Goan Prawn Pattice or Puffs Recipe

5 May

One of the popular snacks in tea stalls and coffee shops in Goa is the prawn pattice, puffs or patties. It is one of the spicier snacks in Goa. I just love the baked smell of caramelized onions from the pattice. It is a very simple recipe the prawns stuffing for the pattice is made with fresh salt water prawns, green chillies, turmeric, fresh cilantro, onions and a little sugar for sweetness.


Serving Suggestions: 9 puffs


1 box of puff pastry (2 sheets thawed)

1.5 lbs of diced raw shrimps / prawns

3 medium onions diced

2-4 green chillies chopped

1/2 tsp of turmeric powder

1 egg beaten for egg wash

1 tsp of sugar

1/2 cup of chopped cilantro

salt to taste


Clean and diced prawn /shrimps apply salt and keep aside.

In a hot pan add oil, green chilies and diced onions saute till lightly brown.

To the browned onions add turmeric, shrimps, sugar and season with more salt.

Saute till shrimps are cooked 5-7 minutes on medium heat.

Turn off heat and add chopped fresh cilantro.

Keep aside to cool.

Spray oil in muffin pan and line 9 cups with cut puff pastry. Cut out rounds of exact size in puff pastry to cover the muffin cup on top.

Fill the prawn mixture and cover with puff rounds on top. Pinch them on the sides to from a cover. Brush with egg wash and bake at 400F for 20-25 minutes till golden brown.

Check out my quick video to see how it is done.




36 Responses to “Goan Prawn Pattice or Puffs Recipe”

  1. Jen May 5, 2017 at 6:00 pm #

    Looks delicious!

    • Nandini May 9, 2017 at 4:28 pm #

      Thank You Jen so much πŸ™‚

  2. Brainy Versatility May 5, 2017 at 6:20 pm #

    Can i get one or can you make me one lol. They look so yummylicious

    • Nandini May 9, 2017 at 4:29 pm #

      Lol…Sure will do πŸ™‚

  3. Jim May 5, 2017 at 7:38 pm #

    wow! yummers!

  4. sunnydaysinseattle May 5, 2017 at 8:40 pm #

    This looks delicious and I have all the ingredients to make it. I will give it a try. Thanks!

    • Nandini May 9, 2017 at 4:30 pm #

      Oh! that is so awesome to know πŸ™‚

  5. Garfield Hug May 5, 2017 at 10:05 pm #

    Interesting recipe and am sure it is yummy!😊

    • Nandini May 9, 2017 at 4:30 pm #

      It is ….I loves these snacks πŸ™‚

  6. michnavs May 6, 2017 at 1:40 am #

    wow they look delicious. .

    • Nandini May 9, 2017 at 4:31 pm #

      Thank You so much πŸ™‚

  7. newsandviewsjb May 6, 2017 at 3:07 am #

    Nandini, Interesting recipe and great presentation! This Connecticut Yankee loves that Pepperidge Farm is based in Connecticut – they make so many excellent products. – Jackie

    • Nandini May 9, 2017 at 4:32 pm #

      They sure do Jackie and they make my life a little convenient and a great baker πŸ™‚

  8. Jil May 6, 2017 at 3:08 am #

    Look yummy!

    • Nandini May 9, 2017 at 4:32 pm #

      Thank You Jil so much πŸ™‚

  9. InspiresN May 6, 2017 at 6:47 am #

    wow, this one looks like a must try especially for prawn lovers like me πŸ™‚

    • Nandini May 9, 2017 at 4:33 pm #

      That is so awesome. Then you sure have to give these a try πŸ™‚

  10. Mary J. McCoy-Dressel May 6, 2017 at 7:52 am #

    They look and sound yummy!

    • Nandini May 9, 2017 at 4:33 pm #

      Thank You so much Mary πŸ™‚

  11. urbanmonique May 6, 2017 at 7:56 am #

    Oh, I’m doin’ this!

    • Nandini May 9, 2017 at 4:33 pm #

      Oh wow!!…will look forward to your feedback πŸ™‚

  12. usathroughoureyes May 6, 2017 at 8:29 am #

    These look so good. The pastry will bring out the flavor for us.

  13. stateeats May 6, 2017 at 9:59 am #

    Wha??? Where have these been all my life?? Loved the video which helps a lot and god bless you for that sneeze! -Kat

    • Nandini May 9, 2017 at 4:36 pm #

      Thank You Kat so much…I thought the sneeze would go unnoticed πŸ™‚

  14. Fun Fun Cook May 6, 2017 at 2:08 pm #

    Wow! It is so tempting!

  15. Laura @ Feast Wisely May 6, 2017 at 5:04 pm #

    Lovely Nandini and I’m surprised that the spices are pretty limited and easy to come by – as in that’s a good thing!

    • Nandini May 9, 2017 at 4:37 pm #

      Yes Laura one of the simpler recipes and easy πŸ™‚

  16. nameeshn24 May 10, 2017 at 12:36 am #

    These are some wonderful pics of food πŸ™‚

  17. skd May 13, 2017 at 7:24 am #

    Love the recipe and the video Nandini.Do we roll out the pastry sheet before cutting it?

    • Nandini May 16, 2017 at 11:06 am #

      Thank You so much πŸ™‚ Yes I did role the dough a little bit.

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