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Tuesday 31 July 2012

Curry Chicken Pie

I have been searching for a rectangular tart pan around my area but in vain; and when I found one selling in KL, it was too expensive to have it for that price.  One day I happened to get some baking ingredients in one of the shop and saw they were selling this square tart pan which cost for $17.00+ and go ahead to purchase it.

And today, "opening ceremony" for this square tart pan, I have made Curry Chicken Pie!

Curry Chicken Pie

Basic Pie Dough Ingredients
320 all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1tsp sugar
227g butter
1/4 - 1/2 cups ice water

In a food processor, combine flour, salt, and sugar; pulse to combine. Add butter; pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal, with just a few pea-size pieces of butter remaining.  (Alternatively, you can use your hands to lightly combine together).

Sprinkle with ice water little by little. Pulse until dough is crumbly but holds together when squeezed with fingers.  

Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
Curry Chicken Filling
1 chicken breast or 1 boneless drumstick, cut cubes
1 big potato, cut cubes
1 carrot, cut cubes (optional)
1 big onion, cut cubes
1 tbsp curry meat powder
2 tbsp coconut milk or fresh milk (for a creamier taste)
2 tbsp oil
Salt & sugar to taste

Heat a frying pan with the 2 tbsp oil, fry the onion till fragrant.  Add in the curry powder and the chicken meat.  Fry till the meat tender and add in the potato cubes and carrot if added.  
Add in the milk, salt and sugar to taste.  Dish out and set aside to cool.

1.  Roll out the dough to fit to the tart pan.
2.  Pour the curry chicken fillings into the pan. 
3.  The extra dough can roll out to deco the top to your desire pattern.
4.  Brush the top with egg wash.
5.  Bake the pie at preheated oven 160C for 30 minutes.

With the hot weather here, I have to roll to cut out the strips for the topping as fast as I could.  This is why the pleating was not done properly; else it will be nicely done in, "in out pleating"

  Oooooh.......... it is sooooooo delicious.............!  

     You can always make your own fillings to your likings!

   So full after one piece with a cup of tea !!