Sweet Potato (Kumara) and Lentil Pie

Recipe by Kiwi Kathy
READY IN: 1hr 15mins




  • Pastry:.
  • Put flour and baking powder into a food processor fitted with metal chopping blade and pulse to combine.
  • Add butter and process.
  • Add water and process until dough just starts to ball.
  • Remove from processor and lightly knead.
  • Roll out the dough and use to line a 23cm flan dish.
  • Chill while preparing the filling.
  • Filling:.
  • Put lentils and bay leaf into a saucepan.
  • Pour in sufficient water to come 2.5cm above the lentils.
  • Cook for about 20 minutes, or until soft and all the water has been absorbed.
  • Remove bay leaf and set lentils aside.
  • Peel and chop sweet potato (kumara) and cook in boiling salted water until tender. Drain and mash.
  • Peel and finely chop the onion and saute in oil until the onion becomes clear. Remove from heat.
  • Beat the eggs in a small bowl.
  • Mix together the eggs, lentils and onion mixture. Add the soy sauce, tomato paste, cumin and salt.
  • Spoon mixture into prepared flan dish. Smooth top surface over.
  • Bake at 180 degrees C, for 45 minutes until golden and set. Sprinkle cheese over top after baking for 30 minutes.
  • Serve hot or cold with salad.
  • NB: You can use ready bought Short Crust Pastry.