Thursday, 23 April 2015

Easy kid's curry puff

These have become one of my kids' favourite after school lunch. It all started with me telling them to hurry up. "Can you chop chop, curry pok!" They found it very funny and I explained how my uncles used to call curry puff 'curry pok'. That spiked their interest in eating curry puff, but since they find the curry puffs sold outside too spicy, I decided to make my own.

Here's my simplified version of yummy child-friendly curry puff.
Crispy on the outside
I use whatever ingredients I have on hand, which works out well as the kids get surprised by what these puffs hold inside. Some of the fillings I've used are:
  • Chicken
  • Minced meat
  • Mushroom
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Peas
  • Hard boiled egg
Quick and easy
Since I am such a terrible cook, I have resorted to relying on ready made products where possible. I have given up slogging over the stove only to serve unappetising dishes which the kids don't enjoy. I've learnt to be realistic! Instead, I sprinkle some chia seeds and wheatgerm into the sauce for added nutrients.
  1. Chop up ingredients into cubes and cook in a pot.
  2. Add Japanese curry powder with sufficient water to create a thick sauce.
  3. Let it cool.
  4. Cut puff pastry sheets into circles. I find the pastry a little too thick and will roll it out to thin it. Sprinkle some flour on the workbench to prevent sticking.
  5. Fill with meat and fold over.
  6. Use a fork to press the sides down.
  7. Bake in oven until golden brown.
  8. That's it!
Hope your kids enjoy it as much as mine do.

Sane tip: Puff pastry can be found in the frozen section of the supermarket. They come in either the square sheets or in a block where you need to roll it out yourself. I find that both works. Japanese curry powder is under the Japanese section. I got them from NTUC finest / Cold Storage.

Save tip: You can make the pastry yourself. I tried, but it takes up too much time and turns out not even half as good as the store bought ones.

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