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Two egg puffs on a plate with a fork.

Egg Puffs

An authentic Indian snack that is spicy and savory. They’re quick and easy to make and popular at parties.
Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:35 mins
Servings:6 egg puff pastries


  • 1 pastry sheet thawed
  • 3 eggs hard boiled
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 green chili pepper chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil and set it aside.
  • Add the chopped onion, green chili pepper, and coconut oil to a medium pan and sauté until the onions turn golden brown. Then mix in the turmeric powder, chili powder, pepper, and garam masala and let fry for no more than 5 seconds.
  • Now turn the heat down to low, add the tomato sauce, and let cook for one minute. Then add the water and salt and sauté the mixture until it is dry. Now sprinkle the chopped coriander leaves on top and set aside.
  • Roll the thawed pastry out onto a floured countertop and cut it into 6 square pieces. Equally divide the onion masala mixture onto each square. Cut the hard-boiled eggs in half and place one egg halve onto the top of each, and then seal them one-by-one using your fingers to create 6 puffs.
  • Place each of the puffs onto the prepared baking pan, leaving space in-between. Beat the egg white in a small bowl and then brush it onto each of the prepared puffs.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown on top. Serve warm and enjoy!


  • These come out perfectly crispy as long as the oven is nice and hot, so turn on both heating filaments at the top of the oven plus the heat from the bottom and make sure it’s reached 400°F before starting to bake them.
  • An egg slicer is a useful kitchen gadget, allowing you to cut eggs into perfect, even slices in about 3 seconds!
  • If you don’t have a spare egg white, brush melted butter over the puffs instead.
  • Every Southern Indian bakery seems to have its own version of these. Some add a whole boiled egg rather than adding it in slices. Why not try both ways?


Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 378mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg