Spiced Vegetable & Cheese Parcels

Preparation time: 30 minutes (plus 20 min for cooling)

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Serves: 6




  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive-oil

  • 400g button mushrooms, sliced

  • 2 medium carrots, peeled, finely chopped, squeezed of moisture

  • 3 medium zucchini, finely chopped, squeezed of moisture

  • 2 medium red capsicums, finely chopped

  • 1 cup frozen peas

  • 2 tablespoons curry paste

  • 400g can chickpeas, rinsed, drained, roughly mashed

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander

  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger

  • ¾ cup cottage cheese

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil 

  • 12 sheets filo pastry

  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds

  • 2 tablespoons chopped mint

  • 200g organic full-fat greek yoghurt (check the sugar content!)

  • ¼ cup mango chutney

  • Mixed salad leaves, to serve




  • Preheat oven to 160°C (320°F). Line a large baking tray with baking paper.

  • Heat the tablespoon of olive oil in a saucepan and add mushrooms, carrots, zucchini and capsicums with 2/3 cup cold water. Cook for 10–12 minutes, or until vegetables are tender and water has evaporated. Add peas, curry paste, chickpeas, spices and ginger. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside for 20 minutes to cool. Stir cottage cheese through.

  • Place 1 filo sheet on a flat surface, brush with olive oil, top with another sheet and brush with oil. Cut horizontally in half. Repeat with remaining filo sheets. Place ½ cup mixture onto each filo rectangle (parallel to shorter edge). Fold shorter edge over filling, fold in sides then roll up.

  • Place parcels on prepared tray. Brush lightly with oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake parcels for 30–40 minutes, or until golden.

  • Combine mint and yoghurt in a small bowl.

  • Serve spiced parcels with yoghurt dip, mango chutney and salad leaves. 


Nutrition (per serve): 


Calories 633, Fat 10.6 g, Sat Fat 2.4 g, Carbs 106.9 g, Sugar 24.2 g, Fibre 16 g, Protein 31.7 g