My maternal grandfather died young of the demon drink, leaving my grandmother with two young children. Fortunately she met my step-grandfather, an extremely wealthy Sephardic Jew from Calcutta. For years she refused to marry him because he was a Jew and she was a Catholic. They lived together in great luxury with sixty indoor servants in what is now the British Residency in Singapore. I was reminded of this excellent dish by
In a large bowl mix all the ingredients except the chicken fat or oil. If the rice is not sticky enough you can add an egg to bind. This can be done in a food processor but I feel the resulting mixture doesn’t have enough texture. Form into
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