A spicy and nutritious variation to the usual meat pasties, these pasties make a great lunch, snack or breakfast item. Loaded with spices and herbs traditionally used to make samosas, your tongue will be blasted with flavours with a bite of this pastie. Cooked with easy to find and cheap vegetables found all year round, add this recipe to your budget recipes list.
Ingredients 6 sheets of puff pastry
4 cups chopped potatoes
3 cups chopped pumpkin
2 cups thawed green peas
2 chopped brown onions
2 sticks cinnamon
2-3 bay leaves
2 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp cumin-coriander powder
2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp garam masala
5-6 tbsp white and black sesame seeds
salt to taste
milk to brush on top of the pastry
2 tbsp oil for cooking
Heat the oil and add cloves, cinnamon, bay leaves, cumin seeds
Once the spices start to crackle add the onions
Cook the onions till they are brown
Add the chopped potatoes, pumpkin and salt to taste, cook for 10 minutes.
Add the green peas and all the other remaining spices
Cook till all Al dente
Cool the mixture
Thaw the puff pastry and take out one sheet
Cut into four squares and fill a tablespoon of the mixture in each of the squares.
Fold into a triangle and seal the edges
Brush with milk and sprinkle sesame seeds.
Bake in a pre-heated oven for 45 minutes at 180 degrees centigrade.