This popular snack is made by encasing a boiled egg and spiced onion mix in a puff pastry shell and baking to perfection.
Keyword egg, Indain, puff pastry, Snack
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 45minutes
4Eggs Hard Boiled
Puff Pastry Sheet - Eight 5"squares or equivalent thawed
1/2TspMild Chili PowderTo Taste (See Notes)
A FewCurry Leaves Optional
Salt - To taste
For Egg Wash
Slice the onions fine. Mince the ginger and garlic.
Heat oil in a pan and add the curry leaves and sliced onions. Keep the heat at medium and stir fry for a few minutes until the onions soften a little. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and add the minced ginger and garlic. Cook stirring occasionally till the onions become translucent.
Add the chili powder, black pepper powder, garam masala and turmeric. Fry for a few minutes until the oil begins to separate from the mix. Keep the heat at low, taste and adjust salt and spices if needed. Turn off the heat and cool .
Pre-heat the oven to 400°F or 210°C.
Break an egg into a small bowl and beat with 1 tsp of water to make the egg wash. Set aside.
Shell and halve the eggs.
Cut the Puff pastry sheets into 4 " to 5 " squares. Divide the onion mix into 8 portions. Place half of one portion of onion mix in the middle of the pastry square. Place half the egg on top of the egg mixture followed by the remaining portion of onion mix. . Bring all four corners of the pastry on top of the filling. Overlap each end slightly over the other sealing with egg wash or water. . Repeat with the remaining pieces.
Transfer the egg puffs onto a baking sheet.
Lightly brush the tops of the puffs with the egg wash
Transfer to the oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown on top .
Remove from the oven and serve warm.
If the pastry sheets are small pinch the corners tightly together on top.
Black pepper is used for spice while the red chili powder is used for color.Hence usually the sweeter versions like Kashmiri chili powder or paprika are used.
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