Who doesn't love a curry puff? Well, these Thai Curry Puffs are out of this world. They're bursting with flavor from sweet potatoes, coconut milk, and green curry - all wrapped up in a flaky, golden pastry crust. You won't believe how easy these are to make! And they're 100% vegetarian.
Making your own Thai Curry Puffs is surprisingly simple, and definitely worth the little bit of effort.
Most curry puff recipes tend to include regular potatoes, but I loved the idea of using sweet potato, for something a little different.
These quickly became a reader-favorite recipe on the blog. (Be sure to grab all my most popular recipes in this free printable!)
I love sweet potatoes. In fact, I love all forms of potato. And pretty much all the other carbs, too. 😉
But I love sweet potato in particular for its mild sweetness and creamy texture. My sweet potato fritters and sweet potato hummus are two of my favorite recipes. Oh, and these loaded sweet potatoes too!
To make your own Thai Curry Puffs, you don't necessarily have to go through the trouble of making your own Thai Green Curry Paste, as I did.
I think it's worth the extra effort though - it's so much quicker than you would expect, and you have complete control over the flavors.
And you control the amount of chilis that go into your curry puff — and therefore the overall heat.
But if you want to make this recipe a bit quicker, you can definitely pick up some thai green curry paste at the grocery store. I won't tell anyone. 😉
If you're worried that the sweet potatoes will make these curry puffs too sweet, don't be. Perhaps when you think of sweet potatoes, you think of the yams at Thanksgiving with that super, sickly-sweet topping.
These Thai curry puff won't taste like those. I promise.
We won't be adding any unnecessary sugar in this recipe, so there will just be a bit of natural sweetness from the potatoes.
Plus, sweet potatoes have more nutrients and less calories than regular potatoes. I call that a win!
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Making the Thai Curry Puff Filling
First, grab your favorite frying pan and put it on the stove over medium heat. Add the peanut oil, onion, and curry paste, and let the flavors simmer together for one minute.
Then you'll add the peeled, diced sweet potato and coconut cream to the delicious curry paste, and cover the pan for 10 minutes.
During this time, the flavors will mix, creating a delicious aroma throughout your home. After the 10 minutes have passed, stir in the cilantro and let the aromatic mixture cool.
If you love the flavors of coconut milk and green curry, make sure you try out my one-pot thai green curry noodles too!
Making the Curry Puff Pastry
Then comes time to prepare the pastry sheets. I made my Thai curry puffs with frozen low-fat puff pastry sheets.
Now, if you want to make a vegan version of these curry puffs, you can use my vegan puff pastry recipe to make your own pastry sheets. I promise, it's easier than you think.
While I chose to use low-fat pasty sheets and low-fat coconut cream, you can use the full-fat varieties.
However, I've found that you honestly can't tell that this curry puff is low fat. So why not be a little healthier?
Once you have your pastry sheets ready, use a cutter or a glass to create pastry rounds. Then, spoon some of your scrumptious curry mixture onto the middle of the pastry round, fold the pastry in half and then press the edges together.
You can use your fingers or a fork (if you want a pretty edge). Or try this really cool twisty method that I came across on Youtube.
Then, you'll glaze the pastry with the beaten egg, for an extra special touch.
You can add a leaf of fresh cilantro on top as well. Or you can add it after the pastry is baked — which will make for a prettier garnish.
Then pop those Thai Curry Puffs onto a baking sheet and bake them for 20 minutes (or until golden brown) at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
And they're ready to eat! But careful — they'll be a bit hot when they first come out of the oven.
These Thai Curry Puffs are perfect as finger food at any party. Or as a side dish for a vegetarian meal. They've even made an appearance at Thanksgiving in my home.
And if you want to make larger curry puffs, you can also serve them for lunch or dinner with a fancy salad. Try these served with a Moroccan Chickpea Salad or maybe a tasty Thai Pumpkin Soup.
With the incredible flavors of green curry and coconut, these curry puffs are sure to be a favorite snack, appetizer, side, or main dish!
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Thai Curry Puffs
- 4 sweet potatoes peeled and finely diced
- ¾ cup coconut cream
- 2 tbsp cilantro chopped
- 1 onion peeled and chopped
- 1 tbsp Thai Green Curry Paste
- 3 sheets puff pastry thawed
- 1 tbsp peanut oil
- 1 egg beaten
- In a frying pan over a medium heat add the peanut oil, onion and curry paste and cook for 1 minute.
- Add the sweet potato and coconut cream and cook, covered for 10 minutes. Add the cilantro, and stir through. Allow mixture to cool.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (F).
- Cut the pastry into rounds using a cutter or glass and place the mixture into the center of the rounds. Press the edges together to seal, and glaze with the beaten egg.
- Cook the curry puffs for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Hi can these be frozen?
I haven't tried freezing these, but I think it would work fine. I would prepare the filling and let it cool completely in the fridge before assembling the puffs. Then lay them in a single layer on parchment paper to freeze.
Nora Gainey says
I had trouble with the recipe but the results were good
4 sweet potatoes peeled and finely diced: this measurement means anywhere from .5 pounds to 4 pounds depending on the size of the sweet potato. A weight would be preferable or how many cups of diced sweets. There's a lot of size variation and I ended up with way too much so I left some out ( running out of room in the pan) I added a bit more coconut cream and cilantro plus a small amount of salt.
I also cheated by making triangles rather than all the hassle of circles. If I had a party I might do that but only if the queen was attending. LOL
I used 2 sheets of puff pastry to use up at most 1/2 the filling. I'll do up the rest prior to my stepson visiting in a few days.
I'm also thinking I could get some Asian noodles to add to the filling for another sort of dish.
Thank you for the recipe. I will make it again.
Thanks so much! I'm glad you enjoyed the recipe. Good suggestion on adding weights for the sweet potatoes - I will have to take note of their weight next time I make this.
Lello Pasta Bar says
It looks so yummy and I've never thought of transforming potato into this. This thai curry puff with sweet potato is awesome.
Outstanding! I've been looking for a vegan tasty treat and this is perfect. Thanks.
How much green curry paste in the sweet potato puffs recipe?
It's 1 tablespoon of the Thai Green curry page. There was a formatting error in the recipe which I've fixed now. Thanks for alerting me 😀
Nice blog..love your turkish pide...wanna try on of these days. Thanks for sharing
Nicole Lee says
Jennifer, I absolutely love your photos and your recipes. I cannot wait to get started making some of them. They are making my transition into a vegetarian life both easy and delicious! Thank you so much!
Hi Nicole. Thank you so much for your kind words 😀
I know how difficult it can be at first to make the transition to being vegetarian, but from the looks of your blog your doing a great job. Feel free to email me if you have any questions though 😀 As for the curry puffs, we really enjoyed these, and hopefully you will to. I can also recommend the roasted pumpkin and harissa tarts, lemon spaghetti, carrot fritters, and my all time favourite - mushroom wellington. 😀
Love, love, love this! I am a sucker for sweet potatoes and pastry - together, this would make for the perfect lunch right about now!
Thanks Liren 😀
Sneh | Cook Republic says
Great way to use green curry paste. Love this recipe!
Thanks Sneh 😀
These look delicious!
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Not Quite Nigella says
Good to know that the low fat version tastes the same as a high fat one! Any chance to save on some calories but not on taste is good! 🙂
I love sweet potatoes too, so I'm sure I'd enjoy these. Thanks for sharing. : )
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These look awesome and totally worth the effort! I love sweet potato and don't use it enough. I will have to try your recipe!
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Angie's Recipes says
I adore sweet potatoes! Those curry puffs must have tasted wonderfully delicious.
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Oooh....I love this. I am a sweet potato lover. I can eat that for lunch 😀 Thanks very much for sharing.
Thanks for the sharing this wonderful recipe with us.Sweet Potato puff is nice and it has a amazing test ,I likes the every dish of the potato .
Quay Po Cooks says
Interest curry puffs with Thai green curry.
Seriously - you are so fast!!! Teach me!!!! How do you get it all done so quickly?!
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I guess the old saying that practice makes perfect applies here rfr! Practice also increases speed.
These look so perfect! I am hopelessly addicted to sweet potato - I will have to try this recipe 🙂
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I'm addicted to sweet potato too. Give it a try and let me know what you think. 🙂
This is yummy and your recipe is so easy too.Thanks for sharing.
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