Friday, 22 July 2011

Pork Thoran (Traditional Fare)

                                           Courtesy: Reno Fernandez        

Pork:  500 g cubed
Raw Banana: 2 cubed
Coconut:  1 Cup
Green Chilli:  6
Shallots:  100 g
Garlic:  6 pods
Cumin:   ¼ tsp
Turmeric powder:  ½ tsp
Pepper powder:   1 tsp
Mustard seeds:  ½ tsp
Dry red chilli:  3
Curry leaves   a few
Oil: 1tsp
Salt to taste

Marinate pork with quarter teaspoon turmeric powder and salt for one hour.
Make a coarse paste of coconut, green chilli, garlic, half the shallots, cumin and turmeric powder. Keep aside.
Cook pork with one cup (200 ML) of hot water. When almost done, put in the cubed banana and cook till tender.
In another pan, heat one tsp of oil, splutter mustard seeds, add red chilli cut into two, shallots & curry leaves.
Now add masala paste and fry till fragrant.
Put in the cooked pork, dry it well, and sprinkle pepper powder.
Serve with Rice & Rasam. 

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