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This is an image of indian chicken puffs with tea on the side, ketchup as dipping and some tapioca chips

Indian Style Chicken Puff Pastry

Chicken cooked in spicy masala gravy, and wrapped in flaky puff pastry. Meat puffs are one of my favorite bakery item in Kerala. It’s easy to make if you have store-bought Puff Pastry Sheets in hand. It’s always a big hit in the parties! You will definitely love this one.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian, kerala
Keyword chicken puff pastry indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 3 people
Calories 1036 kcal
Author Jane Jojo

Ingredients

  • 1 pack Puff Pastry Sheet
  • 300 gram boneless chicken

Masala for filling

  • 2 number onion (medium)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic (crushed / paste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger (crushed / paste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel powder
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 2 tablespoon tomato ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon soya sauce

Egg Wash

  • 1 number egg

Instructions

Masala for filling

  1. Slice onion into small pieces. Chop curry leaves into tiny pieces. I prefer chicken thighs than chicken breast piece. Chop chicken into small 1/2 inch cubes.

    This is an image of chopped chicken
  2. Heat 2 tsp oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Add onion, curry leaves and salt. Adding salt helps the onion to get cooked fast. Cover the pan with a lid and cook until onion is soft. Remove the lid and saute the onions until lightly brown. 

    This is an image of sautéed onion and minced garlic
  3. Add ginger and garlic, saute well. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, pepper powder, garam masala and fennel powder. 

    This is an image of masala powders added to sauteed onion with ginger and garlic
  4. Add chopped chicken and salt and mix it well. Cover the pan with a lid and cook until chicken is no longer pink. Remove the lid and let the extra water evaporate. 

    this is an image of chopped chicken added to sauteed masala
  5. Add tomato ketchup and soya sauce and mix it well. Adjust the salt and ketchup according to your taste. 

    This is an image of tomato ketchup added to sauteed masala

Bake the puffs

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F or 200C.

  2. Cut one puff pastry layer into six equal sized rectangles. Spoon the masala filling into the center of each rectangle piece. Fold the puff pastry sheet. Seal the edges using a fork.

    This is an image of puff pastry sheet cut into squares
  3. This is an image of sealed puff pastry sheet
  4. Whisk the egg in a small bowl. Brush the top of the puffs using the brush.

    This is an image of sealed puff pastry sheet with egg wash
  5. Arrange the puffs on top of it. Bake for around 12 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Depending on every number of the puffs, time will vary. Be cautious not to brown it too much.

    This is an image of baked puffs
  6. This is an image of indian chicken puffs with tea on the side, ketchup as dipping and some tapioca chips