Beef Puffs


250 gm beef, cut into small pieces
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 green chilli, chopped
1 sprig curry leaves, chopped
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp pepper powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
salt to taste
1 1/2 tbsp oil
puff pastry sheets, cut into 8 squares
1 beaten egg, for brushing


  1. Clean and cut the beef into small pieces and cook it in a pressure cooker adding 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp pepper powder, salt and enough water. Then shred the cooked beef pieces and keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add the chopped onion and saute till translucent and lightly brown in colour.
  3. Add the ginger-garlic paste, green chilli, curry leaves and little salt and saute for few more minutes.
  4. Add chilli powder, 1/2 tsp pepper powder, garam masala and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and mix well.
  5. Then add the shredded beef into this and cook for another 3-4 minutes on medium flame.
  6. Add the chopped coriander leaves, mix well and switch off the flame.
  7. Thaw the puff pastry as per package instruction.
  8. Preheat the oven to 200 degree celcius and grease a baking tray with oil.
  9. Roll out the thawed puff pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface and cut into squares.
  10. Take the puff pastry square and place little filling on the center of the pastry sheet.
  11. Fold / pull the corners towards the center and press it carefully to seal.
  12. Place all the folded puffs on a greased baking tray and brush the tops with the egg wash.
  13. Bake it in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until the puffs turns golden brown. Serve with tea..

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