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Vegetable Puffs

Alfred Prasad
  • Serves: 4
  • Preparation: 20
  • Cooking: 30
  • Ready: 50

These tasty Vegetable Puffs make great meat free party snacks.


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 medium potato, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 50 g green beans, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon coriander seeds, crushed
  • 320 g puff pastry, pre-rolled
  • 50 g peas


Slice the onions and cook over a medium heat in a large pot until golden brown. Stir occasionally.

To the onions, add the garlic and ginger pastes. For 2 minutes stir and then add the salt, chilli powder and turmeric. Fry for another 5 minutes.

To the pan, add the carrots and potatoes. Once almost cooked through, add to the pot the beans, green peas, crushed cumin seeds and cumin powder.

Cook the vegetables over a high heat and remember to stir regularly. The mixture should be quite dry. Remove from the heat and transfer to a plate to cool down.

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4.

Allow the pastry to warm and soften slightly. Unwrap on a chopping board and then cut into two pieces, lengthways.

Spoon the vegetables along one side of the pastry.

Run the edges of the pastry with a dipped-in-water pastry brush and fold over to seal the edges.

Press the pastry gently to form the shape of a sausage roll.

Cut into 1.5 inch long parcels. Place on a baking tray.

Bake for 12-15 minutes or alternatively until the pastry has risen and is golden brown.

Additonal notes

Recipe courtesy of Great British Chefs. Visit their site for more delicious vegetarian and vegan recipes.

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