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A delicious snack on the go, finger food at a party or eat these for lunch with a cup of hot soup on a cool Autumn day. The curry in the dough and the spices in the filling are just enough spice to warm you up!


2 cups flour

1-½ teaspoon baking powder

1 tsp curry powder

½ teaspoon turmeric

½ teaspoon salt

2/3 cup shortening

¼ cup butter

1/3 cup ice water (approximately)


2 teaspoons vegetable oil

1 small onion

3 green onions

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon diced chili pepper or ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 lb ground beef

1 tablespoon curry powder

1 teaspoon dried thyme

½ teaspoon turmeric

¼ teaspoon salt and pepper (or to taste)

1 cup water

½ cup breadcrumbs

Dough: In large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, turmeric and salt. Cut in the shortening and butter until crumbly. Drizzle in the water, stirring with fork and adding up to 2 tablespoons more water if needed to make a soft dough.  Form into a ball and flatten into a disc. Wrap and chill for one hour. (Can be refrigerated for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 3 weeks.)

Filling: In skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook onion, green onion, garlic and pepper for 5 minutes or until softened. Remove with slotted spoon and set aside. Over high heat, sauté beef for 15 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain off fat. Return onion mixture to the pan along with curry powder, thyme, turmeric, salt and pepper. Cook for 3 minutes over medium heat. Pour in water and bring to a boil. Add crumbs and simmer for 3 minutes or until thickened but still juicy. Let cool. (Can be covered and refrigerated for one day.)

Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces then divide each piece into 4 more equal pieces. On a floured surface roll out each piece into a 5-inch circle. Brush edges with water and place 2 heaping tablespoons of filling into the center. Fold in half and press the edges together with a fork to seal. Prick each patty twice and place on an ungreased baking sheet. (Patties can be covered an refrigerated for one day.) Bake in 375 degree (F) oven for about 20 minutes or until crisp and golden. Enjoy!

Note: March 2014- I used spelt flour instead of all purpose flour in the pastry and ground turkey instead of beef. The patties turned out beautifully!