HURRY-BURRY MEAT FRY

Dumphukt Mutton

HURRY-BURRY MEAT FRY

As its very name implies, this meat dish could be made in a no time at all!!

Serves 6     Preparation Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

½ kg meat either Lamb, Mutton or Beef Undercut

6 peppercorns

2 big onions sliced

2 pieces cinnamon about one inch each

3 cloves

8 to 10 curry leaves

2 tomatoes chopped fine

4 red chilies broken into bits

1teaspoon chillie powder

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste

Salt to taste

2 tablespoons oil

2 tablespoons vinegar

1 tablespoon butter or ghee

2 potatoes boiled, peeled and cut into quarters

Mix the meat with all the above ingredients (except the potatoes) and leave aside for one hour.

Heat oil in a pan and add the marinated meat and mix well.  Fry for a few minutes. Add sufficient water and cook on medium heat till the meat is tender and all the gravy dries up.

Mix in the boiled potatoes, then remove from heat.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Serve as a side dish with Rice and Dhal or bread

Dumphukt Mutton

ANGLO-INDIAN CHICKEN VINDALOO

Chicken Vindaloo new 2 a

CHICKEN  VINDALOO

Vindaloo is a legacy of the Portuguese to Anglo-Indian Cuisine. Every community in India has their own version and recipe for Vindaloo. Vindaloo was traditionally made with  Pork, but it can be made with any type of meat or even vegetables. Vindaloo is not as thick as a Korma and it does not have as much gravy as other curries. It tastes wonderful if eaten a day or two after it is cooked since the vinegar and other flavours soak into the dish. The pungency of the dish can be reduced or increased according to taste by adding or lessening the chillie powder. However, care should be taken not to lose the vinegar flavour, because Vindaloo get its special taste only because of the vinegar in it. It can be prepared with meat, pork, poultry, seafood, also vegetables such as brinjals, potatoes, peas etc).

Serves 6   Preparation Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

1 kg chicken jointed and cut into medium pieces

2 big onions chopped

3 medium potatoes boiled, peeled and cut into quarters (optional)

3 tablespoons oil

Salt to taste

1 teaspoon mustard powder or paste

2 teaspoons chillie powder

2 teaspoons cumin powder

2 teaspoons garlic paste

½ cup vinegar

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

Marinate the chicken with the chillie powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, mustard powder, salt and half the vinegar. Keep aside for half an hour.

Heat the oil in a suitable pan and fry the onions till golden brown.  Add the garlic paste and fry well. Add the marinated chicken,  and fry well till the oil separates from the mixture. Add the remaining vinegar and mix well.  Add a little water depending on how much gravy is required. Cover and cook on low heat till done. Just removing from the heat, add the boiled potatoes and mix once so that the potatoes are covered with the gravy.

The dish should be a lovely red colour. Serve with hoppers, bread, rice or chapattis.

Please note: Adding potatoes is optional. You could add potatoes to the Vindaloo only if desired by you. (If cooking in a pressure cooker, turn off the heat after 2 whistles).

 Vindaloo always tastes better the next day when the flavours and vinegar have soaked into the meat

Chicken Vindaloo new 2 a

ANGLO-INDIAN CHICKEN PICKLE

Chicken Pickle collage

ANGLO-INDIAN CHICKEN PICKLE

A simple and easy recipe to prepare Chicken Pickle Anglo-Indian style. Takes good with rice or as a side dish with bread or chapattis as well. The vinegar and fenugreek seeds powder enhance its taste. This recipe as well as other Anglo-Indian Pickle recipes is featured in my Cookery Books

Ingredients

2 kg chicken chopped into tiny pieces

120 grams garlic

200 grams ginger

50 grams red chilies

2 tablespoons mustard powder

1 teaspoon all spice powder / garam masala powder

1 teaspoon powdered fenugreek seeds

3 cups vinegar

½ kg refined oil or Sesame oil

½ cup salt

Make a paste of the garlic, ginger, and red chilies with a little vinegar. Wash the chicken well and wipe dry. Heat oil in a vessel and fry the ground masala paste on low heat for about 3 minutes. Add the chicken pieces and mix well. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add the rest of the vinegar, salt, spice powder, mustard powder and fenugreek powder and cook on low heat till the chicken is tender and all the gravy dries up. Simmer till the oil floats on top. Cool and store in bottles. This pickle will last for a month and can be had with rice, chapattis or bread. (keep in the fridge).

BEEF PEPPER STEAK

Beef Pepper Steak 7

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.

Beef Pepper Steak 7

STRAWBERRY BLANCMANGE

Strawberry Blancmange

STRAWBERRY BLANCMANGE

Ingredients

1 cup sugar

3 tablespoons corn flour

¼ teaspoon salt

1 litre milk

1 teaspoon strawberry essence

1 cup fresh strawberries for topping (optional)

Mix the corn flour and salt in a little water. Boil the milk and sugar. When boiling mix in the corn flour paste. Cook till the mixture thickens stirring all the time. Simmer for a few more minutes.

Pour into dampened jelly moulds and set in a refrigerator.

When set, remove from the refrigerator, then dip the bottom of the mould in hot water and turn out on a plate.

Top with fresh cut strawberries and cream and serve

Strawberry Blancmange

EGG AND CAPSICUM CURRY

 

Egg and Capsicum Curry

EGG AND CAPSICUM CURRY

Serves 6

Ingredients

6 hard-boiled Eggs shelled and cut into halves

3 onions chopped finely

2 tomatoes chopped

1 capsicum de-seeded and chopped (optional)

1 teaspoon chopped garlic

1 teaspoon chillie powder

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

1 teaspoon spice powder or garam masala powder

½ teaspoon cumin powder

Salt to taste

2 tablespoons oil

1 sprig curry leaves (optional)

Heat oil in a pan and sauté the curry leaves, onions and chopped garlic till the onions turn golden brown. Add the tomatoes and capsicum and fry till the tomatoes are reduced to pulp. Add the chillie powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder and spice powder and mix well. Add salt and ½ cup of water and bring to boil. Lower heat and gently drop in the hard boiled eggs with the yolk side up. Simmer for a few minutes till the gravy becomes thick.

Serve with Rice, bread or chapattis.

Egg and Capsicum Curry

MEAT JHALFRAZIE

Meat Jhalfrazie

MEAT JHALFREZIE

Jalfrazie is a sautéd dish, which can be prepared with meat, poultry, sea food etc. The word “Jalfrazie” came from 2 words: “Jal” meaning “spicy or pungent” and “Frazie” meaning “Fried”. As in the case of almost all of our cuisine, which started out as insipid concoctions, in the days of the British Raj, the original “Jal Frezie” was bland and tasteless. The Colonial servants would fry up the leftover Christmas Turkey and Chicken Roasts with some pepper, chillies, etc., for Breakfast the next day. Over the years many more ingredients and spices were added to this dish to make it as spicy and delicious as it is today and it has become synonymous with the cuisine of West Bengal.

 Ingredients

1 kg tender Beef or Lamb cut into small pieces

3 large onions sliced

1 large capsicum / bell pepper cut into small pieces

1 teaspoon chillie powder

1 teaspoon pepper powder

1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

Salt to taste

4 Dry red Chillies broken into bits

2 teaspoons ghee or butter

3 tablespoons oil

Boil the meat with turmeric powder and a little salt in sufficient water till tender. Drain and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan and fry the onions and capsicum for about 3 minutes.

Add the cooked meat, potatoes and all the ingredients and mix well. Simmer till the gravy dries up. Stir fry till the oil leaves the sides of the pan.

Meat JhalfrazieHeat the ghee in another pan and fry the dry red chillies for a minute or so.

Turn off the heat and pour over the Beef.

Serve as a side dish with rice and pepper water or with bread or rotis / chappatis.