Friday, November 25, 2016

Tikka Masala Meat Pie Thanksgiving Leftovers


Hope you had a lovely meal with your loved ones over thanksgiving. My family and I spent it together at my mother's house where we were surrounded by plates and dishes of food. Needless to say, there were many to-go plates. I'm always thankful during this time of year, and even though Thanksgiving hasn't always been a part of my culture; I always like to take some time of reflection around this time of year.

So many amazing, and crazy events have taken place this year but we've all managed to make it through. As we all celebrate this time of the year, let's take time to reflect on ourselves and where we are currently. If you are able to celebrate a year in good health, with clothes on your back, food on your table, and a roof over your head...You have made it! I realize as I see the headlines everyday, from stories happening around the world and even here in "the land of the free", I realize how lucky I am. All my worries and current struggles feel small, so I humble myself and give thanks!



This year has been a year of growth for me, even though I've had a minor setback I believe as those around me continue telling me that I am being prepared for my blessing. So in closing, I know you've been waiting for this recipe...Duh! that's why you clicked the link. I actually made this recipe using my bottle of Sharwood's Tikka Masala Sauce, that I received in my Degustabox this year. If you're looking for a place to find some, they are currently sold at World Market. This recipe was inspired by my brother's best friend's wedding; during the cocktail reception of their wedding they served Meat Pies( Nigerian dish filled with meat and other ingredients). They used what my mom said was "Pate Feulletee" otherwise known as croissant dough, which made it easier to taste the ingredients of the filling.

Tikka Masala Meat Pie Recipe


Ingredients:

Filling:
Leftover Chicken or Turkey
Salt
Sharwood's Tikka Masala Sauce ( from my November Degustabox)
1 Onion, diced
1 cup of shredded or cut Brussel Sprouts(or some leftover greens)
Salt
Habanero sauce or hot sauce (optional)

Dough: ( I used Sisi Jemimah's recipe as a guide, even though converting her measurements was tough) or a softer dough
3 cups of Flour( I used White Grape Seed Flour from my Degustabox)
1 cup of Margarine
1/4 cup of Water
1/2 tbs of Baking Powder
Pinch of salt

Directions:

Dough:
1. Prepare the dough by mixing Flour, Baking Powder, and salt.
2. Mix in margarine until you have a crumbly like mixture
3. Create a space in the middle of mixture, and pour in water progressively while kneading
4. Continue kneading until you have a while mixed even consistency 
5. Wrap in saran wrap or ziploc bag and store in the fridge for 30 min.

Filling:
1. Add onion to oiled pan, and cooked until slightly tender
2. Then add veggies
3. Follow with leftover Turkey or chicken, mix and let cook
3. Once meat is warm, add Tikka Masala sauce mix and let cook to a thicker consistency( don't use all he sauce or add water)
4. Once nice and hot, turn it off


5. Grab dough from the fridge and grab and roll a small piece 
6. Use a dough cutter, or a cereal bowl like I did, to cut our the perfect circle
7. Remove excess dough until left with the above



8. Add a small amount of the filling and carefully fold( this will take time, your first will be a test)
9. Use a fork to create the seal. Repeat steps until done
10. Place on cooking tray and bake on 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes

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