It had started to get chilly so I decided to bake Shepherd's Pie for dinner. Traditional pie has a lamb/beef base but it is a little challenging to get either easily in India. Also, my in-laws like other Hindus would rather not have beef in the house so I decided to use goat mince instead. Also, there were few plumps in the refrigerator so I thought to give a twist to the original recipe and add some healthy plumps, grapes and veggies to the dish. In addition, I also made certain other variations and it all worked out beautifully! Give it a try!
- For base
- 0.5 pound ground goat meat
- 1 medium sized onions
- 1 medium ripe tomatoes
- 1 sweet plum
- 1/4 cup diced carrot
- 1/4 cup diced green beans
- 1/4 cup diced bell peppers
- 1/8 cup seedless grapes
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tbsp dried mango powder(optional)
- 1 tbsp dried parsley
- 1 tsp 21 seasoning mix (easily available in trader Joe's or you can use Kitchen king instead)
- 50 gm butter
- 1/4 cup oil
- 2 tbsp all purpose flour/maida
- Salt to taste
- For potato crust
- 250 gm/0.5 pound Hard boiled potatoes
- 50 gm + 30 gm butter
- 1/5 cup milk
- 1 tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
- Salt to taste
- Make a puree of plums and grapes and set aside.
- Heat oil in a frying pan and add cumin seeds for tempering, when it starts to crackle, add finely chopped onions to it.
- Cook until onions turn slightly translucent.
- Add ground goat meat and mix well.
- Cook at low heat until the meat starts to change color.
- Add salt.
- Mix finely chopped tomatoes and plum-grape puree, let it cook on low heat.
- In 10 min when the water has dried up, add mango powder, parsley,21 seasoning mix and saute for 2 min.
- Add carrots, beans and bell peppers.
- Put butter and fold it well into the meat.
- Now turn off the heat and mix all purpose flour.
- Set this aside
- For crust-
- Mash potatoes well.
- Heat 50 gm butter in the pan and add potatoes to it.
- Add milk and blend it well in the pan so that milk gets evenly incorporated.
- Mix ginger garlic paste and fry for 2 more min.
- Turn off the heat and add 30gm butter. Mix well.
- Layer a oven proof dish with cooked meat, on top of it layer the potato mix flatten it with a wet spatula. Bake at 200 C until oil starts to bubble on the sides and the dish starts to separate from the sides(roughly 1/2 an hour).
|Amount Per Serving||%DV|
|Serving Size 86g|
|Recipe makes 12 servings|
|Calories from Fat 108||66%|
|Total Fat 12.2g||15%|
|Saturated Fat 4.92g||20%|
|Trans Fat 0.12g|
|Total Carbs 7.39g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 1.2g||4%|