GRANDMA’S COUNTRY CAPTAIN CHICKEN
Serves 6 Preparation Time 30 minutes

1 kg chicken cut into medium size pieces
3 large onions sliced finely
2 teaspoons chilly powder
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 tablespoons oil
salt to taste
2 tablespoons garlic paste
2 sticks cinnamon
4 cloves
2 cardamoms
6 or 8 whole pepper corns
2 Dry Red Chillies broken into bits

Heat oil in a pan and fry the onions lightly. Add the chicken and mix in the garlic paste. Saute for about 5 minutes on medium heat. Add the chillie powder, tumeric powder, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, red chillie, pepper corns and salt. Mix well and stir fry for a few minutes. Add ½ cup of water and cook till the chicken is tender and the gravy is quite thick.

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COOKING CLASSES IN BANGALORE – LEARN HOW TO COOK SIMPLE ANGLO-INDIAN DISHES / INDIAN DISHES – A ONE OF A KIND COOKING LESSON / WORKSHOP IN BANGALORE conducted by Bridget White-Kumar

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A COLLECTION OF SIMPLE ANGLO-INDIAN RECIPES – By Bridget White

A COLLECTION OF SIMPLE ANGLO-INDIAN RECIPES – By Bridget White

 

 A Collection of Simple Anglo-Indian Recipes Cover

‘A COLLECTION OF SIMPLE ANGLO-INDIAN RECIPES’ is a revised, consolidated version of four of my earlier Cookery Books, namely Anglo-Indian Delicacies, A Collection of Anglo-Indian Roasts, Casseroles and Bakes, The Anglo-Indian Snack Box and The Anglo-Indian Festive Hamper. More than 350 Recipes of traditional, popular and well loved, Anglo-Indian Dishes have been specially selected from these earlier cook books and featured in this Omni-bus Edition. This single consolidated  Imprint of easy- to- follow Recipes of popular  Anglo-Indian Dishes  features Soups & Pepper Water, Curries & Fries, Roasts & Stews, Rice dishes & Pilafs, Foogath and Sambal, Pickles & Relishes, Casseroles and Baked Dishes, Short Eats, Nibbles & Finger food, Sweets & Desserts, Custards & Puddings, Christmas & Festive Treats,  Homemade wine, Curry Powders, etc.

The huge selection of Recipes featured in this Cookery book will surely take one on a sentimental and nostalgic journey down  memory lane of old forgotten Anglo-Indian Delicacies. All the old dishes cooked during the time of the British Raj have now been revived to suit present day tastes and aplates. This Cookery Book would also serve as a ‘Ready Reckoner’ and a useful guide for teaming up dishes for everyday Anglo-Indian   Meals as well as for festive and special occasions.

So what are you waiting for? Delve into this awesome collection and you’ll find simple and easy recipes for preparing your favorite Ox tail and Trotters Soups, Plain Pepper Water or Bone Pepper Water, Vindaloos and Curries, Devil Fries & Chops, Nana’s Special Duck, Chicken, Beef & Pork Roasts, Country Captain Chicken, Papa Pat’s Pork Chops, Mince Cutlets, Stews, Croquettes & Rissoles, Yellow Coconut Rice & Ball Curry, Junglee Palau & Vegetable Jalfrazie, Cabbage Foogath & Tomato Sambal, Brinjal Pickle, Fish Padda and many more ANGLO-INDIAN DELICACIES.

Add that special ‘Anglo’ touch to your meal by baking a simple and tasty Shepherd’s Pie, a Pot Luck Casserole, a Pork Mince Pie or any of those old ‘one dish meals’  that your grandma baked in your childhood. Choose your favourite baked dish recipe from A COLLECTION OF ANGLO-INDIAN ROASTS, CASSEROLES AND BAKES. The very names of the recipes will make you drool. Round  it off with a creamy Caramel Custard, Bread Pudding, Strawberry Flummery, Apple Grunt or any other lip-smacking Anglo-Indian Dessert or Sweet from the vast selection that has been featured.

Host a Party and serve your guests old Anglo-Indian Short Eats and Nibbles from THE ANGLO-INDIAN SNACK BOX, that were the rage at ‘Parties, Soirees and Elegant Evening Gatherings’ in the olden days –  all innovated and made famous by the Mog Cooks of yore in the Tea Gardens in the Hills. Snack on Liver on Toast Squares, Scotch Eggs and Deviled Eggs, Cheese Straws, Mince Curry Puffs, Coconut Puffs, Mince Panthras, Fish Fingers, Fritters and a whole lot more,

What’s your favourite childhood Christmas memory?  Do you associate Christmas with the smells, sounds and sights of the season?  This Cookery Book aims at just that. The separate section on THE ANGLO-INDIAN FESTIVE HAMPER features recipes of all the old Anglo-Indian Christmas favourites such as the Traditional Christmas Cakes, Plum Cakes, Mince Pies, Fruit Cakes, Kalkals, Rose Cookies, Coconut Sweets, the Christmas Pudding, Bole Cake, Semolina Cake, Dodol, Beveca, Marzipan Sweets, Peanut Fudge, Cashew nut Fudge, , etc, etc. It will awaken long forgotten magical memories of   childhood – Of  the smell of the decorated Pine Christmas Tree in the sitting room, the enticing aroma of Christmas Cakes being baked, the Kalkals and Rose Cookies being fried and the aroma of the other Christmas Goodies being prepared in the kitchen by Mama and Nana – Memories of the whole family sitting round the dining table on “Kalkal Making Day” rolling the kalkals on the back of a fork or fighting to lick the left over cake batter in the mixing bowl come flooding back.  Recreate the Christmas of your childhood with these recipes of all the old Christmas Treats. Then to round off the festive spread, you could make your own home-made Grape and Ginger Wine.

The recipes in this book are simple and easy to follow and only easily available ingredients have been suggested. The easy-to-follow directions for preparing these old, popular, sumptuous dishes make cooking simple, enjoyable and problem-free. The pungency of the dishes can be adjusted according to individual taste by reducing or increasing the amount of chillie powder, spices or pepper powder suggested in each recipe.

All the recipes in this Book are for 6 generous servings. If cooking for a smaller or larger number, the quantities should be adjusted accordingly.

The word “Everlasting” means ‘something, that once created, endures through time and never ceases to exist’. Anglo-Indian Cuisine is “EVERLASTING” and will endure forever and ever.

 

BRIDGET WHITE-KUMAR – AUTHOR AND FOOD CONSULTANT (ANGLO-INDIAN CUISINE)

Bridget White, an expert in Anglo Indian cuisine. Express photo by JITHENDRA M.

Bridget White, an expert in Anglo Indian cuisine. Express photo by JITHENDRA BRIDGET WHITE-KUMAR – COOK BOOK AUTHOR AND FOOD CONSULTANT (ANGLO-INDIAN CUISINE)    Bridget White-Kumar is a Cookery Book Author, Anglo-Indian Food Consultant and Culinary Historian. She has authored 7 Recipe books on Anglo-Indian Cuisine. Her area of expertise is in Colonial Anglo-Indian Food and she has gone through a lot of effort in reviving the old forgotten dishes of the Colonial British Raj Era. Her 7 Recipe books are a means of preserving for posterity, the very authentic tastes and flavours of Colonial ‘Anglo’ India, besides recording for future generations, the unique heritage of the pioneers of Anglo-Indian Cuisine.  Her Recipe book ANGLO-INDIAN CUISINE – A LEGACY OF FLAVOURS FROM THE PAST was selected as ‘Winner from India’ Under the Category: ‘BEST CULINARY HISTORY BOOK’ (COUNTRIES) by GOURMAND INTERNATIONAL SPAIN, GOURMAND WORLD COOK BOOKS AWARDS 2012

Bridget is also an Independent Freelance Consultant on Food Related matters. She has assisted many Restaurants, Hotels and Clubs in Bangalore and elsewhere with her knowledge of Colonial Anglo-Indian Food besides helping them to revamp and reinvent their Menus by introducing new dishes which are a combination of both Continental and Anglo-Indian. Many of them are now following the Recipes and guidance given by her and the dishes are enjoyed by both Indian and Foreign Guests.

Bridget also conducts Cooking Demonstrations and Workshops at various places across the country such as Clubs, Restaurants, Women’s Groups, Corporate Offices, etc.She is always ready to share and talk about Recipes and Food.

She can be contacted on +919845571254 or email bridgetkumar@yahoo.com  

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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.

MINCE MEAT STUFFED SNAKE COY / SERPENT GOURD CURRY

Serves 6    Preparation Time 1 hour

Ingredients

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