Sunday, 16 May 2010

Meat Pie Ismaili Style (Spicy Beef Pasty)

I have had loads of requests for meat pies, this is my Canadian cousin Firoz's recipe. We usually make this with puff pastry, see curry puffs


Ingredients

Short Crust Pastry
500 gm plain flour; sieved into a large bowl
1/2 tspn tumeric
salt to taste
250 gm butter; cut into cubes
125 mls (half cup) chilled water

Filling
500 gm minced lean beef
4-6 cloves garlic; minced
2 inch ginger; grated
2-3 chillies; minced fine
1 tspn tomato puree
1 tspn Lea and Perrin's Worchester sauce
1 tspn HP sauce
1 tspn Dijon mustard
salt to taste
1/2 tspn garam masala
2 medium onions
3 spring onions
2 tblspn chopped coriander
1 tbspn chopped mint

1 beaten egg for glazing



Method
Pastry
1.Place the flour, tumeric salt and butter in large bowl.
2. Use your finger tips to rub the butter into flour so that you get a fine breadcrumb like mixture
3. Add the cold water slowly mix to bind into dough-like consistancy
4. Wrap in cling-film and place in the fridge for at least 20 minutes

Filling
1. Dry cook the minced beef with garlic, ginger, chillies and salt, until all the liquid evaporates, break the lumps if they form.
2. Add Worcestershire, HP and tomato sauce, together with mustard and tomato puree. Stir and cook for 5 minutes.
3. Remove from heat and add garam masala, onions. When cool add the mint and coriander.

Pies
Preheat the oven at 220
1. Remove pastry from the fridge, and divide into 20 pieces.
2. Roll into a 3 inch circle, place the filling in the centre, wet half the edge with water and fold.
3 Mark the edge with a fork and place on a greased oven tray.
4.Repeat until you have made 20. Prick each pastry with a fork and brush with beaten egg
5. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes


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6 comments:

meeso said...

That looks delicious!

Graingers said...

Thanks. They are lovely.

Saju said...

Thanks Muni, glad you enjoyed them.

Nimi SunilKumar said...

hi..this one looks gr8.U hv gt a wonderful list of recipes..Looking forth to try this out..
www.nimisculinaryventures.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

This seems similar to empanadas. I can't wait to try them but I was wondering what is HP?

Saju said...

HP is a brown coloured sauce.

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