Spicy Pork Gravy - Kerala Style#SundayFunday

This Pork recipe has a thick consistency gravy, which comes from the fried onion. This is very tasty, each Christian household in Kerala has their own treasured recipe of making this dish. In this dish I, have added just a teaspoon of brown vinegar and it gave this Pork an absolute divine taste. Try this and you will enjoy it.
½ Kg Pork – cut into medium pieces
2 Large Onions – sliced
½ Teaspoon Fennel seeds powder
2 Green Chillies – cut into pieces
1½ Tablespoons Ginger Garlic paste
1 Large Tomato – sliced
½ Teaspoon Heaped Red Chilly powder
½ Teaspoon Heaped Black Pepper powder
½ Teaspoon Turmeric powder
1 Tablespoon Coriander powder
1 Teaspoon Garam Masala powder
1 + 1 Sprigs Curry leaves
3 Tablespoons Oil
½ Teaspoon Level Salt
1 Teaspoon Brown Vinegar - Optional

For the Pork Marination
1 Teaspoon Red Chilly Powder
1 Tablespoon Coriander Powder
½ Turmeric powder
½ Teaspoon Level Salt
½ Cup Water

For the Pork Marination 
Wash the pork well and drain it.
In a bowl mix the ingredients together to make paste, add the pork and keep it in the refrigerator for at 3 hours or best overnight.

After the marinated time cook the Pork (see notes).

In the meanwhile as the pork is cooking lets prepare the gravy.

Heat oil in a kadai, add onion and curry leaves, till the onions turn brown but not crisp. Then add fennel powder, green chilly and cook for a minute or two.
Add ginger garlic paste, tomato, red chilly , turmeric, coriander , pepper and garam masala powders and salt and ½ cup water. Mix well and cook till the tomatoes are mushy and oil leaves the sides. Keep this aside till the pork is cooked.
When the pork is cooked, add the prepared gravy and mix well. Cover and let is simmer again on low flame for 5 minutes or till oil surfaces. Then add the vinegar and 1 or 2 whole green chillies de seeded, simmer again for a minute or two. Then switch of the flame, add the sprig of curry leaves, cover. Serve hot .
Enjoy with rice or rotis, soft dosa or appams of your choice. This taste even better the next day.

My Notes
If you have time I would suggest that you marinate the Pork overnight in fridge or for at least 3 hours.
I have cooked the Pork in a mud handi (treezal), for approximately an hour or more, on low flame with water on the lid. Stir this in between after every 15 minutes to check the water content or else pour the hot water from the lid, again place some fresh water on lid. I always cook the Pork like this. If you are in a hurry place it in a pressure cooker.

Labels: Pork, Kerala, Sunday Funday, Main course, Indian

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Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

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  1. I have some pork in the fridge. Can't wait to try this.

  2. Both you and Wendy have mastered the combination of spices in these dishes! What a great theme. Thank you.

  3. This sounds scrumptious and I still have curry leaves from the recipe I made this month. Thanks Sneha.