An empanadas is a stuffed or pastry baked or fried in many countries in Latin Europe, Latin America, the Southwestern United States, and parts of Southeast Asia. The name comes from the Galician, Portuguese, and Spanish verb empanar, meaning to wrap or coat in bread.

The dough consists a minimal ingredients and the stuff you would like to fill the empanadas can be whatever you like. I made empanadas stuff from lentils and onion.

Ingredients for dough (about 25 pies):

  • 200 g wholegrain flour
  • 200 g white flour
  • 250 ml water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the filling:

  • 1 can of lentils
  • 100 g cabbage
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 1 garlic
  • salt
  • curry

These pies are really easy to make, it’s the forming the pies, what will take a little extra time. But the result is worth it!

Tip: You can choose the filling whatever you like, I made it mostly from lentils, because they are a great source of veggie protein, fiber and also folate, vitamin B1 and even iron.

For the dough, mix together salt and flours, add water and start to form ball from it. That’s it! Take a little piece from the ball, start making the pies, as in the picture beneath.

For the filling fry onion, garlic, cabbage and grated carrot on the frying pan. Add lentils and flavouring, mix it all together. Let it cool a little, and then the filling is ready to place on the dough with a little teaspoon.

Bake it about 20 minutes until the pies are golden in 220°C


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