Coconut Sweet Puffs

I wanted to try this recipe during vinayaka chatuthi itself. But somehow ended up eating the entire pooranam ;-) ;-) Basically this is  a sweet puff with left over pooranam / sweet coconut filling. Its very simple and semi home made as I used the store bought off pastry sheets. As I mentioned before, these puff pastry sheets come in handy and you can make countless dishes with them

Coconut Sweet Puffs

  • Difficulty: Easy
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Prep Work: Make sure the pastry sheet is in room temperature. Either you can thaw it or just keep it outside till it reaches room temperature.

For the filling: Coconut Pooranam

  • Grated coconut – 1 cup
  • Jaggery – 3/4 cup (Adjust according to your taste)
  • Water – 1/4 cup
  • Elaichi/Cardamom powder – 2 tsp
  • Poppy seeds/kasa kasa – 2 tsps (optional)
  • Ghee – 2 tsps

For the puff:

  • Store bought pastry sheet – 1 sheet
  • All purpose flour – 2 tbsps (for dusting)
  • Cooking spray / oil – for binding

Steps:

Pooranam or filling:

  • Heat the kadai and add ghee.
  • Once its hot, add poppy seeds, if you are using.
  • Let it roast for couple of minutes, then add water and jaggery.
  • Let the jaggery dissolve completely and then add coconut and elaichi powder.
  • Cook till the water gets evaporated and keep it aside.

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Puff Process:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degree F and grease a cookie sheet or cover it with parchment paper / aluminum foil.
  • Dust the surface for rolling the sheet with the flour.
  • Basically I cut the sheets into 6 equal sizes and rolled them individually.
  • Add 2 tbsps of pooranam in the middle and close the edges.
  • Apply oil in the edges which acts as an binding agent.
  • Bake them for 15 mts or until they are golden brown.

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28 thoughts on “Coconut Sweet Puffs

  1. usha

    I never tried sweet puffs. Nice way to use up the leftover poornam, unless one decides to eat it as it is.. :) even I would have done the same.

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