Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Pork pickle - VINDALOO

A simple recipe. I think. It is comfort food.


Two pounds pork leg or shoulder, large cubbes.
Half a cup of onions chopped.
Quarter cup of cilantro (kotumir).
Teaspoon of oil from a sharp achar less masala.

Half a cup vinegar, two teaspoon sugar, two teaspoon ground pepper, plus one or two green cardamom, cloves, bay leaves, green chilies.

Two tablespoons chili paste.
Two teaspoons each: cinnamon powder, ground coriander.
Half teaspoon ground cumin.
Plenty of ginger and garlic.
Quarter cup vinegar.
Quarter cup strong tamarind water.

Whirr all ingredients of masala smooth. Marinate meat for several hours in marinade.
Brown onions, add the masala, cook till the oil separates. Add meat and marinade and cook fiercely briefly. Stir in the achar oil. Add two or three cups water and simmer for an hour or more. Add the cilantro, remove from heat.
Serve with pao and plain white rice.

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