Egg Puff

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).

Ingredients:
Egg(Boiled) 1
Plain flour(Maida) 3/4 cup
Cumin powder 1/4 tea spn
Garam masala 1/4 tea spn
Vanaspathi or Crisco shortening 1/4 cup
Salt

Method:
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

37 thoughts on “Egg Puff”

  1. Hi Shilpa,
    Nice i do make this for my husband coz i dont like the smell of the boiled egg.I will eat either omlette ,french toast but not boiled.But i will do egg masala,egg puff etc for my hubby.
    Next recipe?
    Vineela

  2. Thanks a lot for all your comments. Though it looks difficult, the pastry sheet was very simple to make ;). I will be trying it again till I make the perfect egg puff :). (this was good, but I ran out of patience after 3 times of folding & rolling, I should have done it more times).

  3. Hey, you made the pastry right from scratch!!! I want to try that too.
    I also made egg puffs.. same pinch 🙂 but not the pastry.

  4. LG, Priya, Thanks :). (Priya, your comment reminds me of Rammola,Sudha chandran, from some hindi serial)

  5. hi i tried this puff sheet recipe but it came out hard not crispy ,no layers like we have in readymade aloo patties.
    it was like samosa……….if u hav some tip plz send.

  6. Ruchi, Can you tell me what you have done exactly? Did you fold and roll for atleast 3-4 times? I have tried this recipe many times and always it was good. I use the Crisco shortening which makes the sheets very crispy.

  7. Hi Shilpa,

    Ur egg puffs luk perfect..N d recipie is not tough either..Dint wonder we cud make puff pastries so easily at home..!! 🙂
    Thnks for this different recipie..Wnt to try it soon..
    But my hubby dosnt like boiled egg v.mch..So,I wntd to kno tht instead of Egg can i stuff som cooked vegetable bhaji like ppotato-peas bhaji or anythng else as d fillig in d above pastry..?..pls lemme kno.

    Thnks n Regards,
    Meenal 🙂

    Shipa: Yes Meenal, you can have any kind of stuffing in them.

  8. hi…
    am a big fan of veg puff…never found it here,so thought of doing it today n urs looks like the one we get in India..will try it n let u knw how it turned out…thanks so much

  9. hi shilpa,
    Thanks a lot for posting this recipe ,i was searching egg puffs recipe for a long time and i got it.
    I made this recipe ,it came out very well the only differnce i made is instead of sprinkling egg with salt, pepper and cumin, i saute some onions in oil,then i add salt, pepper,chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder then add some tomato and i saute it well and i add this filling with the egg and i fold the empty part of the sheet.

  10. It is a good site for memorable. You are explaining with pictures.excellent.I am running a small bakery. I very tired with bakery suppliers. Now i want to prepare bakery items. Please suggest me correct oven type.

    Shilpa: I am sorry, I have no experience or knowledge of bakeries.

  11. Hi,
    I appreciate the way, you got rid of your boredness. i too was in a similar situtation sometime back. Although, a good cook myself, i never thought, i could host my recipes on the net.

    Well, going by your ‘Aayi’s recipes’, i expected something like a maharashtrian kind of preparations. i dont take eggs, hence, didnt eat it. anyways, the puff was good. keep up the good work.

    kk

    Shilpa: Thanks Kalpana. In Konkani also, we call mother as ‘aayi’. Most of my recipes on the site are Konkani.

  12. i have tried egg puff and i got loads and loads of appreciation from all who have ate this.simple suggestion cut the extra parts and then stick them with the help of water they are looking too good similar to that of bakery.thank you so much for this recipe

  13. hey shilpa

    amazing recipe..haanve aaj try kelle go..and my hubby just loved it…mast thanks tukka..:)tugele sumar itle recipes amka mast avadlya…:)

    love
    anisha

  14. hi shilpa.
    i tried making puff in this way but it turned out very hard.i actually used butter instead of vanapathi but did not come out with those flaky layers. can you please help me with this?

    thankyou
    Gomathi

  15. hello….my puffs came out too hard….can u pls help??????????is it because i didnt use ice cold water for the dough??My owen measures are in celsius…..so which is the ideal temperature?????thank u….i was searching for this recipe all over…………..

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