Pork Varattiyathu – Pork dry roast with coconut pieces – Christmas Special2012-12-15
- Yield : 500 gm
- Servings : 5
- Prep Time : 25m
- Cook Time : 25m
- Ready In : 50m
Pork Varattiyathu is a spicy dish with pork well-seasoned with spices and then dry roasted in coconut oil. It is one of my father’s speciality dish. He is from Angamaly, a municipality in Ernakulam district in the state of Kerala, India where Pork roast/ pork varattiyathu is one of the popular dish.
I had it for the first time when my mother prepared it for me during my post delivery confinement period. I never felt of having this dish before, though my sister who is a fan of Pork roast, always asked me to taste it. But when I tasted it for the first time, I felt like I should have had this before. It is so hot and spicy.
Pork Varattiyathu serves best with rice, appam, puttu, chappati or any other bread. This can be a good starter and also a good combination with drinks ;-).
- Pork - 500 gm with less fat (cut into pieces)
- Turmeric powder - 1/2 tspn
- Coconut pieces - 1/4 cup
- Coconut Oil - 2 tbspn
- Small Onion - 10 - 12 nos sliced thinly
- Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 tbspn
- Green Chilly - 3 slit
- Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
- Coriander leaves - 1 sprig
- Pepper powder - 1/2 tspn
- Cinnamon - 1 small piece
- Cloves -3 nos
- Fennel seeds/ sweet cumin - 1/4 tspn
- Meat Masala - 1 tspn (I used Nirapara meat masala powder)
Pressure cook the pork pieces with turmeric powder, salt and coconut pieces along with enough water. Cook till for 2 whistles.
When the steam has escaped, open the pressure cooker. Check if the pork pieces are cooked well.
Now heat oil in a pan. Add small onions and saute till it turns golden brown.
Then add ginger garlic paste, green chilly, curry leaves and coriander leaves one by one and saute well.
Now add pepper powder, cinnamon, cloves, fennel seeds/ sweet cumin and meat masala. Sprinkle some water and fry till the aroma comes out.
Add the cooked pork. Add salt if required. Fry for 5 to 10 minutes till it is brown in color and the oil separates. Spicy delicious pork varattiyathu is ready to serve.
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