Indian Outfits & Establishments; A Practical Guide, by an Anglo-Indian

Indian Outfits & Establishments; A Practical Guide, by an Anglo-Indian

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt:," you will probably have arranged to get a saddle for your share that week, or a haunch, as the case may be. In a club of this sort the different members get the prime joints in turns, or else write their names against the joints they wish when the list is sent round by the manager. A well, that is "gram-fed," haunch or saddle of mutton is always appreciated in India, because it is by no means easy to get. It is a mistaken idea that in India you should set before your guests as many English dishes as possible. The consequence is, you have tinned salmon, tinned peas, tinned ham, bottled fruits, and what are generally termed Belatee (English) stores given you at every dinner party until you are wearied at the sight of them, and loathe all tinned things for the rest of your life. There is no reason why those Indian fruits, vegetables, fish, game, &c., which are in season, should not be used; only we all so much resemble a flock of sheepwe must do as our leader does; and as the fashion is to set as many English things as possible on the table, English people follow it ad nauseam. In making out the following menus, I have given a good many Indian dishes--English dishes you can have, of course, if you prefer them--and as far as fish is concerned, you will have to fall back on tinned salmon very often, because there is nothing else to be had, unless you are in Bombay, where you can get pomplet, either white or black, the black being considered the better; mullets can sometimes be procured, also rooe, seer, chilwars (before mentioned), and mahsur, murrell. Game of various kinds is plentiful, the best being teal, sand grouse, quail, snipe, bustard, ortolans, partridges (black and grey), pheasants, plovers (green, grey, and golden), more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 9781236607942