Serves 6   Preparation and cooking Time 45 minutes


1 Large Ox tongue

1 big onion sliced

4 red chilies broken into bits

1 teaspoon whole pepper corns

2 cloves and 2 small pieces of cinnamon

2 tablespoons oil

Salt to taste

Tongue Roast  NewWash the tongue well and then pressure cook it with 2 cups of water and a little salt till tender letting some soup remain. Open the pressure cooker and remove the boiled tongue. Let it cool for some time. When it is a little cold remove the white skin from the tongue and put it back into the open cooker and add the oil, onion, red chilies pepper corns, cloves and cinnamon and a little more salt.  Mix well.  Simmer on low heat till all the soup dries up and the tongue is nicely brown all over .Cut into slices and arrange on a plate along with the residue. Serve hot or cold with mashed  potatoes and bread. You can make very delicious sandwiches with tongue roast as filling.



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


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.


Serves 6    Preparation Time 1 hour


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

2 teaspoons ginger garlic paste

3 teaspoons chillie 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 keep aside. Marinate the mince with a teaspoon of chillie 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 chillie 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.Snake Coy Curry new  3