Veal Country Captain (Cold Meat Curry)

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Total Time:
60-90 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 kg - Veal from the shoulder portion (1 whole chunk)
  • 8 medium size onions cut finely
  • 1 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp - garlic paste
  • 1 tsp - chilli powder
  • 3 tbsp - oil
  • 1 tbsp - butter or ghee
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Veal Country Captain (Cold Meat Curry)

  • Boil the veal in sufficient water with a little salt and a pinch of turmeric till tender.
  • Remove from heat and cool.
  • When cold, cut the boiled veal into small pieces.
  • Mix the chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and garlic paste with the boiled veal pieces. Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry the onions till golden brown.
  • Remove from the pan and keep aside.
  • Now, fry the marinated boiled veal in the same pan, adding a tablespoon of butter or ghee. Cook till the meat begins to look dry.
  • Mix in the fried onions and simmer on low heat for 5 more mins.
  • Serve with rice or bread and a few steamed vegetables.
  • Country Captain is usually prepared with chicken.
  • However, it can be prepared with any left over cold meat as well.
  • Hence the name cold meat curry.