Sunday, January 17, 2010

Shepherd's Pie - Vegetarian !!

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
Bay leaves2 
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.
Keep aside.

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.


  1. My goodness. How scrumptious is that?! Wow....I love the idea of going 'vegetarian' in this well known recipe. Love your take on it!

  2. And I got to have the first bite!!! Yummy :)

  3. looks delicious,loved the vegetarian version as well..thanks for sharing

  4. Way to go...vegetarian Shepherd's pie! Such a fantastic idea! Well done, Radha.


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