Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Chole Puffs/ Channa Puffs

When I was working in Hyderabad, I used to have veggie puffs at a regular basis in my office cafeteria. I love puffs!!! Some days back I had Channa Puffs in Hot Breads, I did not like the taste. From then I want to prepare them myself at home, last weekend made these channa puffs and I & my hubby enjoyed them to the full. What a yummy snack  :)

Puffs are snack items and they can be filled with a variety of ingredients like vegetables, keema, eggs, potato or paneer. I used frozen puff pastry sheets. These Chole Puffs are simple and easy evening time snack.

Puff Pastry Sheets – 1 box
For Stuffing
Onions- 1 no
Channa – 2 cups soak overnight
Cumin powder – ½ tsp
Chole masala or Garam masala – 1 tsp

Red Chilli powder
Lemon Juice - 2 tsps
Coriander leaves - 3 tsps
Chaat Masala – ½ tsp
Turmeric powder –a pinch
Oil – 1 tsp
Milk - 4 tsps

  • Take the Puff Pastry sheets from refrigerator and thaw them based on the instructions at room temperature for 40 minutes
  • Meanwhile make chole stuffing, by taking a pan heat oil on medium heat.
  • Add Onions and sauté till soft.

  • Now add soaked chole by removing water. Add salt,turmeric powder.
  • Mix well and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Now add cumin powder, chaat masala, chole masala, red chilli powder, lemon juice, coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Take the Pastry sheets strips and cut into small squares.
  • Put 1 tsps of stuffing in the center of the sheet.
  • Fold the Pastry sheets to make shapes. To seal puffs use a fork and gently press the sides.
  • Take oven safe tray line with foil.
  • Place puffs in oven above tray and brush on the top of puffs with milk. 
  • Pre heat the oven to 400 F and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool from for 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot with ketchup. 
Sending this to Tea time snacks hosted by Akheela, Cooking with seeds - Chickpeas hosted by Sukanya originally started by Priya, Bake Fest hosted by Pradnya started by Vardhini, Legume Love affair Hosted by Chez started by Susan



  1. Nice stuffing! Anything n everything..pastry recipes,I am on! ;)

  2. Looks so flaky and yum... Filling looks gorgeous

  3. Love the stuffing, this is a different stuffing as compared to the regular veggies or potato stuffing which I usually make. Lovely!

  4. Puffs have always been my favorite too...Used to have one daily during my college days..
    These Chole puffs look too good..feel like grabbing them right away.

  5. channa puffs missin in bakeries.. now.. love the puffs they make me drooll..

  6. Omg It's so tempting...Chole filling is really awesome...Pls pass some.

  7. yum filling and this flaky snack is my fav too !

  8. Nice stuffing..and they looks just perfect..

  9. lovely puffs......loved the protein packed filling....superb dear

  10. Puffs 're my fav too..loved your stuffing..puffs looks absolutely perfect!very tempting!

  11. I love the stuffing of puffs more thann the outer layer ;) ur stuffing is too good. more healthy too ")

  12. Absolutely loved this stuffing!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  13. My daughter loves puffs, Chana puffs look so perfectly done, really mouthwatering..

  14. Very tempting puffs, love this snack anytime. u have done it perfectly :)

  15. Love these puffs. Can have themnow.

  16. Wat a tempting puffs, looks absolutely stunning and incredible..

  17. Purrrrfect!
    When we go to Indian cafe here, the only thing we order are the veggie puffs, thinking that this is something we can't make at home, so might as well eat this outside instead of other regular stuff.
    I'm sure many people think the same :D
    And now looks like I can give this one a shot at home! :D

  18. OMG! the stuffing looks so tempting,delicious puffs

  19. Very tempting puffs..filling looks iresistible,innovative one!!

    Erivum Puliyum

  20. love the stuffing...looks too tempting...nice preparation !!

  21. thank you for linking it to tea time snack event love the filling you have used looks fabulous

  22. wow... chole puffs look so yummy.... fabulous filling..

  23. Puffs look delicious..awesome recipe!!

  24. Simply drooling over these!!! They look FAB and I am bookmarking them for this weekend :) cheers, priya

  25. Oh wow, this looks absolutely heavenly! I really want a piece or two, like now..!!

  26. Really an unusual stuffing...Luv the channa puff for evening craving ..Thank u for visiting my blog and sharing ur wishes...i too luv to visit ur blog often..

  27. nice stuffing.. Pastry puff sounds so good for a chilly evening!

  28. Love the stuffing, this is a new stuffing compared to the regular one..loved it

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  29. love the stuffing!....actually everyone in our house does!...very yum!

  30. love the filling....really tempting

  31. Yum. I love anything in puff pastry. Your very delicious chole filling is the icing on the cake! Thanks for sending your recipe to My Legume Love Affair.

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