• Apeksha Gore

Veg Pie Ring/Wreath



For the pastry crust :

  • 1.5 cup wheat flour

  • 1 cup plain flour/maida

  • 2 spoons olive oil

  • 0.5 cup butter

  • 0.5 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon mixed herbs

  • ice cold Water

  • 1 egg white / milk for wash

For the pie filling:

  • 1 red Onion

  • 3-4 cups of mixed vegetables like red, yellow peppers, zucchini, beans, cabbage, chopped finely

  • 0.5 cup diced paneer/cottage cheese cubes

  • Spices to taste - salt, chilli flakes/red chilli powder, cumin powder, corriander powder

  • 2-3 teaspoon butter, a slash of oil


Method:

To make the pastry crust:

  1. Mix flours, garlic powder, herbs and salt in a mixing bowl

  2. Cut the butter into tiny cubes and rub into the flour

  3. Adding little water at a time, bind into a tight dough using water as required

  4. Set aside in refrigerator to chill while you prepare the filling

To make the filling:

  1. Add oil and butter to a heavy bottomed pan.

  2. Saute onions till slightly caramelized

  3. Add veggies and saute for 5-7 mins, with a lid on, tossing every few mins.

  4. Add cottage cheese, spices, cover and cook for 2-3 mins.

To assemble the pie:

  1. Roll out the dough in a big circle - diameter should be 4-5 inches more than the desired diameter of the pie. Roll out and assemble the pie on a piece of baking paper as it is not possible to lift and shift the wreath if you make it on the counter top.

  2. Leaving 4-5 inches from the outside, draw two concentric guide-lines on the dough such that you have a smaller 7 inch circle, followed by a 10 inch circle and have 4-5 inches of the outer layer left out.

  3. Place the filling on the central 3 inch part.

  4. Now cut slits along the outer circle and inner circle as shown in pic

  5. Fold over the inner and outer strips alternatively

  6. Create decorations using any left over dough and stick to the wreath using a dab of water

  7. Egg or milk wash and bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 35-40 mins

  8. If the pie starts to brown unevenly, rotate midway through and cover with foil towards the end of the bake