Tuna and prawns pie Recipe

Tuna and prawns pie

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Ingredients

For the pastry:
A:
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp fine sugar
1/2 stick butter (125g)
5 tbsp cold water

B:
3/4 cup flour
100gm butter

For the filling
1 can tuna flakes
1/2 cup roughly  chopped shelled prawns
1 brinjal- peeled -chopped
1 carrot-peeled-chopped into 1 cm cube
3 medium potatoes- peeled - chopped into 1cm cube
1 french onion-chopped
4 pips garlic-chopped
1 red chilly-seeded-chopped
1 tbsp grounded dried shrimps
1 tbsp chopped parsley
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp sugar
3 tbsp oil
1 tbsp butter

For the roux:
1/2 cup flour
1 cup water
1/4 cup evaporated milk
50 gm butter

Glaze:
1 beaten egg yolk

How to make Tuna and prawns pie


1. For the pastry:-In mixture A, combine flour ,salt and sugar with butter to form crumbs, Then add water to form a soft dough. knead till non sticky.Leave to rest for 1 hour.

2.Combine B to form a paste. Using 2 plastic wrapper, sandwich the soft dough and roll till thin, Place the B paste on top and fold the pastry , roll again, Repeat this process 3 times. Leave to rest while you prepare the fillings.

3. For the fillings:- Soften the potatoes and carrot by boiling in water for 1/2 hour. Then add brinjal and boil another 10 mins. Drain. Heat the oil and butter, saute the onion,garlic , chilly and dried shrimps , add the boiled vegetables. Mix well with seasoning . Add roux to thicken .

4. Taken 2/3 of the pastry and roll our thinly (1/2 cm ) in between 2 plastic sheets. Place it on a greased oven-proof pie dish. Spoon the filling into the pastry case and spread out evenly.

5. Roll out the remaining dough thinly and cut about 1/2 width strip. Place each strip on the pie like a net, over lapping each other.

6. Brush the pie with egg yolk and bake in a preheated oven at 200 C  for 40 mins or till golden brown. Serve warm.

Note:
to make the roux or white sauce:

Heat a pan and add butter. once the butter melt, add flour and stir to mix, then add water and milk , keep stirring till smooth. ( it will get lumpy if you don't stir well). Add to your cooked fillings to thicken it. 
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