Pork with bamboo shoot – Learn how to make traditional naga pork curry. Pork cooked with fermented bamboo shoot.

Pork is one of the integral part of the Nagas. It is one of the most loved meat. No special occasions or festivals is complete without pork dishes. This pork curry is one of the popular and the common one amongst many pork dishes of the Nagas. And undoubtedly loved by all.

This Pork with bamboo shoot is a traditional and authentic Naga style pork curry recipe. It is an easy and simple zero oil recipe. Here the pork is cooked with dry red chilly, fermented bamboo shoot, ginger garlic and flavored with Mejenga seeds (Sichuan peppercorns).

Delicious and exotic pork curry with amazing aroma and flavour cooked with simple ingredients and simple cooking technique, just boil the pork with the ingredients the recipe calls for and cook till the meat is tender and voila your scrumptious pork curry is ready. Slurrp it with piping hot steam rice along with chutney and boiled vegetables. That’s how the Nagas relish their meal. So simple, healthy eating and soulful.

Lets hear the easy recipe and if at all you try this recipe, please do share your thoughts about the recipe with me.

Do check out some of the pork recipes link shared below if at all you have missed them.

Smoke Dried Pork With Dry Bamboo Shoot

Pork Pickle Recipe

Dohneiiong Recipe / Pork With Black Sesame

Naga Style Pork With Bamboo Shoots, Colocasia Leaves and Stem And Mongmong Tu (Mezenga Pata)


  • Preparation time: 15 mins
  • Cooking time : 35-40 mins
  • Serves : 3-4

Ingredients to make pork with fermented bamboo shoot:

  • 500 gms Pork
  • 15-20 Dry Red Chillies
  • 2 Inches Ginger
  • 8-10 Garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup Shredded fermented bamboo shoot
  • 1 tbsp Mejenga seeds ( variety of Sichuan peppercorn)
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as required

How to make pork with fermented bamboo shoot:

  • Dry roast the Mejenga seeds for 1-2 mins. Keep aside.
  • Coarsely pound the ginger and garlic in a mortal and pestal just enough to open the flavour. Keep aside.
  • Roughly break the dry red chillies and add them in a bowl. Add hot water, cover the bowl and soak the chillies for couple of mins.
  • In a mortal and pestal pound the soaked chillies coarsely.
  • In a pot add the pork cubes, pounded chillies, salt to taste and cook for 10-15 mins stirring it occasionally.
  • Add enough water to cover the pork and cook till the pork is 50-60% cooked.
  • Add the shredded fermented bamboo shoot and continue to cook till the pork is completely cooked. Cooking time will differ depending upon the tenderness of your pork.
  • Adjust the gravy consistency as per your requirement.
  • Add the coarsely pounded ginger garlic, crushed dry roasted Sichuan peppercorns.
  • Cook for 3-5 mins and take off the heat.

Well, if you make this naga style pork with fermented bamboo shoot, please do leave a feedback in the comments box below or snap a photo and tag Akum Raj Jamir on Facebook and akumrajjamir on Instagram with hashtag #atmykitchen. I would love to see your creations.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I hope you liked the recipe. Your valuable feedbacks are always welcome, I love hearing from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every one of you.

Happy cooking!

Love Akum

About Akum Raj Jamir

Hello Everyone.. I am Akum Raj Jamir. I am a Naga Lady born and bought up from Nagaland. Married to a Tamilian and settled in Chennai now.  I worked in hotel industry for 3 years and later I shifted to corporate sector and worked in US based MNC companies. In January 2014 I was blessed with a baby boy and that it when I decided to quit my job and give me full time for him as well as the home. Now I am a homemaker ☺.  I started cooking at the very small age. We sisters used to help mom in the kitchen and followed the foot step of my mom and that's how I developed my cooking skills. A foodie by nature and a passionate cook, loves everything about food. Cooking is my passion. I love experimenting with food in my kitchen and try to bring the best in whatever I cook. I cook with all my heart and soul and this love is evident in the dishes I cook.  I believe in sharing a lot thus whatever I cook I share with fellow friends and my fan followings. So this space is all about food from my kitchen for foodies like me. Explore the recipes ☺

17 thoughts on “Pork with bamboo shoot recipe/ Naga style pork recipe/ Traditional Naga pork recipe

  1. Akum Thankyou for the recipe . It is so well explained.
    What can I replace mejenga seeds with since we don’t get them in Delhi.
    I tried this recipe and put peppercorns

      1. Lovely Recipe. I am from assam. I know mejenga pat and seed. please let me know pork with mejenga tenga only.

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