ANGLO-INDIAN RECIPE BOOKS by Bridget White

ANGLO-INDIAN RECIPE BOOKS by Bridget White

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Friday, February 25, 2011

SAUSAGES… Appetizer or a Quick-and-easy Meal? - BANGALORE PEPPER SAUSAGES

The meaning of the word “Sausage” in the dictionary means “Chopped or ground meat that has been blended with spices and other seasonings and usually stuffed in natural or manufactured casings”.

The origin of meat processing is lost in antiquity but probably began when mankind learned that salt is an effective preservative. Sausage making evolved as an effort to economize and preserve meat that could not be consumed fresh at slaughter. Sausage makers use almost all parts of the animal carcass that cannot be used in other ways. The less tender cuts and organ meats are ground, spiced and made into delicious sausages.
There are lots of innovative ways that you could use sausages besides having them with your Toast and Eggs at Breakfast. You could slice / dice fried sausages and serve them on crackers with cheese as an appetizer. Dice them and add in salads, soups, curries, etc. Grill the sausages and eat with a creamy garlic dip. Use them in Casseroles and Bakes with other vegetables and meats or you could just make a very delicious curry dish with them as under.

RECIPE FOR BANGALORE PEPPER SAUSAGES
Ingredients
1 kg Ground pork (add a sufficient amount of small finely cut pieces of Fat to the mince)
2 pieces cinnamon about 1 inch each
4 cloves
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg powder
Salt to taste
2 teaspoons pepper corns
1 teaspoon garlic paste
2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves (optional)
Sufficient quantity of casing for stuffing the sausages

Roughly powder the cinnamon, cloves and pepper. Mix all the ingredients together well and stuff into the casing. Grill or Fry when required. These sausages should be kept in the refrigerator and used up within 2 weeks as no preservatives have been used.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

BRINJAL AND TOMATO SIDE DISH

Serves 6 Preparation Time 45 minutes


Ingredients
¼ kg long brinjals (either green or purple) cut into big pieces (soak in water),
2 onions chopped,
2 tomatoes chopped,
2 green chillies chopped,
1 teaspoon garlic and ginger paste,
2 teaspoons chillie powder,
½ teaspoon turmeric powder,
1 teaspoon coriander powder,
1 teaspoon garam masala powder / all spice powder,
2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves,
2 tablespoons oil, salt to taste

Heat oil in a pan and sauté the onions and green chillies for a little while. Add the tomatoes, garlic paste and ginger paste, chillie powder, turmeric, garam masala / spice powder, coriander powder, a little of the chopped coriander leaves and salt and stir fry till the oil separates from the mixture. Add the cut brinjals and 1 cup water and simmer on low heat till the gravy thickens. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve with rice or chapattis