Crispy Baked Vegetable Pockets are perfect teatime healthy snacks where outer covering is made using wheat flour which is stuffed with mashed potato and veggies along with spices, sauce and cheese. They are then baked till crisp and crunchy.
Do you have fussy eaters and are running out of ideas on some healthy yet tasty snacks? Don’t worry , you are not the only one . I come across this situation almost every day . Each day I have to think about what for today’s evening snack for my teenager after school. He always wants something ‘chatpata'( savoury) with tea and so do I . I don’t blame that he is a picky eater. Like mom like son. 🙂 and am pretty sure my mom must have done the same as I do for him. Hiding something healthy in the recipe and making you crave for it by just looking at it.
Few days back I tried out these Crispy Baked Vegetable Pockets . Initially I was thinking to deep fry them but as always I focus on using very less oil wherever possible. So tried baking them and trust me they vanished from the plate as soon as they were served and of course got demand to make them again next day . Every time I try out different stuffings . Sometimes boiled eggs , I just chop them, add some spices and sauces and stuff or even chicken kheema pairs up extremely well with it.
This is a very simple and quick recipe which hardly takes time .
Preparation Time: 40 Minutes
Baking Time: 30 Minutes
Yields : 16 to 20 pockets
Ingredients for Cover :
- 100 Grams Wheat flour + Some for dusting
- 25 Grams All Purpose flour / Maida
- 1/2 Teaspoon Dry Yeast
- 1/2 Tablespoon Milk Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Sugar
- 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Teaspoon oil
- Water as required(Lukewarm)
- Butter for brushing
- Milk for brushing
Ingredients for Stuffing :
- 1 Potato, boiled
- 1/2 Cup Carrots, grated
- 2 Tablespoons Sweet Chili Sauce
- 1/4 Tablespoon Black Pepper Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Chili Flakes
- 1 Tablespoon Butter , at room temperature
- Salt to taste
- Schezwan sauce
- Cheese slices, cut into small squares or grated cheese
How to make the Pocket?
Take all the ingredients like whole wheat flour, milk powder, yeast, salt, sugar in a bowl .
Add little water at a time and mix . Knead the dough for about 1 to 2 minutes until it is nice and soft.
Cover the dough with moist cloth and let it rest in warm place for 30 minutes.
In another bowl take potato and mash it well. Add grated carrots along with Sweet Chili Sauce, black Pepper Powder ,Chili Flakes, little salt and mix. Don’t add too much salt as the sauces already has salt in them.
Add butter and mix well. Keep the stuffing aside.
After 30 minutes, the dough will rise a little. Knead the dough using a teaspoon of oil .
Sprinkle some dry flour on it and roll into thin square disk and using pizza cutter or a knife, cut into square shapes
Spread about 1 teaspoon of schezwan sauce on each square in the center and place the filling. At the top place a piece of cheese slice. Then fold and keep one edge on other and press all three sides with fork to give some fancy texture. Place them all on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
Brush some milk on top of each pocket. Cover and let them rest for about 5 minutes.
Bake at 392 degree Farenheit or 200 degree Celcius preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until the top crust turns brown.
Brush some butter on top.
And our easy snack is ready to be served. These vegetable pockets goes extremely well as a teatime snack which is not only healthy but also crunchy and tasty. Serve them with schezwan sauce or tomato ketchup.