Spice up this Valentine's Day with Egg Puffs from Kerala

Spice up Valentine’s Day 2010 with Traditional Kerala style Egg Puffs (opt for Spicy instead of Sweet, for a change)!!!

Egg Puffs is an enticing appetizer from the state of Kerala in India, aka God’s own Country. It’s so very easy to make, unless you crave to take on the time consuming and laborious task of making the puff pastry dough from scratch, making sure that you keep the dough at a temperature of approximately 16°C (60°F), and that it rests in between folds. If you’re among mortals like myself, who’re sometimes (note that sometimes is the keyword here) okay with being just a tad short of a perfectionist, then you can rest assured that the frozen puff pastry sheets will yield as great a product as the dough prepared from scratch.

So much for the Prologue!!! Here’s the Recipe for the mouth-watering Egg Puffs. It takes approximately 45 minutes to prepare a dozen.



1. Eggs – 4

2. Big Onion – 1

    Jalapeno pepper – 2*

    Minced garlic – ½ teaspoon

3. Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon

    Coriander powder – 1 ½ teaspoon

    Garam masala – ¼ teaspoon

    Salt – to taste

4. Oil – 1 table spoon

5. Vinegar – 3 drops

6. Frozen puff pastry sheets – 1 pack**



1. Boil the eggs. Chop the hard boiled eggs into small pieces and set aside.

2. Remove puff pastry sheets from the freezer. Place it on a silver foil sheet or a cookie pan to thaw***. Cut the sheets into 12 pieces.

Pastry sheets

3. Heat oil in a frying pan. Sauté the items in 2 until golden brown. To this mixture, add the spices in 3 and stir for a few minutes. Stir in the chopped eggs for 5 minutes on medium heat. Add 3 drops of vinegar to this mixture. Set this mixture aside to cool.


4. Place 1 teaspoon of the stir fried egg mixture in each individual pastry sheet and fold each sheet, making sure that the edges are sealed together.


 5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the folded puffs on a cookie sheet placed on the middle rack and heat for 15-20 minutes.

6. Serve with ketchup/hot sauce and loads of love!!!



*The more, the spicier

**I used the frozen puff pastry sheets by Pepperidge farms. It comes in a pack of 2 sheets that can make a dozen puffs.

***Approximately 40 minutes.

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