BEEF STROGANOFF – ANGLO-INDIAN STYLE

BEEF STROGANOFF – ANGLO-INDIAN STYLE

This is an easy recipe for the Anglo-Indian version of Beef Stroganoff  that was perfected by me!!!

Serves 6    Time required: About 1 hour 20 mins

Ingredients

1 kg Beef Sirloin cut into cubes

2 medium size onions chopped finely

1 tablespoon chopped garlic

250 grams button mushrooms sliced

2 teaspoons crushed black pepper

2 Bay leaves

2 pieces of cinnamon (about one inch size)

1 cup red wine

3 tablespoons cooking oil

Salt to taste

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

2 tablespoons tomato sauce

1 tablespoon chopped mint

1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard

2 tablespoons flour

½ cup cream

Heat the oil in a suitable pan and fry the chopped onions, garlic, bay leaves and cinnamon for a few minutes till the onions turn light brown. Add the beef cubes, mushrooms, and all the other ingredients and stir fry for a few minutes. Add sufficient water (about 2 or 3 glasses) and cook on low heat till the beef is cooked and the gravy is quite thick. Serve with Buttered Toast or Dinner Rolls and Mash Potatoes.

ALMORTH – ANGLO-INDIAN MIXED MEAT AND VEGETABLE STEW

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  1. ALMORTH – MIXED MEAT AND VEGETABLE STEW

This dish is a kind of 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 or Easter Breakfast in almost all Anglo-Indian Homes in the olden days and was eaten with bread or rolls. I have fond memories of this dish when growing up in KGF.

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

3 tablespoons coconut paste or coconut milk

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, broken red chillies and chopped garlic. Fry till the onions turn golden brown. Add all the cut up meat 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 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 all the chopped vegetables and vinegar and 2 more cups of water and simmer on low heat till the vegetables are cooked and the gravy is slightly thick. Serve with bread or dinner rolls. It also goes well with Hoppers, Dosa and Idlis too!!

DEVILLED BEEF MINCE BALLS

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DEVILLED BEEF MINCE BALLS
Serves 6 Preparation Time approx 1 hour
Ingredients
1 kg Beef Mince
3 onions chopped finely
3 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves or chopped parsley
2 teaspoons chillie powder
1 teaspoon pepper powder
4 tablespoons breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons tomato sauce
A few curry leaves
2 tablespoons flour
Salt to taste
4 tablespoons oil

Mix the mince with the chopped onions, coriander leaves / parsley, chillie powder, pepper powder, salt and bread crumbs and set aside for one hour. Squeeze out all the water. Divide into equal size portions then roll into balls. Heat oil in a nonstick pan and fry the meat balls gently till they are brown. Remove and keep aside.

In the same oil add a few curry leaves, 2 tablespoons of flour, 1 teaspoon pepper powder, a pinch of salt and 2 tablespoons tomato sauce and mix well. Add 1 cup of water and bring to boil. Add the fried meat balls and shake the pan gently so that the gravy covers all of them. Simmer on low heat for about 20 minutes till the meat balls are firm and the gravy dries up. Keep frying gently till the balls are fried to a golden brown. Serve as a Starter or a side dish with Pepper Water and White Steamed rice.

VEAL COUNTRY CAPTAIN / COLD MEAT CURRY

Serves 6             Preparation Time 1 hour

Ingredients

1kg veal from the shoulder portion (1 whole chunk)

4 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.

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

DEVILLED MEAT BALLS

Serves 6      Preparation Time approx 1 hour

Ingredients

 

1 kg Beef or Mutton Mince

3 onions chopped finely

3 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves or chopped parsley

2 teaspoons chillie powder

1 teaspoon pepper powder

4 tablespoons breadcrumbs

2 tablespoons tomato sauce 

2 tablespoons flour

Salt to taste

4 tablespoons oil

 

Mix the mince with the chopped onions, coriander leaves / parsley, chillie powder, pepper powder, salt and bread crumbs and set aside for one hour. Squeeze out all the

water. Divide into equal size portions then roll into balls. Heat oil in a nonstick pan and fry the meat balls gently till they are brown. Remove and keep aside.

In the same oil add 2 tablespoons of flour, 1 teaspoon pepper powder, a pinch of salt and 2 tablespoons tomato sauce and mix well. Add 1 cup of water and bring to boil.

Add the fried meat balls and shake the pan gently so that the gravy covers all of them. Simmer on low heat for about 20 minutes till the meat balls are firm. The gravy will be quite thick. Serve with bread or Pilaf rice

OXTAIL VINDALOO

Serves 6   Preparation time 45 minutes

Ingredients

1 kg oxtail cut into medium pieces               

3 onions chopped

3 big tomatoes pureed                                   

1 teaspoon cumin powder

1 teaspoon turmeric powder                           

3 teaspoons chilly powder

1 teaspoon pepper powder                            

1 piece cinnamon

2 teaspoons garlic paste                                

2 tablespoons vinegar

3 tablespoons oil                                            

Salt to taste

 

Pressure  cook the oxtail till tender with sufficient water.  Heat oil and fry the cinnamon and onions till golden brown.  Add the garlic paste and sauté for some time.  Add the chilly powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder and fry well with a little vinegar. Add the tomato puree and continue frying till the oil separates from the masala. Add the remaining vinegar and the cooked oxtail together with the remaining soup and cook till the gravy is thick. Serve hot with rice or bread or even hoppers.

Meat Glazzy / Meat Glassie


Serves 6 Preparation Time 1 hour
Ingredients

1 Kg beef / mutton/ lamb cut into medium size pieces
4 tomatoes chopped or pureed
3 large onions sliced finely
3 tablespoons oil
2 teaspoons chillie powder
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
2 teaspoons coriander powde
1 teaspoon cumin powder
2 teaspoons garlic paste
2 tablespoons bottled Sweet Mango Chutney or Sweet Lime Chutney or
2 tablespoons Honey or 2 tablespoons chopped Ripe Papaya or Pineapple
1 teaspoon vinegar
Salt to taste

Heat oil in a Pressure cooker or a suitable pan and fry the onions till they look glassy. Add the meat, chillie powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garlic paste, chopped tomatoes, salt and vinegar and mix well. Fry on high heat for about 5 minutes. Add the Fruit pieces / Sweet chutney / Honey and mix well. Add sufficient water and cook till the meat is tender and the gravy thickens. The curry will have a slightly fruity, sweetish taste.