Hello my friends – after a somewhat lengthy hiatus I now have come back and will try to share one of our delicious recipes again once a week.
But first of all Jo and I like to wish you all the very best for the coming year; good health (and good fortune), joy and happiness and may at least some of your wishes, if not all, come true!
Christmas came and went – now is the time to say “good bye to 2019 and hello 2020”. Like most of us we too will be spending time with relatives and friends here in India whilst dreaming of snow, cold etc. in my own native country Germany. Hm – maybe next year!
Today I like to share with you one of our most favourite dishes, Jo’s very special Pork Vindaloo from a recipe he has devoped into his very own over the last few years. For any kind of celebration we will serve, amongst others, Biriyani and of course his Vindaloo. It is so delicious that we will never have any left-overs here.
We like our food really hot, but if you want to scale down on chilli by all means do so, but remember Vindaloo is by nature a very spicy dish. It is a jumbled pronunciation of the Portuguese dish “carne de vinha d’alhos” (meat marinated in wine-vinegar and garlic), which was introduced to Indians in 15th century by Portuguese explorers.
So, go ahead and enjoy this Vindaloo and, if you like, let me know what you think.
1 kg Pork, cut into medium sized pieces
3 x big onions, thinly sliced
4 x Tbsp grated coconut
1 x inch ginger, crushed
5 x large garlic pods, crushed
4 x Kashmiri Chilli, dried and whole
1 x tsp cumin powder
1 x tsp fenugreek
5 x cloves
3 x cinnamon pieces
5 x cardamoms
6 x black peppercorns
1 x star anise
1 x small bay leaf
2 x tsp mustard seeds
1 x cup white vinegar
½ x tsp black pepper powder
3 x Tbsp chilli powder
2 x tsp coriander powder
1 x tsp turmeric powder
1 x tsp ginger/garlic paste
4 x Tbsp Vegetable oil
2 x sprigs of curry leaves
2 x cups of water (initially)
Salt, as required
Method of Preparation:
1) Wash the pork pieces well, drain and pat dry with kitchen paper.
2) Rub a little bit of chilli powder and salt into those pieces and keep aside.
3) In a Mixi grind into a fine paste, with a little water, grated coconut, portion of one sliced onion, cumin powder, mustard seeds (1 x tsp only), pepper powder and coriander powder.
4) Heat oil. When quite hot add fenugreek, cloves, cinnamon sticks, cardamoms, pepper corn, star anise and the bay leaf and mix. After a few seconds add the remaining mustard seeds and let them ‘pop’ and then add the Kashmiri chillies and the sliced onion.
5) Fry this on medium heat until the onions turn golden brown.
6) Now add the grinded mixture, ginger/garlic paste and turmeric powder and fry until the oil rises.
7) Add the Pork pieces and fry in this mixture for app. Five minutes.
8) Add vinegar, water, salt and curry leaves and slow cook until the water almost dried up and the meat is deliciously tender.
9) Done – serve with rice, chapatti, naan or paratha and enjoy!
Happy new year to you!!
Thank you so much – same to you 🙂
That looks delicious – it’s good to see you back.
Happy New Year!
Thank you, MD – take care and … keep posting 🙂
How wonderful to see your post come up in my reader. Happy New year, Carina – so good to have your back. What was most interesting is the way in which you bring together the spices (love the photos) to create a delicious sauce. Kitchens have always been the place where traditions originate and are shared.
Thank you, Rebecca. Hope you all had a lovely Christmas. 🙂
Happy New Year! It’s about 1:30 am in Vancouver and I already feel the excitement of a new decade. So glad that we have entered 2020 together! Many hugs!!!
Delighted beyond belief to have you back, Carina . . . and may 2020 bring nought but good after all this while to you and Joseph ! Love pork ! Love curries, esp vindaloo – Jo’s recipe will be followed to the nth degree once I am able to cook again 🙂 ! Very much like your retro photo presentations also . . . whose imagination at work . . . ?
Eha – thank you. Please do try this recipe, I promise you will not be disappointed. Are you personally effected by the terrible fires?
And btw – all the artwork was done by Jo – love it too 🙂 🙂
The fires – yes, yes, yes – for weeks already ! Still have my home but have been short of food quite a few times ! Evacuated more than once . . . Shall write personally when some degree of normalcy has returned . . . best . . .