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Thursday, May 26, 2011

ETHAKKA PUFFS | SWEET PUFFS | RIPE PLANTAIN PUFFS

Away from India,when you crave for some Indian snack to munch with tea..here's a very simple way to mould your taste buds and feel yourselves to be in India.Yaah , perfectly thought am talking of none other than the puffs.You get the puff pastry sheets in the stores,and you just have to make a filling and bake them off.




I used the Pepperidge farm pastry sheets ,you can use any of the brands.I prepare them whenever am lazy to cook ,and a very good way to make kids eat ripe plantains as well :-)  Ripe plantains are common in the southern parts of India and always an important veggie n fruit in kerala.Its used mainly for making chips,fritters, sukhian  n so on..I had some of them and so prepared a sweet filling with it.I served it with hot chocolate to kids and they just loved it !! My hot chocolate recipe is here .




Ingredients
pastry sheet 8 square pieces
egg white 1
for the filling
ripe plantain 2
coconut grated 1/2 cup
peanuts 1/3 cup
cashew 1/3 cup
raisin 1/3 cup
cardamom powder 1/2 tsp
ghee 3tsp




Method
  • Thaw the pastry sheet as per packet instructions.
  • Steam the ripe plantains with the skin in the idli cooker or pressure cooker for 10-15 minutes.
  • Peel the skin and mash the plantains in a bowl.
  • Heat ghee in a pan,fry the raisins,cashew n peanuts.Place it on a plate.
  • Add the grated coconut and fry for a while.
  • Add the mashed plantains and mix well.
  • Add the fried nuts n raisins.
  • Sprinkle with cardamom powder.
  • Put off the flame and let it cool.
  • Place one spoon of the mixture on the pastry sheet and fold as you desire. I prepared rectangular,triangular and used Aipi's style of samosa puffs too,click here to see her recipe.
  • Brush it with egg white the outer cover for the colour. (optional)
  • Pre heat oven to 400 degrees F and line the pastry sheets in the baking tray.
  • Place it in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from wrack and wait for 2 minutes to remove from tray.
  • Serve it hot .
Servings 8 puffs




TIPS
You can also use cake fruit mix rather than the nuts for making it colourful.
You can omit the coconut .

Sending this to The Kerala Kitchen event hosted By Magpies




15 comments:

Sarah Naveen said... Best Blogger Tips

Thats a nice twist to the puffs..yumm!!!

Chitra said... Best Blogger Tips

looks so tempting ...sweet puffs love it

Kala said... Best Blogger Tips

I love plaintains, and these sweet puffs are perfect, I shall definitely be making them soon:):)

Deepthidigvijay said... Best Blogger Tips

looking yummy....u might hv enjoyed it!!!!!!!


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Biny Anoop said... Best Blogger Tips

wow alternative to payam narachitha...love ur style

divya said... Best Blogger Tips

looks super gorgeous and irresistible..yummy!!

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Great looking puffs dear. Loved the stuffings.

Deepa
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Food Glorious Food! said... Best Blogger Tips

I must try this! They look so delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Sunanda said... Best Blogger Tips

Puffs looks superb.. But I dont know where in Bangalore I can get pastry sheets??

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Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

Puffs with sweet filling is a wonderful idea..surely kids delight.

Vardhini said... Best Blogger Tips

I use the pastry sheets and make regular puff filling with potatos, carrots and peas. This looks so different. Thx for sharing.

Vardhini
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Kalyani said... Best Blogger Tips

Tempting and yummy snack ...

Prathima Shivraj said... Best Blogger Tips

sweet puffs are delicious, soo tempting.

saleena said... Best Blogger Tips

Looking very good.Puffs are my favourite.Thanks julie for sharing it.

Chef Mireille said... Best Blogger Tips

I make a form of these quite often - very popular in the Caribbean - we eat plantains a lot in a variety of ways -both green & ripe