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Desi Shepherd’s Pie  Recipe

An Indian avatar of the much loved shepherd’s pie is as good as the original.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Preparation Time : 26-30 minutes

Cooking time : 31-40 minutes

Servings : 4

Desi Shepherd’s Pie

Main Ingredients

Chicken mince,




Main Course_Chicken

Level Of Cooking



  • Chicken mince
    2 cups
  • Oil
    3 tablespoons
  • Garlic chopped
    4 cloves
  • Onion finely chopped
    1 large
  • Green chillies chopped
  • Turmeric powder
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Red chilli powder
    2 teaspoons
  • Tomatoes chopped
    2 medium
  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped
    1 tablespoon
  • Garam masala powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Melted butter
    2 tablespoons
  • Cream
    2 tablespoons
  • Potatoes boiled and mashed
    2 medium


Step 1

Clean the chicken mince and keep aside.

Step 2

Heat oil in a pan, add garlic, chopped onion and sauté for a minute. Add half the chopped green chillies, chicken kheema and sauté for two to three minutes.

Step 3

Add turmeric powder, salt, red chilli powder and stir. Add chopped tomatoes, chopped coriander leaves, garam masala powder and mix. If the kheema forms any lumps, break them gently.

Step 4

Add salt, butter, cream and the remaining chopped green chillies to mashed potatoes and mix well. Put the mixture in a piping bag with a star nozzle.

Step 5

Keep stirring the kheema till it is well cooked. Put the kheema in a glass baking dish. Pipe the creamed potatoes on top making rosettes. Bake or grill till the potatoes turn a golden colour.

Step 6

Serve hot.

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