Pesaha / Passover's coming,here is the recipe for Indari Appam with step by step pictures and video

Pesaha / Passover's coming,here is the recipe for Indari Appam with step by step pictures and video
Indari (Indri) Appam / Pesaha (Passover) Appam

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Kerala Style Pork Fry / Nadan Panniyearchi Ularthiyathu



For special occasions like Easter or Christmas, meat is an inevitable dish in Kerala Christian homes, especially Erachi Ularthiyathu / Meat stir fried! I was surprised that I had not posted a Kerala meat fry recipe even after 5+ years of blogging!! It is because whenever I make meat, it does not last long enough to take pictures and also for such common recipes I have wondered about the need to post as almost everybody knows how to make it :).... But now a days I have been getting many requests for such recipes and hence I will make it a point to post those common Kerala recipes.....If you have any such requests do let me know :).... 

Pork is an absolute favorite of mine… I know a lot of you may be thinking while reading this as to how I could possibly think of eating Pork during Lent ;)....  Sorry guys I made this dish quite some time back and somehow delayed posting it.... Whenever I get hold of Pork, I tend to make Pork Veengali and this time for a change I made it like Kerala Beef fry..... Every home has their own way of making erachi ularthiyathu and this is how we make it at home.... If you are a Pork lover do try this and enjoy it with rice, appam, chapathi, bread or as a short eat with your favorite brand of rum/brandy/whiskey/toddy like a true Achayan (malayali Christian guy) way :D :D

Nadan Panniyearchi Ularthiyathu / Kerala Style Pork Fry
Ingredients:
Pork – 1 kg, cut in to cubes and cleaned
Coconut slices / Thengakothu – ½ cup
Onion-2 big, sliced
Pearl onions / Chumannulli – ½ cup sliced
Ginger, minced – 1 ½ tbsp
Garlic minced – 1 ½ tbsp
Green chillies -3 or 4 sliced
Homemade Erachipodi / Meatmasala -3 to 4 tbsp (OR you can add 1 ½ tbsp chilly powder, 1 ½ tbsp Coriander powder, ½ tsp- Turmeric powder, 2 tsp- Pepper powder, 6 cardamoms, 6 cloves, 3 x 1” piece cinnamon sticks all powdered together)
Curry leaves – few
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Oil- 2 to 3 tbsp
Salt to taste 
Method:
  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker and splutter mustard seeds.
  • Add coconut pieces / thengakothu and stir fry until coconut pieces are light brown.
  • Add sliced onion, pearl onion, ginger, garlic and curry leaves; stir fry until onions become golden brown,
  • Reduce flame and add erachi podi / meat masala and sauté making sure not to burn the powder.
  • Add cleaned pork pieces and continue stirring until masala coat pork pieces. Add ¼ cup of hot water and pressure cook the pork for 3-4 whistles on low flame or until the meat is cooked well.
  • Once the steam vents out open the lid and check if the pork is cooked well.
  • Now on medium heat, cook the meat pieces until the oozed out water is completely dry, stirring in between. Turn off the flame.
  • At this point you can cool the pork and store it in the fridge and stir fry it when required. You can store this up to 1 week.
  • For stir frying, heat remaining oil in a non-stick pan add cooked pork pieces and stir fry well until pork is browned. If needed drizzle oil while stir frying.
Notes:
  • Some like really dry fried meat, so stir fry according to personal taste. We personally don’t like the meat too dry.
  • Since we prefer moist meat I sometimes add one sliced onion in the oil, stir fry for a minute and add a small tomato and then add meat and stir fry. This moist pork fry goes very well with chapathi, palappam, vellayappam and dry version goes well with rice and bread.


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18 comments:

  1. I have been searching for this mutton receipe for a very long time,which is prepared in Kerala.
    Its bit brownish blackish in color, spicy too and has a strong smell of curry leaves. Can you pls. post the receipe.

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  2. wow this looks so yum, i don't eat pork but this is so tempting

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  3. i never had pork but will try this with mutton or chicken...will that work swapna?

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    1. Yes you can make it with any red meat and chicken is also good Divya...

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    2. This reminded me of my dad's pork.. he used to make with pork belly. Followed the directions to the T and it was fabulous...definitely made it onto my recipe book. Thank you swapna for sharing, simple to follow and awesome

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    3. Loved it... made it with pork belly. Reminded me of my dad's pork curry when i was bak home. Simple recipe and so good.. perfect seasoning. Thanks for sharing this recipe which i followed to the T.

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    4. This reminded me of my dad's pork.. he used to make with pork belly. Followed the directions to the T and it was fabulous...definitely made it onto my recipe book. Thank you swapna for sharing, simple to follow and awesome

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  4. Very tempting fry,will try with mutton or with chicken.

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  5. You don't use pepper?!
    And I think you right!
    Because the pepper in supermarket are so bad quality, no tasty and no fragrant. Now I adopted Kampot pepper since my trip in Cambodia and I think it will be delicious with your recipes.

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  6. My husband loves pork! This looks great. Also,Thanks for participating in this month's DMBLGiT contest!

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  7. This looks really good Swapna! It's my first time here...and am glad I found ure blog! My husband's a big an, so will definitely be trying this. Do chk out my space wen u get a chance. Happy to be a follower!

    Neets
    neetustastytreats.blogspot.com

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  8. This was amazing! We loved it. Also using freshly ground erachi masala, works wonders! I added fennel and black cardamom in addition to those listed.

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  9. This is an amazing recipe, we loved it! Adding freshly ground erachi masala worked wonders, I added black cardamom and fennel to those listed since I had it in the pantry. Awesome Swapna!

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    1. Glad to hear you liked the recipe. Thanks for trying and letting me know :).

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  10. Loved this one.. And this has now become our fav one for all meats :) I have posted the recipe here with due credits - http://nitks.blogspot.com/

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  11. Hi. This is the first recipe i have tried from your blog today. It was a huge hit at home. Thank you sooo much!!

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