Shepherds Pie


Shepherds Pie

This recipe is what could be served on the Ranee Railways in India. Ranee is the fastest train in India and is the "Queen" of travel.
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Course Main Course
Cuisine English
Servings 4 Servings


  • 1 1 lb bag Frozen Peas and Carrots frozen
  • 1 Pint Onion and Tomato Gravy Masala See recipe on this site
  • 4 medium White potatoes
  • 1 cup Sharp Irish White Cheese shredded
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1.5 pounds ground lamb or coarse ground chuck
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley as a garnish
  • 1/2 stick butter for the mashed potatoes


  • cook the lamb or beef, or a combination with a little salt, and drain the fat
  • Add the onion-tomato masala gravy and add flour if needed needed to thicken
  • transfer the lamb to a baking dish or aluminum tray and let rest or you can let rest in a cast iron skillet that you used to cook it in.
  • Make the baked potatoes, then drain mash and add butter
  • Add frozen peas and carrots to the top of the lamb mixture. Cover completely
  • Fill a plastic bag with the potato mixture and squeeze mashed potatoes onto the top covering all the vegetables
  • Cover the mashed potatoes almost completely with the sharp white cheddar cheese.
  • Bake at 375 f for 30 minutes or until the potato mixture looks browned
  • Remove and let it rest 15 minutes before cutting and serving



4 layers
Bottom: Lamb with onion and tomato masala
Middle: Peas and carrots (no need to defrost)
Near top: Mashed potato
Very Top: Sharp white cheddar cheese.
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