Curry Puff, Karipap/Kari Puff, 咖喱角 is a very popular snack in Malaysia and Singapore which originates from the Malays.
In Malaysia, you can find curry puffs easily. They are widely sold in food stores, especially Indian and Malay food stalls.
Curry puffs are kinda similar to chicken pies. Curry puffs look like a small pie and they consist of some curry chicken and potatoes in a golden colour deep-fried pastry shell. Sometimes, you may find 1/2 of a hard boiled egg or some canned sardines in the curry puffs instead of curry chicken.
There’s also curry puffs for vegetarians. Some of the curry puffs are filled with ONLY carrots, potatoes or onions. Therefore, vegetarians can enjoy the delicious curry puffs too.
Bitten Curry Puff
I simply love curry puffs. My favourite curry puffs are from IKEA, KL. The curry puffs from IKEA are very tempting and there are rarely any complaints about the price, only RM1 each with yummy stuffings. They are really worth it. Most of the time when I visit IKEA, I will sarcrifice my lunch and take 3 curry puffs at one shot!
A few days ago, I came across a Malay stall selling curry puffs. The was a lady frying them and they smelled really good. So, I got some from her.
Ways to Make Curry Puffs
(My friend gave me this recipe,but I don’t know where did she get this from)
1 egg for glazing(lightly beaten)
1 potato (big)
2 rounded tablespoon meat curry powder
4 tablespoons of water
3 tablespoons of oil
2 medium Bombay onions(finely chopped)
200g minced beef/lamb/chicken
salt to taste
Short Crust Pastry Ingredients:
340g all-purpose flour
1/2 tablespoon salt
3 tablespoons of ice cold water
170g butter/margarine (chilled)
1)To prepare filling: Peel potato and boil until just cooked. Dice into small cubes. Mix curry powder with water to
form a slacle paste. Heat oil in a wok and fry chopped onions until soft. Add curry paste and fry for 1 minute or until aromatic over low heat. Add minced meat. Fry until cooked and fragrant. Stir diced potatoes and add salt. Mix well. The filling should be quite dry.
2)Dish out and cool before use.
3)To prepare pastry: Sift flour and salt into a mixing bowl. Cut butter into small pieces and add to flour. Rub in butter finely with fingertips until they resemble breadcrumbs. Sprinkle ice cold water on mixture. Mix well to bind and form a dough.
4)Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Roll out pastry to 4mm thickness.
5)Cut pastry into rounds of about 8cm diameter using a pastry cutter.
6)Put about 2 level teaspoonfuls filling on each round. Wet edges and fold into half. Press edges together and pinch to seal edges.
7)Glaze with beaten egg. Bake in preheated oven at 180-190’C for about 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
8)Remove from oven and serve curry puffs hot.