Chicken Carrot Puffs

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INGREDIENTS FOR THE DOUGH
All Purpose flour – 1 cup
Cold Butter – 250 grms
Vinegar – 1 tsp
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Water – 1/4 cup
INGREDIENTS FOR THE MASALA MIX
Boneless Chicken Pieces – 3/4 cup
Carrot (Medium) – 1 no
Potatoes(medium) – 1 no
Garam masala – 1/2 tsp
Chicken Masala -1/2 tsp
Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp
Garlic pods – 4 nos
Pepper – 1 tsp
Green chillies(chopped) – 3-4 nos
Lemon juice – 1 tsp
Oil – 1 tsp
Salt – As reqd
METHOD
1) Knead the flour and salt together.
2) Cut 20% of butter into a pan ,stir until butter is melted. Dont allow the rest of the butter to get melted, So keep it in the refrigerator until we use it.
3) Combine flour,salt,vinegar and 20% of the butter and make it into a soft dough. Combine it thouroghly (similar to Chappathi dough).Smash the dough with the roller for about 5 mins to get softened. Keep the dough in the refrigerator for 15 mins.
4) Roll the cold dough into a thick square sheet on floured surface.
5) Keep the rest cold piece of butter in the middle of the sheet and fold it properly. Now make sure that you touch the dough only with your finger, dont allow to transfer your palms temperature to the dough and make the butter melt.
6) Now slowly press the dough with the roller ,dont let the butter to come out of the sheet.
7) Roll dough into a thick rectangular sheet (about 14 x 9 inches) on floured surface. Fold short sides inward to meet in center; fold in half along center where the two sides meet. Lightly flour surface and roll dough out again into about 14 x 9 inches thick rectangle; fold as before. Chill for 15 minutes after each rolling and folding process. Repeat rolling ,folding and chilling process for 6 times. Make sure that the butter is not coming out of sheet.Dont apply too much pressure on the dough. This rolling and folding process is for getting the layers and to make the puffs more and more soft.

Preparation Method of Masala Mix

1) Cook Sliced pieces of Chicken,Carrot,Potatoes till soft.
2) Heat oil in a pan.
3) Add the Cooked pieces in oil.
4) Add pepper,salt,lemon juice,garlic pods,chicken masala, garam masala and chilly powder.
5) Fry them for 5 mins on a medium heat.
6) Once it’s done, remove from fire ,grind the mix and keep it aside.
7) Take puffs sheets and roll them a little with the roller.
8) Cut them into 4 X 4 inches, square pieces.
9) Place the stuffing on one half of the sheet.
10) Fold the other remaining half of sheet on the stuffing.
11) Take a little amount of water and close both the ends of the stuffed puffs.
Use the fork ends to close the ends of the puffs.
12) Follow the same procedure with the remaining stuffing.
13) Beat an egg in a pan and dip the stuffed puffs into the egg, this is for getting a shiny effect for the puffs
14) Place in the oven at 450 degrees for 10-20 minutes or till light brown and crispy.
:- Serve hot with ketchup.
Note :- Making the Pastry sheet alone will take about 2 hours.
For Easy Puffs you can use Puffs Pastry Sheet which is available in the market and follow the directions of it to have the puffs sheet ready and just stuff the masala mix in it and bake.
Recipe by
Kiran Mary.
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