Curried Vegetable Pie
Oven-proof frying pan, pastry brush
Preheat the oven to 220 C / Gas Mark 7)
- ½ carrot
- ½ parsnip
- ½ sweet potato
Peel the carrot, parsnip and sweet potato and cut into bite-sized chunks (about equal sizes).
- ½ tsp garlic paste
- ½ tsp ginger paste
- ½ tbsp curry powder
- ½ tsp chili flakes
- Oven-proof frying pan
Melt half of the butter in a high-sided oven-proof frying pan over a medium heat. Once melted, add the garlic paste, ginger paste, curry powder and chilli flakes. Once combined, add the carrot, parsnip and sweet potato.
- 200 ml coconut milk
- 50 ml vegetable stock
Cook for 2 minutes, giving everything good stir, then pour in the coconut milk and vegetable stock and mix.
- 100 g kale
- ½ tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp cashew butter
Simmer for about 15 minutes or until the vegetables are practically soft (but not mush) then stir in soy sauce, cashew butter, and kale (remove the stalks). When the kale has wilted, take the pan off the heat.
- 3 sheets filo pastry
- pastry brush
Melt the remaining butter in the microwave. Lay out the pastry sheets one-at-a-time carefully. Brush one side of each sheet with the melted butter (use a silicon or pastry brush) and lay it so it covers a section of the pie dish base and up the side, leaving about half of it hanging over the top. Repeat this with another 3 sheets, each one overlapping half of the last one until the base and sides are covered completely.
Once the base and sides are layered, pour in the vegetables and sauce until the pie dish is filled. Gather together the overlapping pastry sheets until they cover the pie (it doesn’t have to look perfect).
- 20 g butter
With the last two sheets, brush each side but then crumble them (be gentle) in your hand, so it looks like crumpled paper and place it on the top of the pie where necessary to cover the top. Brush the top with what’s left of the butter so the whole top is glossed.
- ½ tbsp black sesame seeds
Decorate the top evenly with the sesame seeds (you can use nigella / black onion seeds if you prefer).
Put the pie in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the pastry is a deep golden brown and nice and crispy. Leave for 5 minutes to rest before serving with sides o your choice.