Curry Tuna Pies Recipe


For Filling

  • 2 large vine tomatoes , de-seeded and chopped
  • 1 pink or white onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon mild chilli powder
  • 2 X 160 g tins of tuna chunks in brine or sunflower
  • 1 small maggi (stock cube)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander

For Pastry
  • 500 g (4 cups plus 2 tablespoons) self raising flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 120 g (1/2 cup) lard, soft and at room temp
  • 120 g (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, soft and at room temp
  • 12 tablespoons very cold water

Curry Tuna Pies Recipe


For filling
  1. Pour a little oil to a large frying pan and heat up. Add the onions and cook on medium heat until it soften, stirring in between.
  2. Add curry powder and mix into onions.
  3. Mix in chopped tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes. Drain tuna of brine or oil and add to mixture. Stir in all purpose spice, maggi (stock cube) and salt. Leave over low heat for about 2 minutes so spices an permeate. Remove from heat and leave to cool, then stir in chopped coriander.

For Pastry
  1. Sift flour and salt into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Chop lard and butter into little cubes.
  3. Add fat to the flour. Rub in using your fingertips. Add cold water a little at a time until dough comes together. Use your fingers to bring the pastry together.
  4. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead very lightly.
  5. Wrap dough in cling film and place in fridge to rest for 30 minutes.
  6. To assemble
  7. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celcius.
  8. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  9. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured work surface. Rolling should be be carried out in short, sharp strokes, with light, even pressure in a forward movement only. Turn the pastry as you roll.
  10. Cut circles in the dough and place a quarter cup of curry tuna in the centre of the circle.
  11. Fold dough over making it into a semicircle. Take a pastry brush and dip in water and moisten edges of dough circle then pinch sides together with a fork. Use a fork and poke holes on the top of the curry tuna pies.
  12. Place pies on baking tray.
  13. Brush the tops of curry tuna pies with egg wash and bake in oven for 20 - 25 minutes or until the pies are golden brown.

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