SAVORY MEAT FRY

½ kg beef or mutton cut into medium pieces     

1 big tomato chopped

2 large onions sliced finely                                

2 green chillies sliced lengthwise

1 teaspoon ginger paste

1 teaspoon garlic paste                          

2  tablespoons oil

1 teaspoon chilly powder                             

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

Salt to taste

Wash the meat and cook it together with the tomato, turmeric and salt Let a little soup remain. Add the chillie powder, green chilies, sliced onions and ginger and garlic paste and cook on low heat till the soup dries up. Add the oil and keep on frying on low heat till the meat turns brown.

Note: To obtain the old authentic Anglo-Indian taste for all these recipes, use freshly ground ginger and garlic paste. The bottled paste has more vinegar and preservatives which detract from the actual taste.

DEVILLED PORK CHOPS

1 kg Pork Chops                                           

4 green chilies ground to a paste

2 teaspoons lime juice                                  

1 teaspoon mustard powder

3 tablespoons Worcestershire / Soya sauce  

1 teaspoon chillie powder

1 teaspoon Coriander powder                      

 Salt to taste

2 tablespoons oil                                            

1 teaspoon peppercorns

3 onions sliced finely                                     

2 tablespoons vinegar

3 Potatoes boiled and cut into halves

Marinate the chops with all the above ingredients except the oil and onions for about one hour.  Heat oil in a suitable pan and fry the onions till golden brown.  Add the pork chops and mix well. Cook on high heat for about 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Add 2 cups water and simmer on low heat till the chops are tender and the gravy is thick. Add the Potatoes and mix once. Serve with Rice or bread

Hurry Burry Chicken Curry

Serves 6 

Preparation Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

1 kg chicken jointed and cut into medium size pieces

A small bunch of coriander leaves washed and chopped

2 large onions chopped

2 tomatoes chopped                              

½ teaspoon tumeric powder

2 or 3 teaspoons chilly powder                   

2 cloves, 2 pieces of cinnamon, 2 cardamoms, 1 bay leaf

1 teaspoon ginger paste

1 teaspoon garlic paste                 

3 tablespoons oil         

Salt to taste                                                  

1teaspoon cumin powder

Heat oil in a pan and add the onions, Fry till golden brown. Add the cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaf, tomato, ginger paste and garlic paste and sauté for a few minutes. Now add the chicken, salt, chilly powder, tumeric powder and cumin powder and fry for some time till the oil separates from the masala.  Add sufficient water and cook till the chicken is done and the gravy is thick

Railway Mutton Curry

Railway Mutton Curry is a direct throw back to the days of the British Raj, when traveling by train was considered aristocratic. This slightly tangy dish was served in Railway Refreshment Rooms and on long distance trains, with Bread or Dinner Rolls. The curry was not too pungent keeping in mind the delicate palates of the British. It was also popular with the 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     Preparation Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

½ kg mutton or lamb cut into medium size pieces                  

6 peppercorns 

2 big onions sliced 

2 pieces cinnamon 

2 cloves

2 cardamoms  

8 to 10 curry leaves

4 red chilies broken into bits           

1teaspoon chilly powder

1teaspoon ginger paste

1 teaspoon garlic paste   

Salt to taste         

2 tablespoons oil 

2 tablespoons vinegar or ½ cup of tamarind juice

Wash the meat and mix it with the ginger garlic paste, salt and the chilly powder. Heat oil in a pan and fry the onions, curry leaves, red chillies and spices till golden brown.  Add the meat and mix well.  Fry for a few minutes. Add the vinegar / Tamarind juice and sufficient water and cook on medium heat till the meat is done. Keep frying till the gravy is thick and dark brown

 

 

PULI FRY OR TAMARIND MEAT FRY (Meat cooked with Tamarind)

½ kg mutton or beef cut into medium size pieces     

2 big onions sliced                            

½  teaspoon coriander powder         

4 red chilies broken into bits             

2 teaspoons chilly powder

1teaspoon ginger garlic paste           

Salt to taste         

2 tablespoons oil                                

½ cup thick tamarind juice

Wash the meat and mix it with the ginger and garlic paste, salt, coriander powder and the chilly powder. Heat oil in a pan and fry the onions till golden brown.  Add the meat and mix well.  Fry for a few minutes. Add sufficient water and cook on medium heat till the meat is tender. Now add the thick tamarind juice and mix well. Keep frying till the gravy is thick and dark brown

Serve with rice or chappatis or even idlis and hoppers

TROTTERS IN GRAVY

8 or 10 Trotters (either sheep’s trotters or pig’s trotters) preferably the front ones each chopped into 2 pieces                

1 teaspoon ginger paste

1 teaspoon garlic paste

1 teaspoon cumin powder                                                        

2 large tomatoes pureed

2 teaspoons chillie powder                                                       

2 large onions chopped

1 teaspoon coriander powder                                                   

3 tablespoons oil

Salt to taste                                                                               

2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves

Heat oil in a pressure cooker and lightly sauté the onions. Add the trotters, cumin powder, chillie powder, tomato puree, coriander powder and salt and mix well.  Add sufficient water and pressure cook first on high heat then on low heat for half an hour till the trotters are well cooked.  Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot with rice or bread or even dosas or hoppers

Grandma’s Pork Buffath

Serves 6     

Preparation Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

 

1 kg pork with the lard cut into medium pieces                   

3 carrots cut into medium pieces

3 potatoes cut into medium pieces

1 small cabbage cut into big chunks

1 teaspoon turmeric powder                 

2 teaspoons salt

4 large onions sliced                             

6 green chilies slit lengthwise

1 teaspoon crushed garlic                  

1 teaspoon chopped ginger

½ cup vinegar                                    

1 tablespoon oil (optional)

1 teaspoon spice powder or garam masala powder                   

2 teaspoons chilly powder

1teaspoon pepper powder               

2 Bay leaves

1 teaspoon cumin powder                 

1 teaspoon coriander powder

 

Wash the pork well and add all the above ingredients to it.  Mix well. Place in a pressure cooker along with the chopped vegetables.  Add 3 cups of water. Cover and pressure cook first on high heat then simmer on low heat for 30 minutes till the pork is well cooked and it gives out a nice aroma. Serve hot.

Note: Other vegetables of your choice such as cauliflower, radish, turnips, etc, may used