Bridget White Anglo-Indian Recipe Books

Bridget White Anglo-Indian Recipe Books
ANGLO-INDIAN RECIPE BOOKS

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All the recipes and Photographs on this Site are old Family Recipes and tried and tested by the Author. Please feel free to try out these old recipes, and relish them, but desist from copying and using on other sites without the prior permission of Bridget White-Kumar. Any infringement would amount to Plagiarism and infringement of Copy Right punishable by Law

ANGLO-INDIAN COOKERY BOOKS

ANGLO-INDIAN COOKERY BOOKS
For copies contact: Bridget Kumar Tel: +9198455 71254 Email: bidkumar@gmail.com / bridgetkumar@yahoo.com A whole set of the 6 books mentioned above costs as under: (includes the Postage and handling) 1. Within India Rs. 1800.00 (Payment through Cheque or Bank Trnasfer) 2. Outside India: Australia: A$ 125.00, Canada C$ 130.00, UK: GBP 75.00, USA: $130.00 (Payment through Western Union or PayPal) ALSO AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.IN & FLIPKART

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Home Made Chocolate and Marzipan Easter Eggs, Butter Sponge Cake with Butter Icing, Hot Cross Buns























Some of my recipes for Easter Goodies from my Recipe Book A COLLECTION OF SIMPLE ANGLO-INDIAN RECIPES featured in THE HINDU Newspaper on 22/03/2016.
Home Made Chocolate and Marzipan Easter Eggs, Butter Sponge Cake with Butter Icing, Hot Cross Buns, etc 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

ANGLO-INDIAN RECIPES - Chicken Buffarth, Chicken Roast with Braised Vegetables, Pepper MInce and Potato Cutlets /Chops, Anglo-Indian Pork Vindaloo, Simple Pork Roast, Chicken Palau / Pilaf and a Steamed Ginger Pudding

















Some simple Recipes for an Anglo-Indian Easter Lunch or Dinner - Chicken Buffarth, Anglo-Indian Chicken Roast with Braised Vegetables, Pepper Mince and Potato Cutlets /Chops, Anglo-Indian Pork Vindaloo, Simple Pork Roast, Chicken Palau / Pilaf and a Steamed Ginger Pudding 

1. CHICKEN BUFFARTH  (Breakfast Stew on Easter Morning )
This wholesome stew was a ‘must have’ in Anglo-Indian homes for Breakfast on Easter Sunday in the earlier days. It goes well with bread or buns.

Serves 6      Preparation Time 45 minutes
Ingredients:
1 kg chicken
1 large cabbage cut into 4          
3 carrots cut into medium pieces
2 potatoes peeled and chopped
     1 teaspoon turmeric powder       
2 teaspoons salt
4 large onions sliced                    
6 green chilies slit lengthwise
1 teaspoon crushed garlic           
1 teaspoon chopped ginger
½ cup vinegar                             
½ cup oil or ghee
1 teaspoon spice powder            
2 teaspoons chillie powder
1 teaspoon pepper powder          
2 Bay leaves
1 teaspoon cumin powder            
Cut the chicken into about 8 big pieces. Wash well and add all the above ingredients to it.  Mix well. Heat the oil in a large pan. Cover the bottom of the pan with the cabbage, potatoes and carrots. Add the chicken mixed with all the ingredients.  Add 3 cups of water. Cover the pan and cook first on high heat then simmer on low heat for 30 minutes till the chicken pieces are well cooked and the buffad gives out a nice aroma. Serve hot.

 2. ANGLO-INDIAN CHICKEN ROAST WITH BRAISED VEGETABLES
This simple and delicious Chicken Roast makes a perfect meal either for lunch or dinner on Easter Sunday. The left overs make good sandwiches the next day.

Serves 6   Preparation Time 1 hour
Ingredients
1 whole chicken cleaned and washed well. Chop into 8 big pieces
Salt to taste
2 teaspoons ground black pepper powder
1 teaspoon Chillie powder
2 tablespoons oil or ghee
2 or 3 dry red chillies
A few whole pepper corns
3 carrots peeled and cut lengthwise
8 or 10 runner beans broken into halves

Marinate the chicken with the salt, pepper and chillie powder for about half an hour.
Heat oil or ghee in a thick -bottomed pan and add the chicken together with the broken red chillies and pepper corns. Turn the chicken from side to side and fry for about for about 5 minutes or till the pieces becomes firm. Add about 2 cups of water and mix well. Cover the pan with a tight lid and cook first on high heat then over low heat turning the chicken occasionally till the chicken is cooked and all the water / soup  is absorbed.
Add the carrots and beans and cook till just tender. Continue to cook till the chicken is roasted to a lovely golden brown.

3. PEPPER MINCE AND POTATO CUTLETS
 A favourite in most Anglo-Indian Homes 
Serves 6  Preparation Time 1 hour
Ingredients
½ kg finely minced meat
1 medium sized onion chopped finely    
2 teaspoons pepper powder
Salt to taste
3 tablespoons oil
1 egg beaten
2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
3 large potatoes
Boil the potatoes, remove the skin and mash well. Keep aside. In a pan add the mince, onions, pepper powder and salt with a little oil and cook till the mince is dry.  Remove from heat and cool for some time. Form the mashed potatoes into even sized balls. Make a depression in the center and fill with the pepper mince. Flatten each ball to form a round cutlet. Dip in the beaten egg then roll in the breadcrumbs. Heat oil in a flat pan and shallow fry the cutlets on low heat till golden  brown on both sides.

4. PORK VINDALOO
A typical Anglo-Indian Favourite on festive days. This dish is a Portuguese legacy to Anglo-Indian Cuisine.
Serves 6        Preparation Time 45 minutes
Ingredients
1 kg pork cut into medium pieces
3 big onions sliced finely
1 tablespoon cumin powder
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon mustard powder
3 teaspoons chillie powder
2 teaspoons pepper powder
3 teaspoons garlic paste
1 cup vinegar
3 tablespoons oil
1 sprig curry leaves
Salt to taste

Marinate the pork for about one hour with the salt, vinegar, chillie powder, cumin powder pepper powder, mustard powder, turmeric powder and garlic paste. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and fry the curry leaves and onions till golden brown. Add the marinated pork and keep frying for some time. Now add more water and pressure cook till the meat is well cooked. Serve hot with rice or bread.

5. SIMPLE PORK ROAST
 A simple and easy to prepare Pork Roast. The flavour of the Pork is enhanced with just peper and a few whole spices. 
Serves 6   Preparation time 1 hour
Ingredients
1 chunk of pork weighing around 2 kgs with fat and lard
3 potatoes peeled
3 whole red chillies 
1 teaspoon pepper corns
3 cloves
3 cardamoms,
1 Bay leaf
Salt to taste
Wash the pork and rub well with the salt and a pinch of pepper. Place in a pressure cooker together with the red chillies, peppercorns, spices, bay leaf and a little water and pressure -cook for 15 minutes. Open the pressure cooker and add the whole potatoes. Simmer on low heat turning the meat around till nicely browned on all sides.
Alternately, the meat can be roasted with all the above ingredients in an   oven for 2 hours or till the meat is soft and brown.

6. CHICKEN PALAU
 A Typical Anglo-Indian Rice Dish. Not too spicy or rich but just enough to form the perfect base for a delicious festive meal 
Serves 8   Time Required 1 hour
Ingredients
1 kg Basmati Rice or any other Good Rice. (wash and soak for about 1 hour)
2 kgs chicken cut into fairly big pieces
3 bay leaves
2 teaspoons spice powder or garam masala
½ kg tomatoes chopped
3 small sticks of cinnamon, 4 cloves, 5 cardamoms
1 nutmeg flower / Star Anise
2 cups oil or ghee
Salt to taste
6 green chilies ground
3 tablespoons ginger garlic paste
2 teaspoons chillie powder
 ½ kg onions sliced finely           
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
½ cup fresh mint leaves
1 cup curds / yogurt

Wash the chicken and marinate with the spice powder, green chillie paste, curds / yogurt, half the quantity of ginger garlic paste and turmeric powder for half an hour.
Heat the oil or ghee in a large vessel and add the cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg flower / star Anise, remaining ginger garlic paste and onions and sauté for some time. Add the chopped tomatoes, mint leaves and chillie powder and simmer till the oil separates from the mixture and the tomatoes are reduced to pulp. Add the marinated chicken and salt and cook for 10 minutes till the chicken is done. Remove the chicken pieces and keep aside. Now add sufficient water to the gravy in the vessel so as to get about 7 glasses of liquid. Add the rice and cook till half done. Now add the cooked chicken and mix well. Cover and cook on low heat till all the liquid is absorbed and the Biryani is almost dry. Serve hot with Curd Chutney.

7. STEAMED GINGER PUDDING
 This is a very old Colonial Dessert that was prepared and served in most Anglo-Indian Homes on a regular basis as it was so easy to prepare and called for few ingredients 
Ingredients 
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened,
2 tablespoons flour 
1 cup soft bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon baking powder 
1/4 teaspoon dry ginger powder
½ cup plus sugar 
1 large egg 
1/3 cup coarsely chopped candied ginger (optional)
1 tablespoon honey 
1 tablespoon whole milk 
4 tablespoons apricot jam 

Butter an oven proof pudding basin or mixing bowl.
Stir together flour, baking powder, and ground ginger in a small bowl. Add the butter, bread crumbs and sugar into the bowl and mix well, Mix in the egg. Add flour mixture, chopped ginger, honey, and milk and mix until just combined. Spoon the jam into the bottom of the buttered Pudding bowl. Pour the batter on top, then smooth with a spatula. Cover the bowl with a lid and steam the pudding for 30 to 35 minutes till done.

Leave aside to cool for 10 minutes. Run a small knife around edge of bowl then invert the pudding onto a plate. Serve warm either with more Jam on top or with fresh cream



Sunday, March 20, 2016

CLASSIC MINCE ON TOAST TRIANGLES - An old Colonial Tea Time Treat






















CLASSIC MINCE ON TOAST TRIANGLES 
This is an old Colonial Favourite. It was served as a whole some Tea Time hearty snack or at parties and Soirees in the olden days. It is featured in my recent Recipe book A Collection of Simple Anglo-Indian Recipes, under Chapter IX THE ANGLO-INDIAN SNACK BOX. 
THE ANGLO-INDIAN SNACK BOX is a collection of simple and easy to follow recipes of tasty snacks, short eats, nibbles and finger food that were regularly prepared in Anglo-Indian Homes and also 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. The repertoire covers a variety of vegetarian as well as non- vegetarian finger food and nibbles which include savouries, snacks, tea time treats, etc., that can easily be prepared from ingredients commonly available at home. 

RECIPE FOR CLASSIC MINCE ON TOAST TRIANGLES
Serves 4     Time required: 45 minutes
Ingredients 

½ kg Mince (Beef or Mutton)
2 big Onions chopped
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
2 tablespoons oil
Salt to taste
1 teaspoon chillie powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1 tomato chopped
1/2 cup green peas 
6 or 8 slices bread either white or brown (I used Brown Bread) 
A few coriander leaves to garnish

Heat oil in a pan and fry the chopped garlic and onions till golden brown.. Add the mince and all the other ingredients and mix well. Cook on low heat for about ½ an hour till the mince is cooked and nicely browned and dry. Remove from heat.

Toast the bread till crisp. Cut each slice into triangles. Spoon the cooked mince mixture on each piece. Garnish each triangle with just a few chopped coriander leaves. 
Serve as a wholesome and hearty Tea time treat 


Sunday, March 6, 2016

EGG AND DRUMSTICK CURRY - an old Anglo-Indian favourite




EGG AND DRUMSTICK CURRY

DRUMSTICK: A GOOD BLOOD PURIFIER  - Bridget White Kumar
The 'drumstick tree', is well known for its multi-purpose attributes, wide adaptability, and ease of establishment. It is mostly grown as a backyard tree in most South Indian homes. Its leaves, pods and flowers are packed with nutrients important to both humans and animals. It is valued mainly for its tender pod, which is antibacterial and a wonderful cleanser. Drumstick is rich in calcium, phosphorus and vitamin C. The leaves are especially beneficial in the treatment of many ailments due to their various medicinal properties and their rich iron content. Drumstick is also a good blood purifier. 

EGG AND DRUMSTICK  CURRY - An easy Anglo-Indian Recipe 

Serves 6 
Preparation time 30 minutes

Ingredients

6 drumsticks, peeled and cut into 2 inch pieces, 
6 Hard Boiled eggs peeled
2 onions finely chopped, 
1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
2 tomatoes finely chopped, 
6 or 7 curry leaves, 
2 tablespoons coriander leaves finely chopped, 
2 teaspoons chillie powder, 
1 teaspoon coriander powder, 
1 teaspoon cumin powder, 
½ teaspoon turmeric powder, 
1 teaspoon garam masala powder / spice powder, 
2 green chillies chopped, 
salt to taste, 
2 tablespoons oil

Heat oil in a pan and sauté the onion and curry leaves for a little while. Add the tomatoes, ginger garlic paste, green chillies, chillie powder, turmeric, garam masala / spice powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and salt and stir fry till the oil separates from the mixture. Add the drumsticks and hard boiled Eggs and 2 cups of water and simmer on low heat till the drum sticks are cooked and the gravy thickens. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Serve this delicious curry with rice or chapattis