Pork Curry, Coorg Style (Pandi Curry)


    The ethnic way of preparing pork curry, the way grandmothers used to cook, without seasoning. Now-a-days the preparation has been changed slightly, but the traditional method is the best.


    Karnataka, India
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    • 1 kg Pork
    • 1 tablespoon Red Chili powder
    • 2 teaspoons Turmeric powder
    • 2 medium size Onions
    • 5 to 6 Green chili
    • 2 pods(18-20 cloves) Garlic
    • About 8cm long Ginger
    • 3 tablespoons Cumin seeds (jeera)
    • 5 or 6 №s Cloves whole
    • 5 tablespoons Coriander seeds
    • 2 tablespoons Black pepper whole
    • Salt to taste
    • 1cup (250 ml) Water
    • 1 № Lemon, medium size
    • 2 tablespoons Black vinegar ('Kachanpuli', prepared/available in Kodagu)


    1. Cut the pork to about 3 cm size and wash thoroughly and drain water completely.
    2. Add red chili powder, turmeric and salt. Mix well and allow marinating for 10 minutes.
    3. Prepare a masala (mixture) by grinding onion, green chili, garlic, ginger, 1 tablespoon of cumin seeds, and 2 cloves to a coarse mixture. Do not add water.
    4. Boil 1 cup of water in a thick bottomed vessel.
    5. Add the ground masala and continue boiling for 1 or 2 minutes.
    6. Add marinated pork and cook until tender (for about 20 to 25 minutes).
    7. In a griddle (bandli) roast together 2 tablespoons of cumin seeds, 5 tablespoons of coriander, 2 tablespoons of black pepper and cloves Till it becomes black, but not burnt!
    8. Grind the roasted mixture to a very fine powder.
    9. Add the roasted and powdered mixture and black vinegar to the pork. Continue cooking on low flame until oil starts separating out from the meat.
    10. Now it is ready to eat. While eating, fresh lemon juice may be added for extra flavour and taste.


    This preperation may be stored for about a week without refregeration!

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    Reviews in English (5)


    Great work!  -  25 Apr 2016


    Had Coorg Pork with local Coorg friends when I lived in Karnataca in 1975 and am delighted to have found this excellent recipe.  -  29 Dec 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)


    Very tasty, very easy to make, different to the usual idea of an Indian curry. Reasonably healthy as the only fat is that on the meat. I never have enough recipes for pork currys, so this will definitely be used again and again. Would like to see more of your grandmother's recipes.  -  18 May 2014  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)