Veg Pizza Puff Recipe is a snack consisting of pastry sheet stuffed with a filling consisting of vegetables, cheese and sauce. Typically veg. pizza puffs are deep fried but here we will be baking them for a healthier version. These puffs are inspired by McPuffs available at McDonald’s across its counters in India.
The best part about this recipe is the absolutely flavourful and very well balanced stuffing. The stuffing has lots of vegetables which have been made delightful by adding a lot of kids’ favourites such as pizza sauce, cheese, oregano etc. The pastry sheets have been prepared with all purpose flour. We need very stiff dough for absolutely smooth and perfect puffs.
My sister in law stays in Dubai and she misses Veg. Pizza McPuff as McDonald’s there don’t have it on the menu. So for all such sisters in law in Dubai, and the rest of the foodies, here is the recipe.
Veg Pizza Puff Recipe
Course Snacks, Appetisers
Prep time 20 minutes+60 minutes chilling time
Cook time 30-40 minutes
Serving 4 persons
Ingredients for Veg. Pizza Puff
- 2 cup all purpose flour
- 5 tbsp oil
- Salt to taste
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ cup + 1 tbsp cold water
- 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
- 1 medium sized capsicum, finely chopped
- 2 small carrots, finely chopped
- 6-7 french beans, finely chopped
- ¼ cup peas
- ¼ cup sweet corn kernels
- 1 tbsp oil
- 3 tbsp pizza/pasta sauce
- Salt to taste
- ½ tsp sugar
- ½ tsp black pepper
- ½ tsp dried oregano
- ¼ tsp chilli flakes
- ¼ tsp dried basil leaves
- 1 tbsp vinegar
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated and chilled
How to Make Veg. Pizza Puff
1. Make the dough
In a large bowl take 2 cups all purpose flour. Add salt to taste, 5 tbsp oil, and 2 tsp baking powder. Mix everything well. Use cold water to make stiff dough.
2. Let the dough rest for 30 minutes
Once the dough is ready, cover it with a wet cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes. Thereafter knead it once again for 5-7 minutes.
3. To prepare the stuffing, cook the vegetables:
While the dough rests, prepare the stuffing. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non stick pan. Add 1 medium finely chopped onion. Cook for 5 minutes. Do not brown the onions. Add 1 medium size capsicum finely chopped. Cook for 5 minutes. Add 2 small, finely chopped, carrots and 6-7 chopped French beans. Cook for 5 minutes. Add little water and let the vegetables cook for 2-3 minutes.
Tip: Do not overcook the vegetables.
4. Add seasonings
Add 3 tbsp pizza sauce, salt to taste, ½ tsp sugar, ½ tsp black pepper, ½ tsp dried oregano, ¼ tsp chilli flakes, ¼ tsp dried basil leaves, 1 tbsp vinegar, 2 tsp garlic powder and 2 tbsp tomato ketchup. Mix everything well. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
5. Add peas, corn and cheese
Add ¼ cup peas and sweet corn each. Mix well. Let the mixture cool completely. For that put it in the freezer for 20 minutes. Add 1 cup grated and cold mozzarella cheese. Mix. Chill the stuffing for 15 minutes.
Tip: After grating cheese just sprinkle some all purpose flour on it. It shall prevent the cheese from sticking together.
6. Prepare veg. pizza puffs
Take a portion of pastry dough. Roll it. Cut into rectangular shape. Apply some water on the sheet. Place filling in the center. Put another rectangle sheet on it. Seal the sides. Dust some all purpose flour on the puffs and keep them in freezer for 15 minutes. There after bake them at 180°C for 10+10 minutes each side up.
Tip: Do not over fill the stuffing. Keep the edges absolutely clean.
7. Bon appétit
Serve veg. pizza puff with tomato ketch up and chilled ice tea.
- You can also deep fry the Pizza Puffs on low to medium flame till golden brown.
- You can seal the edges using a fork.