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
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
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.
- 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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