The flavours of this delicately spiced mushroom roll actually reminded me a little of the South Asian street snack: samosa. Other than that, there was nothing else about it that was samosa like, as this included mashed potatoes and was baked in the oven to puff up, whereas, samosas have cubes of potato and are traditionally deep fried. Saying that, this spiced mushroom pastry roll also reminded me of these Caribbean Aloo pies which are made with mashed potatoes and is deep fried.
This is not a hand-held pie either. It is made like a vegetable wellington, but roly poly style. One that needs to be sliced, plated up and shared. Saying that for ease you could slice it like pinwheels.
This is really a good recipe and one I’d encourage you to try when you are looking for some comfort food.
This spicy mushroom pastry roll is good eaten at room temperature too.
Spiced Mushroom Pastry Roll
Ingredients400g mashed potato
2 tablespoon oil
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 medium onion, finely sliced
1 red chilli, minced or ½ teaspoon of chilli powder
1 teaspoon garam masala2 spring onions, sliced
300g chestnut mushrooms, sliced
Salt and pepper
4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or coriander
375g ready rolled Puff pastry
Milk or soy milk to glaze
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
MethodHeat oil in a wide pan and gently fry the garlic, chilli and onion. Cook until the onion is soft, add the garam masala, mushrooms and spring onions and cook for about 5 minutes until just soft. Remove from the heat. To the pan, stir in the mashed potatoes, parsley and combine well. Season to taste. Roll out the puff pastry to a rectangle about 30 x 40cm. Place the pastry on a greased tray. Spread the mix over the pastry, leaving a margin around the edges, then roll up like a roulade and turn it over so that the seem side is down. Glaze with milk, sprinkle with the seeds and bake on Gas mark 6 for 25 – 30 minutes or until golden and risen. Leave for a few minutes before slicing. Serve with a green salad and a minted sauce. Idea inspired by Another Dinner is Possible: More than just a vegan cookbook.
This recipe was made by fellow blogger at Please Do Not Feed the Animals. Please do go check out this link and this lovely blog.