Masala corn pastry sticks are a delicious and flavorful snack made with a crispy pastry crust filled with a spicy and tangy masala corn filling. Here’s a detailed description of how to make masala corn pastry sticks:
Ingredients: The main ingredients for masala corn pastry sticks include corn kernels, onion, capsicum (bell pepper), garlic, ginger, green chili, spices (such as cumin, coriander, turmeric, red chili powder, and garam masala), salt, lemon juice, puff pastry sheets, and egg wash (optional).
Preparing the filling: In a pan, heat some oil and sauté finely chopped onions, minced garlic, and grated ginger until they turn golden brown and aromatic. Add finely chopped capsicum and green chilies, and cook for a few minutes until they soften. Then, add the corn kernels (fresh or frozen) and cook until they are tender. Season the mixture with salt, red chili powder, turmeric, cumin powder, coriander powder, and garam masala. Stir well to combine all the flavors. Finally, squeeze in some fresh lemon juice to add a tangy taste. Remove the filling from the heat and let it cool.
Preparing the pastry sticks: Thaw the puff pastry sheets according to the package instructions. Roll out the pastry sheets on a lightly floured surface into a rectangular shape. Cut the pastry into thin strips of equal width using a sharp knife or a pizza cutter.
Filling and shaping the sticks: Take a strip of pastry and place a spoonful of the cooled masala corn filling on one end of the strip. Gently fold the pastry over the filling to create a triangular shape. Continue folding the strip in a zigzag pattern, enclosing the filling and creating a stick-like shape. Repeat this process with the remaining pastry strips and filling.
Baking the pastry sticks: Preheat the oven to the recommended temperature for the puff pastry. Place the shaped pastry sticks on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, leaving some space between each stick. If desired, brush the sticks with beaten egg for a golden and glossy finish. Bake the pastry sticks in the preheated oven until they turn golden brown and crispy, following the instructions on the puff pastry package.
Serving: Once baked, remove the masala corn pastry sticks from the oven and let them cool slightly. Serve them warm as a delightful snack or appetizer. They can be enjoyed on their own or paired with a tangy chutney or dip of your choice.
Masala corn pastry sticks are a perfect blend of crispy pastry and flavorful masala corn filling, making them a crowd-pleasing snack for parties, gatherings, or even as an evening snack. The combination of spices, veggies, and the buttery puff pastry creates a delicious treat that will surely be enjoyed by everyone.