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Top 25 South Indian Pork Vegetable Soup Recipe

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South Indian pork vegetable soup recipes have become one of my most popular soup recipes and for good reason! It’s healthy, it’s comforting, and 1,000 times better than what you’ll get in a take! Now read details…

1) Curried Parsnip Soup

Curried Parsnip Soup


  • 1 Parsnip
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 1-liter Vegetable Stock
  • 45g butter
  • 1 tablespoon Plain Flour
  • 150ml Whipping Cream
  • Black Pepper
  • Parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander Seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric
  • A quarter of  a teaspoon of Fenugreek seeds
  • Tip of a teaspoon of dried red chili flakes

Preparation and cooking take 50 minutes and serves 4.

  • First, we need to make the curry spice mix. Stick the Coriander Seeds, Cumin Seeds, and Fenugreek seeds into a frying pan and dry fry until they are roasted and become aromatic.
  • Tip these into a bowl, add the Turmeric & chili flakes and start to grind them into a powder. Tip this into an airtight container and put it to one side.
  • Get yourself a pan, add the butter, cut the onion into little chunks, and the parsnip into more significant pieces and halve the garlic.
  • Add to the pan and then sweat them with the lid on. Do this for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the flour and a tablespoon of our previously prepared spice and cook for a further 2 minutes, stirring.
  • Add the chicken or beef stock and bring it to boil, and simmer for around 15 minutes. We need the parsnips to be tender, so check with a fork and simmer for longer if required.
  • Get a hand blender and food processor combo begins to liquidize the soup. The best consistency to have in this soup is similar to double cream. If you can, make some more vegetable stock and stir this. If it seems too thick, use the hand-blender to merge it all. Serve into bowls, stir in the cream and add some chopped parsley.
  • This is probably one of the spiciest vegetable soup recipes that I have added to the site so far. Curried parsnip soup can be a bit too much to handle for this with milder tastes, so you can always add a bit less than a teaspoon in Step 2 if you wish. Or more, if you swing that way!

2) Mashed Potato Soup

This is such an easy recipe and should only take you around 15 minutes and serves 4.

Mashed Potato Soup


  • 225g (8oz) Potatoes
  • 480ml milk
  • 240ml Cream
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Half an onion
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Butter
  • Fresh Parsley


  • Preparation is critical for vegetable soup recipes. The first thing we need to do for our mashed potato soup is to peel the potatoes! Get yourself a big bowl, tip them in and start mashing until they begin to get reasonably smooth.
  • Finely chop the onion half and mash up the garlic clove. Scoop the mash into the saucepan, followed by the onion and garlic. Put in some salt & peppers, stir the pan around and pour in the milk and cream. Whisk until smooth.
  • Slowly bring the soup to the boil, stirring occasionally. Once the boil has been reached, turn the heat down to simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Taste and add more pepper if you feel it needs some. Please give it a good final stir and then pour into bowls, sprinkling with a bit of parsley and a small bit of butter in the middle. Serve

3) Simple Chickpea Salad

“To make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomatist- the problem is entirely the same in both cases. To know how much oil one must mix with one’s vinegar”

The vegetable is an important part of what salads are all about. Starting with a nutrient-rich bok choy or lettuce, add pumpkin seeds or sesame seeds to bring some vital nutrients into the salad.

Chickpea Salad

From there you can add in a selection of leafy greens, of leafy greens, stalks, root vegetables, or other vegetables.

The sky’s the limit you can also add cooked meat mixer cottage cheese processed cheese nuts. The salad is extremely helpful in contributing to protein, fiber, minerals, and omega 3 fatty acids to the meal.

The Salad stand after a very long absence had been reintroduced in the Club with a twist now it is served from a portable service station for the greater convenience of the sensitive dine.


  • 250 g chickpeas, boiled and drained
  • ½ cup spring onions, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 ripe tomato, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, diced (1 cm)
  • 3 Tbs lemon juice
  • 2 ½ Tbs mint (Pudina), chopped
  • 3 Tbs cilantro, chopped
  • 2 Tbs mustard oil
  • ¼ cup cottage cheese (Chana)
  • 1 small head of Iceberg lettuce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper, freshly crushed


  • Fluff the cottage cheese, with a fork, set aside.
  • Remove the outer leaves of the iceberg and discard it. Shred the lettuce into thin slices
  • Place the lettuce on a serving dish.
  • In a mixing bowl combine the remaining ingredients except for the cottage cheese and blend well.
  • Pour this mixture over the lettuce shreds (#3), and arrange the cottage cheese (#1) on top.

4) Easy Caesar Salad Recipe

Caesar Salad

The most popular salad is the Garden Salad made with fresh chopped tomatoes cucumbers lettuce white onions and carrots dressed with a Vinaigrette made with: 3 Tbs Oil + 1 Tbs Vinegar + tsp Salt + tsp Pepper.

The Deshi Salat (which omits the vinegar and replaces pepper with green chilies) as a `Side Dish’ as we know it today, and which has become an indispensable part of our Club meals was first introduced by the British.


  • 1 head lettuce, torn into small pieces
  • 1 head baby Spinach or Lal Sak, separated
  • 2 tomatoes cut into wedges
  • 1 garlic clove, halved
  • 5 Tbs + 5 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 stale bread slices, cut into cubes
  • 2 eggs. hard-boiled, chopped
  • ½ cup cheese, grated
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper, freshly ground


  • Heat 5 Tbs oil in a saucepan: garlic bread cubes saute until golden on all sides. Strain out the cubes drain on paper towels. Discard garlic.
  • Now make the dressing; in a small bowl whisk: lemon juice + 5 Tbs oil + salt + pepper.
  • In a salad bowl combine: lettuce + spinach/lal sak + tomato + bread cubes (#1) + eggs + cheese.
  • Pour the dressing (#2) over this combine and toss to blend everything properly.

5) Potato Salad Dressing

Potato Salad

A very popular Club dish served in almost all the Club Buffets, it is both easy to make and takes a headache off the Chef by having another undemanding dish to cover the buffer table with and made effortlessly by a demi-chef.


  • 250 g potatoes, boiled peeled, and cubed
  • 1 Tbs onion, chopped
  • 150 g Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbs mint, chopped
  • 1 Apple, cored, peeled, and chopped
  • 5 green chilies, deseeded and chopped


  • Mix everything and chill before serving.

6) Cucumber Salad Recipe

Cucumber Salad

“ It takes four men to dress a salad: a wise man for the salt, a madman for the pepper, a miser for the vinegar, and a spendthrift for the oil.”


  • 2 cucumbers
  • 2 Tbs +½ tsp salt
  • 4 Tbs Carew’s vinegar
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 Tbs mint, chopped


  • Peel the cucumbers and slice them into halves. Using a teaspoon scoop out the seeds. Slice the halves into thin slices.
  • Sprinkle the cucumbers with 2 Tbs salt. Arrange them in a colander and let them macerate for an hour.
  • Drain the cucumber and combine with the rest of the ingredients, toss and serve.

7) Cold Salad Ingredients

Cold Salad

It literally became the sine qua non-accompaniment to every dish of roast meat and cold cuts served on the Club table. Alas, it is no more.“The beet is the most intense of vegetables.

The radish, admittedly, is more feverish the fire of the radish is a cold fire the fire of discontent, not of passion. Tomatoes are lusty enough, yet their nuns through tomatoes an undercurrent of frivolity. Beets are deadly serious”.


  • 200 g mint
  • 1 kg beetroot
  • 150 ml Carew’s vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper


  • Boil the beetroot in plenty of water until tender. Drain peel and slice them into 0.5 cm thick rounds Keep aside.
  • Place the mint in a bowl and pour over boiling water. Leave to soak for 3- mins.
  • After 3 minutes drain the leaves and chop them into small pieces. Keep aside.
  • In another bowl combine the following: vinegar + sugar + salt + pepper. Mix up.
  • Drop in the beetroot rings (#1) into this spiced liquid.
  • Cover this bowl with cling film and chill for 3 hours.
  • Pick out the beet-rounds from the spiced liquid, shake off the extra moisture and arrange them on a shallow serving dish.
  • Sprinkle beet-rounds with the chopped mint (#2) and serve cold.

8) Prawn Salad Dressing

Prawn Salad

This prawn salad is a meal by itself of a wonderful complement to a larger meal as a side dish. Make sure your prawn is the freshest possible. If you are buying prawn frozen to buy those that are still frozen. Prawns once thawed have a very short shelf life and will not be nearly as flavourful.

Presently the Shrimp Salad served in the Club Dining Room in the Guest House Restaurant is boiled shrimp/prawns doused in Thousand Island Dressing from a commercial bottle. This salad will win your heart.


  • 500 g prawns
  • 1 bunch tender Amaranth (Data)
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 small bok choy
  • ½ cup Austogram cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbs lemon juice
  • 2 Tbs mustard oil
  • 1 Tbs mustard paste
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp red chili powder


  • Boil the prawn in salted water, take them out and sell them. Pat dry with a paper towel, excess fluid will dilute the flavor of the salad. Place prawns in a mixing bowl.
  • Cut amaranth into 3 pieces, discarding the bottom part and leaves. Boil them in the same water you cooked the prawns. Cook amaranth for about 5 to 7- mins, and drain and make sure excess water is soaked off with paper towels.
  • Cut tomatoes in half, remove seeds and squeeze out surplus fluid. Cut into 1 cm pieces, add to the mixing bowl.
  • In another mixing bowl, whisk the following: lemon + mustard oil + mustard paste + honey + garlic + salt + red chili powder Pour this dressing mostly into the 1st mixing bowl.
  • Toss all the ingredients and allow Prawn salad to marinate refrigerated for at least 15 minutes.
  • Discard outer leaves of bok choy, rinse, dry, and shred into broad strips.
  • Serve chilled shrimp mixture (#5) on a bed made of bok choy strips and top with grated cheese.

9) Chicken Salad Recipe


  • 2 boneless chicken breasts, skin on
  • 5 tender taro leaves (Kochu Pata)
  • 1 small bok choy
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 bunch spring onion
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • 2 Tbs sesame seeds. pasted
  • 2 Tbs soy oil
  • 2 Tbs soy sauce
  • ¼ cup Carew’s malt vinegar
  • 3 Tbs honey
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper


  • Season chicken with 1 tsp salt + pepper. Place them on a glass plate and microwave for 5-mins on high, and another 5-mins on medium power.
  • Take out and when cool enough to touch, remove and discard skin, and cut meat into bite-size pieces. Place the pieces in a mixing bowl.
  • While chicken is cooking place the taro leaves in Salted boiling water for about 10 minutes. Drain, rinse, and chop leaves into thin shreds. Squeeze excess water from leaves, and put them in the mixing bowl.
  • Thinly slice bok choy, and then shred the carrot. Carrot easily shreds in the food process son with a shredding blade and deposit the bok choy and carrot shreds into the mixing bowl.
  • Chop cilantro and spring onions; add to sliced bok choy and carrot, in the mixing bowl.
  • Whisk the following: oil + soy sauce + malt vinegar + honey + red pepper flakes + 1 tsp salt.
  • Toss the vegetable and chicken in the mixing bowl- with this spice dressing. Sprinkle with sesame seeds just before serving.

NOTE: Chicken breasts can easily dry out during cooking so leave the skin on until cooked. By leaving the skin on while baking helps to keep the breast moist flavourful.

How to Use the Easy Vegetable Soups Step By Step

10) Mulligatawny Soup Indian in Tamil

Mulligatawny soup or Pepper water was born in Madras. A broth or soup eaten on it’s not poured over or mixed with rice is something not only novel for the local cooks but quite bewildering.

Nothing of the sort is eaten in the subcontinent, so when the local cooks were asked to prepare soup the closest they could come to was their rasam (broth) made from black pepper, tamarind, and water, which in Tamil is called Molo tunny/milage Sunni (pepper water).

Mulligatawny soup

In Tamil Nadu, the rasam was and still is prescribed for fever dyspepsia cholera, and hemorrhoids; it is also served poured over rice as a digestive.

British officers posted all over the subcontinent picked up their favorite recipes and transported them to their next place of posting. So it is not surprising to find a South Indian dish in Dhaka and vice versa.


  • 1 kg beef
  • 8 cups of water
  • 3 sprigs curry leaves
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 Tbs oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seed
  • 1 onion, chopped fine
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • ½ chili powder
  • ½ Tbs ginger paste
  • 1 Tbs garlic paste
  • 2 Tbs tamarind puree
  • salt


  • Place the following in a pressure cooker pot: beef + 8 cups of water + curry leaves + 2 onions chopped. Seal the pot with its lid.
  • Pressure cook till meat is tender (5 whistles) and then strain the stock into a vessel. There should be at least 8 cups of stock.
  • Heat oil in a large pot and then add in a succession the following: mustard seeds 1 chopped onion curry leaves. Saute till onions turn brown.
  • Next toss in: cumin powder + coriander powder + chilli powder + ginger paste + garlic paste. Fry till the spices release their aroma.
  • Pour in the stock (#2) + tamarind + salt. Mix up. Cover with a lid and simmer on slow heat for about 30-mins.
  • Strain the preparation before serving.

11) Mulligatawny Soup Recipe

“ Good soup is to the meal, what the hostess’s smile of welcome is to the party. A prelude to the goodness to come” The forerunner of the new hybrid cuisine which the British developed in Bangladesh started with the advent of the Mulligatawny Soup from Madras.

Mulligatawny Soup rice

To bring about some variation to the Mulligatawny / Pepper Water (solo tunnies), some inventive Mogh cook added some cooked rice, vegetables, and chopped meat to it and created a new dish now popular all over the world as the representative `soup’ of British India.

This is the soup you get when you order Mulligatawny Soup


  • 1 kg mutton, leg cut into boneless pieces
  • 2 onions, chop
  • 10 curry leaves
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ Tbs ginger paste
  • 1 Tbs garlic paste
  • 1 Tbs Kashmiri chili/paprika powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 Tbs cumin powder
  • 1 Tbs coriander powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 lime juice
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbs red lentils
  • 1 cup cooked rice


  • Bring the oil to high heat in a pressure cooker. Toss in the onion + curry leaves, saute Stirring frequently until the onion turns golden.
  • Stir in: ginger + garlic + Kashmiri / Paprika chilli powder + red chilli powder + cumin powder + coriander powder + black pepper powder + turmeric powder. Saute stirring all the time until the oil separates.
  • Chuck in the mutton coconut milk + water tomato + lime juice + salt. Seal the pot with its lid and pressure cook until 4 whistles.
  • While the meat is cooking heat a griddle (Tawa) and roast the lentil till the changes color. Transfer to a food processor and grind to a smooth paste with sufficient water.
  • Strain the lentil paste through a metal strainer to rid it of rough particles if any.
  • Pour the strained lentil into the pressure cooker. Seal with the lid and cook for an additional 10-mins.
  • To serve place 2 Tbs cooked rice in a soup bowl. Hold and gently pour in the soup over the back of a tablespoon. The spoon will help to break the speed of the falling soup and not disturb the best rice recipes in the world.

12) Mulligatawny Soup With Milk

Mulligatawny soup recipes

A modified version of the classic Mulligatawny Soup; made mild with the addition of milk which also acts as an emulsifier and integrates the lentils with the stock and therefore does not let them sink to the bottom of the soups dish as it so irritatingly does in the classic Mulligatawny Soup.


  • 3 Tbs red lentil, boiled
  • 5 cup chicken stock
  • ½ tsp lemon zest (Ghondoraj Lebu)
  • 1 lemongrass, pounded
  • 1 ½ Tbs butter
  • 1 Tbs white flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp white pepper, freshly ground
  • 6 lemon round slices
  • 6 spray of cilantro


  • In a deep pan combine the stock with red lentil + zest + lemongrass. Bring stock to a boil and lower the flame to its lowest setting.
  • In a separate deep pan melt the butter over a medium flame. As the butter melts gradually drizzles in the flour, stirring all the time. Cook for a minute.
  • Pour in the milk in a slow and steady stream, mixing it in with the bubbling flour.
  • Season the milk with pepper and salt.
  • Pour in the hot stock passed through a sieve, mix up and lead it to a boil.
  • To serve: place a slice of lemon in an individual soup dish and ladle in enough soup. Float a spray of cilantro on top.

13) Mulligatawny Soup Calories

Mulligatawny soup chickpea

Another version of the classic Mulligatawny Soup; made with yogurt and split chickpeas no stock is required for this soup a rather pure vegetarian Mulligatawny Soup.


  • ½ cup split chickpea
  • 2 cups yogurt
  • 5 cups water
  • ½ tsp garlic paste
  • ¼ tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds


  • Roast the chickpea on a hot griddle/Tawa until they start forming brown edges.
  • Transfer chickpea to a mortar and pound them into a fine powder.
  • In a deep pan combine the following: water + yoghurt + powdered chickpea (#2) + garlic + ginger + red chilli + salt + sugar. Whisk hard to merge the ingredients.
  • Set pan over a medium flame and bring to a boil, lower the flame and simmer for an hour.
  • Heat the ghee to smoking point in a saucepan; toss in the mustard seeds and as soon as they stop spluttering pour et al over the simmering yogurt mixture (#4), mix up, and serve hot.

14) Tomato Soup Instant Pot

“ A first-rate soup is more creative than a second–rate painting.”The tomato soup more often than not is made from canned tomato juices and is therefore available all year round; became a Club favorite both with the chef and the light dinner recipes vegetarian Indian as soon as the canned juice of tomatoes was available in British Bengal.

Tomato Soup


  • 6 cups tomato juice
  • 3 stock cubes
  • 3 cups hot water
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 Tejpata
  • 4 black peppercorns, crushed
  • 1 celery, chopped
  • ½ tsp dry basil leaves
  • 1 tsp sugar


  • Mix & place everything in a pot. Simmer over a moderate flame for 1 hour.
  • Strain the broth through a metal sieve, filter out and discard any solid matter.
  • Season with salt and pepper.

15) Tomato Cream Soup

This soup is a twist on the cream type of soups carefully customized to transform the classical Tomato soup, not with milk with coconut cream.

The classical cream soup follows

Tomato Cream Soup


  • 5 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1 Tbs rice flour
  • 1 cup coconut cream (first extract only)
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 Tbs ghee
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds


  • In a mixing bowl combine the following: stock + tomato puree + rice flour + coconut milk + red chilli + salt + sugar + pepper. Whisk to blend properly.
  • Heat the ghee in a deep pan; when smoking hot toss in the cumin, sauté undisturbed for a moment.
  • Pour in the stock mixture, bring it to a boil and cook for 10-mins.
  • Strain the soup and serve hot.

16) Tuscan Bean Soup

A thick and creamy soup that is based on a traditional Tuscan recipe. It is delicious served with fresh, warm bread and butter.

tuscan bean soup

Serves 4

  • 235 g / 8 oz dried beans soaked
  • overnight or 2 X 420 g / 14 ½ oz can butter beans
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 vegetable or chicken stock cube, crumbled
  • 150 ml/5 fl oz / 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano
  • salt and pepper


  • If you are using dried beans that have been soaked overnight, drain them thoroughly.
  • Bring a large pan of water to a boil, add the beans and boil for 10 minutes.
  • Cover the pan and simmer for a further 30 minutes or until tender.
  • Drain the beans, reserving the cooking liquid. If you are using canned beans, brain them thoroughly, and reserve the liquid.
  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan (skillet) and fry the garlic for 2-3 minutes or until just beginning to brown.
  • Add the beans and 400 ml/14 fl oz/1 1/3 cup of the reserved liquid to the pan (skillet), Stirring.
  • You may need to add a little water if there is insufficient liquid. Stir in the crumbled stock cube.
  • Bring the mixture to the boil and then remove the pan from the heat.
  • Place the bean mixture in a food processor and blend to form a smooth puree.
  • Alternatively, mash the bean mixture to a smooth consistency. Season to taste with salt and pepper and stir in the milk.
  • Pour the soup back into the pan and gently heat to just below boiling point. Stir in the chopped oregano just before serving.


If you prefer, use 3 teaspoons of dried oregano instead of fresh, but add with the beans in step 3. This soup can also be made with cannellini or borlotti (Italian language) beans following the same method.

17) Cream of Cauliflower Soup

The term `Cream’ applied to any soup means that the broth has been enriched with reduced milk or single cream to give it extra sumptuousness.

Cream of Cauliflower Soup

Thus a Tomato Cream Soup will have milk instead of meat/vegetable stock in the broth. This is the basic `Cream’ recipe the process of which can be used to make soup with potato, Broccoli, Turnip, Kohlrabi, Data, Peas, and Tomatoes among others,

The first ‘Cream’ soup served in the dining room of the Club was most probably the Cream of Potato Soup; somehow the idea of a potato soup did not appeal to the post-independence member, and presently Tomato Cream Soup is the most popular one.


  • 4 stock cubes
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 celery, chopped
  • 1 cauliflower, cut into flowerets
  • 1 Tbs flour
  • 2 Tbs butter
  • 1 ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup light cream


  • Dissolve the stock cubes in the water.
  • Place the following in a pan: stock (#1) + onion + celery + cauliflower. Lead to a simmer and cook for 30mins.
  • Transfer cauliflower et al to a food processor. Mill to puree the ingredients.
  • Now make the roux. Heat the butter in a saucepan, When the butter starts sizzling- drizzle in the flour in a trickle, stirring vigorously. Cook till the sauce starts getting tanned
  • Pour in the puree (#3) and lead it to a boil.
  • Pure in the milk, bring it back to boil. Reduce the flame to its lowest setting. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the cream and immediately take the pan off the flame and season with pepper. Serve hot.

NOTE: Stock cubes usually come salted in case they are not or if you are using home-made stock use 4 tsp salt.

18) Chicken And Corn Soup

Chicken & Corn Soup

Chicken corn soup is considered by the parents to be the epitome of well-being food for children, as the Club variety contains: eggs, chicken stock, chicken meat, and corn. In addition, it is, to the delight of the doting mother, well liked by the young ones.


  • 1 chicken breasts, chopped into small squares
  • 6 cups stock
  • 1 egg
  • ½ can creamed corn
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbs cornflour
  • 1 cup cold water
  • ½ cup sherry
  • ½ Tbs sesame seed oil
  • 1 spring onion, chopped (optional)


  • In a large pan place the flowing: chicken +stock+ corn. Cook till chicken is tender.
  • Make a slurry with cornflour + cold water.
  • Stir in the slurry into the cooking stock (#1). Cook till soup gets thick.
  • Whisk the egg and pour it in a slow drizzle, and while doing so furiously stir the cooking broth with a ladle.
  • Finally add the following: sherry + salt + sesame oil + spring onions.

19) Bombay French Toasts

There are certain European dishes that have become our own, one such being the French Toast, the spicy version (with chopped green chilies, onions sans the sugar) of which is known as Bombay Toast and is more popular in the Club Bar as finger food.

There is nothing like a French toast to help someone feel special though it is so easy to prepare. The basic ingredients are always handy; don’t limit yourself to stale white bread and use French Italian or Raisin bread’s especially if it has seeds on top of it.

French Toasts

It is easy to dress up French toast; take two pieces of toast, place preserved fruits of jam in-between close-ups and sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar and you have an extra-special dish.


  • 6 stale bread slices
  • 4 eggs
  • sugar, to taste
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbs butter


  • In a mixing bowl whisk the following: eggs + milk + sugar + salt.
  • Dip the bread slices in the egg mixture coating both sides.
  • Heat the butter in a shallow fry pan. Slide in the soaked slices in batches.
  • Cook each side for a minute or two until golden brown.

20) Onion Rings Air Fryer

A popular dish in the Club bar in which green chilies also accompany the onions.

Onion Rings

At home, this dish can be served as a snack for a cocktail party or as a side dish for roast meats or grilled fish.


  • 2 white onions
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 tsp soy oil
  • ¼ cup white flour
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 cup cornflour
  • oil for deep frying


  • Slice the onions into ½ cm rings.
  • In mixing bowl whisk: egg whites + oil + flour + red chilli + salt. Set aside.
  • Mix bread crumbs and cornflour in a flat dish. Set aside.
  • Dip onions in the egg mixture and then dredge them in the bread crumb blend (#3).
  • Heat the oil for deep frying.
  • Slide in the prepared onion rings (#4) and cook until golden brown.

NOTE: You can replace onions with cauliflower, broccoli, potato slices, green chili, or capsicum – just as our Club cooks do.

21) Roasted Garlic Spread

A flavourful and tasty spread to enhance the simple milk bread slices served on the side.

Roasted Garlic Spread

Milk bread can be too bland for our South Asian taste; just spread some roasted garlic on the bread slice to get a bona fide our-or-the-world taste.


  • 6 garlic bulbs
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) Olive oil
  • 285 g cream cheese, softened
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper, freshly ground
  • 3 Tbs milk
  • 1 Tbs cilantro, chopped


  • Slice the roots off the garlic bulbs to reveal the cloves.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and wrap garlic bulbs in aluminum foil. Bake in a 200 C oven for 45-mins.
  • Cool and remove garlic cloves from their skins by gently squeezing them between your fingers.
  • Mash the garlic core with a fork and combine it with the remaining ingredients, mixing well and adding enough milk to achieve a spreadable consistency.
  • Spoon cook pasta in rice cooker into a serving bowl and sprinkle with chopped cilantro. Serve with raw vegetables, toast, or roti.

22) Battered Brinjal Recipe

Many different kinds of battered vegetables or Pakoras are served in the Club. This kind of deep-fried dish started their career on the Club menu as “Battered Vegetable”.

Battered brinjal

One thing is for sure; It was adopted from the local pakora concept with the addition of the Baking Powder or the Khabar soda to make it more light and airy’ to conform to the Belati taste.

Though this dish is a popular Club bar item at home it can be served as a snack or as a side dish with any meat or fish dish.


  • 1 cup chickpeas flour (besan)
  • 1 Tbs + ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • 1 ½ tsp carom (join)
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • cold water
  • 1 large Aubergine
  • oil for deep frying


  • Slice the aubergine as thinly as possible. Sprinkle with 1 Tbs salt and let them macerate in a colander for an hour.
  • In a mixing bowl; blend the following; chickpea flour + ½ tsp salt + ginger + garlic + red chilli + carom + baking powder.
  • Pout in enough water to make a thin batter.
  • Drain the aubergine pieces and wipe them with a tea towel.
  • Drop the pieces into the mixing bowl (#3) and coat them evenly with the batter.
  • Heat enough oil for deep frying. Slice the coated aubergine pieces into the hot oil and fry them till the coating is golden brown.
  • Using a slotted spoon; strain out the pieces. Drain on absorbent, paper for further soaking off the surface oil Serve hot.

23) Broccoli Au gratin

Menus Of all ex-British Clubs will have a Meuniere, Smoked, Fricassee. Cold Cuts, Cutlets, Au Gratin, A la Florentine, Custard, and Pudding dishes. All these dishes have changed with the times and are row well adapted to Bengali taste.

Some of them have traveled to the local restaurants as novelty foods-Cutlets and Pudding leading the way in the next few recipes I’ll chat about dishes with high sounding names.

Broccoli Au gratin

It is a common misconception that au gratin dishes must contain cheese; a traditional French gratin is a move often made with a Bechamel sauce. In French, au gratin refers to anything that is grated and put on top of a dish in British Bengal it always referred to dishes with a cheese sauce.

Presently Gratin is a type of casserole dish that is covered with cheese or buttered breadcrumbs and baked or broiled.

Till recently Cauliflower Au gratin was a popular party dish in the Club served as an accompaniment to Roast Beef. Perhaps the demise of the old oven in the Club kitchen and the overpowering influence of the Bangla dishes are pushing out the foreigners.


  • 350 g new potatoes, scrubbed and
  • 450 g broccoli, broken into florets
  • 25 g butter
  • 25 g plain white flour
  • 1 tsp English mustard powder
  • 300 ml milk
  • 100 g Comilla cheddar or blue
  • cheese (Stilton), crumbled
  • 15 g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground


  • Cook the potatoes in lightly salted boiling water for 12-15 mins, until tender. Drain the potatoes thoroughly. Keep aside.
  • Cook the broccoli in lightly salted, boiling water for 5-mins. Drain the broccoli though-roughly. Keep aside.
  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan and stir in the flour and mustard powder.
  • Cook stirring for 30 seconds.
  • Gradually add the milk in a trickle. Cook, stirring until you have a smooth thickened sauce.
  • Reduce the flame to very low and stir the cheese into the sauce.
  • Simmer very gently for 5-mins stirring from time to time.
  • Season sauce with salt & pepper.
  • Chuck the potatoes and broccoli into the cheese sauce, and mix up. Take the saucepan off the flame.
  • Spoon the mixture into an oven-to-table type flameproof dish.
  • Combine breadcrumbs + oil. Scatter this over the top.
  • Grill under medium heat for 3 to 5-mins until the topping is golden and crispy.
  • Place the dish on the dining table and let guests help themselves.

24) Deviled Eggs Calories

Devilled Eggs scaled

Excellent as a snack or as a garnish; I really love deviled eggs too much that I need everyone to love them. Start enjoying normal foods such as roasted peanuts and deviled eggs with your drinks.

The deviled egg is probably an excellent finish to a night of over-indulgence in alcohol. The extra fat and protein might prevent a nasty hangover.


  • 6 eggs. hard-boiled
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp dry mustard
  • ¼ tsp back pepper
  • 3 Tbs Mayonnaise


  • Cut peeled eggs lengthwise and scoop out the yolk. Mix yolks with the above ingredients and blend well.
  • Fill whites with the mixture, cover, and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.

25) Mushroom a la Florentine

From the Italian term all Fiorentina, the French name a la Florentine (in the style of Florence) has been coined to refer to dishes (usually of eggs or fish) that are presented on a bed of spinach and topped with.

Mornay Sauce (see `Fish Moley’ recipe below). A Florentine dish is sometimes sprinkled with cheese and browned lightly in the oven.

Mushroom a la Florentine

In the Club kitchen, a Florentine is a baked dish–prepared, cooked, or served with spinach and always topped with cheese. If you are short of time you may replace the white sauce with bottled Mayonnaise but the taste will be more oily;


  • 350 g new potatoes, scrubbed and halved
  • 450 g broccoli, broken into florets
  • 25 g butter
  • 25 g plain white flour
  • 1 tsp English mustard powder
  • 300 ml milk
  • 100 g Comilla cheddar or Blue
  • cheese (Stilton), crumbled
  • 15 g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground


  • Clean and de-stem the spinach.
  • Grease a large baking dish with butter.
  • Layer the dish in the following order: onions -1/2 cup white sauce-spinach-fish (dark side down).
  • Squeeze the juice of a lemon over the fillet.
  • Lay the mushroom on top of the fish fillet.
  • In a mixing bowl combine: 1 cup white sauce + cheese + Worcestershire sauce.
  • Spread this mixture over the mushrooms.
  • Place the baking dish in a preheated oven. Bake at 190 C (350 F) for 20 to 25-mins. The top should be golden brown.

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