Shepherd's Pie -- The Crazy Chef style!


Potatoes, boiled, 1/2 kg.
Minced meat, (beef/chicken), 250 gms
Salt, to taste
Pepper, 1 tsp
Red chili, crushed 1 tsp
Coriander, crushed, 1 tsp
Cumin seeds, 1 tsp
Ginger-garlic paste, 2 tsp
Mixed herbs, 1 1/2 tsp
Tomatoes, 2, chopped
Onion, 1 medium, sliced/chopped
Cheddar cheese, 1 cup
Butter, 1 tbsp
Flour, 1 tbsp
Milk, 1-2 cups


Mash the potatoes and season them well. Then spread the mashed potatoes in an oven-proof glass dish (lasagna dish etc). Keep aside.
In a pot, heat some oil, and fry the onions till soft or light golden brown now add the ginger-garlic paste and fry for a minute. Now add tomatoes, and fry well till the oil separates from the mixture. Then add the minced meat and all the spices and herbs. Mix well. Add half a glass water and cook till water has dried out and you see the oil separate from the minced meat.
In another pan, melt the butter, add flour and make the roux for the white sauce. After cooking for a minute, stirring all the time, remove from heat and slowly add milk. Keep stirring to make sure no lumps are formed. Season with salt and pepper. Cook on a low heat till the desired consistency is attained.
No assemble the dish. Add all the cooked minced meat over the layer of potatoes, followed by the white sauce and then the grated cheese. Put it under the gril for 3-4 minutes till the cheese melts. And serve with garlic bread!

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