Vegetable Puffs Recipe

Vegetable Puffs Recipe

Cuisine: Maharashtrian

Vegetable Puffs Recipe: Vegetable Puffs are savory pastries filled with a mixture of spiced vegetables, often peas, carrots, and potatoes. They’re a popular snack in Maharashtra.


  • 2 1/2 cups of Maida

  • 4 tablespoons of Vanaspathy

  • Salt to taste

  • Water

  • Onions (finely chopped)

  • 4 Medium Sized Potatoes

  • 3 tablespoons of Peas

  • 6 Beans

  • 1 Carrot

  • 1/2 teaspoon-Cumin seeds

  • 1/4 teaspoon-Turmeric powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon-Red chili powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon-Garam masala powder

  • 1-Lemon

  • 1-sprig Cilantro (chopped)

  • Oil


  • Grind into a Paste the following spices
  • Garlic-2 flakes, Ginger-1/2 inch, Green chilies-2
  • Sieve Maida & salt.
  • Add cold water & knead to a smooth dough.
  • Cover the dough with a wet cloth and keep it aside for 30 minutes.
  • Keep some maida for dusting.
  • Cook the potatoes, peas, beans & carrot.
  • Mash the potatoes coarsely.
  • Heat oil in a pan & add cumin seeds and ground ginger, garlic & chili paste.
  • Fry for few minutes.
  • Add chopped onions and fry until, brown.
  • Then put the boiled vegetables, turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala powder & salt.
  • Mix well and fry until done.
  • Then squeeze lime juice & put cilantro. Remove from fire.
  • To prepare Puffs
  • Melt vanaspathy and whip it till creamy & keep it aside.
  • Take the dough & knead once again until it becomes smooth & elastic.
  • Roll the dough into a large thin rectangle on a flat surface by dusting with remaining maida.
  • Apply vanaspathy to 2/3rd of the rectangle leaving 1/2 an inch space all around.
  • Fold the empty portion (without vanaspathy) first
  • And the other side (with vanaspathy) on top of it.
  • Roll this lightly into a rectangle
  • And repeat the same process twice using the remaining vanaspathy.
  • Cut this into small rectangles and keep the stuffing at the center & fold across.
  • Seal the edges with water.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Pre heat the oven at 300 C.
  • Apply little water to a tray and arrange the puffs with enough space in between. v • Brush little milk on top of the puffs and bake for 45 minutes until golden brown.
  • Garnish beautifully and serve hot.

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