These days,since I am not working, I have a full day with me to do whatever I want. It is a great change from working 12-14 hrs a day to complete rest. I am enjoying every bit of it. But there are a few days when I get bored, I wouldn’t want to go out. Then what should I do? Its very very predictable, atleast in my case.I would take up a new recipe (though I get some of the ready made ingredients easily, I would make them all at home).
Few of my friends had repeatedly warned me that I would get bored here, but this is what I do when I get bored.
Yesterday was one of such days when I was getting a bit bored. I tried to read some technical books and I was getting bored of them too. So I thought of preparing this dish for the evening snack. I tell you, this needs some patience, don’t even try it when you are very busy and want to get some good result in a very short time. (Ofcourse I could have used the ready made pastry sheets and made my life easy, but that would not be a great timepass and I would not have felt that I have prepared the dish on my own).
Add salt and ice cold water to flour/maida and make a smooth dough. Roll it into rectangular shape.
Apply the shortening/vanaspathi to 2/3rd portion. Fold the remaining 1/3rd portion as shown.
Now fold the remaining 1/3rd portion (to which shortening is applied) on top of it.
Roll it again. Repeat these steps 3-4 times more. (You have to repeat more times to make the puff more crispy).
Now keep the egg on this and sprinkle cumin powder, garam masala, salt on it.
Keep some shortening/vanaspathi on the egg, fold the empty part of the sheet and seal the ends using a little water. Now keep this puff on a greased baking dish.
Bake this in oven for 35-40min on 250 F Or till the puff becomes crispy (Open the oven after every 10min and turn the puffs so that puff gets baked from all sides evenly).
Serve with tomato ketchup.
Serves : 2
Preparation time : 1hr