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Savory Vegetable Hand Pies [Vegan]

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Now, who can say no to pies? Definitely not to these delicious, savory veggie hand pies with a mildly spiced filling of carrots, cauliflower, peas, potatoes, onions, jalapeños, and tomatoes. What’s more – this recipe serves just two! No more leftovers and no more halving or quartering a large recipe. These hand pies are quite filling, so consider these a quick, easy and delicious meal for two or a dinner for two days.

Savory Vegetable Hand Pies [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Dairy Free Vegan





Cook Time



For the Pie Dough:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cold, vegan butter, cut in cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons ice cold water

For the Savory Filling:

  • 1/2 tablespoon oil
  • 1/4 cup onions, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, grated finely
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder or paprika
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1/2 cup potato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cauliflower florets, cut small
  • 1/4 cup carrots, finely chopped
  • A handful of green peas
  • A small squirt of lemon juice
  • Cilantro, to garnish


To Make the Pie Dough:

  1. In a food processor, combine the flour, butter, and salt. Pulse a few times until the flour becomes crumbly like sand.
  2. Add ice cold water into the crumbly flour while pulsing till the flour comes together.
  3. Transfer the dough to a work surface and bring together into a ball. Wrap in cling film and refrigerate for at least an hour.

To Make the Filling:

  1. Cook the vegetables — cauliflower, carrots, peas, and potatoes — until almost well done.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and once hot, add cumin until it becomes fragrant.
  3. Sauté onions, jalapeño, ginger, and a pinch of salt until soft. Add tomatoes, cover and cook until it becomes mushy.
  4. Season with red chili powder, turmeric, and more salt. Stir in the cooked vegetables.
  5. Once all the water is cooked off, add garam masala, a squeeze of lemon juice, and cilantro.
  6. Remove from heat and let cool completely before filling.

To Make the Hand Pies:

  1. Remove pie dough from the refrigerator and divide into two. Set half aside and refrigerate the other.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into roughly a 9-inch circle. Try to make the outside edge thinner than the center.
  3. Repeat with the remaining half. If the filling is still not cold yet, stack the pie crusts with cling film between each piece and refrigerate until ready to fill.
  4. Place a few spoons of the filling in the center of each rolled out pie dough. Cover and crimp the edges.
  5. Brush with milk/egg wash and bake at 400°F for 30-40 minutes until crispy and lightly browned.
  6. Cool for at least 5 minutes before serving.


Adapted from Food Wishes.




Exotic and everyday foods with a Indian twist. Tina Dawson is a food blogger, food stylist and food photographer from India who loves adding an Indian twist to recipes from around the world. She loves to bake and spends every waking minute scouring the world for interesting and delicious things to eat. Her blog Love is in my tummy is a catalog of recipes - featuring both exotic and everyday foods - and culinary travel stories, where every meal becomes a journey.



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