Sometimes when all you have to do is take picture and jot down the instructions, rather that do the actual cooking, its fun. My main challenge was convincing my mom to use the measurement spoons. We know that Moms and measurement spoons don’t gel along.
I am itching to bake and it feels like a long time but the challenges to gather baking ingredients in a place where baking is not very common is tough. So for another two months till I get back to my full fledged baking pantry I will be posting recipes from my moms kitchen.
From my moms kitchen:
- SET 1:
- 1 kg pork cut into 1/2 inch cubes
- 2 inch ginger cut into small pieces
- 1 1/2 tablespoons red chilly powder / paprika or to taste
- 3 tablespoons coriander powder
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 2 teaspoons garam masala/ All spice mix Recipe here
- 3 teaspoons salt or to taste
- 2 sprig curry leaves
- SET 2:
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1 tablespoon mustard seeds or fennel seeds sauf
- 1 small onion sliced about 1/4 cup
- 1 sprig curry leaves
- 1/4 cup minced or crushed garlic
Wash the pork and drain well. Add all the ingredients from set 1 and mix well into the pork. Cook in a pan or pressure cooker till the meat is cooked and tender, yet firm. (If cooking in a pan, turn the heat on high heat for 5 minutes and then cook it on medium heat until cooked, mixing in between. Cooking time could take somewhere between 30-40 minutes).
Heat oil in a pan on medium heat. Add mustard seeds. Once it cracks, add onions + curry leaves + garlic and saute. If needed, you can add 1/2 teaspoon red chilly powder and 1/2 teaspoon garam masala into the oil, taking care that the spices don't burn. Add the cooked pork and saute for another 10-15 minutes until slightly crisp and till the pork gets coated with oil and spices.
I like using fennel seeds instead of mustard seeds.
Cooking in a pan lets you control the tenderness of the meat.