Oven Baked Vegan Curry Puffs

These delicious oven baked vegan curry puffs are easily the best vegan recipe we have ever developed. Each one is loaded with a variety of curried root vegetables, wrapped in crispy golden puff pastry. This recipe is a healthier alternative to the traditional deep fried versions, which is especially good for those watching their waistline.  A word of warning before you read on… these vegan curry puffs are seriously addictive!

Recently, I challenged myself to create some really good vegan recipes for my family. Before all you carnivores make your way to the exits, hear me out. My idea of a good vegan recipe is that it has to be good enough so that I don’t miss the meat. So even if you are not vegan or vegetarian, these curry puffs should hopefully satisfy almost anyone!

Oven Baked Vegan Curry Puff

What Goes In Vegan Curry Puffs

  • Vegetables – carrot, potato, sweet potato, peas, onion.
  • Chickpeas – can substitute for canned cannellini or other beans.
  • Flavouring – garlic, curry powder, salt, sugar, soy sauce, coriander.
  • Puff pastry – choose an egg-free pastry to keep it vegan.
  • “Egg” wash – soy milk and coconut oil.
Oven Baked Vegan Curry Puff

How to Make Vegan Curry Puffs (Summary)

  1. Cook vegetables in microwave.
  2. Sauté filling ingredients.
  3. Wrap filling ingredients with puff pastry.
  4. Brush pastry with “egg” wash.
  5. Bake.
  6. Optional step – finish under grill.

My Tips for Success

The filling – the filling should have a gooey, mashed-potato-like consistency. Remove as much moisture as possible when frying, as moisture will turn to steam and soften the pastry while baking.

Grilling – after baking, put the curry puffs under the grill for 1-2 minutes to give them a beautiful golden finish. Watch them carefully and make sure they don’t burn!

Cooling – give the curry puffs plenty of air to breathe so they don’t go soggy while cooling. Place them on a cooling rack in a single layer and a bit of space between each one. Allow to cool completely before storing.

Oven Baked Vegan Curry Puff

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Oven Baked Vegan Curry Puffs

Oven Baked Vegan Curry Puffs

Oven Baked Vegan Curry Puffs

Scruff
These delicious curry puffs are easily the best vegan recipe we have ever developed. Each one is loaded with a variety of curried root vegetables and wrapped in crispy golden pastry.
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Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Finger Food, Snack
Cuisine Fusion
Servings 65 puffs
Calories 189 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 300 gm carrots, peeled and chopped into small chunks
  • 400 gm white potato, peeled and diced into cubes
  • 400 gm sweet potato, peeled and chopped into chunks
  • 100 gm frozen peas
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2.5 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 can chickpeas (400 gm), drained and washed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1.5 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 10 stalks of coriander, finely chopped (optional)
  • 8 sheets of vegan-friendly puff pastry (I use Pampas brand), pastry sheet size = 25 cm x 25 cm or 10 In x 10 In

Vegan Egg Wash Substitute

  • 4 tbsp soy milk
  • coconut oil spray or a neutral oil of your choice

To Serve

  • sweet chilli sauce (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Prep all the vegetables and defrost the peas.
  • In a bowl, add the chopped carrots and 1 tbsp of water. Cover the bowl with cling wrap and cook in the microwave for 4 minutes. Set aside.
  • Repeat with the white potatoes but cook for a total time of 7 minutes.
  • Repeat with sweet potatoes except add 2 tbsp of water and cook for 7 minutes.
  • Using a potato masher or a fork, mash the sweet potato. Cover and set aside. 
  • In a non-stick frying pan on medium heat, add the oil and saute the onion and garlic for roughly a minute.
  • Add the curry powder and saute for roughly 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  • Turn down the heat to medium-low and add the chickpeas, carrot, salt, sugar, soy sauce and cook for 2 minutes
  • Add the white and sweet potato to the pan and combine thoroughly. With an egg flipper, slightly mash the filling into the pan to break up some of  the chickpeas, carrots and potato. Cook for a total of 5 – 7 minutes.
  • Add the peas and coriander to the pan and stir through. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Check the filling for seasoning, curry flavour and texture. Adjust accordingly. Take the pan off the stove and allow the mixture to cool down for 20 minutes. (Note 1)
  • Take out the puff pastry from the freezer and allow 10-15 mins to thaw. 
  • Line the baking trays with baking paper and preheat a fan-forced oven at 200 C / 392 F. 
  • Cut the puff pastry into thirds lengthways and crossways (i.e. into 9 pieces).
  • Scoop a tablespoon of filling and place it in the middle of the puff pastry square. Fold the pastry over into a rectangle, then crimp them down with a fork. See pictures above.
  • Brush each puff with soy milk and then spray / brush coconut oil over the top. Put them into the oven on fan force at 200 C / 392 F for 20 minutes.
  • Optional Step: At 20 minutes, if you want the puffs to be more golden then turn your oven to grill setting at 200 C / 392 F. Watch them carefully. As soon as they are golden, take them out. Do not leave them unattended. (Note 2)
  • Allow them to cool on a rack and do not stack them on top of each other. 

Notes

  1. The texture of the filling should be like plain mashed potato (the way it feels with no milk/cream/butter etc).. 
  2. Grill one tray at a time. Each tray should not take more than 2 mins.

Nutrition

Calories: 189kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 3gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 151mgPotassium: 103mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1684IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
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18 thoughts on “Oven Baked Vegan Curry Puffs

  1. I made this tonight!
    The changes I made:
    Didn’t really follow measurements for the veggies and ran out of puff(I only had 8).
    Used corn instead of peas, no oil or onion, used garlic powder instead of cloves. Skipped the egg wash and added mince to half of the veggies.
    I also cut the puff into 4 squares
    And it turned out so good! Thanks for an amazing recipe!

    1. Hi Karen! Thanks for trying out our recipe and telling us about it! I am really glad that it turned out well for you by using whatever you had in the pantry. You put a big smile on Steph’s face tonight as she was reading your comment. Thanks for you kind and encouraging words Karen!

  2. A beautiful recipe! All the measurements worked perfectly and I brushed the tops of the puffs with soy milk just prior to putting them in the oven and they were a beautiful golden colour when cooked. Thanks for this recipe!

  3. Are you familiar with Aquafaba? It’s the liquid in the can of chickpeas. People are doing amazing things with it because it is similar to egg whites. I believe some people use it like an “egg wash” on pastries. I haven’t had a chance to try it. This recipe looks so amazingly delicious! Thanks!

    1. Hi Katy! I have heard of it but yet to try it. It would work really well with this recipe since the recipe does call for chickpeas. Thank you so much for your kind words!

      1. I used aquafaba on them tonight and they browned up beautifully, just like an egg wash would. Thanks for the recipe, my picky seven year old loved it and my husband and I were very very happy. I used Madras curry paste and dipped them in mango chutney and skipped the cilantro. Definitely making these again, especially for a party. Thanks again.

      2. I am really happy to hear that it went well for you Kristie! I shall try the aquafaba next time I make it. Thank you for leaving a kind comment!

  4. Thank you for nice recipe, it can get the nice color on by 1warm up the tray(spray on) +paper bake=10minutes, 2. 10 minute later any curry puff (come from dreez) on then spray oil be on them. 3. 15minutes later the curry puff cook well, take them out do spray oil…
    4 wait for 10 -15 minute later the nice gold color on. I got them.

    1. Hi Magpie! Yes, you can but it will get softer the longer you leave it out. I suggest you make the pastries first without cooking them and then leaving them in the fridge. When your guests begin arriving, put them in the oven and serve. I hope that helps.

  5. One of my fav recipes. Always make them when I have parties and get so many compliments. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!!

    1. Hi Taylor! These are the sorts of comments that make it all worthwhile! Thank you for letting us know!

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