Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tapioca and Soya Puffs

Tapioca in puffs? Now I too wonder how that came out of my innovative mind ;) I had one small tapioca left and was wondering what to make with it.  My hubby, son as well as me are fans of soya chunks and tapioca. So I thought of combining soya chunks and tapioca to make the filling for puffs. This is the first time I am trying puffs and they came out great.We all enjoyed it. Thanks to my friend Saleena, who suggested to try the tapioca from the mexican store here. So I could make the classic Kappa Puzhukku, which was my last post and also this innovative puffs.




What you need?

1 Puff pastry sheet ( I used Pepperidge farm puff pastry sheets)
1 small size Tapioca
1/2 cup Soya chunks
1/2 of an Onion chopped
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste
1/2 tsp Chilli powder
1/2 tsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp Garam masala
a few Coriander leaves chopped
1 tsp Oil
Salt

Note: I made the filling for the puffs as per the quantity mentioned above. But the filling was a little more than required for making puffs with 1 pastry sheet (9 puffs). You can use the extra as filling for sandwich or dosa.


How to prepare?

Thaw the puff pastry sheet as directed in the package.

Remove the skin of the tapioca. Wash the tapioca and chop into cubes. Add these cubes to a vessel,  pour enough water to this and cook on the stove. When the water starts boiling, remove it  from stove and drain the water. Now fill the vessel with fresh water, add some salt and turmeric. Cook again until the tapioca is fully cooked and it should be very soft. Drain the water and keep aside.


Boil 2 cups of water. Add soya chunks to the water and let it cook for 5-10 minutes.Drain the water and allow it to cool. Gently squeeze out the water from the soya chunks. Put them in a blender and pulse it 5-6 times so that you will get a coarse mixture of the chunks.

Heat oil in a pan. Splutter cumin seeds. Add onions and ginger-garlic paste. Saute until the onions turn slight brown.Add the soya coarse mixture, saute for a minute. Now add the chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt. Mash the tapioca well and add to this. Mix thoroughly and finally add the coriander leaves. Keep this mixture aside to cool.




Preheat the oven to 400F. Line a baking tray with aluminium foil.There is no need to grease it.

The pastry sheet will have 3 rectangular sections. Divide each section into 3 squares. Put about 1 tbsp of mixture in each cut pastry sheet and fold it into any shape you desire, then seal with hands. Bake for about 15 minutes. Once baked, cool it for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with tomato ketchup.




Makes about 9 puffs.

Notes:
* If you want you can use water, milk or egg wash for sealing. I sealed it by pressing with hands.
* Apply some egg wash on the top of each puff before baking so that it will brown nicely. I haven't done this.




Sending this to the following events:

Fast Food, not Fat Food  event at Vardhinis Kitchen, hosted by Vardhini, an event initiated by Priya of Now Serving



Only- Baked event happening at Tamalapaku, hosted by Harini, an event started by Pari


Healthy Snacks event hosted by Deepthi at Good Food recipes.



27 Tasty Comments:

Vimitha Anand said...

Thats a very different and yummy looking filling... Flaky puffs would be great for tea-time...

Laxmi said...

Looks yummy and absolutely tempting..

Suja said...

Innovative and delicious snack..yummy puffs

ANU said...

hmm...interesting ingredients...sound tasty too...

sangee vijay said...

very interesting n innovative filling...so healthy indeed...looks so inviting dear..very nice presentation...

Amritha Kalyani said...

looks so delicious. crunchy perfect snack. healthy filling too. haven't tried soya filling.. must try..

purabi naha said...

Wowwww...I'd love to have these right now. So yummy-looking puffs!

Food Glorious Food! said...

Brilliant idea! Looks great! Thanks for the lovely recipe!

Pushpa said...

Tempting and irresistible puffs.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Innovative recipe...looks superb..

Nithya said...

This is super innovative :)

julie said...

Innovative idea of making puffs :-)
Tapioca and soya healthy version..

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Looks like an innovative and healthy filling..

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Now Serving said...

YUMMY O YUMMY! LOVE this filling and wonderful puff recipe :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Verey unique and innovative looking snack.
Deepa

Rekha shoban said...

perfectly baked!!yummy puffs!

Babli said...

Puff looks delicious, crispy, yummy and tempting. I liked the filling very much. Thanks for your lovely recipe.

Treat and Trick said...

Totally new to me but looks excellent!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Crispy yummy puffs

Vidhya said...

I am defiantly going to try this.

soujanya said...

puffs are looking grt...nice stuffing...
happy cooking!!

saleena said...

Thanks Sobha for mentioning my name.All the credit goes to you only.Hats off to you for this wonderful Blog.

Puffs looks Yummy and awesome.

Divya D said...

looks so yummy....mouthwatering

DD said...

hello shoba,
this this looks fantastic!!!!
can you link it to the evnt -healthy snacks going by my blog!
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harini-jaya said...

innovative filling that is!! thanks for sending in your entry.

Vardhini said...

Yummy puffs .. yeah tapioca in puff is new to me too. Thx for linking to the event.

Vardhini
Event: Fast food not Fat food

Plateful said...

Oh yea that was my first thought too-- tapioca in puffs?!! Anyways, this sounds way too delicious and can't wait to try this variation to our favorite puffs!

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