ANGLO-INDIAN RECIPE BOOKS by Bridget White

ANGLO-INDIAN RECIPE BOOKS by Bridget White
ANGLO-INDIAN RECIPE BOOKS by Bridget White

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Thursday, March 05, 2020

ANGLO-INDIAN PEPPER WATER AND ANGLO-INDIAN DOLL,MASH


ANGLO-INDIAN PLAIN PEPPER WATER And ANGLO-INDIAN DOL MASH (LENTILS/ DHAL) 
Pepper water ( Rasam in local parlance)  invariably forms part of the afternoon meal in Anglo-Indian Homes. It’s usually had with plain white rice and accompanied by either a meat, poultry, or a seafood dish that is generally a dry fry. Pepper water should always be of a watery consistency. Since its good digestive as well, some people like to drink a cup of pepper water after a meal. Here is a simple step by step Recipe for preparing tasty Anglo-Indian Pepper Water. This recipe is featured in my Recipe Book ANGLO-INDIAN CUISINE - A LEGACY OF FLAVOURS FROM THE PAST. 
Ingredients
2 large tomatoes chopped
1 teaspoon pepper powder   
1 teaspoon chillie powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder 
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
½ teaspoon coriander powder
Salt to taste
½ cup tamarind juice extracted from a small ball of tamarind or 2 teaspoons tamarind paste    
Cook all the above with 3 or 4 cups of water in a vessel on high heat till it boils. Reduce the heat and cook on low heat for about 5 or 6 minutes. Season as follows with the under mentioned ingredients which should be used whenever a dish is to be seasoned/ tempered.
FOR THE TEMPERING / SEASONING:
I small onion sliced 
2 red chilies broken into bits 
1 teaspoon chopped garlic crushed roughly
½ teaspoon mustard seeds
A few curry leaves
2 teaspoons oil
Heat the oil in a suitable vessel and add the mustard seeds. When they begin to splutter, add the curry leaves, onion, crushed garlic and red chilies and sauté for a few minutes.  Pour the cooked pepper water into this and simmer for 2 minutes.  Turn off the heat.  Serve hot with rice and any dry side dish such as Meat Pepper Fry, Meat Jalfrazie, Chicken Fry, Fried Fish or Prawns or a piece of fried Salt fish 

ANGLO-INDIAN DOL MASH / DAL MASH

An easy recipe for a popular Anglo-Indian Dish - Dal Mash or Dol Mash as it is fondly known as. Cooked with very little water to an almost solid consistency, this simple and tasty dish is often served as a side dish with White steamed Rice,  Pepper Water and Papadams. A few pieces of fried Salt fish will round off this simple exquisite meal.
This recipe is taken from my Recipe Book ANGLO-INDIAN CUISINE - A LEGACY OF FLAVOURS FROM THE PAST.
Ingredients 
1 cup Tur Dhal or Masur Dhal
2 onions chopped
2 green chillies chopped
1 teaspoon garlic chopped 
1 teaspoon ginger chopped
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
¼ teaspoon mustard seeds
A few curry leaves
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon oil
Cook the dhal with sufficient water and ½ teaspoon turmeric powder till soft in a suitable pan or a pressure cooker. The dal should be semi solid. Mash and keep aside. 
Heat oil in aother pan and add the mustard seeds. When it splutters, add the chopped onion, green chillies curry leaves, ginger and garlic and fry well till the onions turn golden brown. Add the cooked and mashed dhal and mix well. Cover with a lid to keep in the flavours and remove from heat Add a little ghee while serving.
Serve as a side dish with White Steamed Rice, Pepper Water, Papadams and some fried salt fish.

Friday, February 21, 2020

BRINJAL / EGGPLANT WITH TOMATOES



BRINJAL / AUBERGINE / EGG PLANT WITH TOMATOES 
Ingredients:
250 grams long Brinjal / Aubergine / Eggplant either the purple or green variety
2 onions chopped
2 tomatoes chopped1 teaspoon chillie powder, 
½ teaspoon turmeric powder, 
1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste, 
1 teaspoon cumin powder, 
1 tablespoon vinegar, 
1 teaspoon sugar,
Salt to taste, 
2 tablespoons oil

Cut the Brinjal / Aubergine / Eggplant into medium size pieces and soak in a bowl of water to which a pinch of salt has been added. 
Heat oil in a pan and sauté the onions till golden brown. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry for some time. Now add the chillie powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, sugar and tomatoes and fry till the oil separates from the mixture.
Drain the Brinjal (Aubergine / Eggplant), and add it along with the vinegar. Mix well and simmer till the gravy is sufficiently thick and the Brinjal is cooked.
 Care should be taken not to overcook the Brinjal. Serve with Rice or Chapattis, 

Thursday, February 13, 2020

VICHY CARROTS OR GLAZED CARROTS



VICHY CARROTS OR GLAZED CARROTS
Ingredients
250 grams baby carrots cut in half lengthwise
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon chillie powder
1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup

Heat the butter in a pan and add the chopped garlic. Saute till golden. Add the carrots, salt, sugar and chillie powder and mix well. Cook on medium heat till the carrots are tender. Mix in the honey / maple syrup.
Serve along with any Anglo-Indian Roast Meat Dish

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

CABBAGE FOOGATH


CABBAGE FOOGATH
(A typical Anglo-Indian vegetable side dish. A light, stir-fried, vegetable dish gently tempered with fried onions, curry leaves and mustard seeds)
Ingredients
1 small Cabbage chopped Fine 
2  or 3 dry red chilies broken into bits 
1 onion sliced
2 pods of garlic chopped
¼ teaspoon mustard seeds 
1 sprig curry leaves
½ cup grated coconut (optional) 
2 tablespoons oil
Salt to taste
Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard, garlic and curry leaves. 
When the mustard splutters, add the chopped onion and red chilies and fry till the onions turn slightly brown. 
Add the Cabbage and salt and mix well. 
Cover and cook for about 6 to 7 minutes till the cabbage is cooked. Mix in some grated coconut if desired
Serve as a side dish at lunch with Rice and Curry 

Friday, January 24, 2020

Coconut Rice, Ball Curry, Doll Curry, Devil Chutney



ANGLO-INDIAN MEAT BALL CURRY / BAD WORD CURRY
Ingredients; For the Curry
3 large onions chopped                  
1 sprig curry leaves
teaspoons chillie powder               
1 ½ teaspoons coriander powde
3 teaspoons ginger garlic paste     
2 big tomatoes pureed
1/2 cup ground coconut paste            
  1. 1 teaspoon spice powder or garam masala 
    Salt to taste                                    
    3 tablespoons oil
    1 teaspoon coriander leaves chopped finely for garnishing
    ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
      
    Ingredients for the Meat Balls (Koftas)
    ½ kg fine beef mince or lamb / mutton mince   
    ½ teaspoon spice powder
    3 green chilies chopped                
    A small bunch of coriander leaves chopped finely
    Salt to taste                                  
    ½ teaspoon turmeric powder

    Heat oil in a large pan and fry the onions till golden brown. Add the ginger garlic paste and the curry leaves and fry for some time.  Now add the chillie powder, coriander powder, spice powder or garam masala powder, turmeric powder and coconut and fry for a few minutes till the oil separates from the mixture. Now add the tomato juice and salt and simmer for some time.  Add sufficient water and bring to boil. 

    Meanwhile get the meat balls ready. Mix the spice powder, salt, chopped green chilies, turmeric powder and coriander leaves with the mince and form into small balls. When the curry is boiling slowly drop in the mince balls carefully one by one. Simmer on slow heat for 20 minutes till the balls are cooked and the gravy is not too thick.  Serve hot with Coconut Rice and Devil Chutney.

AUBERGINE VINDALOO 
(Pieces of tender Aubergine cooked in a tangy vinegar sauce. A legacy of the original Portuguese dish VInha-de-aholoswhere the main ingredients were garlic and wine)
Serves 6    
Ingredients:
½ kg medium sized round brinjals or aubergines cut into quarters 
3 potatoes boiled and peeled and cut into quarters 
2 onions chopped, 
2 teaspoons chillie powder,
½ teaspoon turmeric powder, 
2 teaspoons ginger garlic paste, 
1 teaspoon cumin powder, 
½ cup tomato juice / puree, 
2 tablespoons vinegar 
1 teaspoon sugar, 
Salt to taste, 
3 tablespoons oil

Make a paste of the chillie powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, sugar and tomato puree and keep aside.
Heat the oil in a pan and sauté brinjals for a few minutes till they change colour. Keep aside.
In the same pan add a little more oil and fry the onions till golden brown. Add the ginger garlic paste and cinnamon and fry for some time. Now add the mixed paste and fry till the oil separates from the mixture.  Add the brinjals, boiled potatoes and the vinegar and simmer till the gravy is sufficiently thick and the Brinjals are cooked
Serve with rice or any Indian Bread

CAULIFLOWER PEPPER FRY
(A typical Anglo-Indian vegetable side dish. A light, stir-fried, vegetable dish gently tempered with fried onions, curry leavesand ground pepper)
Serves 6
Ingredients
big cauliflower cut into medium size florets
2 large onions sliced finely 
teaspoon garlic ginger paste 
2 bay leaves
8 pepper corns
1 piece of cinnamon (one inch length)
teaspoons ground black pepper / pepper powder 
2 tablespoons butter
Salt to taste

Wash and soak the cauliflower for 1 hour in warm salt and vinegar water. 
Cook the cauliflower in a little water for 5 minutes, then drain.
Heat the butter in a pan and add the sliced onions, bay leaves, pepper corns, cinnamon and fry for a couple of minutes. Add the ginger and garlic paste and saute for a few minutes. 
Add the cooked cauliflower, salt and pepper and mix well. Fry on low heat for a few seconds then turn off the heat. Garnish with chopped mint or parsley

SAFFRON COCONUT RICE
(A popular Anglo-Indian Rice Dish that is an all-time favourite and has remained unchanged for more than a century. A light Rice dish cooked in Coconut milk, whole spices and saffron and forms the fragrant yet light base of any Anglo-Indian Meal)
 Serves 6  
Ingredients
1 pack of coconut milk diluted with water to get 4 cups of milk or 1 fresh coconut grated and milk extracted to get 4 cups of diluted milk
2 cups of Raw Rice or Basmati Rice 
½ teaspoon turmeric powder or a few strands of saffron
Salt to taste
4 tablespoons butter or ghee
3 cloves, 3 cardamoms, 3 small sticks of cinnamon and 2 bay leaves 

Heat ghee in a large vessel or Rice cooker and fry the spices for a few minutes. Add the washed rice, salt, turmeric and 4 cups of coconut milk and cook till the rice is done

DOLL (DHAL) CURRY
  1. Ingredients
    1 cup Red Lentils (Masur Dal)
    2 tomatoes chopped finely, 
    1 teaspoon chillie powder, 
    1 teaspoon coriander powder,                     
    ½ teaspoon turmeric powde
  2. 1 onion chopped, 
  3. 1 teaspoon crushed garlic, 
    salt to taste
    For the seasoning
    1 teaspoon mustard, 2 red chilies broken into bits and a few curry leaves and 1 tablespoon oil.
    Method
     Wash the dhal and cook it along with the  tomato, chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and onion with sufficient water in a pressure cooker.  When done open the cooker, add salt and some more water and mash well.  In another pan heat oil and add the mustard, broken red chilies and smashed garlic and fry for some time. When the mustard starts spluttering,  pour in the cooked dhal. Serve with rice.

    DEVIL CHUTNEY OR HELL’S FLAME CHUTNEY 
    Devil Chutney is a fiery red chutney or sauce. Its bright red colour often misleads people to think that is a very pungent and spicy dish. It is actually a sweet and sour sauce and only slightly pungent. The vinegar and sugar react with the onion and red chillie to produce the bright red colour. Devil Chutney is also known as ‘Hell fire or Hell’s flame chutney or Fiery Mother-in-law’s Tongue Chutney” due to its vivid colour.
    Ingredients
    2 medium size onions chopped roughly 
    1 teaspoon red chillie powder

    1 tablespoon raisins (optional) 
    2 teaspoons sugar
    A pinch of salt
    2 tablespoons vinegar
    Grind all the above ingredients together till smooth. If chutney is too thick add a little more vinegar. Serve with Coconut Rice. 



Thursday, January 23, 2020

CAULIFLOWER FOOGATH



CAULIFLOWER FOOGATH
(A typical Anglo-Indian vegetable side dish. A light, stir-fried, vegetable dish gently tempered with fried onions, curry leaves and mustard seeds)
Serves 6           
Ingredients
1 small cauliflower chopped into small florets
2  or 3 dry red chilies broken into bits 
1 onion sliced
2 pods of garlic chopped
¼ teaspoon mustard seeds 
1 sprig curry leaves
½ cup grated coconut (optional) 
2 tablespoons oil
Salt to taste
Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard, garlic and curry leaves. 
When the mustard splutters, add the chopped onion and red chilies and fry till the onions turn slightly brown. 
Add the Cauliflower and salt and mix well. 
Add ½ cup of water. 
Cover and cook for about 6 to 7 minutes till the cauliflower is cooked
Serve as a side dish at lunch with Rice and Curry 

Monday, December 16, 2019

CHICKEN PAN ROAST WITH BRAISED VEGETABLES



CHICKEN PAN ROAST WITH BRAISED VEGETABLES
This simple and delicious Chicken Roast makes a perfect meal either for lunch or dinner on Christmas Day. The left overs make good sandwiches the next day. 

Serves 6   Preparation Time 1 hour
Ingredients
4 whole Chicken thighs and legs or one small whole chicken 
Salt to taste
2 teaspoons ground black pepper 
1 teaspoon Chillie powder
2 tablespoons oil or ghee
2 or 3 dry red chillies
A few whole pepper corns
3 carrots peeled and cut lengthwise
8 or 10 runner beans broken into halves

Marinate the chicken with the salt, pepper and chillie powder for about half an hour.
Heat oil or ghee in a thick -bottomed pan and add the chicken thighs together with the broken red chillies and pepper corns. Turn the chicken from side to side and fry on medium heat for about for about 5 minutes or till the pieces becomes firm. 
Add about half cup of water and mix well. Cover the pan with a tight lid and cook first on high heat then over low heat turning the chicken occasionally till the chicken is cooked and all the water / soup  is absorbed.
Add the carrots and beans and cook till just tender. Continue to cook till the chicken is roasted to a lovely golden brown. 
Serve with boiled or mashed potatoes and bread 


Monday, December 02, 2019

DING-DING - SUN DRIED MEAT CRISPIES - CHICKEN DING-DING




CHICKEN DING-DING
(An old Anglo-Indian Sun-dried, Savoury Crispy dish, usually made with meat and which originated when game was plentiful and the meat was dried in the sun and preserved for a rainy day. It was a Back Up Dish for those days when fresh meat was not available. A delightful starter at Parties and Dinners or as an ideal accompaniment to Pepper Water and Rice or Doll Curry and Rice. Now given a twist with fillets of chicken breast and without drying in the sun. The cornflour helps in giving the crispy effect) 
Serves 6
Ingredients
1 kg boneless tender chicken breast sliced very thinly into strips or fillets
3 teaspoons fresh ground pepper
1 teaspoon mild chillie powder
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons corn flour

Marinate the chicken slices with all the above ingredients (except the corn flour) for atleast 8 hours or overnight.
When ready to fry, bring it to room temperature and mix in the corn flour.
Deep fry in hot oil till crisp and brown.
Serve with Tartar Sauce



Monday, November 18, 2019

MUTTON / LAMB PEPPER CHOPS



MUTTON / LAMB PEPPER CHOPS 
An old Colonial favourite, Lamb or Mutton Pepper Chops is a simple and easy dish to prepare and requires no elaborate preparation. You could have it as a main meal with mashed potatoes and steamed or sauteed vegetables or as a side dish with rice and dal 
This recipe is featured in my Cookery Book ANGLO-INDIAN CUISINE - A LEGACY OF FLAVOURS FROM THE PAST 
Serves 6 Preparation Time 45 minutes
Ingredients 
½ kg good Lamb chops (Flatten them)
3 potatoes (Boiled, peeled and cut in half lengthwise)
3 big onions sliced
2 teaspoons ground black pepper (as per choice) 
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder 
Salt to taste
2 tablespoons oil 

Mix the chops with the salt, pepper and turmeric and keep aside.
Heat the oil in a suitable pan and fry the onions till light brown. 
Add the chops and mix well. Fry on medium heat till the chops get firm. Add 2 cups of water and simmer till the chops are cooked and the gravy is thick. 
Add the boiled potatoes and gently mix in.


Friday, November 08, 2019

Celebrating Anglo-Indian Cuisine - Feature on me in the Business World


http://www.businessworld.in/article/Celebrating-Anglo-Indian-Cuisine/08-11-2019-178656/

Bridget White Kumar, a chip off the old block has been carefully preserving Anglo Indian cuisine through her books and collaborations with the hospitality industry. Her desire to fuse her passion with the need to keep her legacy going had her formally tread this path with gusto from the year 2000 when she left her full-time job at a national bank. Here in the capital to help curate a winter menu at the only-of-its kind restaurant Anglow, she says, “I am happy to be a part of any endeavour that strives to preserve and promote the culture. It is nice to see a renewed interest in the cuisine that is close to my heart.” Bridget reminisces of her time growing up in the Anglo Indian colony of Kolar Gold Fields where the meals would be a staple of curries made of seasonal vegetables and meat, stews, “fugad” or stir-fried vegetables and milk pudding that was the ultimate “comfort food”. Later the family shifted to Bengaluru for better opportunities and she continued to cook and take pride in her roots, feeding all those who showed the narriest of interest. Thus Anglo-Indian cuisine which evolved over many hundred years was the result of reinventing and reinterpreting the quintessentially western cuisine by assimilating and amalgamating ingredients and cooking techniques from all over the Indian sub-continent. Thus a completely new contemporary cuisine came into existence making it truly “Anglo” and “Indian” in nature, which was neither too bland nor too spicy, but with a distinctive flavour of its own. It became a direct reflection of the multicultural and hybrid heritage of the new colonial population. The cuisine developed differently from region to region, according to the local offerings. Bridget enlightens, “Even when it comes to the oil, in Kerala the same dish could be made with coconut oil, In the North with gingelly oil and in places like Calcutta mustard oil.” Some of the familiar creations that became local culture would be the Railway cutlet or the Calcutta chops that are now almost street food. With winters almost here, Bridget throws light on what comprises a typical “winter fare”; “Roasts, Soups, Stews, Baked Dishes and Casseroles made with meat. Fish and poultry are normally Winter Dishes using more of pepper, ginger, and root vegetables. Dry fruits and nuts are used in cakes and puddings.” Christmas time, of course, is that time when every family challenges their culinary skills. A typical Christmas lunch at an AngloIndian home, Bridget tells us would be “a large meal comprising of a Meat Pulao, Chicken Curry, Stuffed Roast turkey or Chicken Roast, Pork Vindaloo, Duck Vindaloo, steamed vegetables, mashed potatoes, bread, dinner rolls, Christmas pudding, cakes, sweets of all kinds, all washed down with a glass or two of Grape Wine, Ginger Wine or a peg or two of whiskey, brandy or other liquor.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

CHICKEN LIVER PEPPER FRY



CHICKEN LIVER PEPPER FRY
Serves 6    Preparation Time 45 minutes
Ingredients
½ kg chicken liver cut into pieces       
2 large onions sliced finely
2 or 3 teaspoons ground pepper                             
2 green chillies slit
Salt to taste                                                               
3 tablespoons oil
½ teaspoon turmeric powder

Wash the chicken livers well.  Boil them with a little water and salt till done. Heat oil in a pan and fry the onions till golden brown.  Add the cooked gizzards and liver together with the slit green chillies, turmeric powder, pepper powder and salt and keep frying on low heat till dry and brown