Monday 26 February 2024

Onion Puff

Air fryer is a very versatile appliance for making snacks with lesser quantity of oil when compared to deep or shallow frying. Moreover, air fryer, microwave oven and cook-top can all be complementary in dally cooking and help save cooking time. This onion puff is an easy-to-make snack that children would simply enjoy. Now, let us make onion puff using an air fryer.  


For the covering:

All purpose flour or maida - 100 ml measure

Rava or semolina - ½ teaspoon

Oil - 2 tablespoons

Baking powder - ¼ teaspoon 

Baking soda - ¼ teaspoon 

Curds - 50 ml measure

Salt - ¼ teaspoon

Sugar - ½ teaspoon

For the stuffing:

Onion - 1 no, finely chopped

Mixed herbs - ½ teaspoon

Chili flakes - ½ teaspoon

Mozzarella cheese - grated, 1 tablespoon

Oil - 2 teaspoons

Salt - to taste

Oil - for brushing


How to make the covering: Mix all purpose flour, semolina, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl thoroughly. In another bowl, add in curds, oil, salt and sugar. Mix very well. Now add the flour mixture and blend together to form a soft dough. Divide into two parts.

How to make the filling: Combine onion with 2 teaspoons of oil in a microwave safe bowl and cook at micro-high for 1 minute. Add in herbs, salt and chili flakes and cook at micro-high for 2 more minutes. Now add cheese and mix well. Allow the mixture to cool and divide it into two parts.

How to make the puff: Dust the working surface with flour and flatten one part of the dough into a 6" circle. Place one part of the filling in the center. Fold the edges over the filling and pinch together. Repeat the process with the second part. Brush with oil and bake in an air fryer at 200℃ for 10-12 minutes. Serve hot with tomato ketch up.

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