28 May 2008

Curried Vegetable Pasties


This is a hmmm-what's-in-the-fridge kind of recipe.

Curried Vegetable Pasties

Pastry

1 packet ready-made shortcrust pastry or 1 quantity of homemade
1 egg, beaten

Filling

a splash of olive oil
½ onion, sliced
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
small piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
6 baby potatoes, cut into quarters
6 baby corn, cut into quarters
1 carrot, peeled and chopped
1 tsp turmeric
½ tsp chilli powder
water as required
salt & pepper

Heat the olive oil in a pan and add the onion, garlic and ginger, cook gently until the onion is translucent. Add the potatoes and carrot and cook for 5 minutes. Add the baby corn and cook for another few minutes. Add the spices and a little water. Cook the vegetables on a medium heat, until they are tender, adding water as required, a little at a time. The mixture should not be too moist. Season with salt & pepper.



Heat the oven to 190c /375f /Gas Mark 5.

Roll out the pastry until it is fairly thin. Cut circles out of the pastry, using a saucer or small bowl as a template. Put some filling on one side of the pastry, brush round the edge with egg and fold over, crimping the edges to seal.


Brush the pasties with a little beaten egg and place on a baking tray. Cook for 20 minutes or until the pasties are golden brown.

Makes 4 – 6 depending on the size of the pasties.


Although the pasties are really good while still warm, they are great cold for lunch and fabulous as picnic food.

I served this batch of pasties with some of the Hot Mango Chutney I made back in November. My mouth is watering just thinking about it :P


Whoops! I forgot the mushrooms! I added mushrooms too.

21 comments:

  1. Ooh baby corn!! I love baby corn!! This looks fabulous. =)

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  2. They were very, very good Romina!

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  3. These look great! I made Jamaican patties once and they were great and froze really well, I may have to make a batch of these and freeze some too.

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  4. You'd never think these were a clean-the-fridge-out food. Even better if it makes a great lunch the next day!

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  5. Hi Katerina, you will be a stronger woman than me if you are able to leave any to freeze. We scoffed tham all!

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  6. Hi SilvieIn principle they would, but we had two each and there was only one left for Graham the next day!

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  7. Curry wrapped in pastry sounds good! They are nice and golden brown.

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  8. Of course you added mushrooms! I'm loving this Holler. Just my kind of treat.

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  9. mmm lovely looking pasties - was thinking about pasties this morning because a friend just gave me a pastry recipe that I must try - hope they look this good

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  10. I love these "fly by the seat of your pants" recipes where you use what you hve available. They do look good Holler:D

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  11. Holler, this one is so great. I love leftover recipes :-) Especially when they dont look like that...

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  12. Hi Kevin, I was realy pleased with the final result :)

    Yeah, you are right of course, Lisa. Can you seriously imaging me making any veggie dish without considering mushrooms?nThe only time I actively do that is when Graham's brother comes to dinner. He doesn't like mushrooms, can you imagine that?

    I'll look forward to seeing the final result Johanna!

    Thanks Val, I was staring at that packet of pastry, whenever I opened the fridge for a few days.

    Hi Zlamushka, I am glad you like them!

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  13. Ooh, tasty looking! I've only ever had pasties once, and they just had potatoes and cheese in them -- but I like the curried veg idea. Yum.

    And this was "just" a "hmm, what's in the fridge" recipe? Pretty fancy for just a random fridge search!

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  14. Hi Tadmack, you have escaped from the packing for a while?

    I usually have a selection of veg in the fridge and spices in the cupboard. However, I had bought the pastry with no clear idea of what I was going to with it.

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  15. Nice looking pasties - it's lunch time here and I'm hungry for one!

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  16. Truly delicious looking! When's dinner?

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  17. I have yet to make homemade pasties. They remind me of Italian calzones, which I adore. So I've got to give them a try. Yours looks fantastic!

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  18. Hi Nicisme I would pass you one if I could!

    You missed it Davimack, get on with that packing boy!

    Hi Susan, The calzone has always been elusive to me. I must try one some time!

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  19. What a great idea... I'm adding it to my "recipes to try"... thank you for sharing it.

    Margot

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  20. I am glad you are going to try them Margot!

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  21. Oh yum! These look great. I just made curry for dinner and I'm already looking for other curry-flavoured foods!

    Oh - and just I recall correctly, is this pronounced pasties with a long or short "a" sound?

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