Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Chicken Curry Pies With Sweet Potato

Take a few shortcuts with this tasty chicken pie topped with mashed sweet potato.

Ingredients (serves 4)
700g sweet potato (kumara), peeled, coarsely chopped
Olive oil spray
1 brown onion, finely chopped
1 large carrot, peeled, finely chopped
600g chicken breast fillets, cut into 2-3cm pieces
1½ tbs Patak’s Korma Curry Paste
2 tsp plain flour
400g can diced tomatoes
80ml (1/3 cup) water
150g (1 cup) frozen peas, thawed
2 tbs chopped fresh coriander
2 tsp fresh lime juice
2 tsp brown sugar
Steamed green round beans, to serve

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Cook sweet potato in a saucepan of boiling water for 12 minutes or until tender. Drain and return to pan. Mash until smooth.
2. Heat oil in a frying pan on medium-high heat. Sauté onion and carrot, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes or until soft. Add chicken and stir for 3-4 minutes or until browned. Add curry paste and stir for 1 minute. Add flour and stir for 1 minute. Add tomato and water and stir. Bring to boil. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat. Add peas, coriander, lime juice and sugar.
3. Divide curry among four 250ml (1-cup) capacity ovenproof dishes. Place on a baking tray. Top with sweet potato. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden. Serve with beans. 

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