Sunday, 7 June 2009

d's nan's lentil pie

D's Nan makes this really delicious lentil pie, which I've blogged about previously after she provided it at Christmas. Then she wrote up the recipe so I could try it at home (though deciphering whilst trying to cook was a bit difficult). It is very delicious, and great in this cooling weather - in Perth at least it's 'is it winter? is it not?' weather, and that's okay for beautiful warm ovens filled with delicious warm pies.

lentil pie

d's nan's lentil pies

800gm potatoes
2 tbs nuttelex
1 med brown onion finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
4 or 5 chopped tomatoes
1 cup veg stock
2 tbl tomato paste
1 medium carrot finely chopped
1 heaped cup dried lentils
1/2 cup peas thawed
1 tbs dark soy sauce
1 tbl mushroom oyster sauce
1 tbl strong vegestock

Soak lentils in hot water, cook and mash potatoes (with a little bit of milk or nuttelex). In a little oil, fry the onions, then as they soften add the garlic. Add tomatoes, as well as tomato paste, drained lentils and carrot. Fry for a few minutes, then add stock and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Combine soy sauce, oyster sauce, and one tablespoon of vege stock. Add combined sauce and peas to the pot and cook for a further five minutes.

Spoon mix into a large dish, and cover with mashed potatoes, and brush with nuttelex. Bake uncovered at about 200C for 20 minutes. Leave to stand for five minutes before serving.

lentil pie


Mihl said...

That looks fantastic! The weather over here has been a little bit chilly too (although it is supposed to be summer), so I was craving warm foods and such a pie would be perfect.

Johanna said...

looks just right for this weather - I have been thinking I need some mashed potatoes lately and this is just the way to have them

steph said...

Mihl, I'm sad your summer is a bit chilly! But I hope you're taking advantage of it. :o)

Johanna, mashed potatoes are the best. :o)

I'm Philippa O said...

that looks fantastic - i love lentil pie!