All the recipes and Photographs on this Site are old Family Recipes and tried and tested by the Author. Please feel free to try out these old recipes, and relish them, but desist from copying and using on other sites without the prior permission of Bridget White-Kumar. Any infringement would amount to Plagarism and infringement of Copy Right punishable by Law

Buy these Anglo-Indian Cookery Books here

Buy these Anglo-Indian Cookery Books here
For copies contact: Bridget Kumar Tel: +919845571254 Email: / A whole set of the 6 books mentioned above costs as under: (includes the Postage and handling) 1. Within India Rs. 1800.00 (Payment through Cheque or Bank Trnasfer) 2. Outside India: Australia: A$ 125.00, Canada C$ 130.00, UK: GBP 75.00, USA: $130.00 (Payment through Western Union or PayPal) ALSO AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.IN & FLIPKART

Pay through PayPal

Sunday, February 14, 2010


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
A few curry leaves
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon oil

Cook the dal with sufficient water and ½ teaspoon turmeric powder till soft in a pressure cooker. Mash and keep aside. (The dal should be quite thick).
Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard. 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 dal and mix well. Add a little ghee while serving.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Salt Beef

1 chunk of Beef from the “Round” portion weighing about 3 kgs
1 teaspoon saltpetre or lime salt
8 tablespoons table salt or powdered salt
3 teaspoons sugar
2 tablespoons vinegar

Wash the beef well. Mix the saltpetre / lime salt, table salt, sugar and vinegar together. Rub this mixture on the Meat and prick all over with a fork. Keep in the fridge for 4 or 5 days turning it over and rubbing it well several times a day. On the 6th day boil in a suitable vessel with all the residue and a little water for one hour or pressure cook for 45 minutes on low heat. Cool and store along with the residue and use whenever required.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Fish Curry in Coconut Milk

1 kg good fleshy fish cut into slices
2 big onions chopped finely
1 teaspoon ginger paste
2 teaspoons garlic paste
1 cup thick coconut milk
3 teaspoons chilly powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
2 teaspoons coriander powder
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
A few Curry Leaves
Salt to taste
3 tablespoons oil (Sunflower or Mustard)

Wash the fish well and fry it lightly to make it firm. Keep aside. Heat the oil in a shallow vessel and fry the curry leaves and onions till golden brown. Add the ginger and garlic paste, chilly powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and a little water and fry well for some time. Add the Coconut Milk, salt, and a little more water and bring to boil. Add the fish and cook for about 6 to 7 minutes till the fish is firm. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and slit green chilies Serve with Rice or chapattis.