Well, what can I say about this cheesy n soft (vegetable) bhaji stuffed pies?? They are a divine fusion of Indian chaat with England-based dessert. Since bhaji goes excellent with pav, their combo with buttery pie crust was good too :) I made them when I desperately needed a savory snack. I am always a savory lover... so when this 'fusion' idea struck me, I no longer resisted myself to bake :) Yes, I don't know why baking is very mesmerizing and these days I am getting bakeaholic :D :D
When it came for filling, I needed them a bit cheesy with a different seasoning. So, I went for oregano with mozzarella combination. You can use any dry herbs seasoning (or replace them with a couple of fresh herbs and chili flakes you have). If you want a classic 'cheesy' look, you can replace quarter cup of cheese to almost 1 cup. (Trust this one, you will get a 'classic temptation') These pies are better had straight from the oven, piping hot. :D :D So, with freezing climate here, they were a 'pleasure to intake' :D :D
I got a lot of credits when I shared this pie with my neighbor :D :D She especially appreciated the filling. This has given me a lot of confidence, yes I am going to try this filling with more of savory types. On the other hand, I had to admit that making these pies were a bit time-consuming. It is best to prepare the dough before a day and refrigerate them if you are in short of time.