Egg Masala Pies

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • For pastry:
  • flour (Maida) - 2 cup
  • butter or margarine - 1/2 cup
  • ice cold water to mix - 3 to 4 tbsp, approximately
  • salt - 1/2 tsp
  • For filling:
  • hard-boiled eggs - 3
  • egg 1, lightly beaten
  • oil - 3 tbsp
  • onion - one and a half cup, chopped
  • ginger paste - 1 tsp
  • garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala powder - 1 tsp
  • tomato puree - 2 tbsp
  • sugar - 1 tsp
  • mint leaves - 2 tbsp, chopped
  • coriander leaves - 2 tbsp, chopped
  • salt to taste

How to Make Egg Masala Pies

  • Combine flour with salt.
  • Add butter or margarine and mix lightly with finger tips till the fat is evenly distributed in the flour.
  • Add ice cold water little at a time till the flour holds together.
  • Knead lightly and keep covered for half an hour.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the filling.
  • Heat oil in a fry pan and fry onion till light brown.
  • Add ginger and garlic paste and fry till fragrant.
  • Add all the powders, fry for few seconds.
  • Add tomato puree, salt and sugar.
  • Simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Add mint and coriander leaves.
  • Mix well and remove from fire.
  • Shell the eggs and cut into halves.
  • Roll out the pastry to 3 mm thickness and cut into 8 cm squares. Gather the trimmings, roll again and cut more squares to get 12 pieces.
  • Take a pastry square and place 1/12th filling on it.
  • Place one and a half egg, cut side facing upwards.
  • Cover the egg with another 1/12th of filling.
  • Moisten the edges of pastry with water and place another pastry square on top. Press the edges with the back of a fork to seal.
  • Prepare all the six pies thus.
  • Place the pies on a greased baking tray and brush the top with beaten egg.
  • Bake in a hot oven (200 degrees centigrade) for 10 minutes.
  • Reduce the temperature to 180 C and bake for another 10-15 minutes till the pies are golden brown.

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