Beef curry puff with leek, cumin, turmeric, garam masala and oyster sauce

Beef curry puff

Beef curry puff with leek, potato, peas, oyster sauce, turmeric, cumin and garam masala.

Ingredients

  • 6 sheet of puff pastry (use a reduced fat pastry so the dumplings won’t be too puffy) – each sheet cut into 9 round disc
  • 50g leek (or onion), finely diced
  • 300g beef mince (or chicken / pork mince)
  • 1 medium potato, finely diced
  • 50g peas
  • 1 tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 10g coriander stalk, diced
  • 10g green shallot (scallion), diced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp corn flour, mixed with 1 tbsp. water
  • cooking oil for stir fry the filling, and more for deep frying
Filling - beef curry puff with leek, cumin, turmeric, garam masala and oyster sauce
Filling – beef curry puff with leek, cumin, turmeric, garam masala and oyster sauce

Method

  • Place the diced potato in a bowl with some water, covered with a plate, cook in the microwave for approx. 4-5 minutes or until soften.
  • In a frying pan, heat up some cooking oil,  add leek (or onion) and beef mince, stir fry until the beef is cooked; add potato, pea, turmeric, cumin, garam masala, chili powder, sauté briefly until aromatic; add oyster sauce, mix well; add corn flour mixture, stir to thicken; turn off heat, add coriander, green shallot, salt and pepper to taste; set aside to cool, preferably in the fridge overnight.
  • Put a tea spoon of filling in the middle of the puff disc; close the dumpling by folding it in half and squeeze the edge tight.  Repeat with the rest of the puffs.
  • In a deep sauce pan, add sufficient hot oil for deep frying  (approx. 3-4 inches deep). Once the oil is ready (reaches 180c, or test it by dipping a bamboo stick into the hot oil and there are very active bubbles), add a few curry puffs to the hot oil; It would take about 4 minutes to deep fry the curry puff, depending on the temperature of the oil.
Beef curry puff with leek, cumin, turmeric, garam masala and oyster sauce
Beef curry puff with leek, cumin, turmeric, garam masala and oyster sauce

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