Shepherd's Pie/Desi Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Shepherd's Pie or cottage pie a delicious dish made with mince /kheema and veggies then topped with mashed potato and baked.It's a lip smacking dish and our family favourite.Always a crowd pleaser.Tradionally the mince is cooked with   Worcestershire  sauce and tomato paste or sauce with oregano and other herbs.
Here I have cooked kheema or e mince in our Desi way with all Indian spices that is how we love it .

Shepherds pie can be a great option for dinner parties Its an hit always .Though it can be eaten by itself it goes well with some toasted garlic bread or you could serve it along with some sauted veggies .

how to make desi shepherd's pie
 1/2 kg mince  beef or mutton
1 cup green peas
2 carrot diced
2 tomatoes chopped
3 onions finely chopped
1 tsp pepper powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder optional
5 to 6 garlic minced 
1 inch ginger minced
1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste 
 1 tsp garam masalapowder
 4 to 5 green chillies
2 bay leaves
1 tsp butter 2 tsp oil
salt to taste

600 gm potatoes
2 tbsp milk
1 tbsp cream 
1 tbsp butter 

Wash the mince well and drain the excess water.
In a panheat oil and butter
Add the bay leaves once oil is hot
Then add the chopped onions and saute till they turn soft
Add the minced ginger and garlic also add the ginger garlic paste and saute well for few minutes
Add the chopped tomatoes and cook till they turn mushy.
Mix in the mince and saute well 
Add the green peas and the carrots and the chilli powder .
Add about 1/2 to 3/4 cup water,add salt  and cover the pan with a lid.
Let it simmer till the mince is cooked .
Add the garam masala powder mix well
Switch the flame off.
Mean while make the mashed potatoes
Boil the potatoes with skin on 
Once cooked ,switch flame off ,let it cool then remove the skin.
Smash the potatoes well.
Cook it along with butter milk and cream till it turn thick.
Let it cool.
Grease the 8 by 8 baking dish with butter
Spread the mince mixture .
Top it with the mashed potatoes ,you can also pipe it using a nozzle.
Pre heat the oven at 180 degree Celsius for 10minutes.
Bake for 30 to 35 min  
Serve with garlic bread or just enjoy it with some sides of your choice.

baked kheema with potatoes,how to make baked kheema
You can use chicken or mutton mince
If you want to add herbs and sauces skip garam masala powder and chilli powder and chillies.