Recipe: How to bake Nigerian Meat pie on a stove (without an oven)
|Nigerian meat pie baked on a stove looks this way because of flipping to let the other side too cook through.|
Nigerian meat pie is usually baked in an oven, but can also easily be baked on a stove top using a baking pan and cooking pot. This meat pie turned out as good as the ones I baked in an oven. What the meat pie needs to bake is just the heat whether in an oven or stove top. The process of making the batter and scooping in the meat and vegetable is the same (as shown on the step by step meat pie making pictures below) The only thing I did differently here is heat a cooking pot with sand in it for about 40 minutes, cover with foil to prevent sand entering your food. Grease a baking pan, sprinkle flour in it, arranged the meat pies neatly and place in the heated pot. You can also cover the baking pan inside with foil (I didn't). When the meat pie is cooked in about 40 minutes, I flip and leave for about 5 more minutes (This depends om how hot your stove/cooker is). For my cooker, I remove from heat after flipping and waiting 5 minutes. My delicious meat pie is ready.
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INGREDIENTS FOR NIGERIAN MEAT PIE WITHOUT OVEN:
- Use 5 cups plain flour ( 1kg is about 8 cups)
- 2 sachets baking margarine (500g) I don't have butter today.
- 2 teaspoons baking powder, If you using self raising flour, then do not add baking powder
- 1/2 a teaspoon salt
- About 300 ml water to start with, if dough gets too soft, you can sprinkle more flour, if after exhausting this water, dough is still too hard, add some more water in small quantities while mixing.
For the filling, I had some preserved in the freezer after making this meat pie and chicken pie here. Had to bring them out, mix and use. You can make the filling by following THIS MEAT PIE RECIPE HERE. Or use recipe from my first attempt at making Nigerian meat pie here
This is how to bake Nigerian meat pie on a stove, without an oven.
|Pre-heating the sand while mixing the dough.|
|Dough is rolled and cut with a round object|
|Filling is scooped into the cut dough|
|Placed in the baking pan|
|The sand is covered with foil so it doesn't get into my meat pie and doesn't burn easily either|
|Baking pan placed in the pot (On top the foil)|
|Check every 5 minutes to prevent burning|
|The pot and sand after baking the meat pie|
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