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

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
  • 300g beef mince (or chicken / pork mince)
  • 1 medium potato, finely diced, cooked in microwave with a little water until soft
  • 50g peas
  • 50g leek (or onion), finely diced
  • 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

  • In a frying pan, heat up a little cooking oil,  add leek (or onion) and beef mince, stir fry for a few minutes; add potato and pea, stir fry for 2 minutes; add spices, stir fry till beef is cooked; add oyster sauce, mix well; add corn flour mixture, mix 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). Once the oil is ready (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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