Kerala Beef Puffs in disguise

Kerala Beef Puffs in disguise
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There it is… My Daring Baker’s challenge – Danish Braid. It looks lovely, doesn’t it, or is it just me? I am so happy that I got to finish my challenge, and it’s almost perfect. It is supposed to have chocolate or sweet fruit filling but here I have spicy beef veggie filling. Now I can say that I love my spicy danish pastry puff a lot!!




Pastry puffsheets – 2 nos

Beef(ground) – 1 lb

French cut green beans- 1/2 cup

Grated carrot -1/2 cup

Green chillies chopped – 2 nos

Garlic crushed – 4 nos

Ginger crushed – 1 piece

Red onion thinly sliced – 1/2 of one

Meat masala – 1/2 tsp

Cooking oil – 1 tsp

Salt – As reqd

Cilantro/Curry leaves as reqd






Beef Filling

1)Heat oil in a pan.

2)Fry thinly sliced onions to light brown, then add ginger-garlic ,green chillies and meat masala and cook for 2 to 3 minutes

3)Add ground beef and cook for 20 minutes

5) Saute the vegetables separately in oil and add to beef mixture.

Puff Pastry Shaping- Danish braid

1)Divide the thawed frozen pastry into two equal pieces. Roll out half of pastry on a lightly floured surface into a 9-inch (25 cm) rectangle.

2)Spread beef filling in the middle third of the pastry of rectangle.

3)Cut 1-inch (2.5 cm) wide strips on either side of remaining pastry. Fold strips on each side alternately over filling to create a braid.

4)Place pastry onto a parchment lined baking sheet.

WHISK together egg and water and lightly brush top of pastry.

PREHEAT Oven to 375 degrees

BAKE for 20 to 22 minutes or until pastry is golden.

REMOVE baking sheet from oven and let cool slightly. Enjoy with chilli sauce or ketchup!!!!

2 thoughts on Kerala Beef Puffs in disguise

  • January 2, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Masha Allah,it looks amazing..

    Really Zainab, only you can take all the efforts to do all this..Masha ALlah..

    Great work dear..looks extremely delicious:)

    Hope to eat it soon;) haha

  • January 2, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Jazakallah Khayran Sheji