Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Indonesian Fried Pastry (Pastel Goreng)

If Spanish people has Empanadas, Indonesian has their own version, called pastel goreng. Pastel goreng (Indonesian Fried Pastry) is fried pastry filled with vegetables, egg and chopped meat. Best to serve them with sweet chili sauce. Recipe is below :

PASTEL GORENG (Indonesian Fried Pastry)


Pastry :
250 gr flour
60gr butter
60ml cold water
1/2tsp salt
1 tbsp oil
1 egg

Oil to fry
Boiled potatoes, finely chopped
2 Carrots, finely chopped
100 gr minced chicken
3 garlic, finely chopped
1 pack of dried vermicelli (dip it in hot boiled water)
2 hard-boiled eggs, finely chopped
Salt, pepper, and sugar to taste

Instructions :
1. Prepare the filling first. Heat oil and fry the garlic until fragrant.
2. Add minced chicken & carrots. Fry until the minced chicken and carrots done.
3. Then season with salt, pepper and sugar.
4. Add vermicelli and potatoes, then for last one, add hard-boiled eggs. Mix well and leave aside to cool.

For the pastry :
1. Mix the flour with butter, egg, and salt.
2. Knead well and then add water little by little. Let it rest for 1/2 hour. Then put a tablespoon of oil and knead again until smooth.
3. Roll the dough into paper thin. Cut the dough into circles 8 cm in diameter.
4. Take a tbsp of filling and place in center.
5. Fold pastry over to make half circle and crimp at edges.
6. Deep fry in hot oil until golden brown.

For my eldest son, I prepared :
1. Pastel goreng
2. Carrot sticks
3. Apricot balls
4. Milk jelly with nata de coco
5. Banana for recess

For my youngest son, I prepared :
1.  Pastel goreng
2. Carrot sticks
3. Seedless red grapes
4. Milk jelly with nata de coco
5. Apple cuts for recess

For the Christmas themed ring decoration, I used :

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