LAMB JALFREZIE OR DEVIL FRY WITH LEFT OVER ROAST LAMB

JALFREZIE or Fry as its name suggests, is a rich and fiery hot dish, prepared with any meat, Chicken, Pork and lots of chilies.  Jal Frazie originated during the Colonial Era, where the left over Turkey and Chicken Roasts were converted into Devil Curries or Fries by giving them a makeover the next day with the addition of a few spices and chillies

In the earlier days, Wild Boar, Venison, Wild Fowls, Duck and Rabbit were made into the Devil fry or Jalfrezie. This dish goes well with Rice and Pepper Water or Bread. 

Ingredients

Left over Lamb or any roast cut into medium size pieces

2 onions sliced finely

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

2 tablespoons oil

1 or 2 teaspoons chillie powder depending on n how hot you want it

3 Red chillies broken into bits

A few Curry Leaves (optional)

Salt to taste

½ teaspoon spice powder or garam masala powder

2 teaspoons tomato sauce or tomato ketchup

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Heat oil in a pan and sauté the onions, red chillies and curry leaves till the onions turn to golden brown.

Toss in the pieces of roast meat and all the other ingredients and mix well. Close the pan with a lid and cook on low heat for about for about 7 to 10 minutes till the meat has absorbed the Flavours.

Add a teaspoon of ghee or butter and fry till all the gravy dries up and the dish is dry.

Serve with bread or pepper water and rice

ANGLO-INDIAN CHICKEN PICKLE

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ANGLO-INDIAN CHICKEN PICKLE

A simple and easy recipe to prepare Chicken Pickle Anglo-Indian style. Takes good with rice or as a side dish with bread or chapattis as well. The vinegar and fenugreek seeds powder enhance its taste. This recipe as well as other Anglo-Indian Pickle recipes is featured in my Cookery Books

Ingredients

2 kg chicken chopped into tiny pieces

120 grams garlic

200 grams ginger

50 grams red chilies

2 tablespoons mustard powder

1 teaspoon all spice powder / garam masala powder

1 teaspoon powdered fenugreek seeds

3 cups vinegar

½ kg refined oil or Sesame oil

½ cup salt

Make a paste of the garlic, ginger, and red chilies with a little vinegar. Wash the chicken well and wipe dry. Heat oil in a vessel and fry the ground masala paste on low heat for about 3 minutes. Add the chicken pieces and mix well. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add the rest of the vinegar, salt, spice powder, mustard powder and fenugreek powder and cook on low heat till the chicken is tender and all the gravy dries up. Simmer till the oil floats on top. Cool and store in bottles. This pickle will last for a month and can be had with rice, chapattis or bread. (keep in the fridge).

BEEF PEPPER STEAK

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BEEF PEPPER STEAKS

Ingredients

1 kg Beef Undercut cut into steaks

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

3 or 4 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper powder

3 tablespoons oil

2 big onions sliced finely

2 big tomatoes chopped

Salt to taste

Marinate the steaks with the pepper powder, salt and turmeric powder in a flat plate. Pour the oil on top and keep it over night in the refrigerator (or for about 4 hours before cooking)

Pressure cook for just 5 minutes or cook in a pan for about 15 minutes.

Add the onions and tomatoes and continue frying on low heat till the tomatoes turn pulpy and the steaks are a nice dark colour.

Serve hot with boiled vegetables and bread.

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BREAD AND VEGETABLE CASSEROLE

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BREAD AND VEGETABLE CASSEROLE

 Ingredients

4 cups diced stale bread

1 tablespoon cooking oil

3 large eggs

1 ½ cups milk

1 tablespoon any hot sauce – chillie garlic etc

½ teaspoon salt

1 cup chopped spinach well rinsed

1 tomato chopped

1 cup corn kernels, boiled

1 cup chopped scallions or leeks

1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper

2 cups grated cheddar cheese, divided

Preparation

Preheat oven to 180 C

Lightly oil the bottom and sides of a soufflé or baking dish.

Beat eggs until light and fluffy. Add milk, hot sauce and salt, and mix well

Heat a tablespoon oil in a pan and cook the onion leeks / scallions, red bell peppers, tomato and spinach together for a few minutes till the spinach wilts. Remove from heat. Mix in the boiled corn kernels

Pour half of the quantity of the milk mixture into the dish and add half of the bread cubes and push down into milk mixture.

Layer in some of the cooked vegetables and 1 cup grated cheese over the bread.

Repeat layering of the bread, milk mixture and vegetables.

Pour the remaining milk mixture over the top, making sure the bread is soaked, and then end with a layer of grated cheese.

Bake 1 hour till the top is nicely browned

Remove from oven, and serve hot with steamed veggies

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STRAWBERRY BLANCMANGE

Strawberry Blancmange

STRAWBERRY BLANCMANGE

Ingredients

1 cup sugar

3 tablespoons corn flour

¼ teaspoon salt

1 litre milk

1 teaspoon strawberry essence

1 cup fresh strawberries for topping (optional)

Mix the corn flour and salt in a little water. Boil the milk and sugar. When boiling mix in the corn flour paste. Cook till the mixture thickens stirring all the time. Simmer for a few more minutes.

Pour into dampened jelly moulds and set in a refrigerator.

When set, remove from the refrigerator, then dip the bottom of the mould in hot water and turn out on a plate.

Top with fresh cut strawberries and cream and serve

Strawberry Blancmange

EGG AND CAPSICUM CURRY

 

Egg and Capsicum Curry

EGG AND CAPSICUM CURRY

Serves 6

Ingredients

6 hard-boiled Eggs shelled and cut into halves

3 onions chopped finely

2 tomatoes chopped

1 capsicum de-seeded and chopped (optional)

1 teaspoon chopped garlic

1 teaspoon chillie powder

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

1 teaspoon spice powder or garam masala powder

½ teaspoon cumin powder

Salt to taste

2 tablespoons oil

1 sprig curry leaves (optional)

Heat oil in a pan and sauté the curry leaves, onions and chopped garlic till the onions turn golden brown. Add the tomatoes and capsicum and fry till the tomatoes are reduced to pulp. Add the chillie powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder and spice powder and mix well. Add salt and ½ cup of water and bring to boil. Lower heat and gently drop in the hard boiled eggs with the yolk side up. Simmer for a few minutes till the gravy becomes thick.

Serve with Rice, bread or chapattis.

Egg and Capsicum Curry

EGG AND BRINJAL CURRY

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EGG AND BRINJAL CURRY

Serves 4

Preparation and Cooking Time 1 hour

Ingredients

6 hard-boiled Eggs, shelled and cut into halves

3 onions chopped finely

2 tomatoes chopped

¼ kg Brinjals cut into medium size pieces

1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste

1 teaspoon mild chillie powder

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

1 teaspoon spice powder or garam masala powder

½ teaspoon cumin powder

Salt to taste

2 tablespoons oil

1 sprig curry leaves (optional)

Heat oil in a pan and sauté the curry leaves and onions till the onions turn golden brown.

Add the ginger garlic paste, tomatoes and brinjals and fry till the tomatoes are reduced to pulp.

Add the chillie powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder and spice powder and mix well. Add salt and 1 cup of water and cook till the Brinjals are cooked.

Lower heat and gently drop in the hard boiled eggs with the yolk side up. Simmer for a few minutes till the gravy becomes thick.

Serve with Rice, bread or chapattis.

BEEF JHALFRAZIE

Meat Jhalfrazie

MEAT JHALFREZIE

Jalfrazie is a sautéd dish, which can be prepared with meat, poultry, sea food etc. The word “Jalfrazie” came from 2 words: “Jal” meaning “spicy or pungent” and “Frazie” meaning “Fried”. As in the case of almost all of our cuisine, which started out as insipid concoctions, in the days of the British Raj, the original “Jal Frezie” was bland and tasteless. The Colonial servants would fry up the leftover Christmas Turkey and Chicken Roasts with some pepper, chillies, etc., for Breakfast the next day. Over the years many more ingredients and spices were added to this dish to make it as spicy and delicious as it is today and it has become synonymous with the cuisine of West Bengal.

 Ingredients

1 kg tender Beef or Lamb cut into small pieces

3 large onions sliced

1 large capsicum / bell pepper cut into small pieces

1 teaspoon chillie powder

1 teaspoon pepper powder

1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

Salt to taste

4 Dry red Chillies broken into bits

2 teaspoons ghee or butter

3 tablespoons oil

Boil the meat with turmeric powder and a little salt in sufficient water till tender. Drain and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan and fry the onions and capsicum for about 3 minutes.

Add the cooked meat, potatoes and all the ingredients and mix well. Simmer till the gravy dries up. Stir fry till the oil leaves the sides of the pan.

Meat JhalfrazieHeat the ghee in another pan and fry the dry red chillies for a minute or so.

Turn off the heat and pour over the Beef.

Serve as a side dish with rice and pepper water or with bread or rotis / chappatis.

 

CHICKEN PAN ROAST WITH BRAISED VEGETABLES

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CHICKEN PAN ROAST WITH BRAISED VEGETABLES

This simple and delicious Chicken Roast makes a perfect meal either for lunch or dinner. The left overs make good sandwiches the next day.

Ingredients

4 whole Chicken thighs and legs or one small whole chicken

Salt to taste

2 teaspoons ground black pepper

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 thighs together with the broken red chillies and pepper corns. Turn the chicken from side to side and fry on medium heat for about for about 5 minutes or till the pieces becomes firm. Add about 1 cup 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.

Serve with mashed potatoes and bread

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MIXED VEGETABLE CURRY

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MIXED VEGETABLE CURRY

Ingredients:

1 cup of chopped mixed vegetables such as carrots, beans, peas etc

2 potatoes peeled and cut into medium size pieces

2 tomatoes made into puree

3 tablespoons ground coconut

½ teaspoon all spice powder or garam masala

1 teaspoon mild chillie powder

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

½ teaspoon cumin powder

Salt to taste

1 teaspoon coriander powder

2 tablespoons oil

2 onions chopped

2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves

1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste

Vegetable curry 4Heat oil in a pan and sauté the onions for a little while.

Add the ginger garlic paste, tomato puree, chillie powder, turmeric, coriander powder, spice powder / garam masala powder, cumin powder and salt and stir fry for a few minutes till the oil separates from the mixture.

Add the ground coconut and stir fry for a few minutes

Add the mixed vegetables and potatoes and mix well.

Add 2 cups of water and simmer on low heat till the potatoes are cooked the gravy thickens. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Serve with rice or Chapattis.

BISCUIT PUDDING – LAYERED BISCUIT PUDDING

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LAYERED BISCUIT PUDDING

This layered Biscuit Pudding is an easy to make “No Bake” or ‘No Cooking” delicious pudding recipe, that is prepared by layering biscuits and thick cream to form contrasting layers. One could use one’s own imagination to layer and decorate this easy pudding.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon Instant Coffee

3 tablespoons cocoa powder

8 tablespoons Sugar

750 grams fresh or Whipped Cream

1 cup warm milk

12 to 14 Marie Biscuits-Crushed and Powdered with Rolling pin

12 to 14 Oreo Biscuits, crushed and powdered with a Rolling pin

20 Marie Biscuits for Layering 2 layers of Biscuits

20 Oreo Biscuits for layering 2 layers of biscuits

Mix the sugar, cream, cocoa powder and instant Coffee together.

Beat this mixture till it becomes creamy and frothy.

Divide the mixture into 2 bowls and add the crushed Marie Biscuits to one bowl of cream mixture and the crushed Oreo biscuits to the other bowl of Cream mixture, and mix well.

Take a large flat-bottomed dish and spread some of the Marie Biscuit cream mixture to form the base layer.

Dip the Marie Biscuits one by one into the milk (Do not soak them, they should just be wet and not soggy), and lay them carefully to form a biscuit layer on the base layer.

Spread a layer of the Oreo Cream mix on the top of this.

Now dip the Oreo biscuits one by one in the milk as above and lay them on the cream layer.

Spread another layer of the Marie Biscuit Cream mix on the top of this and add a layer of Marie Biscuit in the same way as above.

Continue making as many layers for as long as the Cream and biscuits last ending with a layer of cream

Garnish with chopped cherries and nuts or just broken bits of biscuits

It could be served immediately or kept in the fridge till required to be served.

Layered Choclate Layered Choclate Gateau

 

ANGLO-INDIAN DOL MASH / DAL MASH

 

ANGLO-INDIAN DOL MASH / DAL MASH

An easy recipe for a popular Anglo-Indian Dish – Dal Mash or Dol Mash as it is fondly known as. Cooked with very little water to an almost solid consistency, this simple and tasty dish is often served as a side dish with White steamed Rice,  Pepper Water and Papadams. A few pieces of fried Salt fish will round off this simple exquisite meal.
This recipe is taken from my Recipe Book ANGLO-INDIAN CUISINE – A LEGACY OF FLAVOURS FROM THE PAST.

Serves 6            
Ingredients
1 cup Tur Dhal or Masur Dhal
2 onions chopped
2 green chillies chopped
1 teaspoon garlic chopped
1 teaspoon ginger chopped
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
¼ teaspoon mustard seeds
A few curry leaves
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon oil

Cook the dhal with sufficient water and ½ teaspoon turmeric powder till soft in a suitable pan or a pressure cooker. The dal should be semi solid. Mash and keep aside.
Heat oil in aother pan and add the mustard seeds. When it splutters, add the chopped onion, green chillies curry leaves, ginger and garlic and fry well till the onions turn golden brown. Add the cooked and mashed dhal and mix well. Cover with a lid to keep in the flavours and remove from heat Add a little ghee while serving.

Serve as a side dish with White Steamed Rice, Pepper Water, Papadams and some fried salt fish.

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MIXED VEGETABLE FOOGATH

Mixed Veg Foogath

MIXED VEGETABLE FOOGATH

The Anglo-Indian term for a generic stir-fried vegetable side dish. Fresh mixed veggies seasoned with mustard and curry leaves and garnished with grated coconut

Ingredients

½ kg string beans chopped finely

3 tender carrots chopped into small pieces

1 cup cauliflower florets

½ cup grated coconut

3 red chilies broken into bits

¼ teaspoon mustard seeds

A few curry leaves

Boil the chopped beans, cauliflower 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 vegetables.  Add salt and coconut and mix well. Stir-fry for a few minutes and then take down.

 

ANGLO-INDIAN FOOD FESTIVAL AT THE HYATT CENTRIC BANGALORE


The Hyatt Centric, Bangalore is holding an Anglo-Indian Food Festival – ‘Colonial Capers from the Cantonment’ from 22nd February to 3rd March 2019 – bringing back Nostalgic and Culinary Delights of old Colonial Anglo-Bangalore at their Bengaluru Brasserie.
I am assisting them in bringing back to life the old Colonial and popular Anglo-Indian dishes that will take one back down memory lane of the by-gone Era. I have curated 5 special menus of the old popular dishes for a ’la Carte Lunches and Buffet Dinners. The special dishes from this festival include Colonial Dishes such as the Railway Mutton Curry, The Dak Bungalow Curry, Grandma’s Country Captain Chicken, Potato Chops, Colonel Standhurst’s Beef Curry, Pork Country Captain, Bengal lancer’s Shrimp Curry, Pork Bhooni, Meat Jal Frezie, Devil Pork Curry, etc, and typical Anglo-Indian Dishes such as Saffron Coconut Rice, Junglee Pilaf, Meat Ball Curry (Bad Word Curry), Devil Chutney, Doll Curies, Vegetable Curries and side dishes, etc.

The Menu varies slightly each day both for lunch and the dinner buffet so that a wider variety of Anglo-Indian Dishes are featured.
A selection of the set menu that was served for lunch consisted of the following:
Starters were Pepper Chicken Bites, Vegetable Panthras (crumbfried panrolls stuffed with sautéed veggies) and lamb mince Potato Chops. Mains took us to Railway Mutton Curry, Anglo-Indian Meat Ball Curry or Bad Word Curry, Anglo-Indian Doll Curry (Dhal was always pronounced as Doll by us), Pepper Ladyfingers Fry (Bandy Coy) and Saffron Yellow Coconut Rice) and White Steamed Rice. A selection of Anglo-Indian pickles and relishes and our very own Devil Chutney added zing to the meal together with short glasses of Anglo-Indian Pepper Water. The Superb meal was rounded off with a selection of desserts such as steamed ginger pudding, bread pudding, Trifle and Kal Kals served portion wise.


A selection of the dishes on the Buffet at the on-going Anglo-Indian Food Festival at the Hyatt Centric Bangalore were:

Starters and short eats from the Live counter such as Pepper Chicken Bites, Corriander Chicken Nibbles, Cutlets, Lamb Mince Panthras, Vegetable Panthras (Crumb-fried pan-rolls stuffed with sautéed lamb mince or veggies) and lamb mince Potato Chops.

The Buffet had Mulligatawny Soup, Meat and Vegetable Broth, Army Camp Soup, Lantil Soup, Chicken in Red Wine, Country Captain, Railway Mutton Curry, Dak Bungalow Chicken, Fish in Green Masala, Pork Vindaloo, Junglee Pulaf, Anglo-Indian Pepper Water, Meat and Vegetable Broth, Beef Chops, Pepper Chicken, Fish Curry, Lady Finger Pepper Fry, Drumstick and Potato Curry, Tomato Pulaf, Cheesy Cauliflower Bake, Saffron Coconut Rice, Bad Word Curry, etc. etc, etc along with mouth-watering Desserts such as Trifle Pudding, Bread and Butter Pudding, Blancmange, Embassy Pudding, Pears stewed in Red Wine etc, etc, along with a wide selection of breads and buns – a real feast at the Dinner Buffet

All credit goes to Chef Manish, Chef Babu Ram, Chef Debaditya and their team for their excellent interpretation of my recipes, and bringing out these old delicacies perfectly each day. Chef Manish adds his own special touches to make the whole experience memorable. Not forgetting Anum Ajani, Preetam Rai, and all at the Hyatt Centric Bangalore.

MEAT PEPPER FRY

MEAT PEPPER FRY

Meat pepper Fry is a favourite and popular meat dish that is prepared very often in Anglo-Indian Homes. Its often an accompaniment with Pepper Water and Rice or Dol Curry (Dhal) and Rice. Goes well with Bread or dinner rolls or a Chapattis as wellPepper fry 6

½ kg Meat either Beef, Mutton or lamb (I used Mutton)

3 teaspoons fresh ground pepper

1 teaspoon chopped ginger

2 big onions sliced finely

3 tablespoons oil

3 large potatoes

Salt to taste

Wash the meat and keep aside.  Wash the Potatoes, peal and cut into quarters.

Heat Oil in a pan and sauté the onions and chopped ginger for a few minutes.

Add the meat, salt and pepper powder and mix well.

Fry for 5 minutes on low heat turning the meat well till the pieces get firm.

Add sufficient water and the potatoes and cook till done.

Continue simmering on low heat till all the water is absorbed and the meat and potatoes are brown.

Serve hot with bread or rice.

 

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