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Spiral Curry Puffs

Truth be told, i was more intrigued with making the “skin” of this curry puff rather than the whole  snack itself.

These flaky, layered skin is built with the same concept of the puff pastry. But with lesser threats.

 

Two types of dough went into these pastries. An oil dough, and a water dough.

So what’s an oil and water dough?

The oil dough is a dough made of only flour and fats. It is supposed to replicate the butter in puff pastries to create the layerings. This oil dough is much more easier to work with as compared to working with naked butter as you have the flour to help you hold the fats together. You won’t run the risk of butter melting and oozing out of everywhere with this. And you will be less likely to pull your hair out in frustration should that happen.

 As for the water dough, there is of course water included in the dough. The water and the flour allows gluten to be formed. The dough is then kneaded till it gets pliable enough to wrap the oil dough. This step is pretty much identical to enclosing that slab of butter in your dough to create the puff pastries. With much less frustration, as mentioned.

Okay, not to bore you with anymore skin details, i shall now move on to the fillings.

Much as i wanted to say how I made this from scratch on my own, i think it’s better to be truthful and be blatantly honest.

#1. I used a premix for the curry flavouring

#2. I had someone else cook the filling for me

I am sorry. I really can’t cook to save the day.

Nevertheless, i stuck around enough to know that there are potatoes in it. and chicken. and big onions.

Needless to say, the filling gets wrapped into the skin, before the whole thing goes slidding down a deep fryer.

Hmmm. Deep Frying…

#3. I had someone frying for me.

Oops.

Nevertheless, there i  we had it. Curry puffs!

Of course, if you didn’t have insufficient pleating skills like i did, your curry puffs probably wouldn’t turn out so oddly shaped

But nevertheless, they are still tasty snacks!

Spiral Curry Puffs

Taken from Do what I like ( Pls visit her site, she has the most amazing step by step pictorial on the rolling)

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  1. June 22, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Very cool! I love how the outsides turn out. Although that filling looks great too.

  2. June 22, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    i can see how flaky this is!! looks beautiful! Lucky you to get a helper to cook the fillings for you!

  3. June 22, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    WOW, these spiral puffs look absolutely amazing. Your baking is really good girl. And the filling looks so decadent. Very nice

  4. farah
    June 22, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Nice! Can you please show us how you make the outside spiral part. Thanks!!

  5. kate
    June 22, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    ouch, you pulled out the *r* word.
    When “retard” and “retarded” are used as synonyms for “dumb” or “stupid” by people without disabilities, it only reinforces painful stereotypes of people with intellectual disabilities being less valued members of humanity.

    • crustabakes
      June 24, 2011 at 9:09 am

      oops, sorry about that. i guess i wasnt thinking into it. I have ammended my choice of words.

  6. June 23, 2011 at 6:23 am

    Wow, your puffs look so perfectly made and shaped. That curry chicken filling sounds so tasty too.

  7. June 23, 2011 at 6:36 am

    They look gorgeous! how did you do that shape? like I know half moon, but the middle shape?? YUMM

  8. Jun
    June 23, 2011 at 8:37 am

    I just made curry puffs for the first time a couple of months ago, and I can’t stop making them. My family are actually sick of curry puffs now. I think they are the most wonderful fried snack. Ever. They are so delicious! Your pictures are so beautiful.

  9. June 23, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Those are approximately the cutest puffs ever! I can’t believe you made the dough from scratch!

  10. June 24, 2011 at 2:39 am

    These look sooo tasty.I love how flaky and perfectly fried crust looks. YUM!

  11. July 9, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    looks perfect! how about opening a curry puff business? :)

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