Oriental pie with chutney, avo and banana

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I’m probably doing this all wrong, posting a hearty winter dinner recipe when most of you are enjoying a long-awaited summer. But deliciousness must be shared, no matter the season! You could always bookmark it for wintertime in your hemisphere 😉

Oriental pie with chutney, avo and banana

Oriental pie with chutney, avo and banana

Oriental pie filling

1 onion, chopped (or 2 T dried chives)

1 T oil

1 t curry powder, heaped

½ t ground ginger, heaped

1 garlic clove, chopped (optional)

±350 g mince

1 bay leaf

3 ripe tomatoes, chopped

¼ C vinegar

30 ml brown sugar

Salt and pepper

Method

1. Fry onions/chives in oil.

2. Add curry, ginger, garlic and mince. Fry until mince browns.

3.  Add rest of ingredients. Cook on medium heat until most of the liquid has evaporated.

4.  Place in a casserole dish. Prepare the topping.

Oriental pie is delicious served on a bed of brown rice

Oriental pie is delicious served on a bed of brown rice


Oriental pie topping

1½ C flour

1 t baking powder

½ t salt

1 t curry powder, heaped

40 g butter

1 onion, grated (or 1 T dried chives)

1 garlic clove, chopped (optional)

1 egg, beaten

½ C water

Ingredients for the topping

Ingredients for the topping

Method

1. Sift dry ingredients together.

2. Rub in butter.

3. Add onion/chives and garlic.

4. Mix egg with water and add to mixture.

5. Mix well. Spoon over oriental pie filling.

6.  Bake at 180 °C for 30 min.

A warm and spicy winter dinner

A warm and spicy winter dinner

Notes

  • I’m not sure of the origins of this recipe; I suspect it was a Cape Malay dish, but my version comes from my mom.
  • As you can see, I’ve used dried chives because Ninja and I are allergic to onion and garlic.
  • You could make this dish as mild or as spicy as you like by varying the flavours to taste.
  • I always enjoy curried dishes with avocado, banana and fruit chutney on the side. We use the South African classic, Mrs Ball’s Peach Chutney – loved by South Africans and imported by expats everywhere!
Oriental pie

Oriental pie

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