Mince & Onion Pie - Step by Step

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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

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!! :)


Have made it many times now, so easy & yummy..

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W/Salaam, raw potatoes. They will get cooked, chop them up tiny. :)

Thank u so much for your quick reply :)

salaam fauzia..what do u mean by egg wash?

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W/Salaam, egg yolk with a tsp of milk mixed and then brushed on the bread before baking to give it a nice colour.

Thank you for all the wonderful recipes. I just wanted to ask u whether the potatoes have to be boiled first & then added to the mince? Or,if added raw, then do they get cooked by the time the mince dries out?

What purpose does the egg serve aside from making it look good. Is it a necessary ingredient or can I opt not to use it?

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The egg used inside helps hold everything together, the one outside is for colouring the pie.

i just want ask whether v dont hav to put yeast in water like v used to do wen v make pizzas n things. do v have to put the yeast directly n mix wit da other things.
pls reply soon
thank you

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W/Salaam, if you are using INSTANT yeast like I have, then no need to activate it.

Asc am making this today am sorry cant post the pic i closed my facebook accont. should i wait for the minced meet to cool?

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Yes let it cool then use.

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Hi and yes, that is why I specifically wrote in the recipe to knead and roll out, not to let it rise. Please follow the instructions exactly for best results.

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No, knead and use right away. Don't let it rise before rolling.

Hi fauzia.I tried this recipie today but the dough didn't rise and when I was rolling it it was 2 hard.If I leave the dough 2 rise like pizza's dough does this effect the recipie?I'll wait 4 ur ans thanks.

Hi! I just wanted to know if der is a prob if v reduce d waitin period! em actually runnin short f tym n so hav2 toss in2 d microwave after jus half an hr since preperation! Is it gona affect it in any way??

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Hi, unfortunately not. It takes that much time to get it right, and have never used the microwave for baking so cannot be sure how it would turn out.

I prepared it twice! both times with a waiting period of about 30-40 mins! It turned out brilliant both the times except that the second time the pie had a very soft covering after baking. Em not really sure what went wrong the second time,but it was a hit alright! :)
THank You so Much For the Recipe!! Em so glad on the success of the dish,that em gona make shua i try out all your dishes!
thanks a lot once aGain!! Great Work Ladies! Mashallah! <3

can this be done using ur baking without oven method...

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Yes it can.

haii like how many minutes we should bake it??

hi i jus wanted to know do you use plain or self raising flour

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Hi, plain flour. :)

A.a nyama ikaangwe ama inatumiqa mbichi

Fauzia&#039;s Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, tumia recipe niliyoandika kupika nyama kabla kutumia kwenye pie.

salam..fauzia can u tell the size of the cup?

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W/Salaam, here are my measurement conversions for your reference: My Measurements

Fauzia, can we omit the milk powder? or is there an alternative that we can use?

Fauzia&#039;s Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, you can omit the powder, it just adds to the softness. Make sure you use milk for kneading the dough to achieve the desired softness.

i dint understand ;take the beaten egg and divide it between the two pies by drizzling it on each pie very neatly all over the fillin;
can you please explain..

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The one egg that you beat, drizzle half into each pie.

My dear Fauzia,,,I am a bachelor with not that much prior experience to cooking, but just seeing the dishes you prepare and the way you explain everything just makes me want to rush to the closest shop, buy the ingredients and start cooking. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING ME BE A BETTER COOK IN THE KITCHEN :)

Assalam u Alikum , great teacher. please to see this recipe. Insha ALLAH soon I vl try.Two simple questions, 1. Is onion necessary? if I drop it? 2. proper time of baking?bkz In Pakistan we r facing electricity (loadshedding) problem. In this page Fatema said 30-40 minets.What u say.(sorry 4 my bad English) :)

Fauzia&#039;s Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, thank you1 Yes you can leave out the onion although it gives a great flavour in the filling. It takes about 25-30 minutes.

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assalamu alaikum fauzia sister.. Y does the pie's edges get browned too quickly than the tops?

Fauzia&#039;s Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, could be that your oven grill heats more on the sides, you could try covering the pie edges if it starts browning too quickly.

Aoa i ve tried many of ur dishes can i ask if i make this on chand rat n bake on eid day wyd it effect or bake n then reheat plz reply soon wt u suggest

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You can make and bake it on chand raat then wrap it up well and refrigerate. Warm it up on Eid day and it will be as good as fresh. :)