Indian Chicken Puff – Chicken Curry Puff Recipe

Indian Chicken Puff – Chicken Curry Puff Recipeextremely popular and must have Indian appetizer, these puffs are flakey on the outside and filled with a flavorful chicken mix using curry powder. They are perfect for entertaining and can be made for big/small parties. Air Fryer details too.

We made them using Sharp Superheated Steam Countertop Oven  

Indian Chicken Puffs on a white plate with sauce.

So I wanted to share this extremely popular Indian snack and also one of our MOST requested party appetizers ‘Indian Chicken Puff’, also known as Chicken Patties or Chicken Curry Puffs or even Chicken Puff Pastry.

Summer is in full swing and so are summer parties, picnics, and sleepovers.

The crispy, flakey puffs with curry-flavored chicken mix make it an instant hit with all age groups and any kind of parties.  Indian Chicken curry Puff Recipe

Before we discuss more regarding the oven and Why it’s our Favorite Kitchen appliance, let’s quickly grab the:

Ingredients for our Indian Chicken Puffs:

  • 2 Puff Pastry Sheets
  • Raw Chicken (cut in bite-size pieces)
  • Onion
  • Cilantro + Green Chilli
  • Curry Powder
  • Egg
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Indian Chicken Puff Ingredients

Now, coming back to the Sharp Superheated Steam Countertop Oven, It’s my most handy kitchen appliance and saves us from getting the kitchen even hotter during summer months (the reason I avoid conventional ovens).

And the best of all no preheating is required with this countertop oven, cutting my cooking time down tremendously.  

Details of Superheated Steam Countertop Oven.



Since the countertop oven handles everything from baking, broiling, broiling, toasting, and reheating my left-overs, I’ve removed all the extra gadgets and just kept this on the kitchen counter.

This saves so much space in the long run, makes the kitchen looks so much more neater (in control seriously) and the bottom of the oven super easy to clean with no exposed coils. 

You would have seen this countertop oven in my other recipes too, like:

Quick Ricotta Spinach and Corn Empanadas

Sheet Pan Orange Ginger Tilapia

Now that you have the ingredients for our Indian Chicken Puff, let’s get started with the process:

Process to Make Indian Chicken Puff – Chicken Curry Puff Recipe

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  1. Make the Chicken Mix for stuffing the patties
  2. Cutting the puff pastry sheets into equal-sized squares (16) or any shape you like.
  3. Adding the cooked chicken mix on each patty/puff
  4. Sealing each patties using a fork.
  5. Brushing the chicken patties with egg for that perfect golden glow.
  6. Baking them for 15 minutes or until they are all puffed up golden brown.


indian chicken puff process


uncooked indian chicken puff pastry patty on a white plate



Once baked, simply transfer the Chicken Curry Puffs to a serving platter and serve with your favorite sauce/chutney.  

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Since there’s no preheating or large ovens involved, I make them fresh (about 10 minutes before everyone starts to arrive) and always have the next batch ready to go.

Helloooooo easy entertaining made simple ! 

how to make indian chicken puff recipe


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This summer, gather your favorite people and throw more parties with your favorite food and also include my Chicken Puffs 🙂 along with the Sharp Superheated Steam Countertop Oven for quicker delicious meals.  

easy chicken puff recipe with sweet sauce


Extra Tips

Baking in Regular Oven: Preheat oven at 360F (182C) for 3 minutes. Bake puffs for 10-12 minutes (keeping at eye on them).

Air Fryer: Air fry at 200C for 10-11 minutes (4 small puffs or 3 large)


You can even serve them with Indian Green Cilantro Chutney:


Tried Our Recipe – AWESOME!!!

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Indian Chicken Puffs recipe - Chicken Patties recipe


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Yield: 12 Puffs

Indian Chicken Puff – Chicken Curry Puff Recipe

Indian Chicken Puffs recipe

Indian Chicken Puff - Chicken Curry Puff Recipe: puffs made using puff pastry and stuffed with a flavorful chicken mix using curry powder. Air Fryer option too.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1 Packet Puff Pastry Sheets*
  • 1 Cup Chopped Boneless Chicken
  • 1 Large Onion - chopped
  • 1 Egg - whisked
  • 1/4 Cup Water - for cooking the filling
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil - to cook the chicken filling


  • 1 Tbsp Curry Powder
  • 1 Tsp Salt - as per taste
  • 1 Tsp Chili Powder


Baking in Regular Oven: Preheat oven at 360F (182C) for 3 minutes. Bake puffs for 10-12 minutes (keeping at eye on them).

Air Fryer: Air fry at 200C for 10-11 minutes (4 small puffs or 3 large)

Make the Filling:

  1. Heat a non-stick pan and add oil.
  2. Add chopped onion and saute till golden (about 2 minutes).
  3. Add the chopped boneless chicken, spices and saute everything.
  4. Cover with lid and let this simmer on slow heat.
  5. Open after 2 minutes, saute and add water.
  6. Cover with let and let the chicken cook for another 2-3 minutes (stir every minute).
  7. Remove the lid and stir the chicken.
  8. Shred the cooked chicken using a fork and turn off the heat.
  9. Let the mixture completely cool.

Make the Chicken Puff Recipe 

  1. Take the thawed but cold Puff Pastry Sheets and cut them into squares (see tutorial pic).
  2. Add 1.5 tbsp of filling in the center and add a cut pastry sheet over it.
  3. Press and seal the puff pastry sheets on all sides.
  4. Crimp the edges using a fork (this further seal the puffs).
  5. Similarly, fill and seal all the remaining chicken puffs.
  6. Brush each wrapped pastry with whisked egg (for the golden - crispy look).
  7. Transfer the uncooked chicken puffs to a baking tray (i'm adding 5 puffs at a time).
  8. Place the baking tray in the Sharp Superheated Countertop Oven and Bake for 12 minutes (keep an eye as all oven are different).
  9. Once baked, remove from the oven.
  10. Server Hot with favorite ketchup or chutney.


  • 1 Packet Puff Pastry Sheets - - contains 2 sheets
  • Baking in Regular Oven: Preheat oven at 360F (182C) for 3 minutes. Bake puffs for 10-12 minutes (keeping at eye on them).

    Air Fryer: Air fry at 200C for 10-11 minutes (4 small puffs or 3 large)

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 166Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 55mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 12g

11 Replies to "Indian Chicken Puff - Chicken Curry Puff Recipe"

  • Lydia March 26, 2021 (3:32 am)

    Can I use garam masala for the curry powder?

    • Molly Kumar April 1, 2021 (7:34 pm)

      Hi Lydia, yes you can use ‘curry powder’ instead of garam masala. Thanks, Molly

  • Tulasi January 17, 2020 (1:38 am)

    Can you give a regular oven temperature & time? Or time & temp for Air Fryer? I would like make these.
    Thank You.

    • Molly Kumar January 18, 2020 (4:14 am)

      Hi Tulasi, thanks for the message and here are the details:
      Baking in Regular Oven: Preheat oven at 360F (182C) for 3 minutes. Bake puffs for 10-12 minutes (keeping at eye on them).
      Air Fryer: Air fry at 200C for 10-11 minutes (4 small puffs or 3 large)
      Thanks, Molly

  • Christina June 23, 2019 (10:08 pm)

    I love the flavors in this recipe! it’s a keeper for sure!

  • Fiorenza June 23, 2019 (7:39 am)

    Such a yummy perfect appetizer to present to family or guests while waiting for the main meal.
    Thank you for posting!

  • Lois Christensen June 20, 2019 (4:24 pm)

    I’m always looking for easy to make appetizers. I love how you made them using this counter top cooker! Keeps the kitchen from getting hot I bet on a hot summer day.

  • Shallu Kaur May 27, 2019 (7:50 pm)

    I made these for my weekend party and came out perfect. Everyone loved it

  • Ella May 24, 2019 (2:23 pm)

    I’m a regular reader of your blog and Fridays are my favorite days as you always come out with something delicious. Trying this soon.

    • Molly Kumar May 24, 2019 (2:34 pm)

      Hi Ella, thanks you sooooo much and I’m so glad you like the recipes – Hugs, Molly

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