We love to serve pies with homemade chips and mushy peas. Enjoy!
1 tsp coconut oil
1 medium onion
3 garlic cloves
1/4 thumb ginger
100g cherry tomatoes
1/2 small butternut squash
2 medium potatoes
Large handful of coriander
100g frozen peas
80g baby spinach leaves
1 pot of Tideford Organics Vegan Rogan Josh
Salt + pepper
2 x 320g sheets of gluten-free puff pastry
4 tsp gluten-free plain flour, plus extra for dusting
1 tbsp plant milk of your choice
PLUS 4 springform pie tins approx. 11cm in diameter
Heat the coconut oil in a large pan on a medium heat. While the pan heats up, peel + discard the skin of the onion, slice it thinly + add it to the pan. Fry for 10 minutes, stirring frequently until it begins to caramelise.
Meanwhile, peel + finely dice the ginger + garlic. Then peel + dice the butternut squash + potatoes. Quarter the cherry tomatoes + finely chop the stalks of the coriander, saving the leaves for later. Add the ginger, garlic, squash, potatoes, tomatoes + coriander stalks to the pan + fry for a further 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the frozen peas, spinach leaves + Rogan Josh Curry Sauce to the frying pan + simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Next, roughly chop the coriander leaves + stir them into the pan along with the juice from the half of lime + season to taste with salt + pepper.
Preheat the oven to 200°C fan.
Meanwhile, roll out the pastry on a floured surface until it’s a few millimetres thick. Use a sharp knife to cut 4 circles a few cms wider than the pie tins (make sure you leave enough pastry for the tops), then line the pie tins with the pastry by pressing the pastry into the base + sides to ensure the inside of the tin is fully covered. Sprinkle a tsp of flour over the base to stop it going soggy, then fill each pie with the curry filling.
Use the remaining pastry to cover each pie + pinch the top + sides of the pastry together to close the pie.
Brush the tops with plant milk + bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.
Lili has been studying and practising yoga in China & UK for 20 years, and teaching since 2007. She draws inspiration from her training within established, classical yoga systems that focus on alignment, hatha vinyasa in its gentler form, yin, yin/yang, and restorative yoga styles, pranayama and meditation; blending the roots of Chinese healing traditions into a more holistic practice.
For her, practice covers not just the physical aspects of yoga but also aligning and unblocking the bodies meridian energy pathways to release Qi energy (prana) which flows through the bodies energy highway, bringing the mind, body and spirit back into balance.
“I am continually humbled by my students and teachers, my aim is always to teach from the heart and from the idea that yoga is the art of living, listening and learning, to embody this deeply spiritual tradition”
– Lili Chen.