Keralan seafood pie

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  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 1 large onion (sliced)
  • root ginger (cut into fine strips)
  • 4 green chillies (split open lengthways)
  • the shell (cleaned)
  • 5 tsp ground turmeric
  • 5 tbsp rice flour
  • coconut milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • raw prawns
  • haddock fillet (diced into 1 inch pieces)
  • cuttle fish (scored)
  • 1/8 3mm/in thick (4 x 16cm diameter discs)
  • 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1 tbsp onion seeds
  • fenugreek seeds
  • moong beans
  • 1 tomato (cut into ½ cm/¼ in dice)
  • 5 . cucumber (cut into ½ cm/¼ in dice)
  • 1 chilli (finely chopped)
  • 5 . lemon (juice only)
  • 5 tsp salt
  • 5 tsp sugar
  • 2 olive oil
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 2 green chillies (split open lengthways)
  1. For the pie, preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6

  2. First make the sauce

  3. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the curry leaves, onion, ginger and green chillies and cook, stirring, until the onion is soft

  4. Add the mussels and turmeric, followed by the rice flour

  5. Mix the rice flour in evenly, then add coconut milk and salt, and bring to a simmer

  6. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until the mussels open up and sauce begins to turn glossy

  7. Remove the mussels and take the meat out of the shell, discarding the shells

  8. Set the mussels aside, and continue to cook the sauce until it thickens and becomes very thick

  9. Remove the sauce from the heat, cool and mix the raw seafood and the mussel meat through the sauce

  10. Divide the pie filling equally among four shallow cast-iron skillets, garnish with the green chillies and curry leaves and cover with the puff pastry disc

  11. Brush the pies with egg, sprinkle with black onion seeds and bake in the oven for 15 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through and the pastry crisp and golden brown

  12. For the salad, mix together all the ingredients for the salad

  13. Serve the pie with the sprouted fenugreek and moong lentil salad alongside

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