Sri Lankan fish pasties are normally fried. As I got so many requests for baked fish pasties I thought of doing a baked pasty recipe too.  I have already included the recipe for the fried ones in Sri Lankan cooking section.  Its individual choice whether to like baked or fries. I still love the taste of the fried pasties.

This recipe will make 50 small Pasties. After baking you can keep them for 4-5 days in an air tight container in the fridge. All you need to do is to reheat them before using again. This can be served for special functions. Before storing in fridge make sure to cool them on a wire rack.

I used fresh fish for the filling. You can use tuna or mackerel for this recipe (Canned). Always serve with chilli sauce or tomato Sauce.

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This is 250g Tuna. Add enough salt pepper and some goraka or tamarind .

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Add enough water to cook. Cook until no water. (If not you can drain water )
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Meanwhile prepare the ingredients for the pastry. I used one egg, 350g Plain flour and 150g butter & some cold water. The water will depends on the size of the egg you are using.
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Add the ingredients for the dough except the water and mix well. After add water little by little until it all combines.
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It has to come to soft consistency like a bread dough.
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Knead a bit more on the bench and leave 30minutes to rest cover with a damp cloth.
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I used 3 medium potatoes boiled and mashed.
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One onion finely sliced, several green chillies sliced, finely sliced curry leaves, 1/2 Tsp chillie powder, 1 Tsp Cuury powder and 1/4 tsp pepper. Always you can add spices to your taste.
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Take bones out of the fish and mash them well. If you are using canned mackeral drain and take the bones out. Mash it well.
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Add about a tablespoon full of oil in to a pan and bring it to high heat.
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Add onions and all the spices and stir fry well.
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Add the fish in to the spices and stir well.
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Mix the mashed potatoes. mix well and stir fry few minutes.
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Add enough salt to your taste.
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Roll the prepared dough in to a thin layer.
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It should look like this.
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After cut circles using a cutter or even a glass.
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I am using a patty press. If you don’t have one don’t worry. Put the filling in the middle.
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Press using a fork.
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Make an egg wash with an egg and some water or milk. Mix well.
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Brush the tops. Bake on 180c about 20-30 minutes.
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Serve with tomato sauce.

 

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