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Warming Winter Curried Mushroom And Mince Pie

Johannesburg is ridiculously cold (by our standards) and we’re craving warming winter dishes. This curried mushroom and mince pie really hits the spot.

When it’s cold we need mushrooms in our diet more than ever!

Whether you’re sick or just want to boost your immune system you need good, nutritious food. Mushrooms are the perfect addition to any dish. Did you know that mushroom soup is just as good for you when you’re sick, as chicken soup?

A University of Florida study shows increased immunity in people who ate a cooked shiitake mushroom every day for four weeks. Through blood tests before and after the experiment, researchers saw better-functioning gamma delta T-cells and reductions in inflammatory proteins.


Curried Mushroom And Mince Pie

A warm pie on a cold evening is one of my ultimate comfort foods. I love this recipe because it goes a long way, making it perfect for when you have extra mouths to feed.

Curried Mushroom And Mince Pie

Curried Mushroom And Mince Pie

Course Main Course
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 300 g beef mince
  • 250 g button mushrooms quartered
  • 1 to 1½ tbsp curry paste according to taste
  • 3 tbsp fruit chutney
  • ½ cup beef stock
  • 1 tsp cornflour* stirred into 2 tbsp cold water
  • 250 g mixed vegetables
  • 1 packet ready-made puff pastry defrosted
  • 1 egg lightly beaten


  • Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion over low heat for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
  • Add the mince and cook, stirring regularly for 5 minutes.
  • Add the mushrooms and fry for a further 3 to 4 minutes or until the meat and mushrooms brown.
  • Stir in the curry paste and mix well.
  • Add the chutney, beef stock, cornflour mixture and vegetables and bring to a simmer.
  • Cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Transfer the mixture to an ovenproof casserole dish and allow to cool.
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • Roll out the pastry onto a lightly floured surface. Brush some of the egg wash onto the rim of he casserole dish.
  • Top with a layer of the pastry and push down the edges to secure. Trim any excess pastry.
  • Cut a hole in the center to allow the steam to escape.
  • Brush the top of the pie with the remaining egg wash and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the pastry is golden and puffed up.


*Cornflour can be substituted with arrowroot powder
Keyword beef pie, curried mushroom, mince, mushroom, mushroom pie

For more warming winter dishes head over to the RECIPE section.

Happy cooking!



DISCLAIMER: This post was sponsored by The South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association. The South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association provided me with this recipe and associated images. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own and not influenced by the developing company, and/or its affiliates, in any way. The fact is, I’m crazy about mushrooms, and want to shout it from the rooftops anyway. 


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