Recipe: Pangsit goreng - Pastry parcels stuffed with meat

Pangsit is a small crispy Indonesian snack with some meat loaf inside. It is one of the easiest snacks to make.

Serves: 4 - 6
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes (per run)
Ready in: 35 minutes


For the pastry:

  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pork fat or oil
  • salt
  • about 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca flour for dusting

For the stuffing:

  • about 500 g / 18 oz pork or chicken, mixed with minced shrimp
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 bunch chives
  • oil for frying


  1. Mix together the wheat flour and tapioca flour with the eggs, oil or fat and knead, adding water little by little, until a smooth dough that no longer sticks to the hands is formed.
  2. Then dust the dough with tapioca flour and roll it out as thinly as possible. Cut into squares 10 x 10 cm/4 x 4in.
  3. Wash the ingredients for the filling and the chives and chop up. Mix well. Place 1-2 tablespoons of this filling in the middle of each square of dough.
  4. Fold the corners of the squares on top of each other so as to make a triangle. Make a dent lengthways in the middle of the triangle to create a kind of butterfly shape.
  5. Deep-fry in plenty of oil. It takes about 5 minutes per run. These "pastry parcels" make ideal starters. They are delicious served with Sambal cuka or Sambal bawang pulith

Back to Indonesian recipes

 Share us...