Kedgeree is the obvious example, but the British presence in India did lead to some very hybrid dishes such as curries, chutneys and sambals as well as rice and kulfi. Delia's Anglo-Indian recipes encompass the best of both worlds...
Mulligatawny was highly fashionable in Victorian times and, indeed, this recipe was influenced by Eliza Acton, one of that era's most prolific cookery writers. Spicy, warming and vegetarian, it's a real classic.
A lovely creamy sauce binds the rice, eggs and smoked fish together, making this the most luxurious and satisfying kedgeree on record!
Although it may have connotations of grand Victorian breakfasts or the Raj, kedgeree is, in fact, an easy dish for lunch or supper that is packed with good nutrition.
This is one of my very favourite storecupboard recipes. If you always keep a stock of spices and lentils handy and a pack of creamed coconut stashed away in the fridge, you can whip this one up in no time at all. It also happens to be inexpensive and
I admit that, having tried kedgeree on several occasions with brown rice, I have now come to the conclusion that it is always better made with white rice (which also happens to be a lot quicker).
Dhal is simply the Indian word for lentils. The best kind to use for this are the red split lentils which most supermarkets stock.
A very English, easy curry to use up the last bits of the turkey. No need to roast and grind your own spices (we are on holiday) – Sharwood’s hot curry powder is the next best thing.
Another very quick curry using ready-blended spices. If you like the sambal, stock up with the coconut as it freezes really well.
Lentils and other pulses are invaluable if you need to eat cheaply - not only do they fill you up but they are also an important source of pure protein and less expensive than chicken or meat. This spicy veggie curry is a good example…
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