Pasteis de Camarao (Prawn puffs)

Pasteis de Camarao (Prawn puffs)

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Servings: 25
Calories: 66


For the pastry:

  • 3 1/2 oz Refined flour maida
  • 1 3/4 oz Cornflour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 3 tbsp Ghee
  • Water to bind

For the filling:

  • 7 oz Prawns shelled, deveined
  • 3 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 2 Onions medium-sized, chopped
  • 1 inch piece Ginger adrak, minced
  • 6 cloves Garlic lasan, minced
  • 3 Green chillies chopped
  • 6 Curry leaves kadhi patta
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric haldi powder
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper kali mirch powder
  • 2 tbsp Green coriander hara dhaniya, chopped
  • 1 tsp Vinegar sirka
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetable oil for deep-frying


  • In a bowl, sift together flour, % cup cornflour, and salt to mix well.
  • Rub in 2 tbsp ghee with your fingertips. Add enough water to make a firm dough.
  • Mix the remaining cornflour and ghee into a paste.
  • Roll out the dough into a thin round. Spread the cornflour paste over it, sprinkle a little flour and roll up into a long, thin, tight roll.
  • Cut the roll into 1 inch pieces. Flatten each piece with your fingers and roll into small discs.
  • For the filling, heat the oil in a pan; add onions and saute till soft and golden.
  • Add ginger, garlic, green chillies, and curry leaves; saute for 1 minute. Add turmeric powder and black pepper powder; saute for a few seconds.
  • Add prawns and stir-fry on high heat for 2 - 3 minutes. Add green coriander and salt; continue to stir-fry till the mixture is dry.
  • Add vinegar, adjust seasoning and remove from heat.
  • Spread a little filling on the bottom half of the disc. Fold over to make a half-moon shape. Moisten the edges and press to seal.
  • Heat the oil in a pan; deep-fry the puffs till golden. Remove and drain the excess oil on paper towels.
  • Note: Untried puffs may be frozen for up to 2 months and fried when required.
  • Variation: You can also use a mince filling.
Calories: 66 kcal
Carbohydrates: 6 g
Protein: 2 g
Fat: 4g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 17 mg
Sodium: 121 mg
Potassium: 43 mg
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 1 g
Vitamin A: 12 IU
Vitamin C: 6 mg
Calcium: 10 mg
Iron: 1 mg
Cuisine Indian
Ingredients Fish & Seafood
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