Beans and Fries Shepard's Pie


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British Shepard's pie with twist(sss). Filling is more mexican style and topping is of frozen french fries rather than the original mashed potatoes.
Although the recipe has a lot of twist the result is amazingly delicious.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     6Makes 5 to 6 serving


For The Filling
6 garlic (lehsun) flakes , sliced
2 onions , finely chopped
3 tomatoes , blanched , peeled and finely chopped
1 tbsp tomato sauce
2/3 cup sweet corn kernels (makai ke dane) , par-boiled
1 small green capsicum , diced
1 cup rajma (kidney beans) , cooked
1 cup black-eyed beans , cooked
1/2 cup fresh cream
1/2 cup cheddar cheese , grated
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp black peppercorns (kalimirch)
salt to taste
2 tbsp butter

For The Topping
3 tbsp cheese for topping
250 gms frozen french fries (available in market)
salt and pepper to taste

For the Filling

    For the Filling
  1. Heat butter in a pan. Add garlic and onion and cook till translucent. Add capsicum and cook for 1/2 min. Add tomatoes and cook for around 5 min till thick. Add salt, pepper, chili powder and tomato sauce. Add kidney beans, black-eyed beans, corn and cook for 2 min. Keep aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine the cream, 1/2 cup cheese, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper and mix till smooth.
  3. Pre-heat the oven at 200*C. Grease a baking dish with butter. Pour beans filling in it. Top with cream.

For the Topping

    For the Topping
  1. Take out french fries from freezer. Season with salt and pepper.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Arrange a layer of french fries evenly in single layer over the baked cream mixture.
  2. Bake for 15-18 min till light brown.
  3. Take out from oven, sprinkle 3 tbsp cheese and bake for more 5 min or until golden. Let stand for 10 min.
  4. Serve warm with green salad.

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This recipe was contributed by Shreya Jaiswal on 19 Jun 2011
Hi I am Shreya from Nagpur. I am an Interior Designer by profession.

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