Mince & Onion Pie

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Makes 2 pies

Nothing beats a savoury home-made pie, that's for sure! A light, delicious pie, perfect for a light lunch or for a picnic, or as a starter for a meal. It's the kind of pie that doesn't fall apart as you eat it, making it the perfect dish to pack in your kid's lunch-box (or your hubby's/self). Each slice of the pie is packed with amazing flavour and is just the right size to pick up and munch on! :)

Ingredients for Filling
350 gm
minced meat
(any of your choice, you can even use boneless shredded chicken or shredded meat/beef/mutton etc)
1 tsp
garlic paste
1/2 tsp
ginger paste
salt to taste
2 tsp
black pepper powder
small onions, chopped fine
small potatoes, cubed
small capsicum, cubed
green chillies, chopped
2 tbsp
1/4 tsp
turmeric powder
1/2 tsp
cumin powder
1/2 tsp
garam masala
4 tbsp
coriander leaves, chopped
juice of half a lemon
egg, lightly beaten
Ingredients for Dough
1 1/2 cups
all-purpose flour/maida
1 tsp
1 tbsp
milk powder
1/2 tsp
instant yeast
1/4 tsp
baking powder
3 tbsp
oil or melted butter
water mixed with milk, warmed...for kneading
egg yolk, beaten with 1 tsp milk
(for brushing the pies before baking)

Please click HERE for step by step instructions with pictures

First, prepare the filling

Heat the oil, then add the onions and fry till soft. Add the ginger, garlic pastes followed by the capsicum. Cook for a minute, then add the mince and the turmeric and cumin powders, plus salt. Once you've broken all the lumps, add the potato cubes and green chillies. Cook until the mince is almost dry, then add the lemon juice and coriander leaves. Finally when mince is completely dry, sprinkle the garam masala and set aside to cool.

In the meantime, take 1 egg, beat it well and set it aside. Then take an onion, peel it and cut it in half lengthwise. Slice each section into thin half-slices (soften these by sprinkling salt over the onion slices, leaving them for about 15 minutes, then washing them thoroughly and draining out all the water). Set aside.

Next, prepare the dough

Put all the dough ingredients in a bowl and knead into a soft pliable dough. Immediately, divide the dough into 4 equal-sized balls. Roll each ball out to about 7 inches diameter (it will be thin but that's fine).

Grease two pie-plates or any round pan, even a cake pan will do.

Place one rolled out chapati in each pan, this will be the base of your pies. Then divide the mince between the two pies and pour it over the bases. Next, take the beaten egg and divide it between the two pies by drizzling it on each pie very neatly all over the filling. Sprinkle the onion half-rings all over the top of the filling, then add a dash of black pepper powder over everything.

Cover each of the pies with the remaining rolled out chapatis/rounds. Press the edges with a fork or your fingers, to seal well. Now using a blunt knife, make marks dividing the pie into 8. Don't cut through, just lightly form the pattern.

Cover the dishes and set aside to rise for about an hour. Apply egg-wash on the pies and sprinkle sesame seeds if desired.

Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees until tops are golden.

Cut the sections through following the marks you made previously. This time use a sharp knife to get clean cuts. Serve!! :)



Wow that sounds delicious,inshallah i’ll try it. shukran Fauzia.

really good recipe

I keep putting off making chicken bread, the above needs stuff i have already except the instant yeast. so I'm looking foward to making it soon. thank you for sharing.

* 1 n half cups of flour how much in grams pls lt me know.
* all the ingredients 2 make e dough shud go in except the milk powder n how much water 2 b added to the 1 tbsp milk powder?and how much milk needed 2 knead the dough pls lt me know.
*the pepper powder shud only b added when assembling the pie right?


Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam. Please refer to this note for my measurement conversions: My Measurements

Hard to estimate how much liquid is needed for kneading the dough as different flours absorb differently, just add slowly and gradually whilst kneading until you have a smooth soft dough. And yes add the pepper powder when assembling.

wat flour:?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Plain/all purpose.


salam sister, can we use short crust pastry instead of making the dough.???

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, yes that is fine.

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Salams Fauzia, its great to log on to your website for people like me who dont like facebook so much..... Well,I would like to know if im using shredded chicken for this pie, when do i add it in? should i just follow the recipe as it is, and use in the chicken instead of Mince? pls reply soon. you are doing a terrific job ever since i liked your page on fb....keep up the good work..May ALLAH (SWT)bless you abundantly.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, thank you! Yes you can use shredded chicken for this pie in place of the mince. Ameen to your dua, thank you dear.

lubna mussa's picture

made this today for the family to munch on for iftar! was lovely, i also added some spinach onto it.. enjoyed messin around wit the ingredients!!
ur recipe are easy to follow .. Keep it up

Assalamu Alaikum Sr. Fauzia,

I have a question. Should I boil the potatoes first? Or is it not necessary?

Thank you :)

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/salaam, not necessary, they will get cooked with the mince. :) Cut them tiny.

I made it today it wz yummm.thanx sis.
Jst a question.the pie's crust shud b crispy or not?? o_O

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Thanks! It should not be crispy, if you keep the pie covered right after baking, the crust softens. :)

Yay i got really a soft crust :-) jazakAllah sis..

Kindly tell me shud i make pie a night before eid n refigerate n take out on eid day
And tgen bake

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Do not store the pie unbaked as it is a yeast dough and will end up tasting and smelling overly yeasty if stored without baking. Bake and then wrap it up and refrigerate, warm it up the next day.

Assalamualaikum sister. Tried this recipient came out well. Thank you for the effort and sharing your knowledge with everyone. May Allah bless you more and more.

Hi can i make mini pie with this?

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Hi, yes you can.

Hi Fauzia thank you so much for posting all these delicious recipes. I
I am a great fan of your's. Is it possible for you to post waffle recipe.

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Hi, thank you! Will definitely post a waffle recipe inshaAllah.