Vegetable and Lentil Pot Pies with Tomato Chutney

Vegetable and Lentil Pot Pies with Tomato Chutney

Made With Our Classic Lentil Tarka Daal -
2 SERVES
SERVES 3
prep
10 MINS PREP
20 MINS COOK
35 MINS COOK
If you’re looking for new vegetarian meal ideas, then you should try our lentil and veg pot pie! The lentils add protein and a creamy texture to the sauce.
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Tailored to Taste
Everyone loves a pot-pie, but when you are vegetarian, you often miss out on the protein. These little vegetable pies have lentils which slightly break up into the creamy sauce adding a lovely, velvety background warmth to the filling. You can use either shot-crust pastry or puff pastry for the lids, we have tried both and both are delicious! The tomato chutney on the side is really flavourful and adds a fruity, tangy tomato contrast to the pies - and you will want to keep the rest in the freezer for another day! Makes 3 main course ones or 4 small starter portions.
Ingredients
  • 1 pack of The Spice Tailor Classic Lentil Tarka Daal (lentils included)
  • 1 pack ready-rolled shortcrust or puff pastry
  • 80g broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 80g courgette, cut into small cubes
  • 50g chestnut mushrooms, cut into quarters
  • 80g sweet potatoes, cut into small cubes
  • 75g frozen peas
  • 150-175ml vegetable stock
  • 3 tbsp. double cream
  • 1 tbsp. chopped parsley
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tbsp. veg oil
  • Salt to taste

Tomato Chutney
(Keep aside the spice sachet and small sauce pouch from the daal kit for this).

  • 1 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 ripe medium tomatoes, chopped (skinned if possible)
  • ¾ tsp. white wine vinegar, or to taste
  • 2 tsp. sugar, or to taste
  • Salt to taste
Method
  1. For the filling, heat the oil in a pan and sauté the sweet potatoes for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add the broccoli, courgettes, mushrooms, the lentils from the large pouch in the kit and the stock. Bring to a simmer cook for another 5-6 minutes, or until the vegetables are just cooked. Stir often to help the lentils break down into the stock.
  3. Add the peas, the double cream and parsley and stir well. The sauce should be lightly creamy. Season to taste as needed and take off the heat. The sauce will thicken as it sits.
  4. Divide the mixture into 4 small or 3 large sized ramekins and leave to cool.
  5. Cut out pastry discs bigger than the ramekins and egg-wash the rims of the ramekins. Place the pastry discs over the ramekins and press gently around the rims. If using shortcrust pastry, trim off the excess pastry, crimp around the edges and prick a hole in the middle of the pie.
  6. Egg wash the pastry and repeat with the other pies. We like a double egg wash for a little extra golden finish.
  7. Place onto a baking tray and bake in a preheated oven on 190°C for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
Tailored to Taste
Everyone loves a pot-pie, but when you are vegetarian, you often miss out on the protein. These little vegetable pies have lentils which slightly break up into the creamy sauce adding a lovely, velvety background warmth to the filling. You can use either shot-crust pastry or puff pastry for the lids, we have tried both and both are delicious! The tomato chutney on the side is really flavourful and adds a fruity, tangy tomato contrast to the pies - and you will want to keep the rest in the freezer for another day! Makes 3 main course ones or 4 small starter portions.
  • 1 pack of The Spice Tailor Classic Lentil Tarka Daal (lentils included)
  • 1 pack ready-rolled shortcrust or puff pastry
  • 80g broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 80g courgette, cut into small cubes
  • 50g chestnut mushrooms, cut into quarters
  • 80g sweet potatoes, cut into small cubes
  • 75g frozen peas
  • 150-175ml vegetable stock
  • 3 tbsp. double cream
  • 1 tbsp. chopped parsley
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tbsp. veg oil
  • Salt to taste

Tomato Chutney
(Keep aside the spice sachet and small sauce pouch from the daal kit for this).

  • 1 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 ripe medium tomatoes, chopped (skinned if possible)
  • ¾ tsp. white wine vinegar, or to taste
  • 2 tsp. sugar, or to taste
  • Salt to taste
  1. For the filling, heat the oil in a pan and sauté the sweet potatoes for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add the broccoli, courgettes, mushrooms, the lentils from the large pouch in the kit and the stock. Bring to a simmer cook for another 5-6 minutes, or until the vegetables are just cooked. Stir often to help the lentils break down into the stock.
  3. Add the peas, the double cream and parsley and stir well. The sauce should be lightly creamy. Season to taste as needed and take off the heat. The sauce will thicken as it sits.
  4. Divide the mixture into 4 small or 3 large sized ramekins and leave to cool.
  5. Cut out pastry discs bigger than the ramekins and egg-wash the rims of the ramekins. Place the pastry discs over the ramekins and press gently around the rims. If using shortcrust pastry, trim off the excess pastry, crimp around the edges and prick a hole in the middle of the pie.
  6. Egg wash the pastry and repeat with the other pies. We like a double egg wash for a little extra golden finish.
  7. Place onto a baking tray and bake in a preheated oven on 190°C for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
MADE WITH OUR DELICIOUS
Classic Lentil Tarka Daal

‘Tarka daal’ is a staple across most Indian homes and is the most popular lentil curry in North India. The word ‘tarka’ refers to the cooking of spices and flavours, which are added to the cooked lentils. Our Classic Lentil Tarka Daal has a buttery smoothness that is elevated with the addition of caramelised onions, rich tangy tomatoes, zingy ginger, garlic and carefully selected Indian spices.

This daal is perfect for a fuss-free, 5-minute meal with rice or naans, but is also really versatile and makes the base for a range of delicious healthy dishes for the more adventurous cook. Taking inspiration from our recipe pages, you can transform it into comforting soups, crispy lentil cakes kedgeree and much more. It’s a fantastic meal to keep on hand in your cupboard for busy days. Perfect for vegetarians or meat-free days.

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