ANGLO-INDIAN STYLE MUTTON DO-PIAZA also known as Double Onions Mutton Curry or Twice the Onions Curry

ANGLO-INDIAN STYLE MUTTON DO-PIAZA also known as Double Onions Mutton Curry or Twice the Onions Curry

Dopiaza Mutton or Chicken Dishes were very popular in Anglo-Indian homes in Calcutta and across Bengal. Do Piaza when translated literally means “two onions,”. This means that the Do Piaza Curry is prepared with almost double the quantity of onions as compared to a normal Meat or chicken curry. In a Dopiaza Curry, half the quantity of the onions are added raw while cooking the curry and the remaining onions are fried and added to the dish at the end.  The prominent flavour of onions gives a slight sweet taste to the curry.

 

Serves 6           Time required: 1 hour

Ingredients

½ kg Mutton

4 large onions sliced

1 large tomato chopped

2 bay leaves

2 teaspoon chillie powder

1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste

1 teaspoons coriander powder

1 teaspoon all spice powder or garam masala powder

2 tablespoons lime juice

Salt to taste

3 tablespoons oil

2 green chillies sliced

2 cloves

2 cardamoms

2 one pieces of cinnamon

2 tablespoon curds / yoghurt

 

Marinate the mutton with chillie powder, ginger garlic paste, coriander powder, spice powder / garam  masala powder and salt and keep aside for 1 hour.

Heat the oil in a suitable pan or pressure cooker and sauté half of the onions till golden brown. Remove and keep aside.

In the same pan add the marinated meat along with the bay leaves, green chillies, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom.  Fry on low heat for about 5 minutes. Add the remaining sliced onions, chopped tomato, curds and mix well. Simmer for about 5 minutes. Now add 2 glasses of water and mix well. Cook covered on low heat for 1 hour (or pressure cook for 15 minutes) till the mutton is tender and the gravy is quite thick. Now add the fried onions and mix once. Remove from heat.

Garnish with Chopped Coriander leaves if dersired. Serve with Rice or chapattis.

 

Note: Beef or Chicken can also be used instead.

A SIMPLE ANGLO-INDIA LUNCH – White Steamed Rice, Simple Fried Fish, Raddish and Dol Curry (Red Lentils), Plain Pepper Water, Beans Foogath and Tomato Sambal

A SIMPLE ANGLO-INDIA LUNCH – White Steamed Rice, Simple Fried Fish, Raddish and Dol Curry (Red Lentils), Plain Pepper Water, Beans Foogath and Tomato Sambal

PLAIN WHITE STEAMED RICE

Serves 6       Time required: 45 minutes

Ingredients

1 cup raw rice

2 cups water

A pinch of salt

Wash the rice and soak in 2 cups of water and a pinch of salt for 15 minutes. Place on heat and bring to boil. Reduce heat and cook on low heat till done and all the water is absorbed. Cover and allow to stand  for 15 minutes before serving. This is the standard plain steamed rice eaten every day. Serve with any curry, dhal or pepper water.

SIMPLE FRIED FISH

Serves 6     Time required: 45 minutes

Ingredients

8 or 10 slices of any good fleshy fish

2 teaspoons chillie powder

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

Salt to taste

Oil for frying

Wash the fish and marinate with the chillie powder, salt, and turmeric powder for about 15 minutes.

Heat the oil in a flat pan and shallow fry the pieces about 4 at a time till nice and brown on both sides.  Serve with bread and chips.

This is also a good accompaniment to pepper water and rice.  It could also be served as a snack. (For a more crispy fish, coat the fish slices with a little semolina or rice flour)

RADISH AND DOL (RED LENTILS / DHAL) CURRY 

Serves 6      Time Required:1 hour

Ingredients

1 cup Red Lentils or Masoor Dhal

4 long white radish peeled and cut into 2 inch piece

2 teaspoons chillie powder

1 teaspoon coriander powder

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

1 teaspoon cumin powder

2 tomatoes chopped

1 teaspoon crushed garlic (optional)

Salt to taste

For the seasoning: 1 teaspoon mustard, 2 red chilies broken into bits and a few curry leaves and 1 tablespoon oil.

Wash the Red Lentils / masoor dhal and cook it along with the tomato, chillie powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, garlic and radish with sufficient water in a pressure cooker.  When done open the cooker, add salt and some more water and mix well.

To Temper the Dal Curry:

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in another suitable pan and add the mustard, broken red chilies and crushed garlic and fry for some time. When the mustard starts spluttering, pour in the cooked dhal and mix   well. Serve with rice

PLAIN PEPPER WATER

A simple and easy recipe to prepare the classic Anglo-Indian  Pepper Water. Pepper Water is an important dish on the Anglo-Indian lunch table and is invariably prepared many times a week. Pepper water can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days without spoiling due to the tamarind used in its preparation.

Serves 6     Time required: 30 minutes

Ingredients

2 large tomatoes chopped

1 teaspoon ground black pepper / pepper powder

1 teaspoon chillie powder

1 teaspoon cumin powder

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

½ teaspoon coriander powder

Salt to taste

½ cup tamarind juice extracted from a small ball of tamarind

or 1 teaspoon tamarind paste

Cook all the above ingredients with 3 or 4 cups of water in a suitable vessel on high heat till it boils. Reduce the heat and cook on low heat for about 10 minutes. Temper the Pepper Water, as follows

To temper the Pepper Water: Heat 2 teaspoons oil in another vessel, add a teaspoon of mustard seeds. When they begin to splutter add a sliced onion, a few curry leaves, two broken red chilies and a teaspoon of chopped crushed garlic and sauté for a few minutes, till the onions turn light brown. Pour the pepper water into the seasoning and mix well. Turn off the heat.  Serve hot with rice and any meat side dish.

Note: The pepper water can be prepared by using fresh red chilies cumin seeds coriander seeds, peppercorns ground in a mixer instead of the powders.

BEANS FOOGATH (STIR FRY BEANS)

Serves 6     Time required: 30 minutes

Ingredients

½ kg string beans chopped finely

3 tender carrots chopped into small pieces

½ cup grated coconut

3 red chilies broken into bits

¼ teaspoon mustard seeds

A few curry leaves

Boil the chopped beans and carrots for about 5 minutes with some water.  Strain and keep aside.  Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. When they splutter add the red chilies and curry leaves and fry for a few seconds. Now toss in the boiled beans.  Add salt and coconut and mix well. Stir-fry for a few minutes and then take down.

TOMATO SAMBAL

Ingredients

2 big tomatoes chopped

3 green chilies chopped

½ teaspoon cumin powder

1 tablespoon chopped garlic

1 medium size onion chopped

Salt to taste

A pinch of sugar

Heat oil in a pan and fry the onions and garlic for a few minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes, cumin powder, salt, sugar and green chilies and fry till the tomatoes are reduced to a pulp. Grind in a blender. Season with mustard seeds, red chilies and curry leaves.

 

CHICKEN GIZZARDS AND LIVER PEPPER FRY – AN OLD ANGLO-INDIAN FAVOURITE

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CHICKEN GIZZARDS AND LIVER FRY

Serves 6    Preparation Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

½ kg chicken gizzards and liver cut into pieces

2 large onions sliced finely

2 or 3 teaspoons pepper powder

2 green chillies slit

Salt to taste

3 tablespoons oil

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

Rinse the chicken gizzards and livers well.

Boil them with a little water and salt till soft. Drain and keep aside

Heat oil in a pan and fry the onions till golden brown.  Add the cooked gizzards and liver together with the slit green chillies, turmeric powder, pepper powder and salt and keep frying on low heat till dry and brown. Serve as a snack or with bread or rice

ALMORTH – ANGLO-INDIAN MIXED MEAT AND VEGETABLE STEW

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  1. ALMORTH – MIXED MEAT AND VEGETABLE STEW

This dish is a kind of Stew made with a combination of meat, chicken, pork and vegetables. It’s a very old Anglo-Indian recipe. However, any combination of meat could be used as per personal preference. The same recipe could be used with chicken only. This Stew was a must have for Christmas or Easter Breakfast in almost all Anglo-Indian Homes in the olden days and was eaten with bread or rolls. I have fond memories of this dish when growing up in KGF.

Serves 6  Preparation Time 1 hour

Ingredients

¼ kg Beef                        

¼ kg mutton / lamb

½ kg chicken

¼ kg pork

A few carrots and beans chopped into medium size pieces (or any other English vegetables)

3 potatoes peeled and cut into quarters

2 teaspoons chillie powder

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

2 teaspoons pepper powder

1 teaspoon coriander powder

4 dry red chillies broken into pieces

2 teaspoons chopped garlic

2 pieces cinnamon

5 cloves

3 onions sliced

2 tomatoes chopped

2 tablespoons chopped mint

3 tablespoons oil

Salt to taste

3 tablespoons coconut paste or coconut milk

2 tablespoons vinegar

Cut the meat, chicken and pork into small pieces. Heat oil in a pressure cooker or a suitable vessel and add the onions, cinnamon, cloves, broken red chillies and chopped garlic. Fry till the onions turn golden brown. Add all the cut up meat together with the chillie powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder, salt coriander powder and tomatoes and mix well.  Fry till the tomatoes turn to pulp. Add the mint and the coconut paste and mix well. Add sufficient water and cook till the meat is soft. If cooking in a pressure cooker, cook for 10 minutes (6 to 8 whistles).

Now add all the chopped vegetables and vinegar and 2 more cups of water and simmer on low heat till the vegetables are cooked and the gravy is slightly thick. Serve with bread or dinner rolls. It also goes well with Hoppers, Dosa and Idlis too!!

DEVILLED BEEF MINCE BALLS

Devilled Meat Balls 1
DEVILLED BEEF MINCE BALLS
Serves 6 Preparation Time approx 1 hour
Ingredients
1 kg Beef Mince
3 onions chopped finely
3 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves or chopped parsley
2 teaspoons chillie powder
1 teaspoon pepper powder
4 tablespoons breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons tomato sauce
A few curry leaves
2 tablespoons flour
Salt to taste
4 tablespoons oil

Mix the mince with the chopped onions, coriander leaves / parsley, chillie powder, pepper powder, salt and bread crumbs and set aside for one hour. Squeeze out all the water. Divide into equal size portions then roll into balls. Heat oil in a nonstick pan and fry the meat balls gently till they are brown. Remove and keep aside.

In the same oil add a few curry leaves, 2 tablespoons of flour, 1 teaspoon pepper powder, a pinch of salt and 2 tablespoons tomato sauce and mix well. Add 1 cup of water and bring to boil. Add the fried meat balls and shake the pan gently so that the gravy covers all of them. Simmer on low heat for about 20 minutes till the meat balls are firm and the gravy dries up. Keep frying gently till the balls are fried to a golden brown. Serve as a Starter or a side dish with Pepper Water and White Steamed rice.

ANGLO-INDIAN DELICACIES – REVISED EDITION

ANGLO-INDIAN DELICACIES – REVISED EDITION
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.
ANGLO-INDIAN DELICACIES – REVISED VERSION
It gives me great pleasure to bring out this revised version of ANGLO-INDIAN DELICACIES. In this book I’ve endeavoured to cover some of the old typical dishes that were popular in Calcutta, and other parts of Bengal besides Central and Eastern India. Dishes such as Pork Bhooni, Chicken / Meat Jal Frezie, Devil Pork Curry, Calcutta Cutlets (Kobhiraji Cutlet), Fish Kedegeree, Double Onions Meat Curry (Do Piaza), Meat Glassey (Glazzie ) or Fruity meat Curry, Meat and Spinach Curry, Duck Dumpoke, etc, are some of the old favourites featured here.

I’ve also included some recipes for dishes that were popular during World War II and were served in the Army camps and Officer’s Mess, such as the Army Camp Soup, Brown Windsor Soup, The Bengal Lancers Shrimp Curry, Veal Country Captain (Cold Meat Curry), Bubble and Squeak, One Eyed Jack, Colonel Sandhurst’s Beef Curry, etc., besides a host of other assorted dishes and preparations such as Pilafs, pickles and chutneys, Savouries, sweets and Festive Treats and Home Made wines.
It is a Complete Compendium of popular Anglo-Indian Dishes.

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