Sunday, January 31, 2010

FAN-tastic Croissants

If you have ever been to coffee day, and diligently lingered on those smoky, vegetable stuffed croissants, you will understand the reason behind my post-title. Yes! The soft-sweet croissants with the spicy stuffing made me a coffee-day fanatic.

But I never took it to making them at home, not until..couple of days back. When I came across 'Crescent Samosas', yes, that's how they named it in the 'tasteofhome' magazine, it unknowingly kindled my remembrance of those tasty eat-outs. So, here I am.

IMG_1336

STUFFED CROISSANTS

Followed the same procedure as mentioned in the recipe, with an authentic-samosa stuffing. You can try using your own savory or the kids-friendly sweet stuffing. Do watch this video, if your are not familiar with rolling the crescents.

I used 1 Can(8-0z) reduced-fat crescent rolls [I used Pillsbury Crescent]. Contains 8-triangles.

Stuffing

  • Potato - 1 medium boiled and cubed
  • Onion - 1 medium finely chopped
  • Green peas frozen -1/2 cup
  • Carrot - 1/2 cup frozen(Optional)
  • Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic - 1 clove chopped
  • Green chili -1 chopped
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
  • Amchur powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Grouded fresh pepper corns - 1/2 tsp

In a pan, saute the cumin seeds, green chili, garlic and onion in oil until lightly browned. Stir in the peas, carrot and potato. Add the coriander powder, armchur powder and pepper. Transfer to a bowl and lightly mash them Sprinkle with garam masala.

Separate the crescent dough into 8 triangles. Place 1 tablespoon of the stuffing on the wide end of each triangle; roll from the wide end and curve at the edges to form the crescent shape. Make sure to keep the pointed-end underneath when arranging on a baking sheet. Use an un-greased baking sheet.

Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes as per the instructions on the tube or until golden brown.

 
IMG_1337
 
Sending this recipe to Rahin's Semi Homemade -Indian Recipes event and Kids delight Wholesome breakfast event.

Also sending this recipe to Think Spice - Think Amchur event hosted by Bhagya of Taste Buds, started by Sunita of Sunita's world.

27 comments:

  1. very innovating kalai...looks great and tempting...colourful too..delicious

    ReplyDelete
  2. Stuffed croissants sounds like aterrific idea, looks absolutely breath taking...pictures are awesome:)

    ReplyDelete
  3. That looks too good..Perfectly baked and love this stuffing too :-)

    ReplyDelete
  4. My fav. Kalai I also like plain too. This looks so yummy.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wow Kalai, looks sooo good! and tempting :).. nice clicks!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Absolutely delicious kalai, love ur idea of stuffing the crossaints, indian version of french famous croissants looks awesome..

    ReplyDelete
  7. That looks great! I made some puffs yesterday and I totally understand what you are saying about adding that Indian flavor into these pastries.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Looks great and tempting! Lovely clicks too:)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wow, the croissants look perfect and delicious , Thanks for participating in the semi home made event, got to know your blog n I love it :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wow, the croissants looks absolutely delicious...very tempting :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wow...Stuffed crossiant sounds so new and innovative..Lovely pictures taken...

    ReplyDelete
  12. I just baked some fresh croissants from the scratch and I am going to try your recipe too...

    ReplyDelete
  13. Really innovative.Thanks for sharing!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Kalai,

    Your stuffed croissant looks really good.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Thanks for your lovely comments Jagruti, Malar, Preety, Namitha, Sara, Sailaya, Saraswathy, Devi, Gita, Rachana, Soma, Shahsna, Swathi.

    Priya & Sunitha - Sure it is..Indian spices with international foods will be absolutely delicious!

    Rahin - Its a pleasure to participate in the event & thanks to you!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Stuffed croissant looks superb!
    http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  17. I'm bookmarking this one , must try for me :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Thank you for the lovely entry

    ReplyDelete
  19. I have some Pillsbury Crescent rolls in my fridge... I should try this out... looks like a great one for kids..

    ReplyDelete
  20. Gr8 entry.u have good collection of recipes.

    ReplyDelete
  21. hi..indeed this is a fantastic croissant!lookin frwrd 2 try this out!
    www.nimisculinaryventures.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. Wow croissants with Indian touch look great,you have referred to a video but it had no description of how to prepare the dough , can you share it.
    http://essence-de-life.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  23. I just made these croissants for a picnic tonight. The filling is delicious and I am happy to be serving these to my friends and family. Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I made these for a picnic tonight. The filling is delicious and I just pulled them out of the oven and they look...not as good as yours yet still delicious. I am happy to feed them to my friends and family. Thank you for posting!

    ReplyDelete