Karipap (curry puffs) Recipe

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Karipap in Malay or curry puffs is one of a Malaysian's favourite tea-break snacks. The filling can be either vegetarian or non-vegetarian. The filling must be prepared overnight or a few hours before stuffing into the dough for frying.

Servings: 20 pieces


Cost per serving $0.08 view details
  • Filling:
  • 1 large potato - cubed into small pieces
  • 1 onion - diced
  • 2 tsp ginger & garlic paste
  • 3 - 4 curry leaves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • Water
  • Salt to taste
  • Dough:
  • 250g plain flour
  • 2 tbsp butter - heated & cooled slightly
  • 2 tbsp oil - heated & cooled slightly
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Cold water to knead
  • Karipap mould (optional)


  1. Filling:
  2. Heat oil, and fry the cinnamon stick and cumin seeds. Followed by the curry leaves, paste, onion and potatoes.
  3. Add water to cook the potatoes and some salt.
  4. Once the potato is half cooked, add in the powders and stir.
  5. Cook the potatoes till there are no liquid and set aside.
  6. (Remove the cinnamon stick and curry leaves).
  7. Dough:
  8. Mix the flour with salt, butter and oil. Then add in the cold water bit by bit and knead into dough.
  9. Set aside for 10 minutes and take a small portion and roll out with a rolling pin and place it on the karipap mould.
  10. Take about 2 tsp of the filling and close the mould.
  11. Take out the shaped karipap and deep fry in oil.
  12. Serve warm with a cup of tea.
  13. Note: If you do not have the mould, you can shape it with your hands.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 37g
Recipe makes 20 servings
Calories 82  
Calories from Fat 24 29%
Total Fat 2.73g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.87g 3%
Trans Fat 0.04g  
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 69mg 3%
Potassium 87mg 2%
Total Carbs 12.69g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g 3%
Sugars 0.37g 0%
Protein 1.7g 3%
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