Curried Vegetable pie

Creamy and mildly spiced vegetable pie using a handful of this and that…..

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Some of you will remember that I spent a day at the Waitrose Cookery school. One of the dishes we learnt to was to make a puff pastry pie.  This pie is based on that recipe except that I decided to add some of the spices we all love and turned it into a Curried vegetable pie.  I was able to add loads of vegetables in the pie and my son ate it with no complaints even though it had vegetables he doesn’t like.   It’s because he couldn’t make out all the vegetables and they were also disguised by all the spices I used.

Ingredients

  • 500 gms ready made Puff pastry
  • 500 gms ready made Short crust pastry
  • 5-6 cups Mixed vegetables (handfuls of ….Brussel Sprouts, chopped onions, diced carrots, sweet corn, green beans , cauliflower, peas)
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • I tsp Garlic
  • 2-3 Fresh green chillies
  • 3-4 tsps oil
  • ½ tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 2 cups Passata
  • 2 cups Double cream
  • 2 cups Grated cheese
  • ½ bunch fresh coriander

Method:

1. Heat 2-3 tbls of oil and add the cumin seeds. Once they go dark, add all the mixed vegetables  (including onions) and allow them to cook well. If using brussel sprouts and carrots – make sure that they are chopped smallish.

2. Add the spices – salt, turmeric, chili powder and herbs ginger, garlic and green chillies.

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3. Once the vegetables have softened, add the passata and garam masala.  (Note: Garam masala – literally translated means hot spices. It is a blend of spices which are roasted and finely ground and the spices used defer regionally in India. I have added a link to the range of garam masala sold on Amazon. The spice mixture I used has a mixture of cloves, cinnamon, black pepper and cardamom. You only add a small teaspoon towards the end of the cooking to add the flavours to your food) .  Add the double cream, stir and cook for 4-5 minutes.

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4. Add fresh coriander and allow the mixture to cool.  Once cool, add the grated cheese and mix well.

5. Roll out the short crust pastry and line the base of a 12 inch flan or pie dish making sure that the pastry covers the side of the dish.

6. Spoon the mixed vegetable mixture onto the base levelling as you go.

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7. Roll out the puff pastry and cover the flan.   Crimp the edges to seal the pie.  Make a hole in the centre of the pie to allow steam to escape.    Brush the top with milk and bake in an oven at 180 degrees Centigrade (356 degrees F) for 20 minutes and at 150 degrees (302 degrees F) for 10 minutes.   P1180086

8.   Serve the curried vegetable pie with roast potatoes.

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This recipe is perfect for using up all your leftover vegetables. What do you do with your left over vegetables?

  • Jacqueline Gum

    As always…looks fabulous! But I have never heard of of Garam masala? Is it easily found?

    • MinaJoshi5409

      Garam masala – literally translated means hot spices. It is a blend of spices which are roasted and finely ground and the spices used defer regionally in India. I have added a link to the garam masala sold on Amazon. The spice mixture I used has a mixture of cloves, cinnamon, black pepper and cardamom. You only add a small teaspoon towards the end of the cooking to add the flavours to your food.

      • Jacqueline Gum

        Great! Thanks for the link:)

  • I love vegetable pies. I make a brocolli pie with a cheese crust. Yours sounds good because I like the variety of vegetables. What is Garam masala?

    • MinaJoshi5409

      Arleen – Garam masala – literally translated means hot spices. It is a blend of spices which are roasted and finely ground and the spices used defer regionally in India. I have added a link to the garam masala sold on Amazon. The spice mixture I used has a mixture of cloves, cinnamon, black pepper and cardamom. You only add a small teaspoon towards the end of the cooking to add the flavours to your food.

  • maxwell ivey

    well i love what we call a pot pie here, and this sounds like one of those accept with vegetables and spices instead of turkey or chicken. I love your using brussle sprouts as it is one of my favorite vegetables. I am definitely in the minority here. 🙂 You know when we have pot pie we never have anything else with it, but the idea of a roast potato on the side sounds good. doubt I’ll be cooking one but would love to be eating one. take care, max

    • MinaJoshi5409

      Thanks Max. Actually you don’t anything else with this pie but my son loves his roast potatoes so I make them for him.

  • These seems delicious. I absolutely LOVE anything that has cheese in it!

    Michele

  • Beth – http://EncoreWomen.com

    You never fail to showcase a dish that sounds fabulous. I especially like this one. And I especially am fond of the spices in the recipe.

  • Donna Janke

    A vegetable pie spiced with tumeric, cumin, chili, and garam masala. I wouldn’t have thought of it, but it sounds delicious.

  • Tim

    Your son eats well; of this I am sure.

  • This pie looks great, but I`m so lazy in the kitchen I think I`ll make it using regular pie crust. We love vegetables and this looks like a fantastic way to serve them.
    Lenie

    • Lenie – you can use any crust. In my next recipe – I am just topping the pie with pototoes.

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    What an interesting recipe. I have never thought to put curry in a pie before. Sounds good!

  • Meredith Wouters

    What a great way to get kids to eat lots of veggies in one dish! I like to make soup out of my leftovers, but this sounds much better.

  • Hi Mina,
    As I have shared with you before, I enjoy curry, so to see this curried vegetable pie has my tongue watering. It is a smart way to use up left over vegetables. When we have a surplus of peppers, we stuff them. Perhaps you have an interesting pepper recipe to share. 🙂

    Kind Regards,
    Bill

  • Looks really good, and all the veggies are so colorful too.

  • I love the colors and an feast to the eyes. It really makes me hungry. I can see how it would encourage others to try it even when they aren’t all that interested in veggies. I have few of those in my family. 🙂

  • Carl Hedinger

    You had me at “curried” and then reeled me in with “pie.” Really sounds like a great dish to try. Garam Masala is honestly the best spice to use on just about anything, in my opinion. Thanks for sharing such a delicious recipe.

  • This sounds delicious Mina! I find all kinds of uses for my leftover veggies. I use them to stuff peppers. I’ll mix with quinoa and blend in the food processor and make ‘meatballs’. Toss with pasta and bake for a comforting casserole. I should keep puff pastry in my freezer from now on! And I didn’t know what passata was until I clicked the link. What’s the consistency? Tomato paste? Sauce? Sounds like something else I should keep in my kitchen!

    • Passata is an uncooked tomato puree that has been strained of seeds and skins. It originated in Italy but is used throughout Europe. Some passatas are chunkier and some are smoother, depending on the brand. You can also get passat with garlic, herbs etc…Great for using on pasta and also as Pizza topping.

  • This looks so delicious…!

    xx
    Michele

  • Catarina Alexon

    What a good idea, Mina!! Never thought about making a curry pie. Have to try it since it looks yummy.

  • I want to try this one. Looks and sounds so yummy. I think, I will place the toppings on a flat bread and add some cheese on top too. Then, it can be called a spicy pizza.

  • Nayna Kanabar

    What a wonderful idea .I like the fact that you have made a shortcrust base and a flaky puff pasty topping.

  • crystal Ross

    Mina this looks yummy. It reminds of a chicken pot pie I have had before. Only healthier and exceptional ingredients. Looks good! =)

  • Debra Yearwood

    How delicious is that!? This sounds so tasty and a nice switch from the meat based versions that are usually available.

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