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Curried Lentil Pie

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Category: Vegetarian

 Ingredients List

  • Pastry for 2 crust pie
  • 2 tb Oil
  • 1 lg Onion, chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 md Potato, diced
  • 1 md Carrot, sliced
  • 1 sm Green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tb Coriander powder
  • 1 ts Cumin powder
  • 1 ts Ginger powder
  • 1 ts Turmeric
  • 1 c Green lentils
  • 2 c Water
  • 2 tb Tomato paste
  • Salt & pepper


In a large pot, heat oil. Fry onion & garlic for a couple of minutes. Add
potatoes, carrots & bell pepper & continue to fry for a few more minutes,
stirring occasionally. Add spices & stir fry for a couple of seconds. Add
lentils & tomato paste , stir quickly & add water. Cover, raise heat &
bring to a boil. Reduce heat & simmer gently for 30 minutes. Add salt &
pepper. Check the water levels & lentil consistency. Cook for another 15
minutes if lentils are not cooked. Remove from heat & let cool slightly.
The mixture should be moist but not swimming in water.

Roll out the pastry & line a 9" pie plate. Add the filling & cover with
remaining pastry. Bake at 400F/200C for 30 to 40 minutes until the pastry
is browned. Serve with chutney, chili sauce & a salad. Good cold.

Very loosely drawn from "Entertaining with Cranks"

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