My new Recipe Book…THE ANGLO-INDIAN SNACK BOX

The Anglo-Indian Snack Box CoverTHE ANGLO-INDIAN SNACK BOX is a collection of simple and easy to follow recipes of tasty snacks, short eats, nibbles and finger food. The repertoire covers a variety of vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian snacks which includes savouries, sandwiches,wraps, rolls, pastries, sweets etc and can easily be prepared from ingredients commonly available at home

Pork Mince Curry Puffs

For the Dough:

250 grams refined flour or Maida

50 grams butter,

½ teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 kg oil for frying.

For the Filling:

½ kg Pork Mince or Boneless Pork without fat cut into tiny pieces

2 teaspoons chilly powder

2 medium size onions (chopped)

2 teaspoons chopped coriander leaves

Salt to taste

½  teaspoon ginger paste

½  teaspoon garlic paste

2 green chillies chopped

 Sift the flour with a teaspoon of salt and baking powder. Mix the butter with the flour and knead into a stiff dough using very little water. Keep aside.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan and sauté the onions lightly. Add the Pork Mince / pieces of pork, chillie powder, ginger paste, garlic paste, coriander leaves, green chillies and salt. Stir well. Add a little water and cook on low heat till the pork is cooked and all the water dries up. Remove and keep aside to cool.

Now take the prepared pastry dough onto a floured board and rollout into a thin sheet. Cut rounds of about 10 cm diameter with a saucer. Put a little of the cooked mixture on one half of the rounds and fold the other half over. Seal the edges by dampening with a little water. Prepare the puffs in this way till all the dough and chicken is used up.

Heat oil for frying in a fairly deep pan till smoky. Slowly drop in the puffs one by one     (as many as the pan can hold). Fry till crisp and brown on both sides. Remove from the oil and drain. Serve hot

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

MINTY CHICKEN CASSEROLE

Serves: 6

Preparation and cooking time: 1 hour

Ingredients

1 chicken cut into 8 to 10 large pieces

1 cup finely chopped mint leaves

2 teaspoons ginger garlic paste

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon vinegar

1 teaspoon cumin powder

1 teaspoon all spice powder or garam masala powder

1 teaspoon chilly sauce

1 teaspoon chilly powder

Salt to taste

2 tablespoons oil

Method

1. Wash the chicken and prick all over with a fork.

2. Mix together the chopped mint, ginger garlic paste, lemon juice, vinegar, cumin powder, salt, all spice powder, chilly sauce and chilly powder and apply this mixture to the chicken pieces.

3. Leave to marinate for 30 minutes.

4.Transfer to a buttered baking dish. Drizzle oil over the chicken. Cover with aluminum foil.

5. Bake in a moderate oven (355 degrees) for 45 minutes.

Serve with rice and salad

CHICKEN SPAGHETTI BREAD ROLLS

Ingredients

1 cup boiled and shredded chicken

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

½ cup boiled spaghetti

1 teaspoon pepper powder

salt to taste

2 teaspoons chopped coriander leaves

2 green chillies chopped

 2 onions finely chopped

12 slices bread

 

Mix the shredded chicken, boiled spaghetti, mayonnaise, green chillies, coriander leaves, pepper powder, salt and onions in a bowl. Cut away the crusts from the bread. Flatten each slice with a rolling pin. Spread the filling on each slice and roll tightly. Tie each roll with a piece of thread. Heat oil in a deep pan and drop in the rolls slowly about 2 at a time. Reduce the heat and fry on medium heat till the rolls are light brown and crispy. Drain on a paper towel. Serve with tomato sauce.

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