Category Archives: Anglo-Indian Curry

BEEF PEPPER STEAK

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BEEF PEPPER STEAKS

Ingredients

1 kg Beef Undercut cut into steaks

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

3 or 4 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper powder

3 tablespoons oil

2 big onions sliced finely

2 big tomatoes chopped

Salt to taste

Marinate the steaks 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 about 4 hours before cooking)

Pressure cook for just 5 minutes or cook in a pan for about 15 minutes.

Add the onions and tomatoes and continue frying on low heat till the tomatoes turn pulpy and the steaks are a nice dark colour.

Serve hot with boiled vegetables and bread.

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MEAT PEPPER FRY

MEAT PEPPER FRY

Meat pepper Fry is a favourite and popular meat dish that is prepared very often in Anglo-Indian Homes. Its often an accompaniment with Pepper Water and Rice or Dol Curry (Dhal) and Rice. Goes well with Bread or dinner rolls or a Chapattis as wellPepper fry 6

½ kg Meat either Beef, Mutton or lamb (I used Mutton)

3 teaspoons fresh ground pepper

1 teaspoon chopped ginger

2 big onions sliced finely

3 tablespoons oil

3 large potatoes

Salt to taste

Wash the meat and keep aside.  Wash the Potatoes, peal and cut into quarters.

Heat Oil in a pan and sauté the onions and chopped ginger for a few minutes.

Add the meat, salt and pepper powder and mix well.

Fry for 5 minutes on low heat turning the meat well till the pieces get firm.

Add sufficient water and the potatoes and cook till done.

Continue simmering on low heat till all the water is absorbed and the meat and potatoes are brown.

Serve hot with bread or rice.

 

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OX TAIL VINDALOO

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Oxtail Vindaloo

1 kg oxtail cut into medium pieces

3 onions chopped

3 big tomatoes pureed

1 teaspoon cumin powder

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

2 teaspoons mild chillie powder

1 teaspoon pepper powder

1 teaspoon mustard powder

2 teaspoons garlic paste

1 cup vinegar

3 tablespoons oil

Salt to taste

Pressure cook or slow cook the tail pieces till tender with sufficient water and a pinch of turmeric and salt. I

Heat the oil in a suitable pan and fry the onions till golden brown.

Add the garlic paste and sauté for some time.

Add the chillie powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, mustard powder, pepper powder and fry well with the vinegar.

Add the tomato puree and continue frying till the oil separates from the mixture.

Add the parboiled ox tail and the remaining soup and cook on low heat till the oxtail is soft and the gravy thickens.

Serve hot with rice or bread or even hoppers.

FRIKKADELS / RAW MINCE CUTLETS (DUTCH FORCED MEAT BALLS OR PATTIES)

Frikkadels

FRIKKADELS / RAW MINCE CUTLETS (DUTCH FORCED MEAT BALLS OR PATTIES)

Frikkadels or Frikadellers are a legacy of the Durch to Anglo-Indian Cuisine. Frikkadels are also known as Raw Mince Cutlets. Frikkadels are pan fried or braised meat balls or patties made with spiced ground meat or meat mince of either beef, lamb or chicken.

Ingredients

500 grams minced beef or lamb

1 medium onion, finely chopped

1 cup soft breadcrumbs

1 tablespoon crushed garlic

½ teaspoon mild chillie powder or paprika

2 tablespoon chopped parsley

2 tablespoons finely chopped mint

Salt to taste

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

2 eggs, beaten

4 or 5 tablespoons oil for frying

Combine all ingredients together and mix well.

Form the meatballs by rolling portions into balls and pressing down slightly to flatten them.

Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan and brown the meatballs on both sides.

Reduce heat and cook until the meat is no longer pink.

Serve with any sauce or chutney

ALMORTH OR BAFFARTH – MIXED MEAT STEW

Almorth (Mixed Merat Stew)

ALMORTH OR BUFFARTH – MIXED MEAT STEW

This dish is a mixed meat stew made with 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. This Stew was a must have for Christmas Breakfast in almost all Anglo-Indian Homes in the olden days and was eaten with bread or rolls.

Serves 6    Preparation Time 1 hour

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 together with the chillie powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder, salt coriander powder 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 cook till the meat is soft. If cooking in a pressure cooker, cook for 10 minutes (6 to 8 whistles). Now add the chopped vegetables and vinegar and simmer on low heat till the vegetables are cooked and the gravy is thick. Serve with rice or bread.

SIMPLE FISH CURRY IN COCONUT MILK

Fish Curry Taj Westend 1

SIMPLE FISH CURRY IN COCONUT MILK
Ingredients
1 kg of any good fleshy fish such as Pomfret, Seer, Mullet or Salmon cut into thick fillets
2 big onions chopped finely
3 green chilies sliced lengthwise
2 teaspoons ginger garlic paste
1cup thick coconut milk
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
3 tablespoons oil
Salt to taste
½ cup tamarind water from a small ball of tamarind
2 teaspoons chillie powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
2 sprigs curry leaves
 
Clean and cut the fish into thick slices.
Heat oil in a pan and add the curry leaves and onions and sauté for a few minutes. Add the ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, chillie powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, and tamarind water and fry for 2 or 3 minutes. Add the coconut milk, salt and slit green chillies and a little more water if more gravy is required and bring to boil. Add the fish. Cook on low heat for about 7 to 8 minutes till the fish is cooked. Pour a tablespoon of oil on top then remove from heat. Shake the pan so that the oil coats the top evenly.
(Care should be taken not to overcook the fish or else it will break up.) Serve with rice or breadFish Curry Taj Westend 1

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.