Spiral Curry Puffs (Karipap Pusing 螺旋咖喱角)

by Angie Liew
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Spiral Curry Puffs (Karipap Pusing 螺旋咖喱角)

Spiral Curry Puffs or Karipap Pusing, A Truly Asian Snack

Spiral Curry Puffs, also known as Karipap Pusing (螺旋咖喱角) are a tasty and favourite Asian snack especially in Malaysia and Singapore. They are deep-fried crescent shaped pastries filled with spicy, sweet and savoury potato filling. Because of their popularity, curry puffs are commonly found sold freshly fried at many Malay, Chinese and Indian food stalls and even at trendy cafes. However, nothing beats homemade curry puffs, especially freshly fried spiral curry puffs!

Spiral Curry Puffs (Karipap Pusing 螺旋咖喱角)

The Key To Making Crispy Curry Puff with Spiral Crusts

The skill in this popular teatime snack lies in the making of the skin. Although a little tedious with the multiple steps, the spiral crusts created, add such a delectable crunch that stay crispy even when these curry puffs have cooled down. It certainly make these curry puffs so … so special.

To achieve the spiral effect, first wrapped OIL in WATER dough. Next, roll the into a rectangle and then roll it up like a swiss roll. Binding the two pastry doughs makes a nice spiral-like pattern, hence the name Spiral Curry Puffs.

Enjoy!

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Spiral Curry Puffs (Karipap Pusing 螺旋咖喱角)
By Angie Liew of Huang Kitchen
These unique Spiral Curry Puffs is a very popular tea-time snack especially for special occasions. The shell-like crusts add such a crispy crunch that is so addictive that you may not be able to stop after taking a bite.
Serving For
42curry puffs
Prep Time
1.5hours
Passive Time
30minutes
Cook Time
15minutes
Serving For
42curry puffs
Prep Time
1.5hours
Passive Time
30minutes
Cook Time
15minutes
Ingredients
Water Dough Pastry:
Oil Dough Pastry:
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Instructions
  1. Start by preparing the curry puff filling. Cut chicken into small pieces. Peel and cut the potatoes (sweet potatoes and normal potatoes) into small cubes. Dice big onion and mince garlic and curry leaves.
    Start by preparing the curry puff filling. Cut chicken into small pieces. Peel and cut the potatoes (sweet potatoes and normal potatoes) into small cubes. Dice big onion and mince garlic and curry leaves.
    Start by preparing the curry puff filling. Cut chicken into small pieces. Peel and cut the potatoes (sweet potatoes and normal potatoes) into small cubes. Dice big onion and mince garlic and curry leaves.
    Start by preparing the curry puff filling. Cut chicken into small pieces. Peel and cut the potatoes (sweet potatoes and normal potatoes) into small cubes. Dice big onion and mince garlic and curry leaves.
  2. Add enough water into curry powder and mix into a paste.
    Add enough water into curry powder and mix into a paste.
    Add enough water into curry powder and mix into a paste.
    Add enough water into curry powder and mix into a paste.
  3. Hard boil the eggs and cut into small wedges and set aside.
    Hard boil the eggs and cut into small wedges and set aside.
    Hard boil the eggs and cut into small wedges and set aside.
    Hard boil the eggs and cut into small wedges and set aside.
  4. To cook the filling, first heat up oil in pan, then saute minced garlic and onion over medium heat.
    To cook the filling, first heat up oil in pan, then saute minced garlic and onion over medium heat.
    To cook the filling, first heat up oil in pan, then saute minced garlic and onion over medium heat.
    To cook the filling, first heat up oil in pan, then saute minced garlic and onion over medium heat.
  5. Add in meat curry paste and stir fry till aromatic.
    Add in meat curry paste and stir fry till aromatic.
    Add in meat curry paste and stir fry till aromatic.
    Add in meat curry paste and stir fry till aromatic.
  6. Add chicken cubes and cook for a few minutes. Make sure the chicken is entirely coated in the curry paste.
    Add chicken cubes and cook for a few minutes. Make sure the chicken is entirely coated in the curry paste.
    Add chicken cubes and cook for a few minutes. Make sure the chicken is entirely coated in the curry paste.
    Add chicken cubes and cook for a few minutes. Make sure the chicken is entirely coated in the curry paste.
  7. Then slowly add in the warm water. Bring the liquid to a boil.
    Then slowly add in the warm water. Bring the liquid to a boil.
    Then slowly add in the warm water. Bring the liquid to a boil.
    Then slowly add in the warm water. Bring the liquid to a boil.
  8. Once boiled, add in all the cut potatoes.
    Once boiled, add in all the cut potatoes.
    Once boiled, add in all the cut potatoes.
    Once boiled, add in all the cut potatoes.
  9. Season with salt and sugar.
    Season with salt and sugar.
    Season with salt and sugar.
    Season with salt and sugar.
  10. Cover and cook till the potatoes have softened and the curry forms a dry curry mixture.
    Cover and cook till the potatoes have softened and the curry forms a dry curry mixture.
    Cover and cook till the potatoes have softened and the curry forms a dry curry mixture.
    Cover and cook till the potatoes have softened and the curry forms a dry curry mixture.
  11. Stir in the minced curry leaves. And we're done with the curry puff's filling.
    Stir in the minced curry leaves. And we're done with the curry puff's filling.
    Stir in the minced curry leaves. And we're done with the curry puff's filling.
    Stir in the minced curry leaves. And we're done with the curry puff's filling.
  12. Set aside to cool while you make the pastry for the curry puffs.
    Set aside to cool while you make the pastry for the curry puffs.
    Set aside to cool while you make the pastry for the curry puffs.
    Set aside to cool while you make the pastry for the curry puffs.
  13. To make the curry puff pastry, have ready the WATER dough (flour, salt, eggs and water) and OIL dough (flour and melted margarine).
    To make the curry puff pastry, have ready the WATER dough (flour, salt, eggs and water) and OIL dough (flour and melted margarine).
    To make the curry puff pastry, have ready the WATER dough (flour, salt, eggs and water) and OIL dough (flour and melted margarine).
    To make the curry puff pastry, have ready the WATER dough (flour, salt, eggs and water) and OIL dough (flour and melted margarine).
  14. Lightly beat the 2 eggs.
    Lightly beat the 2 eggs.
    Lightly beat the 2 eggs.
    Lightly beat the 2 eggs.
  15. Combine sifted flour, salt, lightly beaten eggs and water in a large mixing bowl and knead to form a soft dough.
    Combine sifted flour, salt, lightly beaten eggs and water in a large mixing bowl and knead to form a soft dough.
    Combine sifted flour, salt, lightly beaten eggs and water in a large mixing bowl and knead to form a soft dough.
    Combine sifted flour, salt, lightly beaten eggs and water in a large mixing bowl and knead to form a soft dough.
  16. Knead well until smooth.
    Knead well until smooth.
    Knead well until smooth.
    Knead well until smooth.
  17. Cover with tea towel and leave aside for at least 30 minutes.
    Cover with tea towel and leave aside for at least 30 minutes.
    Cover with tea towel and leave aside for at least 30 minutes.
    Cover with tea towel and leave aside for at least 30 minutes.
  18. Meanwhile, prepare the OIL dough. Combine sifted flour and melted margarine in a mixing bowl.
    Meanwhile, prepare the OIL dough. Combine sifted flour and melted margarine in a mixing bowl.
    Meanwhile, prepare the OIL dough. Combine sifted flour and melted margarine in a mixing bowl.
    Meanwhile, prepare the OIL dough. Combine sifted flour and melted margarine in a mixing bowl.
  19. Blend in the melted margarine to form a soft dough.
    Blend in the melted margarine to form a soft dough.
    Blend in the melted margarine to form a soft dough.
    Blend in the melted margarine to form a soft dough.
  20. Divide into 20 - 22 even pieces of 15g each.
    Divide into 20 - 22 even pieces of 15g each.
    Divide into 20 - 22 even pieces of 15g each.
    Divide into 20 - 22 even pieces of 15g each.
  21. Then, divide rested WATER dough into 22 even pieces of 25g each.
    Then, divide rested WATER dough into 22 even pieces of 25g each.
    Then, divide rested WATER dough into 22 even pieces of 25g each.
    Then, divide rested WATER dough into 22 even pieces of 25g each.
  22. Flatten each piece of WATER dough into a flat circle. Place a piece of OIL dough in the centre.
    Flatten each piece of WATER dough into a flat circle. Place a piece of OIL dough in the centre.
    Flatten each piece of WATER dough into a flat circle. Place a piece of OIL dough in the centre.
    Flatten each piece of WATER dough into a flat circle. Place a piece of OIL dough in the centre.
  23. Gather edges of WATER dough to enclose the OIL dough. Repeat the same for the rest of the WATER and OIL dough.
    Gather edges of WATER dough to enclose the OIL dough. Repeat the same for the rest of the WATER and OIL dough.
    Gather edges of WATER dough to enclose the OIL dough. Repeat the same for the rest of the WATER and OIL dough.
    Gather edges of WATER dough to enclose the OIL dough. Repeat the same for the rest of the WATER and OIL dough.
  24. Cover the combined WATER and OIL dough with a damp cloth to prevent the dough from drying out.
    Cover the combined WATER and OIL dough with a damp cloth to prevent the dough from drying out.
    Cover the combined WATER and OIL dough with a damp cloth to prevent the dough from drying out.
    Cover the combined WATER and OIL dough with a damp cloth to prevent the dough from drying out.
  25. For each of the combined dough, flatten and roll out on a lightly floured surface into a long rectangular shape with a rolling pin.
    For each of the combined dough, flatten and roll out on a lightly floured surface into a long rectangular shape with a rolling pin.
    For each of the combined dough, flatten and roll out on a lightly floured surface into a long rectangular shape with a rolling pin.
    For each of the combined dough, flatten and roll out on a lightly floured surface into a long rectangular shape with a rolling pin.
  26. Roll up from one end to the other like a swiss roll.
    Roll up from one end to the other like a swiss roll.
    Roll up from one end to the other like a swiss roll.
    Roll up from one end to the other like a swiss roll.
  27. Turn the rolled dough upright.
    Turn the rolled dough upright.
    Turn the rolled dough upright.
    Turn the rolled dough upright.
  28. Flatten out the dough again into a long rectangular shape.
    Flatten out the dough again into a long rectangular shape.
    Flatten out the dough again into a long rectangular shape.
    Flatten out the dough again into a long rectangular shape.
  29. Roll up like a swiss roll again. Repeat for the rest of the combined dough.
    Roll up like a swiss roll again. Repeat for the rest of the combined dough.
    Roll up like a swiss roll again. Repeat for the rest of the combined dough.
    Roll up like a swiss roll again. Repeat for the rest of the combined dough.
  30. Cut each of the small rolled dough into two equal halves with a sharp knife. The circles can be clearly seen on each piece of the cut dough.
    Cut each of the small rolled dough into two equal halves with a sharp knife. The circles can be clearly seen on each piece of the cut dough.
    Cut each of the small rolled dough into two equal halves with a sharp knife. The circles can be clearly seen on each piece of the cut dough.
    Cut each of the small rolled dough into two equal halves with a sharp knife. The circles can be clearly seen on each piece of the cut dough.
  31. To flatten each half of the cut dough, place cut side DOWN on lightly floured surface.
    To flatten each half of the cut dough, place cut side DOWN on lightly floured surface.
    To flatten each half of the cut dough, place cut side DOWN on lightly floured surface.
    To flatten each half of the cut dough, place cut side DOWN on lightly floured surface.
  32. Using a rolling pin, press it flat and shape into a round shape with circles.
    Using a rolling pin, press it flat and shape into a round shape with circles.
    Using a rolling pin, press it flat and shape into a round shape with circles.
    Using a rolling pin, press it flat and shape into a round shape with circles.
  33. Position the flatten dough with circles sits like a half-moon before adding filling in centre.
    Position the flatten dough with circles sits like a half-moon before adding filling in centre.
    Position the flatten dough with circles sits like a half-moon before adding filling in centre.
    Position the flatten dough with circles sits like a half-moon before adding filling in centre.
  34. Put 1 tablespoon of curry meat filling and a slice of egg in the centre of the flattened UNCUT side.
    Put 1 tablespoon of curry meat filling and a slice of egg in the centre of the flattened UNCUT side.
    Put 1 tablespoon of curry meat filling and a slice of egg in the centre of the flattened UNCUT side.
    Put 1 tablespoon of curry meat filling and a slice of egg in the centre of the flattened UNCUT side.
  35. Fold and shape into a half-moon and pinch the edges together to seal in the filling.
    Fold and shape into a half-moon and pinch the edges together to seal in the filling.
    Fold and shape into a half-moon and pinch the edges together to seal in the filling.
    Fold and shape into a half-moon and pinch the edges together to seal in the filling.
  36. Pleat up the edges neatly and decoratively.
    Pleat up the edges neatly and decoratively.
    Pleat up the edges neatly and decoratively.
    Pleat up the edges neatly and decoratively.
  37. Repeat the same for the rest of the cut rolled dough and we're done making the curry puffs. Then prepare to deep fry the curry puffs.
    Repeat the same for the rest of the cut rolled dough and we're done making the curry puffs. Then prepare to deep fry the curry puffs.
    Repeat the same for the rest of the cut rolled dough and we're done making the curry puffs. Then prepare to deep fry the curry puffs.
    Repeat the same for the rest of the cut rolled dough and we're done making the curry puffs. Then prepare to deep fry the curry puffs.
  38. Heat up enough oil for deep frying. Sizzle some curry leaves in the hot oil to add flavour to the oil. Remove the curry leaves once they crisp up.
    Heat up enough oil for deep frying. Sizzle some curry leaves in the hot oil to add flavour to the oil. Remove the curry leaves once they crisp up.
    Heat up enough oil for deep frying. Sizzle some curry leaves in the hot oil to add flavour to the oil. Remove the curry leaves once they crisp up.
    Heat up enough oil for deep frying. Sizzle some curry leaves in the hot oil to add flavour to the oil. Remove the curry leaves once they crisp up.
  39. In batches, gently lower the curry puffs, one at a time, into the hot oil and allow for gentle bubbling over medium heat till light golden brown.
    In batches, gently lower the curry puffs, one at a time, into the hot oil and allow for gentle bubbling over medium heat till light golden brown.
    In batches, gently lower the curry puffs, one at a time, into the hot oil and allow for gentle bubbling over medium heat till light golden brown.
    In batches, gently lower the curry puffs, one at a time, into the hot oil and allow for gentle bubbling over medium heat till light golden brown.
  40. Turn the curry puffs ONLY when one side is near light brown and crispy. Continue to deep fry on the other side until cooked.
    Turn the curry puffs ONLY when one side is near light brown and crispy. Continue to deep fry on the other side until cooked.
    Turn the curry puffs ONLY when one side is near light brown and crispy. Continue to deep fry on the other side until cooked.
    Turn the curry puffs ONLY when one side is near light brown and crispy. Continue to deep fry on the other side until cooked.
  41. Remove the cooked curry puff from the hot oil with a strainer.
    Remove the cooked curry puff from the hot oil with a strainer.
    Remove the cooked curry puff from the hot oil with a strainer.
    Remove the cooked curry puff from the hot oil with a strainer.
  42. Drain the crispy curry puffs on paper towels. And we're done!
    Drain the crispy curry puffs on paper towels. And we're done!
    Drain the crispy curry puffs on paper towels. And we're done!
    Drain the crispy curry puffs on paper towels. And we're done!
  43. These curry puffs are best eaten shortly after deep frying when the curry puffs are warm but not hot. Enjoy!
    These curry puffs are best eaten shortly after deep frying when the curry puffs are warm but not hot. Enjoy!
    These curry puffs are best eaten shortly after deep frying when the curry puffs are warm but not hot. Enjoy!
    These curry puffs are best eaten shortly after deep frying when the curry puffs are warm but not hot. Enjoy!
Notes

Divide WATER dough and OIL dough into equal pieces. You can choose any size but WATER dough must be bigger than OIL dough.

The curry puffs are suitable for freezing and fried just before serving. Place the curry puffs on plastic sheets and set each piece separately before putting in the freezer.

Oil must be very hot before putting in the curry puffs and fry with medium heat.

To fry frozen curry puffs, do not thaw the curry puffs. Fry them in low heat and remove when the curry puffs turn light brown in colour.

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8 comments

Linda July 27, 2020 - 1:47 am

I can not find the exact measurements for the Water dough and Oil dough, Did I miss something ?

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Angie Liew August 7, 2020 - 4:35 pm

You can go to http://www.huangkitchen.com website to access the full recipe. Let me know if you still have problem on that. Thanks

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Andre May 11, 2020 - 3:44 pm

How many Curry puff’s can i make in this recipe? What r the amount of recipe if i want to make only 6 curry puffs?

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Angie Liew May 19, 2020 - 12:09 am

Hi, as per the recipe in my website you can make 42 curry puffs with this recipe.Thanks for viewing.

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Soph April 28, 2020 - 2:31 pm

Hello, can I replace margarine with butter?

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Angie Liew April 30, 2020 - 11:46 pm

Yes, you certainly can. Happy cooking.

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gregory anderson April 10, 2020 - 2:47 pm

I saw this recipe on Instructables. I went to YouTube from Instructables and was directed here in order to get the ingredients. I then went back to Instructables and there were the ingredients and instructions.

Thank you for the recipe. I’ve bookmarked your website. I will be back for more Malaysian food. Woo Hoo.

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miko April 16, 2020 - 6:04 pm

Glad that you enjoyed the recipe. Happy cooking!

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