Monday, 22 June 2009

Pandhi Curry

This is Roshans version of the Coorg Pandhi curry which he claims is the most tastiest thing on earth. I'm not a big fan of pork, but this one tasted pretty good. Its not the healthiest of dishes and so I'd not want to have it on a regular basis. Its best with ghee rice, but we had it with Pita bread instead.

Pork- 1kg cut into bite size pieces
Onions- 2 big chopped fine
Jeera- 2 tsp
Coriander pwd- 1 tbs
Chilli pwd- 1/2 tsp
Turmeric pwd-1/2 tsp
Pepper pwd- 1/2 tsp
Ginger- 1 tbs crushed coarse
Garlic- 1 tbs cut fine
Green chillies- 3 slit lengthwise
Salt- to taste

In a heavy bottomed pan boil the onions, pork and 1 tsp jeera with a bit of water. When it becomes semi-gravy like, add the remaining 1 tsp jeera, the powders, ginger, garlic, the green chillies and enough salt and cook till done. The meat will be nice and soft and all the masala would have caught on to the pork very well.

Note: We bought about 500gms of stir fry chunks without any fat and bought the rest as loin with some fat on it.
Its a really spicy dish, so go easy on the chilli pwd if you dont want it so hot
Oil seeps out in plenty and after you refrigerate it overnight, you can actually scoop off the oil that forms a layer on top.
Coriander leaves and curry leaves add that extra flavour and the recipe asks for it, but my man here dislike all those 'leaves' as he calls it and didn't add any. I would have loved it though
Ginger garlic paste will do the trick if you do not have ginger and garlic separately.


Reflections said...

Looks totally yummy...havent made pork at all till today:-).
Main reason ofcourse is tht it is not easily available in the muslim countries bcoz u knw why.
But I heard it is available in certain european supermarkets.

An Open Book said...

Im not a big fan of pork...get various cuts here and an aunt once made roast with the ribs..was sooo good. i should learn from her :)

Anonymous said...

tried it last night was yummy ....we luved it,though it ws spicy ....