1 Hour Masala Vegetable Pot Pie. This Vegan Pot Pie is amped up with garam masala and spices. Use up seasonal veggies to make this vegetarian pot pie. Top with biscuits, puff pastry or serve as is with garlic bread or rice. Vegan Soy-free Recipe, Gluten-free option. Makes 1.5 quart, 9 by 7 inch or 8 by 8 inch baking dish.
Cuisine: Indian Fusion, Vegan
Author: Vegan Richa
1 3/4cupsnon dairy milk such as unsweetened plain almond milk2 cups for more sauce
1tbspflourunbleached white or rice flour
2tbspcashews or use 2 tbsp flour
3clovesof garlic or 3/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2hot green chileor use cayenne to preference
1tspgaram masalaor 1/2 tsp ground cumin and ground coriander, a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg
1/4tspeach of ground cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, ground mustard and cayenne
1/4tspsugar or mapleomit if using sweetened milk or coconut milk
1 1/2cupbaby greens
2cupsveggies such as cauliflower, green beans, carrot, peas, zucchini, broccoli
In a blender, add all the ingredients under masala sauce. Blend well. Taste and adjust salt and spice if needed. Do not add too much as the spices and flavors get stronger while baking.
In a baking dish, pour half of the sauce. Spread the greens over the sauce. then spread the veggies to distribute evenly. Sprinkle salt and black pepper liberally over the veggies. Drizzle the remaining sauce over the veggies.
Cover the dish loosely with parchment paper or foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove the foil or parchment carefully.
If using puff pastry place the puff pastry cut outs * on a sheet beside the casserole and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. When done, place the puffed pastry on top and serve. Alternatively, place the entire puff pastry sheet on the casserole. Use a fork or kitchen shears to make holes in the sheet. Put dish back in the oven, Bake for 17 to 19 minutes until golden. (* I use a cookie cutter to cut out 2.5 inch rounds of puff pastry)
If using biscuit dough, place the dough in the casserole over the veggies. Put the dish back in the oven for 18 minutes or until golden.
Cool for a few minutes, add a dash of cayenne and serve.
To make it without biscuit topping. Bake the dish for 40 minutes. Remove foil, let cool for 5 minutes and serve.To make this without spices: Add some nutritional yeast, wine or lemon, black pepper and 1 tsp herbs such as thyme, basil and sage.To make this gluten-free: Omit the biscuits, or use gluten-free biscuits such as my jalapeno cheddar biscuits.To make it on the stove. Pour the sauce from Step 2 into a large skillet. Add all the greens and veggies. cover and cook at medium heat for 30 to 35 minutes or until the veggies are tender.Nutritional values based on one serving