Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Sweet Potato & Mushroom Curry Puffs

This is another recipe from my friend Amanda. I remember she made it with her sister, when I was 16. At that stage, my veggo repetoire basically only covered stir-fries, so I was well impressed.
We ate these, curled up on the couch watching "Northern Exposure". Almost falling into swoon induced comas, from watching Chris.

Rain usually makes me feel mellow: curl up in a corner time, slow down, smell the furniture. Today... it just makes me feel wet. What is it about owning things? Why do we feel the need to own what we love, and why do we become such jerks when we do? We've all been there, you know: we want something; we own it; and by owning it we change it. When you finally win that girl of your dreams, the first thing you do is try to change her. That little thing she does with her hair, the way she wears her clothes, the way she chews her gum. Until eventually, what you like, what you don't like and what you change all merges into one. Like a watercolor in the rain.
-Chris Stevens

This is also great as a simple curry over rice.

Recipe serves 2
1Tbs oil
1/2 onion, chopped finely
1/2 sweet potato, diced
3 large button mushrooms, sliced
Curry to taste (I use about 2 tsps)
1/4 cup lite coconut cream
1 sheet frozen puff pastry (thawed)

1.Saute onion in oil, in a large frypan on medium heat. Cook until golden.
2.Add sweet potato & mushrooms, stirring to coat.
3.Add curry, stirring well, before mixing through coconut cream.
4.Cover pan, and leave to cook, until potato is tender (about 10 to 15 minutes). You may need to add some more coconut cream, if mixture is a bit dry, or sticking to pan.
5.Cut pastry in 1/2, and spoon mixture on each piece. Cover 1/2 the pieces, leaving the edges uncovered. Fold over uncovered pastry halves, to cover mixture, and press down edges with a fork to seal.
6.Cut a few slits in the top of the pastry. And bake in a preheated 180C(350F) oven, until pastry is golden- about 15 minutes.


jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

That looks delish - do you use curry paste or powder in it, by the way?

Sally Veganini said...

Thanks Jess :)

Curry powder..
I have made my own curry spice mix.. but it doesn't come easy to me.. so generally I use pre-made curry powder..