vegan curry pie
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3am Curry Pies

Curry pies - homemade flaky pie dough filled with curried vegetables and chickpeas. A delicious filling vegan snack or meal.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Appetiser, Snack
Cuisine: Mauritian
Keyword: curry pie, flaky pie, vegan savoury pie
Servings: 6 large pies
Author: Teenuja Dahari -


For the dough:

  • cups self-raising flour
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 10 - 11 tablespoons water or as needed to form a soft non-sticky dough

For the curry filling:

  • 1 medium-sized carrot finely chopped
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1 can peas
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder or fresh minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon mild curry powder or hot, if you like it spicy!
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala optiona
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Handful of coriander/spring onions chopped, any herbs as desired (optional)
  • Soymilk for glazing
  • Water as needed to cook


To make the dough:

  • Mix the oil with the flour. Work with the fingers until flour ressembles fine breadcrumbs.
  • Add water and knead to form a nice and smooth dough. (The dough should not be sticky.)
  • Divide into 6 balls.

For the filling:

  • Heat the oil in a non-stick pan. Add onions, garlic, ginger, curry powder and garam masala.
  • Let roast for about 5 minutes, adding a little water to avoid burning.
  • Add chickpeas and carrots. Cover and let simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add a little water if required.
  • Mash chickpeas lightly while cooking. (You can mash them more if you prefer. I like them well mashed within the pie).
  • Add the peas. Add enough water to have a thick consistency (neither watery nor dry).
  • Add herbs. Add salt to taste.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool completely before filling in the pastries.

Make the pies:

  • To make the pies, roll each ball flat (on a floured surface) to about 14 cm in diameter.
  • Place some curry on one side, leave enough space around the border.
  • Fold in half and close by pressing along the edge with a fork.
  • Glaze with some soy milk and bake for 30 minutes (or until golden) at 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Farenheit) on a baking tray.
  • Or you can also deep fry them. But do not glaze with soymilk if you are deep frying!


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