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Life of Pie: Thank You, Richard Parker!
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Life of Pie: Thank You, Richard Parker!

Cook Time: 45-60 minutes

I recently got done reading Life of Pi, by Yann Martel. It was one of my favorite books of the year, not just because the story itself is utterly captivating, or because I'm in love with the tiger Richard Parker, but because there's so much interesting information about Indian culture in the novel. Namely, there's some good tidbits about Indian food. So basically, I was sitting around, wondering how I could get some Indian cuisine in the tiny country town I live in, when I came up with this very Indian recipe that was inspired by Richard Parker.

Life of Pie: Curry Pie 

What You'll Need: Pastry pie crust (if you're allergic to gluten like me, then you can use an alternative gluten flour), about a 1/2 Pound of Soy Meat Substitute, 1 Egg (you can forgo the egg if you want and instead use an extra 1/4 cup of water), 1-2 Tablespoons of your choice of Curry Powder, 1 Teaspoon of Garlic Salt, 1 Teaspoon of Soy Sauce, 1/2 Cup of Chopped Onions, 1/2 Cup of Corn, 1/2 Cup of Peas (preferably frozen), and about a 1/4 cup of water.

What You Do:

  1. Take the Soy Meat Substitute and knead it with your hands until it's nice and soft. Add the egg, Curry Powder, Garlic Salt, Soy Sauce, Onions, Corn, and Peas. Mix it all together using your hands. Add the water. Knead again until ingredients are evenly dispersed.
  2. Cook the mixture on a deep skillet. Don't cook it for too long - it will get dry.
  3. Get your pie crust ready. Pour the soy/curry mixture into the crust and close the top with another layer of pie crust. Make sure you use a knife to create a few holes for the steam to escape. 
  4. Set your oven to 450'F, and depending on the thickness of your pie (some people double the recipe, or make two or three pies at a time), you should check it in about 35 minutes. If it's not done, put it back for another 14-20 minutes. 
  5. When it's done, enjoy! Just remember that it will be really hot, so let it cool off before you take a bite. 

Thank you, Richard Parker! 

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  1. Veganara
    Voted. Great blog and recipe. I keep meaning to read the book, and I will probably make the pie sometime! You might be interested in my latest article, Go Vegan and Feed The World!, and if you like it, please vote.
  2. Akanksha
    wow..I watched the movie..I must read the book!
  3. moregreensplease
    Today I was in the book store and I saw the book Life of Pi.My daughter and I plan on going to see the movie and I must read the book too.This pie sounds really good.Vote # 4.


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