Saw this on Cooking Isn't Rocket Science - Chef Manju Malhi. And changed it to a vegetarian dish - if ever there was a Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie. Also made in the microwave in this case.
Oil - 2 tbsp
onion -1 finely chopped
green chillies -2 finely chopped
soya granules - 100 ( substitute with mince lamb for the authentic Shepherd's Pie)
carrot -1 peeled and sliced ( round pieces)
Salt to taste
Cumin -1 tsp ground
Plain flour or maida - 25g
Stock300ml (chicken stock for the non vegetarians)
Tomato purée - 1 tbsp
Potatoes -200 gm , peeled and boiled and mashed
Butter -15 gm
Milk 4 tbsp
Cheese - 50 gm grated
Soak soya granules in warm water for 10 minutes
Squeeze out water and keep.
Take a pan.
Heat the oil and add the bay leaves.
Add onion and fry awhile.
Add green chillies and soya granules and the carrots.
Sauté 8-10 minutes .
Add the salt, cumin and flour and stir for a minute.
Add stock and the tomato purée.
The mixture will begin to thicken. Cook till it thickens properly.
Add butter and milk to mashed potatoes.
Make a thick mash.
Grease an ovenproof dish.
Place the thickened soya mixture.
Spread the mashed potatoes on top and sprinkle the cheese.
Place in microwave for about 5 minutes.
Once the dish is done. Cut the pie into slices and gently remove the portions onto a plate.