Thursday, December 16, 2010

Masala Vegetable Pie


I always used to prepare these warm pies very buttery and with meat. Nowadays I try to cut down butter even in baking. So I made these warm pie with the goodness of  olive oil and  with a fresh selection of veggies. Whatever shape you make these pie, have it while they are still warm, since warm food taste good and makes you feel good.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 35 minutes
Makes 6 mini pies

Ingredients:
For the pastry:
Wholewheat flour-200 g
Olive oil- 50 ml
Egg yolk- 1
Baking Powder- 1/4 tsp
Salt- 1/2 tsp
Ice cold water- 3 to 4 tbsp

For the filling:
Sweet potatoes- 2 medium sized cooked and mashed
Broccoli- 1/2 of 1 whole broccoli( Steamed for 5 minutes)
Carrot- 1 medium sized( Shredded)
Spring onion- 1 chopped
Garlic- 3 cloves ( Grated)
Onion- 1 medium sized chopped finely
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder- 1 tsp
Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
Egg- 1 beaten lightly
Cheddar cheese- 3 slices
Parmigiano Reggino cheese- 1 tbsp
Salt to taste

Method:
For the pastry:
Sift the flour, salt and baking powder in a large bowl. Add the oil and mix it well till it looks like bread crumbs.
Add the egg yolk, and some cold water to bring the dough together. The pastry doesn't require too much kneading like bread. Wrap  the dough and set aside. Please don't keep the pastry refrigerator, you can leave it outside and use within 1 hour.
For the filling:
Heat the oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds and garlic. Then add the finely chopped onions and fry well till the it looks transparent in colour. Then add the carrot and saute for 2 minutes. Add all the spice powders and mix well. Finally add the broccoli and mashed potatoes and mix well to coat the spices. Add salt to taste.
  Now add 1/2 cup of milk to make the mixture wet. Take it off from heat add the cheese and mix well. Let it cool down for a while then add the egg and mix well.
Make the pie:
Preheat the oven to 190 degree Celsius. Roll out the pastry between two sheets of baking paper or cling film. Cut out circles of 10 cm diameter, depending upon the size of the dish you use.

Grease a muffin tray, place the circle of pastry inside the muffin tray, press it down the edges. Fill with filling and bring the edges together.
Bake it in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
Serve warm with salad and ketchup.

This recipe goes to Champa's Bake Off and Suma's Baking event which comes along with a exciting giveaway.



38 comments:

Fathima said...

wow... very well done veggie pie... looks yummy and nice clicks!

divya said...

looks fantastic...

Rumana Rawat said...

Wow this is so perfect and delightful:)

Shama Nagarajan said...

good one dear

Soumya said...

veggie pie looks awesome and is soo perfect. Very healthy and delicious...loved it.

Subhashini said...

looks mouthwatering

Vasavi Suresh said...

Look delicious... nice pics..

R said...

looks so yummy!

Biny Anoop said...

pie looks perfect and yummy

Priya said...

Woww delectable vegetable pie..very inviting..

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

Wow... they look so lovely....

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

love veggie pie....looks simply wow and drooling

Krishnaveni said...

looks very pretty and delicious, great

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I am ready to eat them right now. Bookmarked :)

Raina said...

Wow! These look fantastic. What a great appetizer these would make. They are very different from anything I have seen and healthy too:)

vanishri bhat said...

These pies are looking very delicious. thanks for sharing the recipe.

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Pies look so cute and tasty..

Kitchen Boffin said...

looks awesome dear.. the clicks are superb and the recipe is very innovative..

Priya Sreeram said...

superb !

suma said...

What a delightful whole wheat pie loaded with veggies! I am seeing a whole wheat pastry for the first time and with olive oil. Sounds cheesy and yumm, thanks for sending the pie my way, your enthusiasm is really heartening!






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hey,

Beautiful pie dear...so tempting...wish i could have a slice...You have an award in my blog dear...:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

Reshmi said...

fantabulous pie dear...

Prathima Rao said...

Wow...The pie looks absolutely delicious..!!

Paaka Shaale said...

Another great recipe from you umm. I'm book marking this again :)

sweet artichoke said...

They look so cute and sound delicious! Nice way of presenting the pie crust!

Malar Gandhi said...

Wow, healthy...looks gorgeous, perfect snack for this weather...what else do we want. Splendid creation:)

G.Pavani said...

awesome n tempting pie..bookmarked it..

Pari said...

Wow, so healthy and looks great.
FOODELICIOUS

Mehnaz Kapadia said...

Sooo WOW this is Ayeesha! You never cease to amaze me!

Radhika @ foodfor7stages said...

That is a cute little Pie. Love the Indian flavors in it.

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious pie looks wonderful

Sayantani said...

love your presentation style. this dish is awesome.

Ramya said...

Perfect comfort food for winter!!Looks delicious

kanthi said...

Looks fabulous..

girlichef said...

Oh yum, this sounds so fantastic! Plus, that first photo is absolutely stunning- so vibrant and full of color. It makes me happy just to look at it! :D

Nithya said...

looks fantastic :) lovely idea and yummmmmy :)

Your photography is awesome :)

Vani said...

Such a beautiful click!
love the blue backdrop with the beet color for pop/

maha said...

looks lovely....healthy and delicious...loved it.

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