Puff Pastry with vegetables in curry and hot chili
We tried similar little puff pastries in Sri Lanka. If you like curry and spicy food you should definitely try it! My westernized version is served with light yogurt dip with garlic, soy sauce and pepper.
It add even more flavor to the dish (but also helps to deal with the spiciness).
to do 8 pastries:
♥ 20x40cm sheet of puff pastry (HERE is my recipe. You can also buy it at a supermarket)
♥ 1 tablespoon of sesame oil + 1 tablespoon olive oil
♥ 1 red paprika
♥ 1 medium leek
♥ 1/2 teaspoon of curry
♥ 1 spoon of cream (eg. 30% fat)
♥ 1 pinch of hot chili powder
♥ 3 teaspoons of soy sauce
♥ 125g of natural yogurt
♥ 1 clove of garlic
♥ 1 pinch of peper
1. Mix sesame and olive oil. Heat it on a frying pan. Add sliced paprika and leek. It will take around 10min for vegetables to get soft. You should stir it regularly so it don’t burn. If the heat is too high you might add 2-3 tablespoons of water.
2. When vegetables are done add spices.
3. In the end add cream and remove the pan from the stove. Leave to cool down.
4. Cut squares (around 10x10cm) from the puff pastry dough. Put in the middle a little bit of the cold vegetable mix.
5. Close the vegetables inside by putting together all corners of the dough. There will be little windows through which you will still see the vegetables.
6. Put them into a very hot oven (220’C) and bake for 20-25min. (they should turn golden brown).
7. While baking prepare yogurt dip. Add crushed garlic, 1 teaspoon of soy sauce and pinch of pepper to the natural yogurt. Stir everything together.