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Sweet potato & pea puffs

Sweet potato & pea puffs

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Prep: 25 mins Cook: 30 mins plus cooling

Easy

Makes about 16
These samosa-like puff pastry parcels filled with a spiced vegetarian mix are perfect for the freezer, so try making a batch

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition per puff

  • kcalories160
  • fat9g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs16g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre2g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.6g
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Ingredients

  • 500g block puff pastry
  • flour, for dusting

    Flour

    fl-ow-er

    Flour is a powdery ingredient usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As…

  • 1 egg, beaten

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 1½ tbsp sesame seeds

For the filling

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 250g sweet potato, finely diced

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • 140g frozen pea, defrosted
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp sugar

    Sugar

    shuh-ga

    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • 2 tsp garam masala

    Garam masala

    gar-am mah-sarl-ah

    Meaning 'warming spice mix', garam masala is the main spice blend used in North Indian…

  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • large pack coriander, roughly chopped
  • large pack mint, roughly chopped

    Mint

    mi-nt

    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • juice ½ lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • chutney, to serve

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Method

  1. For the filling, heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the cumin seeds and let them sizzle for a few secs. Tip in the sweet potato, peas, chilli (leave the seeds in if you like it hot), sugar, garam masala, turmeric and 1 tsp salt. Add 85ml water, lower the heat, cover and cook for 8-10 mins or until the vegetables are tender. (It shouldn’t be too wet, so uncover and cook for longer if needed.) Remove from heat and stir through the onion, coriander, mint and lemon juice. Leave to cool completely.

  2. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Roll out ½ the pastry on a lightly floured surface to a 20 x 40cm rectangle, then cut into 8 squares. Spoon 1 tbsp filling across the centre of each square and brush the edges of the pastry with egg. Fold over to form a triangle, pressing firmly along the edges to seal, then score with a fork. Repeat with the remaining ½ of the pastry.

  3. Place on a baking sheet, brush with the egg, sprinkle with sesame seeds and bake for 20 mins until well risen and golden brown. Serve warm with chutney.

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Comments (6)

cjwells7's picture

Went down a treat with the carnivorous flatmates! Love the sesame seed finish, really tasty!

richardberkley's picture
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Fantastic! Really tasty, froze well. Great hot or cold. Yummy!! Thank you

marieb1's picture

Turned out great. Worth getting the puff pastry quite thin when rolling. Left out the mint as I don't like it, didn't miss it.

patriciaf's picture

Loved them, very tasty and filling but decided to use filo pastry. I will definitely make them again. Didn't get as far as the freezer!!

patriciaf's picture

Made with filo pastry and they were delicious. Will definitely make again.

Nancy54321's picture

They came out looking abit naff, I tried to stuff too much filling in them. But they tasted lovely with chutney. Will make again but try to make them more tidy . Gonna freeze some as this made quite Abig batch.

Questions (2)

mummojo's picture

Am about to make these but just wondering, do you freeze them before or after cooking them in the oven? Or could you do either? Sorry if it's obvious to everyone else, but it's not to me!

wardbennett's picture

how much is a large pack of coriander and mint?

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