Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Soccer Empanadas

Empanada is a traditional Spanish dish. Empanada means to wrap or cover. In Spain they traditionally make it in circular form and stuff with some filling. Normally i used to make these empanadas with some meat filling today i went for some hearty vegetarian stuffing.
  While i was making these empanadas i was also thinking about the victory of Spain in FIFA World Cup 2010, so i also made just one pastry in the soccer ball shape, hope it looks like soccer ball :-)
Ingredients:
For The Pastry:
Plain flour- 200 g
Butter- 100 g
Salt- a pinch
Iced cold water- 4 to 5 tbsp
For The Filling
Cauliflower- 1/2 cup
Canned sweet corn- 1/2 cup
Onion- 1 medium sized finely chopped
Green pepper- 1/2 chopped
Chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder- 1 tsp
Sumac( a middle eastern spice)- 1/4 tsp
Lemon juice- 1/2 tbsp
Salt as required
Oil- 1 tbsp
For the topping:
Egg- 1 beaten lightly
Tomato ketcup- to make soccer ball pattern.

Method:
First prepare the pastry. In a large bowl add the flour, salt and cold butter cut into pieces, mix  together until it resembles like breadcrumbs. Add just enough cold water to bring the dough together. Wrap the dough in a cling film and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Meanwhile prepare the filling. Wash the cauliflower thoroughly in boiling water and cut them into small pieces.
Heat the oil in a pan, add the onions and fry it until they turn golden brown in colour. Now add all the spices except sumac. Fry it for about a minute. Add the chopped cauliflower, sweet corn and stir well to coat all the masala. Finally add salt, sumac and lemon juice, stir well, switch off the flame.
Take out the dough from the fridge, roll it out between two sheets of baking paper. Cut out 10 cm diameter circular disc out of the dough.
For making normal empanadas place the filling on one half and close it like a semicircle shape, seal the edges with a fork.
To make the soccer ball shape , place the filling on one round disc and place the other round on top of it, seal the edges.
Preheat the oven to 200 degree celsius. Place the empanadas on a baking sheet, brush it on top with egg wash. Bake it in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
Take it out from the oven, let it cool down for a while. To give the soccer ball pattern, i just piped out some tomato ketchup on top of the round pastry.
Serve the pastry with Ketchup and salad.
This recipe goes to Champa's Bake-Off event.
This recipe goes to the event AWED Spain hosted by Priya originally started by DK of Chef in you.
This recipe also goes to the event Soccer Mania hosted by Kitchen Samraj.
It also goes to Vegetarian Foodie Friday.

31 comments:

aipi said...

the soccer empanadas look really cute.. loved the veg filling.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Wow!!! luks really nice...yummy filling.

Torviewtoronto said...

Lovely we call these patties

Krishnaveni said...

beautiful work, great

Nandini said...

Really looks cute and yummy!

Satya said...

awesome,wonderful creative presentation n soccer empanadas looks yummy too...thanks for introducing the veggie version

transit said...

OMG! It must be very tasty!
looks very delicious ^^!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

yes Ayeesha, it does look like soccer ball and wow, what a great recipe, love it.

Neetz said...

this looks super yummy... i bet it would be simply out of this world :)...

Niloufer Riyaz said...

delicious empanadas, sirely looks like a soccer ball dear, thanks 4 sending them to my event.

Vegetarian Zest said...

Just wondering how you manage to churn out so many delicious dishes every other day.

Sweet Artichoke said...

A very creative presentation :-)
and very yummy empaƱadas!

Neha said...

good one..nice clicks

Rach said...

Wow! One recipe for so many events fantastic job! Looks so yumm, was attracted to this football design :)

Bergamot said...

You have created a nice soccer ball. The empanadas look yummy

Hamaree Rasoi said...

The soccer pattern that you have given by using ketchup looks very attractive..nice for events...

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Jay said...

Lovely presentation..Hats off to your innovative food idea dear...U r really talented...!

jais said...

looks so cute

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

looks very yummy...

Priya said...

Woww great looking empanadas, i wont bother to have some rite now..

Angie's Recipes said...

How cute! Love the filling too!

Sushma Mallya said...

wow so beautifully done...really good job..

Pavithra said...

ha ha thats so cute and u have done so well .. yummy filling.

Mary said...

These look wonderful and I must say your presentation was clever and unique :-). I really loved it. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Nitha said...

thats a creative presentation.. good work dear..

BangaloreBaker said...

Looks lovely. Thanks for the entry.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love empanadas and those look so delicious! I love the soccer empanadas!

Cheers,

Rosa

An Open Book said...

i love empanadas...and with a spicy meat filling..brilliant..and so cute they look...

Divya Vikram said...

Love the soccer idea. Looks delicious.

lecker and yummy recipes said...

wow...very well done Ayeesha.....just bookmarked it :)

Panchpakwan said...

Wow looks so delicious..nice presentation..

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