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Rustic Curry Puffs with Sweet'n'Sour Chilli Cucumber Sauce

Quick and simple recipe using easy to find ingredients


  • Curry Puffs

  • 1 tbs Olive Oil

  • 2 Brown Onions, finely chopped

  • 4 Cloves Garlic, minced

  • 4 tsp Fresh Ginger, finely grated

  • 500g Beef Mince

  • 2 medium potato's, chopped into small cubes

  • 1-1/2 cups frozen baby peas

  • 3-1/2 tbs curry powder

  • 6 Sheets Puff Pastry

  • Salt & Pepper

  • Sweet'n'Sour Chilli Cucumber Sauce

  • 3/4 cup Water

  • 3/4 cup Rice Wine Vinegar

  • 3/4 cup Caster Sugar

  • 1 Lebanese Cucumber, deseeded and finely chopped

  • 2 Dried Red Chilli’s, seeds removed and finely chopped

  • 1 tsp fresh Coriander, finely chopped (optional)


  • 1.

    Curry Puffs

  • 2.

    Heat oil in pan and add onion, garlic and ginger and cook until onion is soft

  • 3.

    Add the beef mince and cook for 5-10 minutes until browned

  • 4.

    Add potato and cook for further 5 minutes or until potato softens

  • 5.

    Add peas and curry powder and stir for 3 minutes

  • 6.

    Remove pan from heat the let mixture cool for approximately 30 minutes

  • 7.

    Season with salt and pepper to taste

  • 8.

    Cut each sheet of puff pastry into four squares

  • 9.

    Brush the edges of each square lightly with water

  • 10.

    Using an ice cream scoop, place one scoop of curry mixture into centre of each square

  • 11.

    Fold into a triangle and press down edges with a fork to seal

  • 12.

    Place triangles onto oven trays lined with baking paper and brush lightly with milk

  • 13.

    Bake in 200 degree oven for approximately 20 minutes or until puffed and golden

  • 14.

    Remove from oven to wire rack and cool slightly before serving with Sweet'n'Sour Chilli & Cucumber Sauce (method below)

  • 15.

    Place water, vinegar and sugar into saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring until sugar dissolves

  • 16.

    Boil for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally (liquid will thicken slightly)

  • 17.

    Cool in saucepan for 15 minutes

  • 18.

    Transfer to a bowl, add cucumber and chilli (and Coriander is using) and refrigerate until chilled


Also good using chicken or turkey mince and replacing the curry powder with a Curry Paste (Tikka Masala is my favourite)

Preparation time includes 30 minutes for mixture to cool

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Posted by richdickReport
sounds great & easy will try later today when the weather cools down