Saturday, 22 September 2012

Keralan egg puffs | Spiced eggs in puff pastry | Kukskitchen


Eggs - 2 hard boiled
Onion - 1 medium sized, thinly sliced
Tomato - 1 chopped
Chilli powder - 1 1/2 tsp or to taste
Coriander powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tbsp
Rolled puff pastry sheets - 320g

'How to make home-made puff pastry' to feature soon on kukskitchen. Watch this space guys :)


 - Pre heat the oven to 220 C/ gas 7 ( 200 c for fan assisted ovens)
 - Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. They will start to splutter. It might be a good idea to open your kitchen door during this step since some fire alarms are sensitive to this.
 - Turn the hob to medium heat and add sliced onions and saute them till soft.
 - Add chopped tomatoes to this and saute till they are soft.
 - Lower the heat again, add the dry powders and saute till they release their oils and you can smell a wonderful aroma. Remove from heat. Your masala mix is ready.
 - Prepare the puff pastry sheets by first cutting the roll in half, straightening each roll and dividing each rectangular sheet of pastry in to three squares, so you get 6 squares in total. You are going to use only 4 of those sheets for this recipe.
 - Spoon the masala mix to the centre of the pastry square and place one half of a hard boiled egg on top. Fold one corner of the pastry square to the centre on top of the egg; repeat this on all four of the corners. Brush oil on top of each parcel. Repeat till you have prepared all four pastry sheets. Your egg puffs are ready to go in the oven.
 - Place your egg puffs on a baking sheet in the centre of the oven and bake for 25 - 30 minutes. Don't forget to check in between, since ovens vary and you dont want to burn your yummy puffs.
 - Your puffs are ready to eat. Serve with a hot cup of milky tea and a napkin to catch crumbs.

A few months back I added the same recipe with a different picture , to bbc good food website. Check it out here.

Sherin Deepu


  1. looks tempting & delicious...mouthwatering!

  2. Looks so it...

  3. Awesome space you have..lovely clicks..Following you right away!

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  4. Can eat these anytime of the day. Thanks for linking it to my mustard event.


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A doctor in my day job and a food writer and food photographer by night. I came in to cooking because of the people around me, be it the women in family who are amazing cooks or the men who luv to eat. My son is my best critic. :) Started cooking while I was at school, my first attempt being a sweetie, no surprise there for people who know me. I got interested in cooking more after marriage, as most girls do. My experiments with food blossomed after coming to the UK, where the grocery stores opened up a variety of foodie opportunities for my hungry tum.

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