asking Masalamagic. Just feel exhausted all the time.

Padmaja said...

Vimmi, so glad to hear that you and your son are feeling a lot better now and those puffs will make anyone drool!! they are just perfect!!

Happy cook said...

Looks so delicious. If i had the ingridients now iwould also make them.
I saw this in Ashas page, she is great isnt she.

vimmi said...

Hi Padmaja, Thanks. Loved them .

Hi Happycook,
I know. Ashaji's the best. Not only bcos of her recipes but bcos of the kind words she has for every one.

Cham said...

Your chicken looks really fiery.Got to try this puff.

Jaya said...

puff pastry seems so delicious,i used make them with stuffed potatoes and peas ,it taste so good just like samosas..
this one looks so delicious..
hugs and smiles

vimmi said...

Thanks Cham, they were fiery indeed.
Hi Jaya,
thought of making the aloo peas ones for my vegetarian freidns some time

Dhivya said...

wow!chicken favorite snack..its reminding my college days....ur version looks yummy and delicious...will try soon:)

vimmi said...

Hi Dhivya,
Try it. its so easy and great tasting too.

Meera said...

Looks wonderful. Thanks Vimmi. Thanks Asha.

Kalai said...

Looks wonderful! You are sooo making me hungry. Thanks to you and Ashakka! :)

Anonymous said...

Yummy! I can see for sure that the chicken is very hot....Worth a try

vimmi said...

Thanks Meera and Kalai.
Yes Rachel, The chicken got a little to spicy, but we loved it.

Bharathy said...
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Bharathy said...

Nothing like home made puffs!..Lucky guys, you get the puff sheets as such we dont and never try making them...simply go for bakery ones!..:(

Perfect with a hot cup of tea!

vimmi said...

Hi Bharathy,

We don't get them here, and so made them at home. but they were yummy.

Shankari said...

wow! nice recipe for a day when u crave spicy

Seena said...

After flu, me too usually would have cravings for some chicken! Nice recipe from Asha.. :)

vimmi said...

Hi Shakari and Seena,


r4 revolution gold said...

I have to try making these sometime this week. These sound delicious.
Thanks! Keep posting. I am looking forward for new recipes.

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