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Special Pork Masala

A fingerlicking Pork Masala that goes well with Rice or any Indian bread
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 kg Pork cubed (with fat)
  • 3 onions
  • 1" piece Ginger
  • 4-5 Garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 4 Green cardamoms
  • 2" stick Cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon Vinegar
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Tamarind pulp (dilute with 1/2 cup water)

To be Roasted and Ground

  • 1 tablespoon Coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon Cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Fenugreek seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fennel seeds
  • 1" stick Cinnamon
  • 4 Cloves
  • 5 Green cardamoms
  • 4 Bay leaves
  • 2-3 Dried red chillies

For the Final Step

  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1/2 cup Onion crushed
  • 6-7 Garlic cloves crushed
  • 3 Heaped teaspoons Coriander powder
  • 2 teaspoons Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder

Instructions
 

  • Dry roast the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, fennel seeds, cinnamon, cloves, cardamoms bay leaves and chillies to they turn dark brown in colour. Allow to cool.
  • Powder finely and keep aside.
  • Pulse the onions, ginger and garlic in a grinder to get a coarse paste. Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add the onion paste. Saute till it turns light brown in colour.
  • Add the bay leaves, cinnamon and cardamoms. Stir for a few seconds.
  • Tip in the roasted powder and mix well.
  • Add the pork and mix well.
  • Add the diluted tamarind mix, vinegar and salt and mix well.
  • Cover and cook till the pork is cooked through.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add the crushed onion and garlic and saute for a minute.
  • Add the coriander powder, chilli powder, turmeric powder and pepper powder and fry for a minute.
  • Tip in the cooked pork, along with gravy, if any.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, till you achieve the desired consistency.
  • Switch off heat and serve hot.