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Bakery Style Veg Puff or veg patties or curry puffs are delicious bakery-style flaky puff pastry filled with slightly spiced vegetable filling. They can be enjoyed as a tea time snack or are a great party snack which is enjoyed by all ages.

Close up look of cut puff pastry with filling seen inside. Seen in the background are few more puff lying.

These Bakery Style Veg Puffs are one of my favourite and one of the best treats we enjoyed as a snack on a few occasions from our local bakery. Takes me down the memory lane. 

Pastry for Puff

Veg puff or Veg patties can be made using ready-made pastry sheets or one can make the pastry sheet at home. Making pastry sheets at home is completely doable and if you follow my recipe of Danish Pastry here, I have detailed out the steps on making the pastry sheets. 

However, making the sheets every time is a time-consuming process so at times I simply bring the ready-made ones. When you are using the ready pastry sheets all it takes is to make the filling and bake the puffs. Generally, the baking time is 20 minutes, but it depends on different brands. 

Filling for Veg Puff

I make a simple filling with vegetables available at home. However, I always prefer to use a small potato, carrot, and green peas. At times I add a few more as per the availability. This time I had spinach at hand and I added it in the puffs.

Few Veg Puff pastry seen with Tomato ketchup and tea on the side.

Different Fillings for Puff Pastry 

One can add paneer along with the veggies or simply crumbled paneer if you like. Other veggies like sweet corn, mushrooms, peppers, and zucchini will also go well with these puffs. If you like a sweeter version, you can try it with apples and cinnamon or pear and cinnamon. 

Puff Pastry Tartlets

One can make this puff pastry open style or like Tartlets. Where you do not fold or close the puff pastry. Somewhat like a pizza.

Making the Veggie Filling

I have used simple veggies in my puffs. I slightly sauteed the onion and garlic in oil. Then add carrots, potatoes and peas. To that, I add a combination of tomato puree and pasta sauce with some mixed herbs. Rest just cook the mixture until the veggies have a slight crunch. We do not want a mushy veggie mix. As they will also be cooked in the oven.

Next, you let the filling cool completely. You can even prepare this filling a day in advance or even freeze the filling and make it in bulk. In Fact, the quantity mentioned for the filling can be used for almost 24 puffs. 

3 rectangular Veg puffs arranged on a plate, with a drizzle of tomato ketchup on the side. Few seen in the background along with a cup of tea.

Size of Veg Puffs

I like to make my puffs a bit smaller in size as they are generally heavier on the tummy. So I do divide it into 8 and make rectangular shapes. If I have to make it big, I divide it into 6 and make triangular ones. One can make the shape and size as required.

If you make bigger size puff, it is better to prick on the top with a fork or to make a cut on the top, or else the puff at times breaks from uneven places.

Filling and Sealing of Puff

I add roughly around 1-1.5 tbsp of the filling in the centre and towards the upper side from where I will fold it. Then fold it and press the edges firmly with your finger. Be sure to seal it nicely or else you will end up having open puff’s where the filling will ooze out.

I also like to press it with a fork to give them a nice design on the edges. This even helps them to seal properly.

Few Veg Puff pastry seen with Tomato ketchup.

Can I make this ahead of time?

The puffs can be assembled in advance. Fill the puff, arrange it on a baking tray or a plate with some spacing. Sometimes it might stick. Cover with a muslin cloth and keep it in the fridge. Remove it from the fridge when it is time to bake.

Tips on working with Puffs

  • It is best to work in a cold environment.
  • If it is too warm or the pastry sheet is oozing out butter, the puffs will not puff well.
  • When baking arrange the puff with enough gap in between them as they puff up while baking.
  • If making large size puff it is best to prick on the top or give a slight cut on the top.
  • If you have time to bake, keep the filled puffs in the fridge.
Close up look of cut puff pastry with filling seen inside. Seen in the background are few more puff lying.

So here goes the recipe of Bakery Style Veg Puff or Curry Puff

Close up look of cut puff pastry with filling seen inside. Seen in the background are few more puff lying.

Bakery Style Veg Puff | Curry Puff

Veg Puff or Curry Puff are delicious bakery-style flaky puff pastry tea time snack, filled with spiced vegetable filling.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Baked, MakeAheadPartyIdeas, PartyFood, Tea Time Snacks, Vegetables
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 24 Puff
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Ingredients

  • 1.5 Cups vegetables cut lengthwise -I have used Carrot, Potato, green peas and Spinach
  • 1 small onion or ½ cup onion finely chopped -Optional
  • 1 -2 garlic clove finely chopped -Optional
  • 1 Cup tomato puree
  • ½ Cup pasta sauce
  • 1 teaspoon or to taste Paprika or Red Chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of oil
  • 1 teaspoon mixed herbs -Optional
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 Puff Pastry Sheets -340 grams * 3
  • 1 tablespoon of milk for brushing the pastry sheets

Instructions

Vegetable Filling

  • Peel and cut the vegetables lengthwise.
  • If using green peas, microwave it for 3-4 mins or boil them for 3-4 mins until tender. One can skip this step but the stuffing will take a little more time to cook.
  • In a pan or a wok add oil.
  • Once hot add onion and garlic.
    Chopped Onion and garlic Added to oil
  • Saute until translucent. If not using onion and garlic proceed directly to the next step.
  • Add potato and carrot.
    Adding of Potato and Carrot
  • Add Green peas
    Adding of Green Peas
  • Now add the tomato puree and mix everything.
    Adding of Tomato Puree & Pasta Sauce
  • Add red chili powder, mixed herbs and salt.
    Adding of Mixed herbs and red chili powder
  • Once they are tender, add the spinach and cook until spinach is incorporated into the mix.
    Adding of Spinach
  • Let it cook until the vegetables are done but have a bite in it. Do not overcook the veggies.
    The mixed Vegetable Filling
  • Let the mixture cool completely.

Making of Puffs

  • Divide the pastry sheet in equal sizes or as desired.
    Pastry Sheet cut into equal sizes
  • One can make a diamond shape, rectangle shape or any shape one likes.
  • Add 1-1.5 tablespoon of the mixture according to the size of the puff you cut.
    Filling added to each cut pastry square
  • Add the mixture in the center and slightly upwards.
  • Now grab the upper edge and gently fold it. (Check the video)
  • Seal along the edges with the help of your finger. (Check the video)
    Puff being sealed
  • One can even press it with a fork along the edges to give it a nice design/pattern.
    Making patterns with fork
  • If making big size puffs, prick with a fork or give a slight cut on the top of the pastry.
  • Arrange it on a baking tray with enough spacing in between.
    Puffs arranged on a baking tray ready to be baked
  • Brush the top with milk.
  • Now, bake this in a preheated oven as mentioned in the instructions for the pastry sheet.
  • Generally, it will be around 20 mins at 220 deg Celsius. It may vary. Check the instructions in your package.
  • The top will be golden brown when done.
  • Serve it hot with tomato ketchup.

Video

Notes

  • Standard US Size Cups Used Quantity of vegetable filling is for around 30 medium size puffs.
  • One can reduce it to half or any leftovers can be freezed and used later.
  • The puffs can be assembled in advance and kept in the fridge, until it’s time to bake
 
 
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The recipe first appeared on Cook with Renu on 18th March 2015. Today I have updated the pics, content and added Recipe card.

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Jayashree T.Rao

Friday 19th of February 2021

We love this savoury puff, used to have regularly when we were young. Now, I need to check for the pastry sheets if they are available here.

Archana

Thursday 18th of February 2021

Wow! These delicious bakery style veg puffs look so delicious. Iam absolutely sure they will be lunch, tea and dinner in my place. Beautifully baked.

Poonam Bachhav

Tuesday 16th of February 2021

We love Savory puff pastry and yours looks bakery style indeed ! So perfect and the veggie stuffing sounds super tempting !

Seema Sriram

Monday 15th of February 2021

Flaky pastry is always exciting. We have to make double or triple batches most times as it is breakfast lunch and for sure some friend drops in for tea when the kids come from school.

Mayuri Patel

Sunday 14th of February 2021

Hubby is a huge fan of savory puff pastry, therefore make it whenever I get some good puff pastry. I usually don't add tomato puree, got to try the veggie stuffing with it. Looks so tempting.