December 26, 2007

Pork Fry

As the season to be jolly passes by, the whole of Dec is spent waiting for this wonderful day where spirits are high , people all around are decking up their homes and trees, gifts being bought and given, good deeds are done without a second thought , so was my Christmas this year.

The best part was we had a group of our friends who were carolling visited us it was great, as for me growing up Christmas always started with the carol practise spending evening hours after school reciting all of Jim Reeves famous songs, and getting ready for the big day.

We would go around for almost a week carolling visiting family and friends , singing all our favourites and special requests too, as in Dec would get cold towards evening by the end of the night all of us would had dry throats and pockets stuffed with homemade cakes and sweets too, but that was fun, miss those days so much.
I was kind of surprised to know abt a group that did go out carolling , in our neighbourhood and they did a fantastic job, and from now on they are going to regular at our place for every Christmas !!:)

Now coming to the dish , this Christmas I thought of trying this one as it had been my hubby's long time favourite , and we just had the kallu shaap version of pork olatheyathe on our recent visit to Kerala ,India of which the snaps I will be updating hopefully soon :) , since then I always wanted to try this dish , had to dig into the succulent fatty part of the pork marinated with spices and cooked on low flame till all the heat is blended into the yummy goodness !! It is a perfect Christmas delicacy.

But as it is not so goody good for ur health, cannot make it often or else it leaves Ur cholesterol levels shooting thru the roof ,it is going to be a once in a blue moon recipe or better said once in year Christmas recipe.

What u need:

Pork shoulder- 2 lbs cub size
( with the fat usually u get it in the asian stores)
onion (shallots ) - 1 cup chopped length wise
garlic -1 tablespoon chopped fine
ginger- 1 tablespoon chopped fine
curry leaves- 7-8
turmeric- 1 teaspoon
chilli pwd -1 teaspoon (add spice as needed)
paprika - 1 teaspoon
black pepper ground- 1 teaspoon
garam masala - 1 teaspoon
vinegar- 1 tablespoon
EVOO- 1 tablespoon
(extra virgin olive oil)
salt - to taste.

  • Marinate the pork with turmeric, vinegar , chilli pwd for 30 mins and set aside.

  • Meanwhile heat up a thick bottom pan, add 1 tablespoon EVOO add the chopped shallots and curry leaves cook till translucent.

  • Add the chopped ginger- garlic till raw smell is gone.

  • Add the paprika, garam masala , black pepper, cook for few mins , then add the marinated pork.

  • As pork is going to take some time to cook so cover the pan and let it cook on low flame, be sure to be mixing it once in a while so that it does not get burnt .

  • After about 20-25 mins the pork starts to sweat out the oil , let it cook in that oil so u can leave the lid open .

  • Add salt towards the end as per taste, and serve with hot rice or chapathi.


  • December 20, 2007


    The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.

    ~Burton Hillis
    Christmas has always been a time when you feel to be around the warmth of family and friends the most. It is the season for giving &, sharing happiness.
    As the day comes close by and as all of you are getting ready the the magic of Christmas ,
    Wish each of you
    love , happiness & great times with your family and friends

    wish u all of you a merry Christmas!!!

    Happy holidays!!

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