*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                             CURRIED LENTIL PIE
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         Pastry for 2 crust pie
    2       tb           Oil
    1       lg           Onion, chopped
    2       ea           Garlic cloves, chopped
    1       md           Potato, diced
    1       md           Carrot, sliced
    1       sm           Green bell pepper, diced
    1       tb           Coriander powder
    1       t            Cumin powder
    1       t            Ginger powder
    1       t            Turmeric
    1       c            Green lentils
    2       c            Water
    2       tb           Tomato paste
                         Salt & pepper
 
   In a large pot, heat oil.  Fry onion & garlic for a
   couple of minutes. Add potatoes, carrots & bell pepper
   & continue to fry for a few more minutes, stirring
   occasionally.  Add spices & stir fry for a couple of
   seconds. Add lentils & tomato paste , stir quickly &
   add water.  Cover, raise heat & bring to a boil.
   Reduce heat & simmer gently for 30 minutes. Add salt &
   pepper.  Check the water levels & lentil consistency.
   Cook for another 15 minutes if lentils are not cooked.
   Remove from heat & let cool slightly. The mixture
   should be moist but not swimming in water.
   
   Roll out the pastry & line a 9 pie plate.  Add the
   filling & cover with remaining pastry.  Bake at
   400F/200C for 30 to 40 minutes until the pastry is
   browned.  Serve with chutney, chili sauce & a salad.
   Good cold.
   
   Very loosely drawn from “Entertaining with Cranks”
  
 
 
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