Thursday, August 9, 2012

Mushroom Curry Puffs & The Devil didn't wear Prada

Errr ............ and you thought that the Devil wears Prada ........ well yes she does in the movie, otherwise who knows !! 
I folded my jeans quickly and hurriedly closed the car door and ran towards the steps of this store. It was raining cats and dog that Sunday evening. I had waited the entire day for the rains to stop ....... but no ! And it was the final day of sale at one of  the clothing outlets. Not sure if a sale means anything to you but for me it does ........ a lot !!. Especially if it is clothes n shoes. Yah I am like every other girl next door who has never enough clothes or shoes.
This one I met was nothing close to Meryl Streep, not even her age. May be in her early thirties. Jeans and a short kurta, kohl laden eyes, bold shade of lip color and silver toe rings is what I could capture in a glance. We women have to agree that we are equally good at scanning the same sex if not better. And I am no exception. She pushed me aside and barged into one of the rooms caring little of the ones waiting outside for their turn, including me. I wished to give her a piece of my mind but sometimes it's better to let go.
So here I was waiting with a pile of clothes at the trial room along with few others. The wait seems exceptionally long when you are on the other side of the trail room.

I was getting impatient with an equally impatient husband. And there were many more tortured faces (read husbands'/ boyfriends') a little far from the women's trial room. It seemed the perfect occasion for the ladies to take revenge. A tired looking sales girl with a fake smile stood outside counting and folding garments. My eyes were glued on the doors of these rooms ........ the bolts would turn from "Occupied" to "Vacant". And at the door would be an anxious lady waiting for a positive remark. Every remark appeared the same irrespective of the person ......... an affirmation. There were only  few brave men who would still had the guts to go back n scan women clothing's and again get into the loop of an indefinite wait outside the trail room.

Suddenly the clothes picked by the women next to me started  looking prettier than mine ....... happens with me many times. And I would start cursing myself for not having picked that. But would not go pick that even if it is hanging in the hanger next to me. That's called typical "women syndrome". 

"Thud" ........ opened one of the doors after a long wait. The sales girl outside counted the garments and handed  those over to me. I took my own sweet time checking myself out in every angle possible in all the mirrors  ......... I  was in no hurry. I was finally inside the trial room !

Preparation Time - 45 mnts


Frozen puff pastry, thawed - 2 sheets
1 egg yolk whisked with 1 tsp milk for egg wash

Mushroom - 1/2 Pound
Onions - 1 (Medium Size)
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1/2 tsp
Soy Sauce - 1 tsp
Chilli Sauce - 1/2 tsp
Vinegar- 1/2 tsp
Tomato Sauce - 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1 pinch
Salt per taste
Oil for cooking

Method of Preparation

1.  Clean mushrooms and pat dry. Chop finely. Finely chop onions.
2.  Cut pastry sheets into desired shapes after thawing.
3. In a wok add some oil. When hot add finely chopped onions and saute till they get caramalized. Now add the ginger garlic paste till there is now raw smell.
4. Add mushrooms and  saute till all the moisture evaporates and mushrooms get cooked.
5. Add salt and garam masala.
6. Add all the sauces and vinegar one by one starting with soy sauce. Stir in. Remove from flame and let it cool.
7.Roll out the pastry to one inch wider on each side. Cut 3 inch circles of the puff pastry. Place a bit of filling in the center. Brush the edges with egg wash and cover with another circle of pastry. Crimp the edges with a fork.

Bake at 400 F for 15-20 minutes until puffed and golden brown. Cool for a few minutes but serve warm. Store in an airtight container. They are yummy cold too :D


R.Punitha said...

Hi Satrupa,

New to your lovely space:)

looks Delicious!!!

Keep on Dear:)

Inviting you to my blog

Prathima Rao said...

Good reading!! Totally relate to it!!! and a good read calls for some of those deeeliiicious puffs!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Tina said...

puffs looks delicious. said...

Enjoyed reading your post, the wait seems so endless outside the trail room. I know what you mean. Puffs look delicious, crunchy!

Priya said...

Such an irresistible puffs, seriously am in love with ur stuffing.

Az said...

The puffs look great!!! I love reading your posts!! They are very descriptive and well set up...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

LOL !! totally agree with you on seeing other's dresses prettier sometimes...And I always follow that person to the counter in a hope if she changes her mind in between :-
puff looks delicious...

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

wow... looks so crispy...
Happy krishna jeyanthi...

Finla Biswal said...

Yummylicious :) & could totally relate to the SALE shopping :)

Az said...

I have an award waiting for you on my blog... please collect it at your convenience...

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Loved reading this...You have very beautifully described about the girl character..and the puffs are too gud..Loved the clicks..

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

haha the wait outside! So well said !
lovely read as usual...

Madhumita biswal said...

puffs looks very temptng.n u completly described us women correctly.definitely gonna try these puffs.

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Enjoyed reading your post :) lovely writeup.
Puff looks delicious.

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.

Jay said...

great recipe
Tasty Appetite said...

I super like your rants :) Btw, where did u find frozen puff pastry ??? Would love to get hold of some myself.

parvez said...

Puffs looks delicious and good... i like to eat it..

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