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Curry Puffs

Curry Puff, a snack filled with curried mixture of meat, onion, and potato, is commonly found in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Alternatively puff pastry (homemade or readymade) can be used. To fry or to bake them is not the question, because they both taste very good.

DoughCurry Filling
  • 270 g German #550 flour or all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 60 g Ghee
    , homemade or storebought
  • 1 Egg, lightly beaten
  • 5-6 tbsp Water
  • 250 g Minced meat (beef or chicken)
  • 100 g Potatoes, finely diced
  • 100 g Sweet bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1 Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Curry powder
  • 1tbsp Chilli powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 1 tbsp Cooking oil
  • 240 ml Water
  • 2/3 tbsp Sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

  1. In a bowl, combine curry powder, chilli powder and Worcestershire sauce. Stir in 2 tablespoons of water to make a thick paste. Heat oil on high and stir fry onions and curry paste for 2 minutes. Add in minced meat, diced potatoes and bell peppers. Cook until the meat has turned browned. Pour in water and let simmer on slow-heat for approximately 20 minutes until potatoes are soft. Stir in sugar, and season the mixture with salt and pepper. Continue to cook until it is about dry. Transfer to a bowl and leave aside to cool.

  2. To make dough, sift together the flour, salt and baking soda in a mixing bowl. Rub ghee into the flour mixture until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add water gradually and press into a ball. Knead the dough by pushing away, using the heel of your hand until smooth. Wrap in plastic film and let it rest for half an hour.

  3. On a lightly floured work surface roll out the dough thinly. Cut into circles, 8 cm in diameter. Flatten each round with a rolling pin, fill with a tablespoonful of the filling. Fold pastry over to make a half circle and crimp at edges. Alternatively fill one pastry circle with 2 tablespoons of filling, top with another circle, then seal and crimp at edges. Deep fry in hot oil until golden. If you prefer them baked, brush the tops of each curry puff with the egg wash and bake in the 180C/350F hot oven for 25 minutes.


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Dahn @savorthebest 10/3/20 06:33

This looks so delicious Angie. I could eat several of these!

Iwona 10/3/20 07:22

Looks so yummy. Great recipe, thank you :)

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 10/3/20 09:20

Oh, my gosh, Angie! These puffs are beautiful!!! They're perfect. And they sound so delicious, too!

Nancy Chan 10/3/20 11:55

I love curry puffs. Yours look good and delicious. One of these days I am going to make some.

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 10/3/20 15:03

you are so creative these are marvelous looking!

Balvinder 10/3/20 15:15

These look absolutely scrumptious. Can’t wait to make them with my gluten free flour!

Jeff the Chef 10/3/20 15:45

Nice! The way you shaped them and braided their edges is the same as the way I make pierogi. Aside from the fact that I really want to try these - I love curry - this gives me so many pierogi ideas.

Kitchen Riffs 10/3/20 16:07

Love curry! Had a curried soup for dinner last night, as a matter of fact. :-) These would make a terrific snack. Or maybe we'd just eat the entire batch for dinner!

Pam 10/3/20 16:59

I have a feeling I would eat way too many of these beauties. YUM!

Abbe@This is How I Cook 10/3/20 19:12

Love these! I could eat a dozen!

lisa is cooking 10/3/20 20:55

Perfect for a party! They look so good.

foodtravelandwine 11/3/20 00:33

I love it!....they look tasty and easy to make....thanks for posting it!........Abrazotes, Marcela

Anncoo Journal 11/3/20 02:15

I love curry puff and can I have some for my breakfast? :D

Fran @ Gday Souffle 11/3/20 03:42

These look similar to Empanadas- it's amazing how so many countries have the same variation on this type of 'meat pie'! And it looks like you have perfected the braided edge of the pastry (called 'repulgue' in Spanish). Thanks for this great recipe!

Natalia 11/3/20 11:00

Oh wow, I love handpies like those! Such s perfect snack!

Tania? My Kitchen Stories 11/3/20 11:01

Oh thease look so delicious. I am making very similar with my students tomorrow !

Mae Travels 11/3/20 12:31

I just bought two different types of curry powder, and have tried one with chicken. Your filling sounds quite delicious.

Note: your blog has so many links to social media and other sites that I had a very hard time getting to the blog post.

best... mae at

Amy (Savory Moments) 11/3/20 17:56

These look amazing! So flavorful and so delicious and the puff pastry looks perfect!

GiGi Eats 11/3/20 22:50

OMG I bet these are flipping amazing!! I love the SURPRISE inside!!

Noob Cook 12/3/20 03:14

wow I'm impressed! They look exactly like the curry puffs here! U made pastry making look easy :)

Gloria Baker 12/3/20 05:01

Angie these look like our empanadas and these look absolutely delicious !!!

Hot guys 12/3/20 07:59

Hi Angie! New here on your blog, and this recipe looks so good. I'd like a bite, if I may? I do like me some Asian food, mmm! ^.^

C ya

Sharon D. 12/3/20 11:08

Angieeeee... boy, have I missed coming here! Oh, these puffs are so beautifully made. I bet the aroma is heavenly too. You are totally amazing with food.

Evelyne CulturEatz 12/3/20 16:35

Oh they look so good. They remind me of empanadas, but a different filling

Isabell's Kitchen 12/3/20 17:46

These pies look great! I'm sure they are absolutely delicious!

fimere 12/3/20 20:51

ça a l'air super bon à noter
bonne soirée

Arpita 12/3/20 21:25

Perfect party starters.. I too had made few days back. They look amazing ��

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 12/3/20 23:20

These puffs look delicious!!! And dangerous, because I'm fairly certain I could eat a few dozen in one sitting! That curried beef filling sounds amazing!!! Yummmmm!!!

Sherry's Pickings 13/3/20 02:13

i love curry puffs! but who doesn't?:) these look wonderful angie.

Julie 13/3/20 05:48

wow.. these are yummy puffs,tempting ..looks delicious!!

Evi Erlinda 13/3/20 08:48

These puffs look SO perfect and beautiful!
Super delicious puffs with healthy filling.

tigerfish 13/3/20 16:02

Agree! Fried or baked - equally delicious :p There are Michelin curry puffs now , at least as far as I know, they are available in Singapore .

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 13/3/20 20:10

They look like my favorite empanadas but your dough looks so much more flaky. How delicious they must taste.

Makeup Muddle 13/3/20 21:33

Wow these look really delicious! I love how fluffy and flaky your pastry looks, I have never tried a curry puff before xo

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 14/3/20 18:43

I remember these from my travels to Thailand, Angie! You're right, they are absolutely delicious! Thanks for the recipe with photo instructions (so helpful)!

Valentina 14/3/20 23:43

Angie, these are mouth-watering. I could feast on the filling alone, but it's so pretty all wrapped up in that perfect package. :-) ~Valentina

Marcellina 15/3/20 13:19

My mouth is watering - these look fantastic! I love how you have shaped them. Not sure I could shape them as well but I'm definitely going to make these!

Evi 16/3/20 12:11

These curry puffs look so cute and delicious! Definitely going to try a vegan version, you made me soooo hungry now :P

Marcelle 19/3/20 13:59

Angie, I love everything about this recipe! This post made my tummy growl. LOL You made these curry puffs so pretty and that filling looks amazing!!

The Liberty Belle 21/3/20 20:45

My mouth watered as I went throughout this post. Looks like a real winner. Thank you for sharing.

mjskit 25/3/20 21:29

These remind me of a restaurant that served meat pies in my college town. Loved them! Yours look so good and the flavors of the filling and dough beings back very delicious memories.

Suja Manoj 8/4/20 17:23

Curry puffs looks so yummy, my favorite!


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