Beef Roast Victoria 4

Topside and top Rump  are very lean cuts of beef that are ideal for slow roasted or pot roasted beef. The Roast Beef would eventually be very tender and succulent


2 kg Beef from the “Top Side or Rump Part” (one chunk)

3 large onions cut into quarters

3 teaspoons pepper powder

Salt to taste

3 dried red chillies or 1 teaspoon Paprika

2 pieces of cinnamon (about one inch size)

2 teaspoons Tomato sauce

2 teaspoons vinegar

3 tablespoons oil

3 large potatoes boiled peeled and mashed

2 tablespoons butter or ghee

Marinate the chunk of beef with salt and pepper for about one hour. Heat the oil in a big Roasting Pan and add the chunk of meat. Fry on high heat for about 3 minutes, turning the meat on all sides till it changes colour. Add the onions, tomato sauce, vinegar, dry chillies, cinnamon, and sufficient water and simmer till the meat is tender.  Strain away any excess soup and keep aside.

Add 2 tablespoons of butter or ghee and continue to simmer on low heat till the meat is nicely brown all over and the potatoes too are nicely roasted. Slice the meat and arrange on a serving platter.

Pour the remaining soup or stock back into the pan and mix in 2 tablespoons of flour. Cook till the gravy thickens, stirring all the time. Spoon this gravy on top of the slices of roast and serve the remaining gravy on the side along with Mash Potatoes.

(Alternatively the meat could be cooked in a pressure cooker till soft and then browned in a pan).

Beef Roast Victoria 4



Almorth (Mixed Merat Stew)


This dish is a mixed meat stew made with a combination of meat, chicken, pork and vegetables. It’s a very old Anglo-Indian recipe. However, any combination of meat could be used as per personal preference. The same recipe could be used with chicken only. This Stew was a must have for Christmas Breakfast in almost all Anglo-Indian Homes in the olden days and was eaten with bread or rolls.

Serves 6    Preparation Time 1 hour


¼ kg Beef

¼ kg mutton / lamb

½ kg chicken

¼ kg pork

A few carrots and beans chopped into medium size pieces (or any other English vegetables)

3 potatoes peeled and cut into quarters

2 teaspoons chillie powder

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

2 teaspoons pepper powder

1 teaspoon coriander powder

4 dry red chillies broken into pieces

2 teaspoons chopped garlic

2 pieces cinnamon

5 cloves

3 onions sliced

2 tomatoes chopped

2 tablespoons chopped mint

3 tablespoons oil

Salt to taste

2 tablespoons coconut paste

2 tablespoons vinegar

Cut the meat, chicken and pork into small pieces. Heat oil in a pressure cooker or a suitable vessel and add the onions, cinnamon, cloves and chopped garlic. Fry till the onions turn golden brown. Add the mutton, beef, chicken and pork together with the chillie powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder, salt coriander powder and tomatoes and mix well.  Fry till the tomatoes turn to pulp. Add the broken dry red chillies, mint and the coconut paste and mix well. Add sufficient water and cook till the meat is soft. If cooking in a pressure cooker, cook for 10 minutes (6 to 8 whistles). Now add the chopped vegetables and vinegar and simmer on low heat till the vegetables are cooked and the gravy is thick. Serve with rice or bread.


Cutlets 009



½ kg fine lamb or mutton mince

1 teaspoon chopped ginger and garlic

1 medium sized onion chopped finely

2 green chilies chopped finely

1 teaspoon pepper powder

Salt to taste

A few mint leaves chopped or ½ teaspoon mint powder

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, ginger, garlic, onions, mint, green chilies, pepper powder and salt with a little oil and cook till the mince is dry.

Remove from heat and cool for some time. Mix it well with the potatoes.

Form into oval or round shaped cutlets, flatten and dip in the beaten egg then roll in the breadcrumbs.

Heat the oil in a flat pan and shallow fry the cutlets on low heat till golden brown on both sides.