HUSSAINY LAMB CURRY OR MEAT ON A STICK CURRY

HUSSAINY STICK CURRY OR KEBAB CURRY is also known as Meat on a stick curry. The same recipe could be used for a Vegetarian Version or Chicken Hussainy Curry
Serves 6 Time Required: 1 hour
Ingredients

1 kg mutton or beef cut into small cubes
1 cup curds / yogurt
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
2 teaspoons chillie powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
2 onions chopped finely
3 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
2 tomatoes blanched and pureed
10 or 12 bamboo sticks or thin skewers 4” in length
3 tablespoons oil
Salt to taste

Marinate the meat with a little turmeric powder, salt and a little curds for one hour.

Heat the oil in a suitable pan and sauté the onions for a few minutes. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry for a few minutes. Add the chillie powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, tomato puree, coriander leaves, remaining curds and salt and stir fry for a few minutes till the oil leaves the mixture. Add 1 cup of water and bring to boil.
Meanwhile pass the bamboo sticks / skewers through the marinated meat. About 5 pieces should fit on each stick. Place the sticks of meat in the curry that is boiling. Close the pan and simmer on low heat till the meat is cooked. Serve without removing the sticks.

GREEN MASALA MUTTON CURRY / MUTTON GREEN CURRY

Green Masala Mutton Curry

Ingredients

½ kg beef or mutton cut into medium pieces

2 teaspoons ginger garlic paste

4 green chilies

1 cup chopped coriander leaves

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

2 cloves, 2 cardamom, 2 pieces of cinnamon

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

Salt to taste

3 tablespoons oil

½ cup coconut paste

3 potatoes pealed washed and cut into quarters

Grind the green chilies, coriander leaves, coconut, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and cumin seeds to a smooth paste in a blender. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and fry the onions till golden brown. Add the meat and turmeric powder and fry for some time. Now add the ground masala and salt and mix well with the meat. Keep frying on low heat till the oil separates from the mixture. Add the potatoes and sufficient water and pressure cook for 15 minutes.   Serve hot.  This curry is good with ghee rice or Palau rice.

RAILWAY MUTTON CURRY – A COLONIAL ANGLO-INDIAN CURRY DISH

 

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The Railway Mutton Curry is a direct throw back to the days of the British Raj to as early as the early 1900s, when traveling by train was considered aristocratic. . This wonderful curry was first served on the long distance train (The Blue Train) between Bombay to Calcutta, and in the Refreshment Rooms on Victoria Terminus Station in erstwhile Bombay.  It was presumably innovated by the Spencer’s Railway Catering Service at Victoria Terminus. As its very name suggests, this very popular and tasty dish was prepared and served in Railway Refreshment Rooms and only in First Class Cabins on long distance trains,  with Bread or Dinner Rolls. The curry was not too spicy keeping in mind the delicate palates of the British. It was prepared with tender pieces of lamb or mutton, potatoes and other Indian condiments along with the addition of either vinegar, tamarind juice or yogurt to offset the spice as well as to to preserve the dish for the many hours of journey time. It was also popular with the Anglo-Indian Railway staff who had to be on duty for long periods at a stretch. The vinegar or Tamarind juice used in its preparation ensured that the curry would last for quite a few days and was an ideal accompaniment with rice as well.

Serves 6

Ingredients

1 kg tender lamb or mutton cut into medium size pieces

1 teaspoon whole peppercorns

2 big onions sliced finely

2 medium size tomatoes chopped

2 pieces cinnamon (about one inch in size)

2 or 3 cloves

4 red chilies broken into bits

2 teaspoons chillie powder

1 teaspoon cumin powder

2  teaspoons coriander powder

2 teaspoons ginger garlic paste

Salt to taste

3 or 4 tablespoons oil

2 tablespoons vinegar or ½ cup of tamarind juice

3 or 4 tablespoons coconut paste or coconut milk

3 potatoes boiled, peeled and cut into quarters

Boil the meat in a little water, salt and a pinch of turmeric till tender.

Remove the boiled meat and keep the remaining soup aside.

Heat oil in a suitable pan and fry the onions, red chillies and whole spices and pepper corns till golden brown.  Add chopped tomato, ginger garlic paste, salt chillie powder, coriander powder and cumin powder and fry for a few minutes till the tomatoes turn pulpy.

Add the parboiled meat and soup and mix well. Cook first on medium heat then on low heat till the gravy dries up a little.  Now add the boiled potatoes, coconut, vinegar / Tamarind juice and simmer till the gravy is slightly thick.

Note: The same recipe could be used for Railway Chicken Curry

COOKERY BOOKS ON ANGLO-INDIAN CUISINE by Bridget White

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BRIDGET WHITE –  ANGLO-INDIAN RECIPE BOOKS

1ANGLO-INDIAN CUISINE – A LEGACY OF FLAVOURS FROM THE PAST

Anglo-Indian Cuisine – A Legacy of Flavours from the past is a comprehensive and unique collection of easy- to- follow Recipes of popular and well loved Anglo-Indian dishes. The repertoire is rich and vast, ranging from the outright European Cutlets, Croquettes, pasties, roasts, etc, to mouth watering Curries, Side dishes, Spicy Fries, Foogaths, Biryani and Palaus, Pickles, Chutneys etc, picking up plenty of hybrids along the way. The very names of old time favorite dishes such as Yellow Coconut Rice and Mince Ball (Kofta) Curry, Pepper water, Mulligatawny Soup, Grandma’s Country Captain Chicken, Railway Mutton Curry, Dak Bungalow Curry, Crumb Chops, Ding Ding, Stews, Duck Buffat, Almorth, etc, which were so popular during the Raj Era are sure to bring back nostalgic and happy memories. These popular Anglo-Indian dishes will take you on an exotic nostalgic journey to Culinary Paradise.

It is a practical and easy guide to delectable cooking. The book with its clear step-by-step instructions, describes the preparation of a variety of Anglo-Indian Dishes. The easy-to-follow directions make cooking simple and problem- free.

Price per book : India : Rs 200.00, Australia: A$20.00, Canada C$25.00, UK: GBP 10.00, USA: 25.00

  1. A COLLECTION OF SIMPLE ANGLO-INDIAN RECIPES

A Collection of Simple Anglo-Indian Recipes is a revised, consolidated version of four earlier Recipe Books of Bridget White, namely Bridget’s Anglo-Indian Delicacies, A Collection of   Anglo-Indian Roasts, Casseroles and Bakes, The Anglo-Indian Snack Box &The Anglo-Indian Festive Hamper.

More than 350 Recipes of traditional, popular and well loved, Anglo-Indian Dishes have been specially selected from these earlier Cook Books and featured in this Omni-bus Edition. This single Consolidated Imprint of easy- to- follow Recipes features Soups, Pepper Water &  Vindaloo, Curries & Fries, Roasts & Stews, Chops and Cutlets, Croquettes & Rissoles, Foogaths and Vegetarian Delights, Rice Dishes & Pilafs, Pickles & Relishes, Casseroles and Baked Dishes, Snacks & Short Eats, Nibbles & Finger food, Sweets & Desserts, Custards & Puddings, Christmas Cakes & Festive Treats, Curry Powders, etc.

The huge selection of Anglo-Indian dishes featured in this Cookery book will surely take one on a sentimental and nostalgic journey down  memory lane of old forgotten Anglo-Indian Culinary Delights. All the old dishes cooked during the time of the Raj have now revived to suit present day tastes and palates. This Cookery Book would also serve as a ‘Ready Reckoner’ and a useful guide for teaming up dishes for everyday Anglo-Indian Meals as well as for festive and special occasions.

Price per book : India : Rs. 430.00, Australia: A$ 25. 00, Canada C$25.00, UK: GBP 15.00, USA: $25.00

  1. VEGETARIAN DELICACIES

Vegetarian Delicacies is a collection of simple and easy recipes of delectable Vegetarian Dishes. The repertoire is rich and vast, ranging from simple Soups and Salads, to mouth watering Curries, Stir fries, Rice dishes, Casseroles and Baked Dishes and popular Accompaniments. The easy-to-follow directions, using easily available ingredients, make cooking these dishes simple, enjoyable and problem-free. The book also highlights the goodness of each vegetable and their nutritive and curative properties in preventing and curing many health disorders.

Price per book : India : Rs 200.00, Australia: A$20.00, Canada C$ 20.00, UK: GBP 10.00, USA: $20.00

  1. SIMPLE EGG DELICACIES

Simple Egg Delicacies is a collection of simple and easy recipes of delectable Egg Dishes for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and for all other times as well.  The repertoire ranges from simple Breakfast Egg Dishes and Egg Salads, to mouth watering Curries, Tea Time treats, Sandwiches, Casseroles and Baked Dishes. The recipes are extremely easy to follow and only easily available ingredients have been suggested. – A real treat for ‘Eggetarians’.

Price per book: India : Rs150.00, Australia: A$15.00, Canada C$15.00, UK: GBP 8.00, USA: $15.00

  1. ANGLO-INDIAN DELICACIES

Anglo-Indian Delicacies is an interesting assortment of easy- to- follow Recipes of popular vintage and contemporary Cuisine of Colonial Anglo India. It covers a wide spectrum, of recipes ranging from  mouth watering Gravies and Curries, Mulligatawny and  Pepper Water, Meat Fries, Roasts and Steaks to tasty Pulaos and Pickles, Savouries, Sweets and Christmas treats including a few home brewed wines to round off the extensive flavours and tastes.  Some of the old typical dishes that were popular in Calcutta, and other parts of Bengal besides Central and Eastern India, such as the Dak Bungalow Chicken Curry, Railway Lamb Curry, Pork Bhooni, Chicken / Meat Jal Frezie, Devil Pork Curry, Calcutta Cutlets (Kobhiraji Cutlet), Fish Kedegeree, Double Onions Meat Curry (Do Piaza), Meat Glassey (Glazzie ) or Fruity meat Curry, Meat and Spinach Curry, Duck Dumpoke, etc, are some of the old favourites featured here. I’ve also included recipes for dishes that were popular during World War II and were served in the Army camps and Officer’s Mess, such as the Army Camp Soup, Brown Windsor Soup, The Bengal Lancers Shrimp Curry, Veal Country Captain (Cold Meat Curry), Bubble and Squeak, One Eyed Jack, Colonel Sandhurst’s Beef Curry, Salted Tongue, Salted Beef, Corned Beef, Kalkals, Rose Cookies, Dhol Dhol, BeefPanthras, Potato Chops etc. All these dishes have been given a new lease of life, besides a host of other assorted dishes and preparations.

Price per book: India : Rs. 450.00, Australia: A$30.00, Canada C$35.00, UK: GBP 15.00, USA: $35.00

  1. THE ANGLO-INDIAN FESTIVE HAMPER

The Anglo-Indian Festive Hamper  is a collection of popular Anglo-Indian festive treats, such as Cakes, Sweets, Christmas goodies, Puddings, Sandwiches, Preserves, Home-made Wines, etc, etc. The repertoire is rich and quite vast and takes you on a sentimental and nostalgic trip of old forgotten delicacies. These mouth watering concoctions are a mix of both ‘European’ and ‘Indian’, thus making it a veritable “Anglo-Indian” Festive Hamper. The easy-to-follow directions make the preparation of these old, popular, mouth watering goodies, simple, enjoyable and problem-free.

Price per book: India : Rs150.00, Australia: A$15.00, Canada C$15.00, UK: GBP 8.00, USA: $15.00

For copies contact:  Bridget Kumar

Tel: +9198455 71254

Email: bidkumar@gmail.com / bridgetkumar@yahoo.com

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$ 1250.00, Canada C$ 130.00, UK: GBP 75.00, USA: $130.00 (Payment through Western Union or PayPal)

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COLONIAL ANGLO-INDIAN CUISINE FOOD PROMOTION EVENT AT K 3, J W MARRIOTT HOTEL NEW DELHI AEROCITY – THE MEMSAHIB’S KITCHEN

COLONIAL ANGLO-INDIAN CUISINE FOOD PROMOTION EVENT AT K 3, J W MARRIOTT HOTEL NEW DELHI AEROCITY – THE MEMSAHIB’S KITCHEN

It’s been an awesome and amazing experience being part of the Colonial Anglo-Indian Food Promotion Event #thememsahibskitchen at K3, J W Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity.

Thank you so much J W Marriott Hotel for giving me the privilege of recreating and bringing back to life old forgotten foods and simple dishes of yore that were innovated and invented by the khansamas and cooks in those early days of the Colonial period.

The rustCollage of Bridget and Chefsic and robust flavours of dishes that were served by the cooks at the Dak Bungalows and Inspection Bungalows to the British Officers while on their official tours across the country such as the Dak Bungalow Chicken Curry and fry.

Collage of Non-Veg Dishes
The delicious Railway Lamb and Vegetable Curries that were first served on the Great Indian Peninsular Railway also known as The Blue Train that began its three day journey from Bombay’s Victoria Rail Terminus to Calcutta via Allahabad for the first time on 7th March 1870 covering a total distance of almost 4000 miles.

Collage of Vegetrian dishes
Then the East India Company legacies of lamb chops, Bread and Butter pudding, Roly Poly Jam Pudding and steamed ginger pudding, besides other dishes associated with British colonial cooking such as Kedegeree (the anglicised version of kichidi, a rice dish cooked with pulses then mixed with quartered hard boiled eggs), Rissoles, Potato Chops and Pantras, Cutlets and Croquettes.
The Portuguese legacies of Vindaloo and Tangy Curries and Sweets, the Dutch Fish and lamb Mince Friccadels and not forgetting the other old dishes such as Grandma’s Country Captain Chicken, lamb Mince Ball (Kofta) Curry, Saffron Coconut Rice, Anglo-Indian Tomato Pilaf, etc.
Thank you  J W Marriot Hotel New Delhi Aerocity, Executive Chef Vikram Bhatt, Executive Sous Chef Ishika, Mr Rohit Sharma and Mr Nikhil Nair for this wonderful opportunity.
My special thanks to the wonderful team of Chef Kamal Sen, Hardik Narang, Akanksha Dean, Hitesh and others who were so eager to learn this new cuisine and recreate these old dishes for the festival. God bless you all.