Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Corn Puff or corn pattice

Every bakery in India has some savour staple but puffs are common across length and breadth of India. There are lot of variation in the stuffing used. Puffs are made using dough which is called puff dough. This is basically rolled flour layered using butter. This is a very time consuming task. This dough is made with flour, water, oil and loads of butter. When baked this is very crisp and flaky. Pastry sheets have very high fat content.British introduced these rectangular baked, savour, crispy & yummy food In India. From then on this has been worked - reworked by Indians to suit their taste. The main stuffing used is potato based but it varies from peas to corn to chicken kheema etc.Its a tedious and time consuming affair to make the pastry dough or pastry paste since every single layer has to be rolled out individually. And covered with butter before the next layer is stacked. Maintaining uniformity and at the same time making it thin but supportive enough is very difficult & time consuming. But folks there is a simple way to make these without putting efforts and spending time making the puff sheets since Pepperridge farm is come to our rescue. In any ( almost any) grocery store these sheets are available in the frozen section. Just pick up a packet and you are all set to make savoury or sweet puff pastries at home. I love corn pattice & peas & potatoes &.......the first time i tried i made them with potato filling but they were so good that they got over within minutes so i could not take a picture. But the second time i made it, i was very careful to take the pictures before they were gulped down. Heres the recipe to make crispy, flaky, tasty and easy-to-make puffs.

1 Pack puff pastry sheets
1 spn ghee/ clarified butter

For stuffing
1 cup corn, steamed
1 onion
2 tbl spn hot and sweet chilli sauce
1/2 tbl spn soy sauce
1 tbl spn chopped cilantro leaves
1 tbl spn oil

Method:Thaw the pastry sheets at room temp for about 45 mins or put it in the refrigerator for about 6 hours.
In the meantime make the stuffing. Heres how:

Heat oil in a pan. Add onions fry till golden brown. Add the sauces and corn and Cook for about 2 minutes. Add salt and cook for another 5 minutes till all the water evaporates. Add cilantro after turning the stove off.

Preheat the oven at 400 F. Now for stuffing. Cut the sheets in 3" square pieces. Roll out these sheets very lightly till the size is a little bigger( this is optional). Now place the stuffing these squares and fold them as rectangles. Grease a baking tray with ghee and bake these for about 20-25 minutes till they are golden brown in color.
Serve hot with tomato ketchup or sauce of your choice.
caution: These are addictive, easy to make and always a winner at potlucks & parties. Host will be bombarded with a lot of compliments so please be careful :).


Asha said...

Pooja, I remember those Iyengar bakery puffs girl in B'ore!! So yummy!
Corn stuffing looks great, sounds delicious.Enjoy!:))
Happy Deepavali!

Swaroopa said...

wow, I love ur corn puff..looks yum..can wait to try it.

Puspha said...

Looks fab!!!

Tee said...

Puff pastries are my weak point...corn filling looks delicious!

Richa said...

hey, puffs look so tempting, just right with tea :)

sagari said...

corn suff buff lookss delecious pooja

Happy cook said...

Love the corn puff. True in Indian we have them with different filling. When my mom went for shopping we kids always knew she'll buy for us the puffs from the bakers. Ofcourse she only did that when she went for her monthly shopping

Laavanya said...

I love puffs... I usually make a mixed veg. stuffing. Only the day before I made egg puffs and we loved them. Corn stuffing looks like a yummy variation. Thanks pooja.

Ashu said...

Yummy mago!
happy diwali to you :)

Pooja V said...

Asha: Happy Deepavali to u too !

Swaroopa : They turn out so nice that u have to try it.

Puspha : Thanks !! Happy diwali.

Hi Tee : Corn filling is nice, a little change and v easy to make :).

Hi Richa : The divine combo...puffs are a perfect tea time snack.

Hi sagari : tahnks !

Hi Happy cook : Same pinch. Mom would do that too.

Hi Laavanya : I must try egg version :).

Hi Ashu : Thanks !! I am not sure if u would get puff pastry sheets thr :(...but heck, You can buy much better versions thr.

Namratha said...

Who doesn't like Puffs? They are simply too tasty to pass up and anything with corn I'm surely up for it! :) Thank goodness for pastry sheets here, makes work a breeze, have made the regular filling ones (veg), will try these:)

AnuSriram said...

Puffs are my favourite snack... looks delicious... Thanks.
Wish u a happy diwali! Enjoy!

Cynthia said...

Ouuuu, I love corn. Gotta try this.

Pravs said...

Corn puff looks good. Happy diwali to you !

Pooja V said...

Hi Namratha : Yeah , Puffs are so yummy and thanks to pastry sheets !

Hi AnuSriram : Thanks for dropping by !!

Hi Cynthia : They never let you down N corn makes it a bigger treat !

Pravs : Happy diwali to u too !!

bee said...

lovely snack!!! defintiely worth a try.

Sia said...

bookmarked:) thanks for the recipe pooja.

Lissie said...

pooja, the puff looks so delicious! very good recipe.. :)