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.

 

OX TONGUE ROAST

Serves 6   Preparation and cooking Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

1 Large Ox tongue

1 big onion sliced

4 red chilies broken into bits

1 teaspoon whole pepper corns

2 cloves and 2 small pieces of cinnamon

2 tablespoons oil

Salt to taste

Tongue Roast  NewWash the tongue well and then pressure cook it with 2 cups of water and a little salt till tender letting some soup remain. Open the pressure cooker and remove the boiled tongue. Let it cool for some time. When it is a little cold remove the white skin from the tongue and put it back into the open cooker and add the oil, onion, red chilies pepper corns, cloves and cinnamon and a little more salt.  Mix well.  Simmer on low heat till all the soup dries up and the tongue is nicely brown all over .Cut into slices and arrange on a plate along with the residue. Serve hot or cold with mashed  potatoes and bread. You can make very delicious sandwiches with tongue roast as filling.

A SIMPLE ANGLO-INDIAN BEEF CURRY

Beef Curry

A SIMPLE ANGLO-INDIAN BEEF CURRY
Serves 6 Preparation and Cooking Time 45 minutes
Ingredients

½ kg beef cut into medium size pieces
3 teaspoons chopped garlic
1 teaspoon chillie powder
3 onions sliced
2 medium size tomatoes chopped
Salt to taste
2 green chillies
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
½ teaspoon pepper powder
2 tablespoons oil
1 tablespoon lime juice
Wash the meat well. Add all the ingredients mentioned above to it and marinate for about 1 hour in a suitable pan. Place the pan on medium heat and cook closed for about 5 to 6 minutes. Lower the heat, add enough water and then simmer for about 40 to 45 minutes till the meat is cooked and the gravy is thick.
This curry can be served with either bread, white steamed rice, hoppers, chappatis etc.

ANGLO-INDIAN MINCE ROLLS

Wraps and Rolls are easy to hold and eat and provide a fun alternative to a sandwich. Kid’s love wraps. Leftovers such as chicken, vegetable, etc make excellent fillings for the Wraps and Rolls! Try out this easy recipe for delicious Anglo-Indian Mince Rolls

½ kg mince either beef or mutton               

2 big onions chopped

½ teaspoon turmeric powder                 

1 teaspoon chopped garlic

1teaspoon chopped ginger                   

3 green chilies chopped finely

1 small bunch coriander leaves            

2 tablespoons oil

Salt to taste                                          

½ teaspoon chillie powder

6 soft chapattis

Heat oil in a pan and fry the onions till golden brown. Add the chopped ginger, garlic, green chilies, turmeric powder, chillie powder and sauté for 3 minutes.  Add the mince and salt and mix well. Add the chopped coriander leaves and cook on low heat for about ½ an hour till the mince is cooked and all the water evaporates. Simmer on low heat till the mince gives out a nice aroma. Place a few teaspoons of the cooked mince on the chapattis lengthwise. Sprinkle some chopped onions, green chillies and coriander leaves on top then form into a roll. Wrap the bottom of the roll in a paper napkin or foil and serve with chillie sauce and tomato ketchup

DEVILLED MEAT BALLS

Serves 6      Preparation Time approx 1 hour

Ingredients

 

1 kg Beef or Mutton 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 

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 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. The gravy will be quite thick. Serve with bread or Pilaf rice

OXTAIL VINDALOO

Serves 6   Preparation time 45 minutes

Ingredients

1 kg oxtail cut into medium pieces               

3 onions chopped

3 big tomatoes pureed                                   

1 teaspoon cumin powder

1 teaspoon turmeric powder                           

3 teaspoons chilly powder

1 teaspoon pepper powder                            

1 piece cinnamon

2 teaspoons garlic paste                                

2 tablespoons vinegar

3 tablespoons oil                                            

Salt to taste

 

Pressure  cook the oxtail till tender with sufficient water.  Heat oil and fry the cinnamon and onions till golden brown.  Add the garlic paste and sauté for some time.  Add the chilly powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder and fry well with a little vinegar. Add the tomato puree and continue frying till the oil separates from the masala. Add the remaining vinegar and the cooked oxtail together with the remaining soup and cook till the gravy is thick. Serve hot with rice or bread or even hoppers.

DING DING ( Sundried Meat )

DING DING

(SAVOURY SUN DRIED MEAT CRISPIES)

1 kg beef from the shank end of the leg  (cut into very thin slices)

2 teaspoons pepper powder  

2 teaspoons chilly powder

3 teaspoons salt                            

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

2 tablespoons vinegar

Wash the meat and marinate with the pepper powder, salt and chilly powder,  turmeric powder and vinegar for 2 or 3 hours.  String the pieces of meat on a string and hang to dry.  (Alternately the marinated meat could be placed on a flat plate and kept in the sunlight to dry). The pieces should be dried thoroughly.  Store in an airtight container to use whenever required at a later date.

To use at a later date, soak the dried meat pieces in cold water for a couple of hours.  Beat each piece with a rolling pin and then shallow fry with a little oil. This goes well with rice and pepper water

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