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Keep Calm and Curry On (Curry Puff)

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Keep Calm and Curry On – (Curry Puff)

Curry Puff – Potatoes onions and carrots with curry sauce and flakey pastry

Just one Puff…  and Don’t Inhale!    Good Luck with that!  You definitely won’t want to stop at just one Puff.  Delicious!

Curry Puff with Potatoes onions and carrots with curry sauce and flakey pastry.  These easy Curry Puffs are hearty vegetarian appetizers your family and friends will love.  A Curry fusion sensation!   They look bougie- but you will find them simple to make.

 

Ingredients

  • Butter
  • Yellow Onion
  • Minced Garlic
  • Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Shredded Carrot
  • Vegetable Broth
  • Golden Curry- Curry Roux
  • Salt/Pepper
  • Puff Pastry
  • Egg

 

 

 

What is interesting about the Curry Puff?

A curry puff is a deep-fried or baked, semi-circular flaky pastry filled with curried fillings. The origins of this snack are mostly attributed to the influences of the British Cornish pasty, the Portuguese empanadas and the Indian samosas.  The Curry Puff is multicultural.  Likely originating in Singapore and Malaysia , the Curry Puff spread all around South east Asia.

 

How many types of curries are there?

There are new varieties of curry constantly being created with different combinations of spices and ingredients. However, it is well-established that there are hundreds of different types of curries originating from different regions around the world. Curry lovers can find anything from mild, creamy butter chicken curry to the fiery vindaloo curry originating from the western state of Goa in India.

Thai curries are also famous for their intense flavor and are typically made with a paste of fresh herbs, spices, and chili peppers. In Indonesia, the rendang curry is a slow-cooked beef curry with a rich, dry texture and heavy use of coconut milk and spices.

Other famous curries include the Japanese katsu curry, the Caribbean goat curry, and the African peanut curry. The beauty of curries is that they are customizable, and you can create your own unique recipe or recipe alterations according to your taste preferences.

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Is curry becoming more popular?

Curry has been a popular dish for centuries in many parts of the world, but in recent years, it has seen a surge in popularity. With increasing exposure to different cultures, people are trying new and interesting foods. Curry, with its complex blend of aromatics and spices, offers a unique taste experience.

Additionally, the health benefits associated with many of the ingredients used in curry, such as turmeric, ginger and garlic, make it an attractive choice. Restaurants and food manufacturers are also recognizing the growing demand for curry, offering a wider range of options on their menus and in their products.

With its bold flavors and health benefits, it’s safe to say that curry is definitely becoming more popular, and will likely continue to be a favorite ingredient for us to use for years to come in our kitchens.

 

Make a batch of Keep Calm and Curry On – Curry Puffs are delicious

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5 from 117 votes

Keep Calm and Curry On

Curry Puff with Potatoes onions and carrots in a savory curry sauce and puff pastry
Prep Time30 minutes
Active Time15 minutes
Chilling Time1 hour
Total Time3 hours 45 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian, fusion, Japanese
Keyword: curry, curry puff, Puff Pastry
Yield: 18
Author: Abe L., Anne Willin

Materials

Curry Filling

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 Medium yellow onion finely diced
  • 2 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger minced
  • 1 ½ cup Potatoes finely diced
  • cup Sweet Potatoes finely diced
  • 3/4 cup carrot shredded
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 cubes Golden Curry - Curry Roux -Medium Heat (Adjust to Spice level to preference-Mild, Med, Hot) Finely chopped
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 sleeve Puff Pastry
  • 1 egg Beaten for egg wash

Instructions

Making Curry

  • Over medium heat, cook onion, ginger, garlic, and butter till fragrant
  • Add potatoes, carrots, and vegetable stock.
  • Stir to prevent burning
  • When the stock is warm, add chopped curry roux and reduce heat to low
  • Mix until curry sauce is thick and cook on low for 10-15 minutes, until potatoes and carrots are cooked through
  • Turn off heat then refrigerate for at least 3 hours

Assembling curry puff

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Beat egg in a separate ramekin
  • Lay out puff pasty
  • Cut dough into nine even squares (like making a tic tac toe board)
  • Fill each square in its center with 1 teaspoon of chilled filling
    curry puff filling on pastry squares. A fork sealing one curry puff
  • Bring one corner to its diagonal opposite corner to create the pastry triangles and seal along the seam. Stretch dough while filling/ Seal edges. Use the flat edges of a fork to score the edges with small lines.
  • Place each pastry on a greased baking sheet
  • Brush the egg wash along the top of each puff
    uncooked puff pastry triangles with fork pinched edges on a cookie sheet
  • Bake the curry puffs at 400 degrees for 17-20 minutes, or until golden brown
  • Give the puffs a few minute to cool
  • Plate and serve

 

 

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Aphrodesi’hacks:

Make ahead.  You can make your curry filling the night before and refrigerate.

Seal your Curry Puff.  Use a bit of water to seal the edges, and a fork to crimp the edges.  The egg wash will help the puffs become a beautiful golden brown.  You can bake the puffs in the oven or toaster oven.  Use a baking sheet lined with parchment for easy cleanup

 

Add protein.  A chicken curry filling can include chicken thighs cut into extra small pieces.  Cook your butter, onion, garlic and ginger first and then add your chicken and let it brown slightly before adding the vegetables, followed by stock and curry.

Mix up your vegetables in the Curry Puff filling.  Use the vegetables you love- Peas, Mushrooms, chick peas- sky is the limit

Pick Your Heat.  We love Golden Curry. You can buy the package in mild, medium, or hot in the International section of most grocery stores.  Curry is such a delicious and aromatic sauce.

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Perfect Pairing for our Keep Calm and Curry On – Curry Puff

Bourbon mixed drink with fall flavors Keep Calm and Curry on is a great combination with our Bourbon cocktail Wicked Bitchcraft

This delicious Mezcal beverage is balanced with the citrusy Cointreau and fresh lime juice. The mix is amped up with Guajillo Pepper simple syrup and a Chipotle sugar rim.  This XXX recipe delivers a slightly sassy chili tang, with wonderful smoke, and spice.  So fill your cocktail shaker with ice, add all ingredients, mix, and Shake well.  Enjoy the smoky Wicked Bitchcraft.

 

 

Bottles of Tequila and Cointreau Liqueur, apple cider, and pear juice, with a mixed drink in the middle, garnished with a cinnamon stick and an apple wedge.Enjoy Keep Calm and Curry On with our Naughty Autumn Cocktail .  This particular brand of Autumn naughtiness comes courtesy of our mischievous friend, Tequila, and her feisty French ally, Cointreau. Together with the unbeatable Fall flavors of apple and pear, this cocktail embodies all of the best tastes of the season…and keeps the Autumn chill at bay.  Try the Naughty Autumn


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6 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    This Curry Puff looks so good. I like how flaky it is on the outside and how soft it is on the inside. I’m sure my daughter will love this recipe.

  2. 5 stars
    I was introduced to your website by a friend- and we laughed and laughed. but you have so many interesting recipes. I tried your Curry Puffs- Wow! Will keep exploring and trying. Big fan of the way you make cooking fun.

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