Tuesday, July 13, 2010
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.
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.
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.
Soccer Mania hosted by Kitchen Samraj.
Vegetarian Foodie Friday.