Start your Indian banquet on a flavoursome note with this delicious appetiser.


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 small brown onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 100g beef mince
  • 1 tablespoon madras curry paste
  • 1/2 small carrot, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 sheets frozen ready-rolled puff pastry, partially thawed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Cucumber and mint raita, to serve (see related recipe)


  1. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 3 to 5 minutes or until softened. Add mince. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up mince, for 3 minutes or until browned. Add curry paste. Cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add carrot and