Shepherd's Pie Recipe

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Shepherd's Pie
How to make Shepherd's Pie
  • Recipe By: NDTV Food
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Lamb cooked in mild spices, baked with mashed potatoes and cheese. A delicious savory pie.

Ingredients of Shepherd's Pie

  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 450 gms minced lamb
  • 2-3 carrots (sliced), peeled
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 25 gms plain flour or maida
  • 300 ml lamb or chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 700 gms potatoes (boiled), peeled
  • 25 gms butter
  • 4-5 tbsp milk
  • 50 gms cheddar cheese, grated

How to Make Shepherd's Pie

  • 1.Heat the oil in a pan and add the bay leaves followed by the onion and fry for a couple of minutes.
  • 2.Then add the green chillies, lamb, and carrots and continue frying for 8-10 minutes until the mince turns brown.
  • 3.Add the salt, cumin and flour and stir for a minute. Slowly blend in the stock and tomato puree.
  • 4.Cook until the mixture thickens. In the meantime, peel and boil the potatoes in boiling water for 20 minutes until soft.
  • 5.Preheat the oven at 200C. Mash the potatoes with the butter and milk.
  • 6.When the lamb mixture is thick, tip it into an oven proof dish.
  • 7.Spread the mashed potatoes on top and sprinkle over the cheese.
  • 8.Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.
Key Ingredients: vegetable oil, bay leaves, onion, green chillies, minced lamb, carrots (sliced), salt, ground cumin, plain flour or maida, lamb or chicken stock, tomato puree, potatoes (boiled), butter, milk, cheddar cheese