Spiral Curry Puff

September 04, 2010

At first... I thought making these swirl or layered curry puffs would be so mind boggling and difficult but I was OK... Few simple steps, wrap this, roll that, slice this and seal that...then off into a hot wok to be deep fried...
Nice afternoon delight with Malaysian black coffee...

  • mince meat ... beef or chicken
  • potatoes - diced
  • onion - diced
  • curry leaves
  • 2 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds- grounded
  • salt and pepper
  • oil

Saute the onion and curry leaves until fragrant. Add in mincemeat. Give it a good stir. Add curry powder and cumin. Stir for few minutes then add in potatoes...and stir fry until slightly on the dry side  (a little bit mushy). Season to taste. Leave it to cool

I'll make it easier with my pictorial steps (FIG.1-4) above...going clockwise from top left hand corner..

FIG 1:
Dough A (yellow):
  • 240g plain flour
  • 100g margerine
  • 6-7 tablespoon water

Mix until a smooth dough and leave it to rest for 20 minutes.

Dough B(white):
  • 180g plain flour
  • 100g shortening
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Mix into a smooth dough and leave it to rest.

Roll B into a ball and wrap with A...


shape to a rectangular, then use a rolling pin to flatten while maintaining a rectangular shape...to thickness of 1cm. Roll up from the short end... maintaining a tight roll (like making swiss roll)... leave it to rest for 20 minutes.

FIG 4:

once you cut up the roll... you may be able to see the swirl ....
Divide into 20 pieces (cut into 1cm thickness)...flatten with your palm the swirl side up....

Fill up with the meat filling above and seal the edges.
Deep fry until golden brown...


  1. wow this is lovely, the pastry dough is awesome! my mum had this b4 and she some how forgotten about it, thanks! must ket her know! :)

  2. The pastry puffs look perfectly layered!

  3. Love those spiral curry puffs. You make it look easy. Must bookmark this to try. Thanks.

  4. Big Boys Oven,
    I am glad to be of some help


    A bit more work than the usual pastry ...:)

  5. Ehhh..... nampak sedap dan cantik. Tak pernah I buat pastry cam ni.. selalu buat yang basic punya... nak buat ni... !!!

  6. leemei,
    Classic pastry pun sedap juga... cuma ni banyak sikit 'lemak' dia..

  7. They looks so pretty and inviting. Love those layers

  8. Radhika,
    Thanks :)

    and thank you for the info on the lighting for your DIY lightbox..

    ps.. love your blog and have fav it.. :)

  9. Hi, they look brilliant!
    I was just wondering if I can substitute shortening for ghee or butter or any sort?
    Also, can I use butter or ghee in both dough?

  10. Stephie,
    You can substitute shortening for butter but may not be able to get that beautiful layering...
    after saying that... worth a try and let me know the outcome... we could learn something :D