Friday, December 3, 2010

Dak Bungalow Curry

Dak Bungalow curry
The Dak Bungalow Curry is another famous dish during Colonial times. It is prepared with either meat or chicken and served with rice and vegetables or bread. This used to be served to British Officers when they stayed at the various Dak Bungalows, while on official trip in India.

The recipe for preparing this Dak Bungalow curry varied with each cook. It depended on the availability of ingredients in a particular place during the war.

This recipe is from the recipe book written by Bridget White who is well known Anglo-Indian Cuisine expert.

Dak Bungalow Curry Ingredients
  1. ½ kg mutton or beef cut into medium size pieces
  2. 1 teaspoon spice powder or garam masala powder
  3. 2 Potatoes(optional - it not in the original recipe)
  4. 3 teaspoons chopped garlic
  5. 1 teaspoon chilly powder
  6. 3 onions sliced
  7. salt to taste
  8. 3 green chillies
  9. ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  10. ½ teaspoon pepper powder
  11. 2 tablespoons oil
  12. 1 tablespoon lime juice
  13. ½ cup milk or curds (optional)
How to make Dak Bunglow Curry - Process:
  • Wash the meat well.
  • Add all the ingredients mentioned above to it and marinate for about 1 hour in a pan.
  • Place the pan on medium heat and cook with a closed lid for about 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Cook in low flame with enough water.
  • Simmer for about 40 to 45 minutes till the meat is cooked and the gravy is thick.
Dak Bungalow curry is best served with steamed white rice or bread.

1 comment:

Bridget White-Kumar said...

Thank you Marina for posting my recipe as well as my explanation about it.