Serves 6             Preparation Time 1 hour


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