Thursday, July 23, 2015

Curry Puff Pastry - Karipap

Once in a while I do crave for some spicy and bad for health type of food. One of the culprit food to add up to my bad health is karipap also known as Curry Puff Pastry.
This puff pastry is loaded with good stuff like potato and chicken.
The filling to this puff pastry can vary. Sometimes I like to use sardine, beef of just plain vegetables.

Today, I am making curry puff with potato and chicken.
For the fillings.
4 Potato - skinned and dice small
1 onion - dice
1 bunch of coriander leaves
1 bunch of flat leaves parsley
1/2 cup of curry powder
2 tablespoons of ground hot pepper
1 tablespoon of ground ginger
1 tablespoon of ground lemongrass
1 can of chicken breast
2 tablespoons of olive oil
pinch of salt

Heat olive oil and fry the onion.
Add all of the powdered ingredients.
Add potato and mix well.
Seasoned to taste.
Cover and let the potato cook.
Add chopped parsley and chopped coriander.
Then add chicken. Mix well.
Let the filling cool before using.

For the pastry:
3 cups of all purpose flour
3 tablespoons of Crisco or any vegetable shortening
6 to 7 tablespoons of milk. Can use water to substitute.
a pinch of salt
a pinch of sugar

In a big bowl, add flour, salt, sugar and Crisco.
Use your finger to combine this dry mixture.
Add milk one tablespoon at a time.
Knead the dough until manageable to roll flat.
Take a small dough, flat it and use round cookie cutter.
Add a tablespoon of the filling to the center, crimp the dough together.
Fry in deep oil until all sides are golden brown.


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