Sunday, December 12, 2021

Minced turkey puffs


  1. Minced turkey - 1/2 pound
  2. Puff pastry sheets 
  3. Onion - 1 medium
  4. Ginger minced - 1 teaspoon
  5. Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  6. Tomato - 1 small
  7. Garam masala - 1/4 teaspoon
  8. Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  9. Red chili powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Milk - 1 tablespoon for brushing puffs
  12. Oil - 1 tablespoon
  1. Defrost the puff pastry sheets as per the instructions in the package.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add minced ginger and curry leaves.
  3. Add finely chopped onion and saute until onions turn translucent.
  4. Add turmeric powder, chili powder, and garam masala and mix it for 30 seconds.
  5. Add chopped tomatoes and cook until tomatoes turn soft.
  6. Add the minced turkey and mix it all together. 
  7. Cover and cook for 15 minutes until the turkey is well done.
  8. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line the baking tray with parchment paper. 
  9. Cut the puff pastry sheets into rectangular pieces(4 inches x 5 inches). Place the turkey filling on one side and fold it. Press the sides with a fork to seal the edges. Repeat for a required number of puffs.
  10. Place the prepared puffs on a baking sheet. Brush with milk to get a glossy texture.
  11. Bake for 20-30 minutes. Turn over halfway through. 
  • Minced turkey can be replaced with minced chicken. 
  • Baking time varies with the brand of puff pastry sheet you use. Always refer to the instructions on its packet.
Linking this recipe for the "Sshhh cooking secretly" event on Facebook. This month's theme is "Christmas Bakes" chosen by our group admins Renu and Mayuriji. My partner for this month Seema gave me onion and curry leaves and I gave her whole wheat flour and salt as her secret ingredients. Seema came up with beautiful Fruit mince pies which make perfect gifts for Christmas. She also has a detailed post on how to make fruit pies. Do visit her blog to check the recipe. 


  1. Minced turkey puffs sound very delicious! Would serve a flavorful appetizer for the Christmas party.

  2. This looks super delicious and I am sure no one can resist eating them. These make a perfect bake for Christmas.

  3. I make something similar with lamp mint. A delicious starter for any gatherings.

  4. These puffs remind me so much of the ones we get in Kerala. I am sure the flavours are the perfect for tea gatherings.

  5. What a wonderful Christmas Treat Anu. A good option to serve mince turkey puffs if one doesn't want to prepare a whole turkey. Also a good way to use up leftover turkey.

  6. Minced turkey puffs looks super tempting. Readymade pastry sheets will make it easy to make this delicious puffs. I would love to try it soon.

  7. mined turkey puffs looks so tempting and perfectly baked. Would love to enjoy it anytime.

  8. Turkey puffs are a Perfect Christmas treat for family and Friends Anu. These puffs are absolutely irresistible.

  9. these puffs looks so good ! am sure they vanished as soon as they came out of the oven...

  10. The minced turkey puffs looks perfect for the season... Apt for chai time on cozy evenings...