ANGLO-INDIAN RECIPE BOOKS by Bridget White

ANGLO-INDIAN RECIPE BOOKS by Bridget White
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Showing posts with label Curries. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Curries. Show all posts

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.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Veal Country Captain (Cold Meat Curry)

Serves 6
Preparation Time 1 hour
Ingredients
1 kg veal from the shoulder portion (1 whole chunk)
8 medium size onions cut finely
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 tablespoon garlic paste
2 teaspoons chillie powder
3 tablespoons oil
1 tablespoon butter or ghee
Salt to taste
Boil the veal in sufficient water with a little salt and a pinch of turmeric till tender. Remove from heat and cool. When cold, cut the boiled veal into small pieces. Mix the chillie powder, turmeric powder, salt and garlic paste with the boiled veal pieces and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan and fry the onions till golden brown. Remove from the pan and keep aside.
Now fry the marinated boiled veal in the same pan adding a tablespoon of butter or ghee and cook till the meat begins to look dry. Mix in the fried onions and simmer on low heat for 5 more minutes. Serve with rice or bread and a few steamed vegetables.
Note: Country Captain is usually prepared with chicken. However it can be prepared with any left over cold meat as well. Hence the name Cold Meat Curry

Friday, September 18, 2009

SPICY LIVER AND ONION FRY

SPICY LIVER AND ONION FRY
½ kg beef or lamb liver sliced thinly
4 large onions chopped
1teaspoon chillie powder
1 teaspoon pepper powder
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
2 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon ginger paste
½ teaspoon garlic paste
Salt to taste
1 teaspoon cumin powder
½ teaspoon coriander powder
1 tablespoon vinegar

Wash the liver well. Heat the oil in a pan and sauté the onions lightly. Add the sliced liver, ginger and garlic paste, salt, turmeric powder, chillie powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, pepper powder and vinegar and mix well. Cover and simmer on low heat till the liver is cooked. Add a little water while cooking if gravy is required. Serve hot with rice or bread

Thursday, August 20, 2009

SIMPLE PEPPER CHICKEN

Serves 6
Preparation Time 30 minutes
1 kg chicken cut into medium size pieces
3 large onions sliced finely
2 teaspoons pepper powder
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 tablespoons oil
salt to taste
Heat oil in a pan and fry the onions lightly. Add the chicken and mix in the pepper powder, tumeric powder and salt. Add ½ cup of water and cook on low heat till the chicken is tender and semi dry. Simmer for 10 more minutes stirring occasionally till the chicken gets a good shiny colour.
Alternately, the chicken can be par boiled with a little water and then added to the sautéed onions and pepper

Friday, July 17, 2009

Spicy Pork Spare Ribs

1 kg Pork Spare Ribs
2 teaspoons Coriander Powder
1 teaspoon Cumin Powder
2 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
2 tablespoons oil
Salt to taste
2 teaspoons chillie Powder
2 tablespoons vinegar
3 onions finely chopped
2 tablespoons Tomato sauce

Marinate the Pork Spare Ribs with the coriander powder, cumin powder, chillie powder, vinegar, tomato sauce and salt for one hour. Heat oil in a pan and sauté the onions and chopped garlic till golden brown. Add the marinated Pork Spare Ribs and mix well. Add sufficient water and cook till tender. Continue frying on low heat till the gravy dries up. Serve with rice or Bread.

Monday, July 06, 2009

STUFFED SNAKE GOURD IN GRAVY

1 kg beef or mutton mince
1 medium sized snake gourd scrape and cut into 2 inch pieces after removing the insides
3 medium sized onions chopped
3 large tomatoes pureed
½ cup coconut paste
A small bunch of coriander leaves chopped
1 teaspoon ginger paste
1 teaspoon garlic paste
2 teaspoons chilly powder
1 teaspoon spice powder
2 teaspoons coriander powder
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
Salt to taste
2 green chilies chopped
3 tablespoons oil.

Wash the snake gourd and the mince. Marinate the mince with a teaspoon of chilly powder, turmeric powder, a little salt and some chopped coriander leaves. In a pan heat the oil and fry the chopped onions till golden brown. Add the ginger garlic paste and sauté for some time. Add the chilly powder, coriander powder, spice powder, green chilies, coconut and salt and fry for a few minutes .Add the tomato puree and fry till the oil separates from the masala. Now add 2 cups of water and bring to boil. Meanwhile stuff the snake gourd rings with the marinated mince. Pack each ring tightly so that the mince does not fall out. Slowly drop the stuffed snake gourd pieces into the boiling curry and cook on low heat till the gravy is sufficiently thick and the mince is cooked. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot with coconut rice or plain rice.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

CHICKEN FRITTERS

Ingredients
½ kg boneless chicken cut into small pieces
3 tablespoons chillie garlic sauce
3 tablespoons corn flour
3 tablespoons plain flour (maida)
salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

Make a batter with the corn flour, plain flour / maida and salt with sufficient water. The batter should be slightly thick. Mix the chicken pieces with the sauce and mix into the batter. Heat oil in a pan and drop in spoonfuls of the mixture a little at a time and deep fry till golden brown. Use kitchen absorbent paper to remove excess oil. Serve hot with tomato sauce.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Braised Ox Tongue

Serves 6
Preparation Time approx 1 hour
Ingredients

1 Ox Tongue
2 onions sliced
2 Carrots peeled and diced
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon chillie powder
½ teaspoon spice powder or garam masala powder
3 tablespoons Oil
Salt to taste

Wash the Ox Tongue and boil it in salted water till tender. Cool then slice it.
Heat oil in a pan and sauté the onions till slightly brown. Add the carrots, chillie powder, coriander powder, spice powder / garam masala powder, a little salt and about 4 tablespoons of the tongue stock and cook till the carrots are soft. Mash the carrots well. Now add the cooked slices of Ox Tongue and the remaining stock. Mix well and simmer on low heat for about 10 minutes. Serve with Bread or with rice and steamed vegetables

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Savoury Brain Fritters

2 Sheep Brains or ½ kg Beef Brain
2 teaspoons pepper powder
3 tablespoons flour (Maida)
1 egg beaten
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

Wash the Brains well and remove the veins etc. Cut them into 1” pieces. Make a batter with the beaten egg, flour, salt, pepper powder and a little water. Mix with the pieces of brain. Heat oil in a pan and when drop in the batter covered brain and deep fry till golden brown. Serve hot.

For a difference in taste, use Besan flour instead of Maida and finely chopped green chillies, green coriander and onions may be added to the batter

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

ANGLO-INDIAN VEAL CHOPS

Serves 6
Preparation Time 45 minutes
½ kg good veal chops (Flatten them)
3 or 4 potatoes (Boil peal and cut each in half lengthwise)
4 big onions sliced
2 green chilies slit lengthwise
2 teaspoons pepper powder
Salt to taste
3 tablespoons oil
Pressure cook the veal chops with a little water till tender letting some soup remain. Open the pressure cooker and add the onions, green chilies, salt, pepper powder and oil and mix well. Keep cooking on low heat till the soup dries up and the onions and meat are a nice brown. Just before turning off the heat add the boiled potatoes and mix once so that the masala covers the potatoes. Serve hot with bread or rice.

Friday, March 20, 2009

ALMORTH (Mixed Meat and vegetable Stew)

This dish is a combination of meat, chicken, pork and vegetables. It’s a very old Anglo-Indian recipe. However, any combination of meat could be used as per personal preference. The same recipe could be used with chicken only.
Ingredients
¼ kg Beef
¼ kg mutton / lamb
½ kg chicken
¼ kg pork
A few carrots and beans chopped into medium size pieces (or any other English vegetables)
3 potatoes peeled and cut into quarters
2 teaspoons chillie powder
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
2 teaspoons pepper powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
4 dry red chillies broken into pieces
2 teaspoons chopped garlic
2 pieces cinnamon
5 cloves
3 onions sliced
2 tomatoes chopped
2 tablespoons chopped mint
3 tablespoons oil
Salt to taste
2 tablespoons coconut paste
2 tablespoons vinegar

Cut the meat, chicken and pork into small pieces. Heat oil in a pressure cooker or a suitable vessel and add the onions, cinnamon, cloves and chopped garlic. Fry till the onions turn golden brown. Add the mutton, beef, chicken and pork also the chillie powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder, salt and tomatoes and mix well. Fry till the tomatoes turn to pulp. Add the broken dry red chillies, mint and the coconut paste and mix well. Add sufficient water and pressure cook for 10 minutes ( 6 to 8 whistles). Turn off the heat. Open the cooker when the pressure dies down and add the chopped vegetables and vinegar and simmer on low heat till the vegetables are cooked and the gravy is thick.
Serve with rice, chapattis or bread.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

SHEEP’S HEAD CURRY

1-sheep’s head skinned and cut into medium pieces
3-tablespoon’s oil
2-large onions chopped finely
2 green chillies slit lengthwise
1 teaspoon ginger paste
1 teaspoon garlic paste
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
2 teaspoons chillie powder
2 teaspoons cumin powder
2 teaspoons corriander powder
1teaspoon spice powder /garam masala powder
Salt to taste 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
Wash the pieces of sheep’s head well. Boil with a little water in a pressure cooker till cooked. In another vessel, sauté the onions, green chilies and the ginger and garlic paste for some time. Add the chillie powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, spice powder and kuskus powder and fry for some time with a little water. Add the cooked sheep’s head pieces along with the stock, chopped garlic and salt and simmer till the gravy is thick. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Chicken Jalfrazie

Jalfrazie is a sautéd dish, which can be prepared with meat, poultry, sea food etc.
The word “Jalfrazie” came from 2 words: “Jal” meaning “spicy or pungent” and “Frazie” meaning “Fried”. As in the case of almost all of our cuisine, which started out as insipid concoctions, in the days of the British Raj, the original “Jal Frezie” was bland and tasteless. The Colonial servants would fry up the leftover Christmas Turkey and Chicken Roasts with some pepper, chillies, etc., for Breakfast the next day. Over the years many more ingredients and spices were added to this dish to make it as spicy and delicious as it is today and it has become synonymous with the cuisine of Anglo-Indians of West Bengal.
Chicken Jalfrazie
Serves 6
Preparation Time 1 hour
Ingredients

1 kg Boneless Chicken cut into cubes
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
3 dry red chillies broken into bits
1 teaspoon garlic paste
1 teaspoon ginger paste
3 tomatoes chopped
2 onions sliced finely
1 teaspoon spice powder or garam masala powder
1 teaspoon peppercorns
3 tablespoons oil
Salt to taste

Heat oil in a suitable pan and add the cumin seeds. When they begin to splutter add the dry red chillies, onions and pepper corns and fry till golden brown. Add the chicken and sauté for a few minutes till it changes colour. Now add all the other ingredients and stir well. Simmer on low heat till the chicken is tender and the gravy is quite thick. Serve with rice, chapattis or bread.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

SPICY DRY CHICKEN

1 kg chicken cut into medium size pieces
3 large onions sliced finely
5 or 6 peppercorns
1 tsp salt
1 teaspoon chopped ginger
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
2 tablespoon chopped fresh corriander
1 teaspoon chopped mint
6 green chillies sliced lengthwise
Salt to taste
3 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon pepper powder
1teaspoon chillie powder
Boil the chicken in about ½ cup of water with a little salt and the peppercorns till tender.
Heat oil in a pan and fry the onions, slit green chillies, ginger and garlic till golden brown. Add the boiled chicken, chillie powder and pepper powder and cook till semi dry. Stir in the chopped mint and coriander leaves and fry for a few more minutes. Serve with rice or bread

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

CHILLIE BEEF FRY

1 kg good beef cut into medium size pieces
4 green chillies
2 capsicums cut into strips
3 big onions sliced
3 potatoes cubed
1 inch piece ginger
2 pods garlic flaked
½ teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons vinegar
salt to taste
½ teaspoon tumeric
3 tablespoons oil

Boil the meat in a little water till tender. Keep the remaining soup aside. Grind the chillies, ginger, garlic, tumeric and pepper together and mix in the vinegar. Heat oil in a pan and fry the onions till golden brown. Add the cooked meat, potatoes, ground masala and the capsicum and mix well. Add the remaining soup and cook on slow heat till the potatoes are soft and the meat is brown.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

ANGLO-INDIAN BEEF STEAKS

The word “Steak” is derived from an Old Norse word “steik” meaning "roast”. It is a continental dish, popular all over the world, served in restaurants and Steakhouses with or without various accompaniments such as Potatoes, Vegetables, etc. Steak is actually a slice of meat such as Beef or Lamb from the most tender cuts of the animal such as the short loin, sirloin and rib areas with names such as Porterhouse, T-bone, Rib-eye, etc. It is cut on a slant, perpendicular to the muscle fibres, so that it can cook fast. The steaks cut from these parts are quite tender and range in thickness between half to one inch and are cut in a size intended to be one serving per person. Steaks from the short loin, rib, and sirloin are best when grilled or broiled / pan-fried. Steaks can also cut from the chuck, round, plate, and flank. However these are a bit tough if not cooked properly. However they should be marinated for a few hours then cooked. Steaks are typically grilled, but they are also often pan-fried or broiled, using dry heat, and served whole.The meat should be a bright red, the fat should be a creamy white and there should be thin streaks of fat running through the meat. Grilling makes it usually dry where as cooking or broiling it in a pan would make it more juicy. The perfect steak needs the right flavors, and different steak cuts are prepared differently. The amount of time a steak is cooked is a personal preference. The shorter the cooking time, the more juice is retained. The longer the cooking time would result in drier, tougher meat. A vocabulary also evolved over a period of time, to describe the degree to which a steak is cooked such as Raw, Blue rare or Very Rare, Rare, Rare, Medium Rare Medium, and Well done. Steak was first introduced in India by the British as early as the 16th Century. As was the case of almost all of our cuisine, which started out as insipid concoctions, in the days of the British Raj, the original “Beef Steak” introduced by them was quite bland and tasteless. Over the years many more ingredients and spices were added to this dish to make it more spicy and delicious as it is today. It has become synonymous with Anglo-Indian Cuisine, as our famous Anglo-Indian Pepper Steak and Anglo-Indian Masala Steak,. These dishes are relished by all of us and I’m sharing the recipes for them below. So let your steaks sizzle the old fashioned way in a skillet or heavy fry pan. However, the steaks could be grilled if desired using the same ingredients. 

  ANGLO-INDAN PEPPER STEAKS Serves 6 Preparation Time 45 minutes 1kg Beef Undercut or Sirloin cut into steaks 1 teaspoon turmeric powder 3 or 4 teaspoons fresh pepper powder 3 tablespoons oil 2 big onions sliced finely 2 big tomatoes chopped 3 potatoes peeled Salt to taste Wash the meat well and marinate it with the pepper powder, salt and turmeric powder in a flat plate. Pour the oil on top and keep it over night in the refrigerator (or for at least 4 hours before cooking), Pressure cook for just 5 minutes or cook in a pan for about 15 minutes along with the potatoes. Add the onions and tomatoes and continue frying on low heat till the tomatoes turn pulpy and the steaks and the potatoes are a nice brown colour. Serve hot with boiled vegetables and bread. 
 
  ANGLO-INDIAN MASALA STEAK Serves 6 Preparation Time approx 1 hour Ingredients 1 kg boneless Mutton or Beef from the Round portion cut into steaks 2 medium size onions sliced 2 medium potatoes sliced 2 cups water Salt to taste 3 tbsp Oil 1 teaspoon ginger paste 1 teaspoon garlic paste 2 teaspoons coriander powder 1 teaspoons cumin powder ½ teaspoon tumeric powder 1 teaspoon pepper powder Heat the oil in a large, wide pan . Add the onions and sauté for a few minutes. Remove half the quantity of onions and keep aside. Add the meat and stir-fry for 10 minutes until the pieces turn brown. Reduce heat to medium and add all the other ingredients except the potatoes. Mix well. Add the water and simmer covered for 45 minutes. Add the potatoes and salt to taste. Stir and cook for another 15 to 20 minutes, until the potatoes are cooked. Now add the pre fried onions and mix well into the Steak