Oriental Pie

Preparation info
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Appears in
A Taste of Dreams

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 1976

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I’m sure there is nothing like shepherd’s pie in India but this dish is a mixture of shepherd’s pie and Greek moussaka with an Indian flavour, which goes well with the slight sweetness of the swede topping.


  • 1 ¾ lb minced beef (800 g)
  • 3–4 teaspoons kabab paste or


In a bowl mix the mince with the kabab paste or the curry powder, cumin, salt and two tablespoons tomato purée. Fry the mixture over a high heat in a little oil digging at it with a wooden spoon to keep it separate. Taste, add more paste or powder if you like things hot. If it tastes too hot add some