The crust of spiral curry puff (karipap pusing) is made with a combination of oil dough and water dough. Shortening is used to make the oil dough as it will yield a less oily crust. You may deep-fry or bake the curry puffs. Deep-fried curry puffs have a nice spiral pattern, but for baked curry puffs, the pattern is not obvious.

These curry puffs look better than normal curry puffs. The filling of the puffs depends on your taste, in this recipe, potato, and chicken meat are used with an egg, you can optimize the type of meat or omit it if you prefer it. Spiral curry puffs are also great appetizers to serve at your next party.

Yields: 10

CHINESE VERSION: 螺旋咖喱角:油炸或烘烤

Spiral Curry Puff (Karipap Pusing): Deep-Fried or Baked
 

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Ingredients:

For filling

  • 300 g Russet potato (cut into cubes)
  • 2 eggs
  • 200 g chicken meat (cut into small pieces)
  • 1 ½ tbsps curry powder
  • 2 tbsps sugar
  • ⅔ tsp fine salt
  • 1 tsp chicken stock powder (optional)
  • 4 tbsps cooking oil
  • 40 g shallot (chopped)
  • 1 stalk of curry leaves
  • 6 tbsps plain water

For oil dough: (Yields 180 g)

  • 120 g plain flour
  • 60 g shortening

For water dough: (Yields 320 g )

  • 180 g plain flour
  • ⅔ tsp fine salt
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar
  • 35 g margarine
  • 90 g plain water

Preparing potato filling:

1 Steam Russet potato and eggs for 10 minutes, or until the potato has softened.

 

2 Add curry powder, sugar, salt, and chicken stock powder to chicken meat, mix well, and set aside to marinate for 20 minutes. (Reminder: Add an extra ⅓ tsp of salt if omitting chicken stock powder).

3 Preheat cooking oil, add in shallot and cook until fragrant. Add in marinated chicken meat and curry leaves, and cook for about 1-2 minutes (CORRECTION: The instruction at 1:18 in the video should be “Cook for about 1-2 minutes”, NOT “7-8 minutes”). Add in steamed potato, and mix well. Add in water, and cook until water is drying up.

 

4 Divide filling into 10 portions.

Preparing dough for puff skin:

1 For oil dough: Mix together plain flour and shortening until a dough is formed.

2 For water dough: Mix together plain flour, salt and icing sugar. Mix in margarine, then add in water gradually, mix until a dough is formed.

3 Divide oil dough (36 g each) and water dough (64 g each) into 5 portions.

4 Flatten water dough, top with oil dough, fully wrap oil dough with water dough, shape into a ball.

5 Roll out the dough into oblong shape, then roll it up. Roll out the rolled dough again, then roll it up again. Cut each into 2. Cover with cling wrap, set aside to rest for 20 minutes.

Making Spiral Curry Puffs:

1 Flatten dough into a round shape (cut side facing down), put 1 portion of filling and egg in the center. Fold into half, seal and pleat the edges.

Instructions for deep-frying:

1 Preheat cooking oil to 170°C/340°F, turn to medium heat, and deep-fry curry puffs until golden brown.

2 Put fried curry puffs on a strainer ladle to drain off the oil.

3 Allow spiral curry puffs to slightly cool down before serving.

Instructions for baking:

1 Arrange curry puffs on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper and brush the surface with egg wash. (For the egg wash: Mix together 1 egg yolk and 1 tsp of water, sieve through.)

2 Bake in the preheated oven at 200°C/390°F for 30 minutes, until golden brown.

3 Allow baked curry puffs to slightly cool down before serving.


Spiral Curry Puff (Karipap Pusing): Deep-Fried or Baked

Spiral Curry Puff (Karipap Pusing): Deep-fried Or Baked

The crust of spiral curry puff (karipap pusing) is made with a combination of oil dough and water dough. Shortening is used to make the oil dough as it will yield a less oily crust.
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Prep Time 1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Resting 20 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Pastry
Cuisine Southeast Asia
Servings 10 pieces
Calories 320 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

For filling

  • 300 g Russet potato cut into cubes
  • 2 eggs
  • 200 g chicken meat cut into small pieces
  • 1 ½ tbsps curry powder
  • 2 tbsps sugar
  • tsp fine salt
  • 1 tsp chicken stock powder optional
  • 4 tbsps cooking oil
  • 40 g shallot chopped
  • 1 stalk of curry leaves
  • 6 tbsps plain water

For oil dough (Yields 180 g):

  • 120 g plain flour
  • 60 g shortening

For water dough (Yields 320 g ):

  • 180 g plain flour
  • tsp fine salt
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar
  • 35 g margarine
  • 90 g plain water

Instructions
 

  • Steam Russet potato and eggs for 10 minutes, or until the potato has softened.
  • Add curry powder, sugar, salt, and chicken stock powder to chicken meat, mix well, and set aside to marinate for 20 minutes. (Reminder: Add an extra 1/3 tsp of salt if omitting chicken stock powder).
  • Preheat cooking oil, add in shallot and cook until fragrant. Add in marinated chicken meat and curry leaves, and cook for about 1-2 minutes (CORRECTION: The instruction at 1:18 in the video should be “Cook for about 1-2 minutes”, NOT “7-8 minutes”). Add in steamed potato, and mix well. Add in water, and cook until water is drying up.
  • Divide filling into 10 portions.

Preparing dough for puff skin:

  • For oil dough: Mix together plain flour and shortening until a dough is formed.
  • For water dough: Mix together plain flour, salt and icing sugar. Mix in margarine, then add in water gradually, mix until a dough is formed.
  • Divide oil dough (36 g each) and water dough (64 g each) into 5 portions.
  • Flatten water dough, top with oil dough, fully wrap oil dough with water dough, shape into a ball.
  • Roll out the dough into oblong shape, then roll it up. Roll out the rolled dough again, then roll it up again. Cut each into 2. Cover with cling wrap, set aside to rest for 20 minutes.

Making Spiral Curry Puffs:

  • Flatten dough into a round shape (cut side facing down), put 1 portion of filling and egg in the center. Fold into half, seal and pleat the edges.

Instructions for deep-frying:

  • Preheat cooking oil to 170°C/340°F, turn to medium heat, and deep-fry curry puffs until golden brown.
  • Put fried curry puffs on a strainer ladle to drain off the oil.

Instructions for baking:

  • Arrange curry puffs on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper and brush the surface with egg wash. (For the egg wash: Mix together 1 egg yolk and 1 tsp of water, sieve through.)
  • Bake in the preheated oven at 200°C/390°F for 30 minutes, until golden brown.

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Notes

This recipe yields 10 pieces.
The nutritional value for reference is for 1 piece of curry puff. 

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 320kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 9gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 425mgPotassium: 237mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 210IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 2mg
Keyword curry puffs, karipap, karipap pusing, spiral curry puff
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