Friday, February 10, 2012

SAVORY HAND PIES


Hand pie is an individual serving of a  buttery and flaky pastry stuffed with either sweet or savory filling. This also makes a great portable snack during  picnics or small gatherings.

They are so versatile that you can use your leftover chicken, meat,  veggies or even fruit preserve  as their filling. Hand pies  can be make well in advance and stored in the freezer.

It is so much easier if you grate the hard block of butter rather than to wait until you are able to cut them up. This way, it is easily incorporated to form a dough.

If you don't feel like messing with  veggies, you can opt for frozen mixed vegetables. It works great.

SAVORY HAND PIES
Serves     :      6

PASTRY DOUGH

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
10  tablespoons cold butter
1/2 tsp salt
5-7  tablespoons ice water

DIRECTION

Place flour and salt in a mixing bowl.

Add  in butter, mix until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Add ice water, a tablespoon at a time until it forms into soft dough.

Cover in plastic wrap, refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

FILLING

3 cups cut vegetables (carrrot, bean, potato, peas)
1/2 tsp ginger minced
3 cloves garlic minced
2 tomatoes chopped
2 onion chopped
1/2  tablespoon chili powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
2 tablespoons curry powder
salt to taste
2 tablespoons oil
water


METHOD

Heat the oil, saute the onion, garlic and ginger until fragrant.

Add in tomatoes, cook until it turns soft.

Mix in the chili powder and curry powder, fry until oil separates.

Throw in carrot and potato (hard vegetables first) and  1/2 cup water (if still hard, add more water),  simmer until half cooked.

Now add the bean and peas, cook until all vegetable are soft and almost dry..

Add in garam masala, stir well and remove from heat.

Transfer into plate and let it cool completely.

ASSEMBLING THE HAND PIES

Divide the dough into half, keep the other half covered. Roll out dough into 1/8 in thick.

Using a cookie cutter or a glass, cut out into 5 in circles.

Spoon a heaping tablespoon of filling, fold into half, press the edges together, crimp them with a fork

Make a slit with a knife on top of the crust and place into baking sheet. Repeat with the rest of the dough. Preheat oven @ 185C.

Brush with butter and bake for 25-30 minutes  until golden brown.

Let stand to cool slightly before serving.




41 comments:

Priyanka said...

Nice recipe.they look so cute

Aarthi said...

i love this...totally yummy

Aarthi
http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

Suzi said...

I really like these hand oies and filled with veggies, yum!

Suja Manoj said...

Cute and delicious pies,love the stuffing.

Lyndsey said...

These look beautiful, I love hand pies. I need to try these.

Usha said...

Hand pies are very inviting.. Nice recipe!

Julie said...

Very lovely recipe,perfect snack!!

Erivum Puliyum

♥LOVE2COOK MALAYSIA♥ said...

Hi dear, how you been?

Quite some time since I came here..the layout looking really nice!!

Want some pies please...mouthwatering!

cookingvarieties said...

hi treat and trick wow! cant believe it when i saw your hand pies... they looks so pretty and cool. so clean, sooooooooooo appetizing.. must try this, now i know you use garam masala. have a nice day. very nice pic dear

cik cek said...

Sedapnya...:)

Michael Lee West said...

Can't wait to try these!

Jonnique said...

I want these right now! Can you please post on my Taste This Thursday Party at www.bellmiracle.blogspot.com

Sobha Shyam said...

wonderful recipe, they look so yummy..

Join me for the Just "4" Fun event :)

simran said...

really nice!.......lovely click!the pie is just jumping out waiting to be devoured!

jeyashrisuresh said...

tempting pie , I tried your nutella cookies,turned out great.Will post soon

Kalyan said...

Just mouth-watering...fruit pies are one of my favs anytime....looks delicious!

momto8 said...

individual is a great twist! I make something like this but in one pastry.....this would individualize what i make and make it special for each person...how fun!! Thanks.

Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com said...

I love this! We just posted our very first Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party and we would LOVE for you to stop by and link this up! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/02/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link.html

kala said...

They looks yummyy and usually we make it sweet filling :) But this garammasala filling is absolutely delicious :)

Only fish recipes said...

Wow....delicious pie.....looks fabulous !

Torviewtoronto said...

we make similar looks wonderful lovely snack

Torviewtoronto said...

we make similar looks wonderful lovely snack

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

they look absolutely delecious! makes for such a perfect starter

Rachana said...

These pies look so delicious and healthy.

4you-withlove said...

Oh YUM! My boys LOVE pies of any sort. I'll have to try making these this weekend. Thanks so much for sharing!

4you-withlove said...

Oh YUM! My boys LOVE pies of any sort. I'll have to try making these this weekend. Thanks so much for sharing!

soujanya said...

pie looks very delicious...u r right quick picnic snack...

folkhaven said...

These sound so warm and filling on a cold winter day!

maha said...

wonderful recipe..looks great........

Amy said...

Oh, wow, those look and sound deLICious!! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up at Shine on Fridays!

Our Delightful Home said...

This looks amazing! I would love for you to stop by and link up at my linky party via: ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

Mrs. Delightful
Ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

Little Gumnut said...

mmmm Cornish Pasties we call them. Haven't had one in ages. Might make them for dinner tonight though! Great inspiration!

Kadie said...

Yummy, yum. These would be so perfect for the little hand at our house. Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

Six Sisters said...

This looks like a wonderful recipe. So yummy! We loved having you at our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Come back next Saturday and share more of your great recipes! -The Sisters

Claire said...

Looks yummy!! I'm your newest follower-stop by for a visit!

mjskit said...

I am a finger food fanatic and these hand pie are right up my alley! Love your tasty veggie filling. This has been bookmarked.

Becolorful said...

Such a delicious looking dish and how great that it could be easily transported. Thanks for linking to BeColorful
pamela

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

Oh my goodness - these look divine! I shared this idea in my Saturday 7 Spotlight today. Thanks so much for linking up this week!

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Looks very yum! Bookmarking this one.

Shanthi said...

So cute and wonderful recipe

Rumana Ambrin said...

The pictures itself looks so delicious...