Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Malaysia and Singapore's version of the empanada

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add flour to a bowl, make a hole in the middle and add egg.
  2. Gradually stir in milk and beat well until smooth.
  3. Stir in cold water and beat well.
  4. Pour batter into a container, set aside.
  5. Heat in a small skillet and pour off excess.
  6. Pour a little batter into skillet, swirling skillet to spread batter evenly over bottom to make a thin coating.
  7. Fry until 1 side is golden brown then flip over to do the same.
  8. Repeat with remaining batter, adding more oil pan each time, to make 8 pancakes.
  9. For the filling, heat 2 tablespoons oil in a saucepan adding onions, parsnip and curry powder.
  10. Saute for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  11. Add tomato paste and mix well.
  12. Blend cornstarch with a little stock and add remaining stock to ground beef mixture and bring to a boil.
  13. Add corn starch mixture and cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  14. Simmer mixture 10 minutes.
  15. Lay pancakes, cooked-sides up, on a flat surface.
  16. Spread filling in 2" horizontal lines across center to within 1-1/2" of side edges.
  17. Fold these side edges over mixture and then fold remaining top and bottom edges over to cover filling.
  18. Brush with egg and fold pancakes in half.
  19. Chill for about 1 hour.
  20. Half fill a deep fat fryer or saucepan with oil.
  21. Fry folded pancakes, 4 at a time, 2-3 minutes or until golden brown and heated through.
  22. Drain on paper towel.
  23. Serve and garnish with carrot strips if desired.


Most Helpful

Definitely not Malaysian and Singaporean curry puffs. Curry puffs consist of a pastry dough that's rolled thin into rounds that wrap a curried filling, crimped to seal the edges and deepfried (or oven baked if using puff pastry).

RotiJala December 31, 2008

Complicated and tastes like a tomato pastry-and the two steps on the dough don't make sense. I checked; this is not a Malaysian Curry puff- not sure what was trying to be shared. The dough should be a short-pastry rolled out, and the inside is meat, yellow Malaysian curry powder, garlic, and potatoes cooked down and put in the pastry and either baked or fried.

Matsala June 28, 2007

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