Pastel sayur dan ayam - Indonesian chicken and veggie pastel

It's cooking time again ;).

I love cooking but I don't always have time to do it. 
But then again I guess cold weather  successfully roared up my cooking spirit. Cold is creeping in and out and as always, comfort food is highly demanded :).




This time, I try to make veggie and chicken pie. A la Indonesia.
It's a bit different from regular pies we have here but as delicious as ever.


Back home, we call it pastel. 
It is usually filled with chicken, eggs, vermicelli and vegetables.
I can say it's everyone's favorite and again back home, it's easy to buy it everywhere.
But in NYC, we have to cook them ourselves, unless we want to go to Queens to my favorite restaurant ;).

Soooo... Let's cook then.
Are you ready?

We will have to prepare the pastel or crusty pie skin and the filling.

Here are the ingredients:

For the pie skin
250 gr of Flour
100 gr Butter or 50 gr butter and 50 gr vegie oil 1 Egg
Salt as needed
Water as needed
Parmesan powder if you like. I like it because it gives you the extra flavour. 

To prepare the crusty pie skin, melt the butter and pour the flour as well as the egg until they are well mixed.

Shape them into small balls and get the filling ready



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                            get the pastel ready..

                            For the filling
                            Chicken, cut or shredded into small pieces. You can also change it with mince beef or shrimp or any meat you like or even with no meat at all. Feel free, okay :)
                            Vermicelli, soften with hot water.
                            Carrots, cut in dice or sliced.
                            Green peas.
                            Boiled eggs, cut into small dice
                            Scallion, cut thinly.
                            Shallot or onion, sliced. I prefer shallot or red onion because it smells good. 
                            Garlic, crushed.
                            Pepper and salt as needed.
                            Oil as needed.


                            To prepare the filling, get the skillet/pan ready and put the oil until it's hot enough. Then put the garlic, shallot or onion and saute it before mixing it with chicken and cook it well until they soften and fragrant. Once the chicken is well cooked, put the carrots, peas and vermicelli and saute it for a while. Don't forget to sprinkle salt and pepper as needed. 

                            And there.. We are now ready to fill our pastel :).

                            Get the small ball of the dough, flatten it and put a spoonful of the mixed veggie and chicken, plus a small dice of boiled egg, in the middle. Fold the skin and shape it nicely.



                            You can shape the edge of it by using the fork and press it or like me, I pinch the edge of the dough and twisted it :)

                            There.. Once it's ready, you can fry it or bake it.

                            ready to eat :)
                            Serve it with chili sauce and pickles if you like.

                            As always, I have Bo et Obi assisted me during the process. Gladly, they did help a lot..not just messing around with the dough. And once the pastel's ready, look who's ready to devour it :).

                            Happy cooking..


                            29 comments:

                            1. Aaaaaaaaa ada telornya, pesti pas dicepluss wenaakk bgt y mb indah

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                              1. hehehehe...iyaaa nitaaa...pake cabe rawit apalagiii hehehe

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                            2. Waaaah enaaaak, kesukaan anakku. Bikinnya juga cepet. Kalau lagi bokek bisa diisi wortel aja heheeee

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                            3. pastel itu favorit makanan anak saya dan suami saya :) apalagi pastel kering

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                            4. pastelnya pasti enak nih..bagi donk dimari mak indah :)

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                            5. Waah Bo & Obi rajiin ya bantu mama masak teruus, mamanya jg kreatiff.. Malu lah akunyg gk pernah masak. Haha

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                            6. saya suka pastel.... apa lagi pastel ayam pake saus abc beuh mantap

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                            7. Never make this kind of pastel in Suly. :D :D I can't make the dough. :D

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                            8. Sedeeeppp....dimaem pas dingin2 cucok bgt nih pastel hangat

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                            9. Pastel juga cemilan favorite di keluarga kamiiii

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                            10. These look delicious! I bet my hubby would try to take more than his fair share when I make these!

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                            11. They do look like great comfort food. I want!

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                            12. Pastel itu makanan fav suamiku makbo, kalo pergi2 yg dicari pastel

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                            13. Coba praktekin bikin pastel ahh...makasih resepnya mama boo

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                            14. Coba praktekin bikin pastel ahh...makasih resepnya mama boo

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                            15. Jangan lupa dalam nya kasih 1 cabe rawit biar makin menggigit hahaha

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                            16. This looks so delicious! I love your amazing recipes! #OMHGWW

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                            17. These look seriously yummy! Would love to try this recipe!!! Have a great day, so pleased to be co-hosting with you this week! xx

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                            18. These look really good Indah, I love anything that is crusty!!
                              Thanks for Co-Hosting with us each week, cant wait to see what you will be sharing.
                              Hope you have a great week!
                              Karren

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                            19. They look delicious Indah, I would love to have some without meat, I am sure they taste really good!

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                            20. Kebetulan banget .. buat di jadiin referensi nih buat kegiatan ntar weekend di rumah , hhi

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                            21. Di jadiin bisnis pastel juga kayanya meyakinkan yaa ..

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                            22. Yummi ... enaak , di cocol saus atau nyetres cabe enak tuhh

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