Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Muttai Puffs | Egg Puffs

Muttai Puffs, a Indian style puff pastry with spicy egg masala inside. Like Veg Puffs, these egg puffs are also most common in tea kadai/bakery snacks around midday/evening across Tamilnadu. With hot coffee or chai/tea, those puffs taste awesome and quite fulfilling too. Like i had already mentioned in my veg puffs post, i'm not a great fan of savory puffs occasionally i can eat one fully without any fuss. 

But ST is such a huge fan of all types of puffs, so whenever i buy puff pastry, reserve a bit of puff pastry to make these egg puffs or veg puffs for him. As an adherent fan of puffs, he gives a big thumbs up for this egg puff and said it tastes exactly like bakery egg puffs. So if you're looking for bakery style egg puffs, do give a try on this recipe.  

Puff Pastry 

In today's recipe, I have used the brand "Tenderflake" for puff pastry. In the past, I tried a couple of other brands of puff pastries and it all works fine for making these egg puffs. With a single puff pastry, you can make 4 large puffs or 6 small puffs.

Make sure that the puff pastry is at room temperature before stuffing it with eggs. Transfer the puff pastry from freezer to refrigerator in the previous night itself, so the next morning, the puff pastry is perfectly thawed and  ready to use. 

Tips to make delicious Egg Puffs

  • Don't overcook the eggs, make sure to boil the egg until the yolk is firm & yellow.
  • Make sure that the spices in the masala are little overpowering, that way it tastes perfect with puff pastry.
  • Depending on the size you want, you can cut the eggs into half or quarter. 


For the last one week, i have been waiting outside after sunset to get a glimpse of neowise comet and still haven't gotten a chance to see it. Knowing that it won't come our way for another 6766 years makes it wanting to see even more. After repeatedly talking about this for the past one week, ST also got interested and for the two or three days we're roaming around our area with compass turned on in our phone. With no luck, yesterday we took a drive after 10 PM to the nearby park for a wide view of the sky which we thought would give a better chance to spot the comet. Again no luck, still  have a couple of days left before it vanishes, will see?

Whenever i come to know about astronomic events in our place, i literally pester ST to spot it and he also doesn't have much choice so join me. Right from spotting the ISS, lunar eclipse, solar eclipse and the list goes on.Still remember the time when we were in Houston, i set alarm for early morning on winter days to witness the lunar eclipse.

With coats and caps on, we were the only couple standing outside in the cold weather to watch. Right from childhood, i have been obsessed with all astronomy events but didn't have much source to know the exact time & direction back then. Now that it's easy to access all the sources, sky gazing is one of my favorite time passes. Ok, Thanks for reading till the end. Now coming back to the recipe, this has nothing to do with egg puffs recipe, just thought of sharing my interest. Now let's check out the egg puff recipe.   

Muttai Puffs | Egg Puffs

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Snacks | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Egg Puffs,Muttai Puffs, Bakery Puffs, Snacks Muttai Puffs, a Indian style puff pastry with spicy egg masala inside. Like Veg Puffs, these egg puffs are also most common in tea kadai/bakery snacks around midday/evening across Tamilnadu.
Puff Pastry - 1/2 
Boiled Egg - 1
Onion - 1/2
Tomato - 1/2
Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Red chili powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves - few
Oil - 1/2 tsp

Slice the onions thinly and tomato into small pieces. Heat the pan with oil, add the onions with a pinch of salt. Saute till the onions are translucent and then add the ginger garlic paste and saute till it's aromatic.
Next add the tomatoes , spices(turmeric, red chili, coriander & garam masala powder) & salt. Mix it well. Add 1/4 cup of water and cook till the onions are soft and the raw smell of the spices are gone.
Once the onion tomato masala are thick, switch off the flame and then add the coriander leaves and mix well. Let the masala cool completely. In the mean time, cook the egg and slice it vertically. 
Preheat the oven @425 F. Cut the puff pastry into 4 equal size, take only two pieces and put the remaining in the freezer. Take one piece of puff pastry and slightly stretch it with rolling pin.Place a tbsp of masala in one end of puff pastry and place an half a egg with yolk side down and put another tbsp of masala on the top of egg.
Take the other side of puff pastry and cover the egg and seal the edge by pressing it together(or you can fold this as squares, refer my IG Reels for folding as squares) and place it on the parchment lined baking tray.
Put it in the oven and bake it for 15-18 mins or until the top turn slightly brown.  
Tasty and spicy Egg puffs/ Muttai Puffs is ready. Serve it with hot tea. 

Related: How to make Veg Puffs 

  • Adjust the spices as per your liking.
  • I have used tender flake puff pastry.
  • If your tomato has more tartness, use just 1/4 of it. Otherwise the puffs would be too tangy
  • Make sure to cook the masala till all the moisture evaporates and oil oozes out from the masala
  • Make sure to cool the masala before stuff inside the puff pastry otherwise it would be soggy once baked

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