Masalawala Shepherd's Pie

Masalawala Shepherd's Pie|

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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp red chili flakes (optional)
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos (or 1 tbsp worcestershire/soy sauce)
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 cup tomato sauce (optional)
  • 1-1 1/2 cup broth
  • 2 cups carrots, peeled and chopped (4 large carrots)
  • 2 cups frozen cut green beans (or peas)
  • 1 large onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp minced parsley


  • 2 12 oz bags riced cauliflower (or 6 cups riced cauliflower)
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast (or 3 tbsp grated parmesan cheese)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, peeded
  • 1/4 cup original nutpods/coconut milk (or heavy whipping cream)
  • 3 tbsp ghee (or butter)
  • Broth if needed to thin out "potatoes"
  • Oven 350 for 30 mins, broil for 5 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add olive oil to a saucepan and heat on medium heat. Add onions and garlic. Saute until onions are translucent and garlic is fragrant, about 2-3 minutes. Add carrots, green beans, and salt. Stir together and cook for 3 more minutes, Add ground beef and cook until beef browns, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in tomato paste, tomato sauce, coconut aminos, thyme, and parsley. Slowly add in broth, stirring to prevent scorching. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. While the filling is cooking, steam or boil riced cauliflower with the clove of garlic until tender, about 8 mins. Add into blender/food processor bowl with remaining ingredients, and blend until fully pureed, adding 1 tbsp broth at a time, if needed to get the mixture moving.
  5. Add beef and veggie mixture into the bottom of a 9X13 pan (use an 8X8 pan if you want a more dense, and thicker pie). Cover with the whipped cauliflower mixture and bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Turn the oven to broil and broil for 5 minutes to get that nice, crusty browned top.
  7. Serve with a crisp green salad.