Love puffs? Try this tandoori chicken version at home

Try it as a snack for your Christmas feast. Photo: Shutterstock/Santhosh Varghese

They are not known for being a healthy meal option but Malayali youngsters love the humble snack puffs, and it is easily available across the state. While egg puffs enjoy the maximum number of fans, the vegetarian, chicken and beef versions also have their fans. How about trying to make a tandoori chicken puffs at home for this Christmas? Here's the recipe:

300 grams bone-less chicken
2 tablespoons of curd
1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
1 teaspoon tandoori masala
1 teaspoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon ghee
½ teaspoon red chilli powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
2-4 puffs sheets

Prepare the filling by taking curd, tandoori masala, ginger-garlic paste, ghee, red chilli powder and lemon juice in a vessel and mixing chicken pieces
Close this vessel with a plastic cover and marinate for 30 minutes
Heat a little oil in a pan and cook the marinated chicken
Keep aside the cooked chicken
Cut the puff pastry sheets in the required shape
Place sufficient amount of the tandoori chicken filling at the centre of each pastry sheet and wrap it by ensuring that the edges are closed properly
Beat an egg and brush the puff sheet to obtain a golden brown colour, similar to the puffs available from bakeries
Bake the puffs in an oven preheated to 180 degrees Celsius for 20-25 minutes
The homemade tandoori chicken puffs are ready

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