A delicious little parcel of spiced chicken and potato and some times even an egg. Encapsulated by A light crispy shell holding all the delicious. This is a great snack to be eaten for breakfast or tea time.
A super easy recipe and great fun in the kitchen for family or friends, a great way to spend the afternoon just making and rolling the dough and building flavour with spices. Not to mention it is a great snack to bond over and have a little catch up session.
How to Spice up your Life?
2 Onions Minced
2 Medium Potatoes Minced
300g Chicken Diced
2tb Garam Masala
1 Cinnamon Stick
1 Star Anise
2.5 Cups Flour (All Purpose)
1/2 Cup Butter
2tb Curry Powder
In 1 bowl Mix 1 and 1/4 cups of flour with 1 teaspoon of salt and slowly drizzle in 1/2 a cup of water till a rough shaggy dough forms.
Stretch out your muscles and begin to knead for 5-10 minutes till a smooth dough forms and comes cleanly off the bowl.
Cover with a damp cloth or cling wrap and let it rest for 30 minutes.
In another bowl mix 1 and 1/4 cups of flour with 1/2 a cup of melted butter till just combined.
Give it a good knead for 3-5 minutes. It should not be as well formed as the dough ball and it should crumble once in a while. Cover and let it rest for 30 minutes just like the plain flour dough ball.
In a pan or wok on medium heat add in some oil and fry your lovely onions till translucent and fragrant.
Add in your chicken and minced potato and give it a good mix.
Cover with a lid and lower the heat to medium low and let it cook for 20-30 minutes or till the potatoes are soft.
Add salt to taste and remove from the heat and allow to cool.
Assembly-Refer to the diagram if lost
You should have a plain dough ball and a butter ball. The dough ball should be smooth, soft and bounce back if you poke it.
Divide each ball into 2 even smaller balls. You should now have 2 dough balls and 2 butter balls.
With a rolling pin or your hands flatten 1 dough ball to about 12-13cm diameter and place 1 BUTTER ball in the center.
Wrap up the butter ball with the dough ball and gently form it back into a ball. Repeat with the remaining dough and butter ball.
Generously flour your work surface and with a rolling pin start to roll our your dough butter ball till about 0.2-0.3cm thick.
Trim the edges to form a rectangle.
Roll up the dough from the shorter length into a little log.
Slice the log into 8 even pieces. You should now have cute little spiral dough logs with butter layered within.
Using a rolling pin or just your hands start to roll out each piece into a circular piece of dough roughly 5 inches in diameter.
Scoop in your filling about 1tb and seal it up and crimp the edges in whatever style you wish.
Heat up some oil in a pot enough to cover the little puff parcel.
Gently lower your puff parcel into the oil and fry till golden brown shouldn't take more than 1 minute on each side.
Feel free to add whatever filling you want into the puff, for that extra fill add in a 1/8 of a boiled egg.