Gluten free Madras Curry Pie.

I made this lovely spicy pie for my hubby Jason’s birthday last week as he loves a nice curry and pie combined into one. Since discovering the gluten free pastry of my dreams, I have become all enthused again about pies and their fillings.
Make the pastry first as it loves a long spell in the refrigerator to rest. This recipe can be found, plus many more mouth watering GF recipes on the blog gfandme.com and is called Mary’s Magnificent Pastry. I don’t have any photos of me making it as I thought of this blog just as I parcelled it up for the fridge resting time😊.

Pastry ingredients
2 cups GF gluten free flour, I used Bobs Redmill all purpose GF flour
2 teaspoons xanthan gum
1 cup of butter, chilled and cut into cubes
1/2 cup sour cream
Beaten egg and dash of milk to brush over pie before baking.

Pulse the flour and xanthan gum powder in a food processor, add the butter and pulse till the dough forms pea sized lumps. Add sour cream and pulse till dough comes together. If you don’t have a food processor just rub the cold butter into the combined flour and xanthan gum with your fingertips and mix in sour cream then get in there with your hands and gently work it all together into a ball πŸ˜„.
When combined into a nice ball split into 2 smaller balls, pat down into a thick discus shape and wrap in plastic wrap and place in fridge for at least 4 hours, overnight is even better.
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Now for the Madras curry which has to be about the easiest one I’ve ever made from scratch.

Ingredients for curry
2 tablespoons ground coriander
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon chilli powder (recipe says this is optional)
2 garlic cloves
2 teaspoons grated ginger
2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 kilogram chuck steak (I used a whole bolar blade roast I cut up) cut into 2.5 cm cubes
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 cup of beef stock

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Combine the coriander, cumin, turmeric, pepper, chilli, garlic, ginger and lemon juice in a bowl to form a paste. Set aside.

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Heat the oil in a large saucepan over high heat, add half the beef and cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes or until browned. Transfer to a bowl and repeat process with the rest of the beef.
Reduce heat to medium. Add spice paste and cook for 1 minute. Return beef and accumulated juices and stir till well coated with spice paste. Add tomato paste and stock.

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Bring to the boil, reduce heat to low and cover. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until beef is tender.
Remove lid and cook uncovered for a further 15 minutes or until sauce has reduced and thickened slightly.
Put aside to cool completely.

To make the pie.
Take your pastry out of the refrigerator and roll one disc out to about five millimetres in thickness to the size of your pie dish. It rolls out really well from cold without much difficulty.

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Add your cold curry to your pastry base and distribute evenly. Roll out your second disc of pastry to the same 5 millimetre thickness and place on top. Glaze with the beaten egg and milk mix, or just beaten egg white if you like.

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Bake pie in a pre heated oven at 180 degrees Celsius till nicely browned.

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Yes, this looks rather too browned but I can assure you it wasn’t burnt and it tasted so good πŸ˜„. We like our curry pie with a nice fruity sauce on top and I reckon a fruity chutney would go down a treat with this.
The curry would be lovely on its own as well with some rice and roti or butter naan. Hmmm I think I need curry for tea!
Bon apetit!

6 thoughts on “Gluten free Madras Curry Pie.

  1. I love how you went to the trouble to make a detailed and most amazing montage of spices and ingredients for this post Pinkiii. Your attention to detail and aesthetics has me in awe. The most I have ever done for a blog post was take a few more photos in the hope that someone might “get” the process. Kudos on the spicy photos and we can ever read your writing! ;). Its hard to make an all meat curry look pretty but there is “pretty” and there is “DELICIOUS!” and who cares if food lacks the former and is bedecked with the latter :). I, too, have fallen foul of WordPress and making things look burned. I am sure Jason was very excited to get his birthday curry pie with NO vegetables to be seen ;).

    1. Yes Fronkiii I decided to write the spice names after I’d placed them on the card and it looks like a child’s messy writing. I forgot how easy it can be to overcook gluten free pastries and even though I cooked it at the right temperature for the same amount of time, it was a little too much. I’ll do better next time. My iPad has issues with the order I like to post my photos so I had to edit it off the lap top to get what I wanted. A learning process indeed.

      1. Remember, if you are doing something that makes your brain uncomfortable and have to work, you are building new neurons…imagine how many you just built! πŸ˜‰

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