Buttery Egg Puffs


Spicy Egg Puffs

Flaky and buttery pastry encases a spicy mixture of onions, tomatoes and a hard boiled egg. Egg puffs are found in almost all bakeries in the non-vegetarian regions of India and are also sold on journeys with Indian Railways. Serve these at any party, with a side of your favourite sauce, and we guarantee you that the platter will come back empty and you will have been accosted for the recipe by numerous guests. 


  • 4 eggs, hard boiled, shelled & halved
  • 1 large onion, finely sliced
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 
  • 1tsp grated ginger 
  • 1 tsp of any spice of you choice 
  • 2 tsps of tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbs coriander, finely chopped
  • 2 sheets of puff pastry
  • Egg wash


  1. Boil 4 eggs and set aside.  When cool, shell eggs and cut in halves lengthwise.
  2. Heat oven to 180° degrees.
  3. Place a frying pan on low heat, pour in 3 tablespoons oil and add the sliced onion.
  4. Raise heat to medium high and fry onion till golden brown.
  5. Now stir in garlic, ginger, spice of your choice (we used our Jhalfrezi spice), tomato sauce, sea salt and 1 cup of water. 
  6. Cover and cook for 5 minutes on medium high.
  7. Uncover and stir till the mixture is dry then stir in the coriander. 
  8. Spread mixture onto a plate and divide into 8 parts.  Allow to cool.
  9. Take 2 Puff Pastry sheets out of the freezer.  Allow to thaw for about 2 minutes.
  10. In the meantime, line a baking tray with baking paper.
  11. Cut each of the Puff Pastry sheets into quarters.  You now have 8 squares.
  12. Spread one part of the spicy mixture in the middle of one puff pastry square, place an egg on top
  13. Wet the edges of the pastry with egg wash.
  14. Gather the four corners of the puff pastry and seal the parcel by pressing with your fingers.  Place on previously lined baking tray.
  15. Repeat the filling of the other puffs.
  16. When all 8 egg puffs are on the baking tray brush them with egg wash.
  17. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes till golden brown and serve warm.

 Egg Puffs