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Indian Curry Christmas Pie


Family recipe for vegetarians at Xmas

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  • FOR PASTRY BASES (makes 2)
  • 1Lb (16oz) Plain Flour
  • 8oz Butter or Margarine
  • Large pinch of Salt
  • 1/4 Cup of Water
  • (Baking beans
  • Greaseproof paper
  • Cling film and 2 Pie dishes).
  • FOR PIE FILLING (makes 2)
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 2 Carrots
  • 3 Potatoes
  • 5 Cauliflower Florets
  • 5 Mushrooms (cut into 20 slices in total)
  • 100g Green Beans
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 2 Tsp's Mild Korma Curry Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to fry
  • Grated Cheese and sliced tomatoes (to assemble pie)


Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 35mins
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

Use your hands to mix the flour, salt and butter to a crumble mixture. Add the water and mix to a dough.
Split the dough into 2 pieces, wrap each piece in cling film and place in the fridge for 15 minutes.

Step 2

Grease the pie dishes, roll out the pastry and cover the dishes well ensuring the pastry is even all over. Prick with a fork all over, cover with Greaseproof paper, put the baking beans on top and bake in an oven on 190 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Step 3

Fry the garlic and onions in a small amount of oil until softened.

Step 4

Add the potatoes and carrots , cover with water and simmer for 10 minutes (adding more water if needed).

Step 5

Add the cauliflower florets, green beans and mushrooms and cook for a further 5-10 minutes.

Step 6

Add the curry powder, salt to taste and reduce until cauliflower and all veg is soft and cooked through.

Step 7

Cover pie cases with thin layer of grated cheese.
Split the filling between the 2 pies.
Cover completely with tomato slices and sprinkle grated cheese on top.
Bake in oven on 190 degrees for a further 15 minutes.

Step 8


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