There are times when you have been doing some things a certain way, believing that it is the right way or what seems like the best thing to do at that point of time. And suddenly something happens and you change your way and realize its so much better and what the hell were you doing all this time. How you want to beat yourself up for not having thought of it earlier and wasting all this precious time. I’m sure all of you have gone through this at some point of your life.

Well I won’t beat around the bush. I’m talking about putting my 2 n half yr old to bed. All this time he’s been a late sleeper. Would sleep by 11 and 12 at night, and that would leave me with no time to do anything else. Now that the summer holidays have started we cut out his afternoon nap, stretched him up till night and have him sleep earlier. Bang and suddenly I have a couple of free hours to blog at night ! How wonderful is that. And how silly I feel for not having followed this routine all of his play school year. Well now with the spare hours on my hands I’m surely hoping to blog more often and find time to do all the other things on my to do list. Well most, if not all. I’ve been planning a trip to The Furniture Market for the longest time as I need to start buying the furniture for my new house. The excitement and joy of doing up your own place is unexplainable and having a brand new kitchen with all your favorite gadgets . A dream come true .

And not that todays dish is related to any of what I’m talking of at the moment. But here it is none the less. The last post was about Keema, and this one is this one is child’s play.  All you need is the Keema ready and a pack of frozen puff pastry. The recipe for Keema is here.

For the Vol u Vents, pre heat your oven to 200 C. Roll out the pastry to a 1cm thickness. Cut out desired sized rounds and score an inner circle lightly so it can be removed after baking to make a hollow gap to put in the filling. Bake for about 10-15 mins or golden brown in colour. Remove , cool and store in an airtight container till ready to use.

To put them together, just spoon in some keema and garnish with sliced onions and corriander.

You can use these Vol Au Vent cases to fill in just about anything. Be it Veg or non veg, Sweet or savoury. They look great and are excellent for entertaining.

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Comment :

love the pics just as i did the one of the kheema pao with its ‘dive in’ quality

it was lovely meeting you at the shoot the other day and discovereing your blog too. Though after seeing the spectacular photos that you take I wonder why they had called me for the same feature….the pics you take are at a different class altogether 🙂

Kajal

🙂 Kalyan you are too kind. Thank you ! It was a pleasure indeed meeting you, and you are a fabulous cook yourself, so please don’t say that.

Kavin

Awesomeeeeeeee…………..yummmyyyyy 😀

Kavin

nice…….:)

Yasmin

Oh where oh where in Mumbai do u get ready made puff pastry–please let me know-I have been looking for ages

Hi Kajal,

Discovered your blog via Kalyan’s blog. Amazing pictures, I suddenly feel ashamed that I am a blogger 😉 who takes mediocre pictures.

Hi Kajal,

Discovered your blog via Kalyan\’s blog. Amazing pictures, I suddenly feel ashamed that I am a blogger 😉 who takes mediocre pictures.

Kajal

You can get them at Pali Market or Natures Basket ( Godrej supermarket) and these days you can buy ready made vol au vent cases at stored like Neelam at Khar

Kajal

Bhavna thanks for your lovely compliment 🙂

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