Curried Vegetable Pasties (Vegan / Dairy-Free)

Here in the UK, the temperatures are starting to cool off and there is definitely change in the air. So to celebrate the start of another beautiful season, for this month’s entry to the Suma Blogger’s Network I’d like to share my Curried Vegetable Pasties ❤️

Curried Vegetable Vegan Pasties

I’m a huge fan of pasties, especially the home-made variety. You can fill them with all manner of vegetables, herbs and spices. One of my all-time favourites is this curried pastie. With its warming flavours and beautiful golden and red hues, this has to be the perfect pastie for Autumn.

These pasties are delicious served straight from the oven as a warming weekend lunch, and can easily be elevated to main meal status with the addition of side dishes, such as baked beans and Crispy Kale. They can also be eaten cold and make a lovely treat for lunchboxes. Lil’ L has been enjoying for his school lunches and I’ve been stashing one in my bag when heading out on bike adventures or shopping trips. They’re such a tasty way to refuel!

Curried Vegetable Vegan Pasties

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I love to use culinary (aroma-free) coconut butter for pastry making. I find it gives the pastry a lovely crisp texture and doesn’t leave an oily residue on your fingers like oil pastries can. I use the Tiana Organic Fair Trade Coconut Cooking Butter which is available in the UK from health food shops. If unavailable where you live, vegetable spread/vegan butter can be used instead.

Tiana Coconut Butter

For the filling, I simply dice some veggies and simmer them for a few minutes in a mixture of water, curry paste and creamed coconut. This is then left to cool while the pastry is chilling. As it cools, the curry flavours infuse into the veggies. I use the Pataks Korma Curry paste which is very mild, so suitable for children.

Pataks Korma Paste

To add a touch of creaminess and sweetness, I add in some creamed coconut. This comes in a block, which I finely chop before adding to the pan. Creamed coconut is the pure pulverised flesh of the coconut, so I guess it’s classed as a whole food. Creamed coconut can be found on the world food aisles of supermarkets and health food stores, as well as in ethnic stores.

Biona Organic Creamed Coconut

 

Big shout out to Suma for supporting and encouraging my kitchen experiments! What to find out what the other Suma bloggers have been up to? Check out this Pinterest board.

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If you make the pasties I’d love to see your photos! Be sure to tag me using #BitoftheGoodStuff

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8 Responses to Curried Vegetable Pasties (Vegan / Dairy-Free)

  1. Markio

    Pasties. And Curry. And with a convenient crusty carrying handle. What’s not to like?

  2. These look like the perfect lunch! I love the flavours in korma and with that coconut butter it would be so rich and delicious. I will definitely be making these, as soon as I can come up with a GF pastry option (my roommate has celiac so we have to keep everything GF!) I can’t wait to try them, Sharon!

    • Hey Koko! I’m so sorry I can’t help with the GF pastry option. I’ve never had any luck with GF baking. If you manage to make it work, please do blog it! xx

  3. Oh my Sharon, these sound delicious – I love pasties, especially curried veg ones and miss them so much now we’re gluten free.

    • I’d love to offer a GF vegan pastry option for these pasties. If you manage to come up with one, please do blog it! With my past track record of GF baking failures, I definitely need to leave this to the experts!

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