Indian potato pie
By Bbc Good Food
This impressive vegetarian pie is really versatile – it tastes great hot, warm or cold, so you can make it well ahead.
- 700gr potato, sliced
- 400 gr sweet potato, sliced
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 red chilli, finely chopped
- 1 thumb-size piece ginger, grated
- 1 tsp each ground cumin, coriander and garam masala
- pinch dried chilli flakes
- 200gr frozen pea
- juice 1 lemon, plus extra wedges to serve
- small bunch coriander, chopped
- 25 gr butter, melted
- 275 gr pack filo pastry
- ½ tsp poppy seeds
- Put the potatoes in a large saucepan of cold, salted water, then bring to the boil. Turn down and simmer for 5 mins, add the sweet potatoes and continue to cook for 8 mins until just tender. Drain really.
- Fry the onion in the oil until soft, add the cumin seeds for 1 min, then stir in the garlic, chilli and ginger with the remaining spices. Cook for a further 2-3 mins, then turn off the heat and stir into the potatoes with the peas, lemon juice and coriander.
- Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Halve the filo sheets, and use two-thirds of them, overlapping, to line a 22cm loose-bottomed cake tin with a little overhang. As you lay in each sheet, brush with melted butter and keep the rest covered with a clean tea towel. Spoon in filling and press down lightly. Cover with remaining filo, then fold up overhanging sides and scrunch up pastry near the edges.
- Poke several slits in the top of the pastry and brush with more butter. Sprinkle with the poppy seeds. Bake for 40-45 mins until golden brown. Serve either hot or at room temperature with lemon wedges.