Thursday, August 29, 2013

Pork Fry

Pork – 1 kg ( I used ribs also)
Onion – 3 Large
Curry leaves – 2 twigs
Ginger -  1 small piece , cut into lengthwise
Garlic – 7 to 8 flakes
Black pepper – 1 to 2 tbs ( crush them nicely)
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Meat masala – 1 tbs
Salt as required
Oil for frying

Marinate the cleaned pork  with  turmeric powder, meat masala, crushed pepper corns & salt  for 25-30 minutes. Then pressure cook this  for 2-3 whistles on low flame. Once the steam vents out open the lid and check if the pork is cooked well.  Heat the pan add some oil & sauté chopped ginger & garlic until raw smell goes away. Then add the cooked meat pieces and fry on medium heat, stirring in between. When its done add the curry leaves stir nicely and turn of the flame.

In another pan add oil and heat it, and fry the sliced onion until brown. Drain the onion and mix with the fried pork.

Serve with rice, chapathi or parotta.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Watermelon Pachadi

Watermelon (Raw)  - 1 small
Grated coconut – ¼ cup
Yogurt – ½ cup
Ginger – chopped 1 tsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp crushed
Green chili – 3 no’s
Salt as required

                                    Fresh watermelon from my garden                                       

Peel the outer part of the watermelon and chop into small pieces. Cook the chopped watermelon with salt and green chili by adding little water till it turns soft. Meanwhile grind the grated coconut with 1/4 cup yogurt.. Add the coconut paste to the cooked watermelon and heat in low flame for a minute or two  Allow to cool and add the rest of the yogurt, chopped ginger and crushed mustard seeds & keep it aside.

Serve with steamed rice.