Spicy Chickpea, Potato and Filo Slice

Spicy Chickpea, Potato and Filo Slice

Check out our spiced chickpea bake with potatoes and topped with thin crunchy filo pastry. This easy recipe is veggie friendly, ready in under an hour and serves four. Our filo slice is best eaten on the day, while the pastry is still crisp


  • Floury potatoes (such as Maris Piper) 750g, peeled and cut into 2cm dice
  • Butter 50g
  • Onion 1, finely chopped
  • Garlic 1 clove, crushed
  • Ginger grated to make 1 tbsp
  • Curry paste (any kind) 1 tbsp
  • Tomato purée 1 tbsp
  • Chickpeas 400g tin, drained and rinsed
  • Coriander a small bunch, chopped
  • Filo pastry 250g pack
  • Black onion seeds 1 tbsp



Cook the diced potatoes in boiling salted water for 3-4 minutes until almost tender but holding their shape, then drain.


Heat a knob of the butter in a pan over a low heat and cook the onion, garlic and ginger until softened. Stir in the curry paste and tomato purée, and cook for 3 minutes. Add the drained potatoes, chickpeas and a splash of water and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the vegetables have soaked up the sauce. Stir in the coriander.


Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Melt the rest of the butter in a small pan. Brush a deep 28cm x 23cm baking tray with the melted butter. Line with 4-5 sheets of filo, brushing each with more butter.


Tip in the potato filling, then fold over the overhanging filo. Top with 4-5 slightly scrunched sheets of filo, brushing with butter as you go. Sprinkle with the onion seeds and bake for 25 minutes or until the pastry is deep golden. Cut into squares to serve.