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By Shikha Singh
Instagram: @spicymillennial

Hello again Saathee readers! I’m back with another favorite recipe of mine, the Masala Puffs. For those familiar with the comforting allure of Indian ‘patties’, Masala Puffs will be a revelation. Easy to prepare yet boasting an intricate flavor profile, the puffs marry the earthy sweetness of sweet potatoes with the creamy richness of coconut. Infused with an aromatic blend of traditional Indian spices, each bite is a harmonious dance of familiar warmth and exotic allure. I’d recommend making the filling ahead of time and storing it in an air tight container. I also personally love the serving these with ‘Kasundi’ sauce. If you aren’t familiar with it, I’d urge you to check it out. It is this amazing Bengali spicy mustard sauce which I was introduced to a few years back and I keep finding excuses to use it in my meals. Whether it’s the festival of light or the gratitude-filled gatherings of the harvest season, these puffs stand ready to add a touch of magic to your table.

Servings: About 18
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes


2 sheets of puff pastry

1 red potato boiled and peeled

1 sweet potato boiled and peeled

1 medium white onion chopped finely

2 tbsp olive oil

3 tbsp minced ginger

1 1/2 tsp salt

8 garlic cloves crushed

1 tbsp madras curry powder

1 tbsp garam masala

3 green chilis finely chopped

1/2 light coconut milk

1 tsp turmeric

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

2 eggs


Step One: Mash both potatoes in a bowl and set aside.

Step Two: Heat oil in a pan and add onions. Cook until translucent.

Step Three: Add garlic, ginger, curry powder, garam masala, turmeric, salt and green chilis.

Step Four: Mix in the potatoes and coconut milk. Cook for 5-10 mins. Top the mixture with cilantro and allow it to cool in the fridge.

Step Five: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut each puff pastry into 9 squares.

Step Six: Put egg wash on the edges, place about 1.5 tbsp of the masala mixture and fold each square to make a triangle.

Step Seven: Using a fork, press on the edges, brush the egg wash on each triangle and bake for 16-18 minutes. Serve with a spicy mustard sauce, mint chutney, or your favorite condiment.