ANGLO-INDIAN HAM ROAST
A simple Ham Roast Anglo-Indian Style for Christmas Dinner if you don’t feel like having Roast Turkey or Pork Roast this year. All you need to do is to let it simmer on its own for a short while and your Ham Roast is ready. Serve with Roast Potatoes, Steamed vegetables and Bread.
1 chunk of Smoked Ham or Uncooked Ham with the Bone weighing around 2 Kgs (with some fat)
3 potatoes peeled and halved
1 Teaspoon chillie powder
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
3 whole red chillies
1 teaspoon pepper corns
1 Bay leaf
Salt to taste
1 teaspoon ground pepper
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
Make a few small cuts on the Ham. Rub the Ham well with the salt, vinegar, chillie powder, turmeric and pepper. Pierce the Ham with the a few cloves if desired.
Place the ham in a suitable pan together with all the above ingredients and a little water and cook first on medium heat then on Low Heat till the ham is cooked and all the water dries up.
Simmer on low heat turning the Ham around till nicely browned on all sides. (Add a teaspoon of sugar to brown it faster)
Alternately, the Ham can be roasted with all the above ingredients in an oven till the Ham is soft and brown.