Let’s learn today a traditional and authentic Naga style pork recipe. An easy and simple recipe which anyone can master it with the right ingredients in hand.
Pork is one of the intregal part in the life of the Nagas. No festival or occasion is complete without pork dishes. This is an authentic pork dish of Nagaland. It is zero oil dish.
Naga Cuisine uses very limited spices and mostly the dishes are boiled and zero oil dishes. This dish is also prepared using very few ingredients.
This is a delicious and exotic pork curry with amazing aroma and flavor cooked with simple ingredients and simple cooking technique. Enjoy it with piping hot steam rice along with chutneys and boiled vegetables and side dishes. That’s how the Nagas relish their meal. So simple, healthy eating and soulful.
Lets head on to the recipe. Pork lovers and specially Naga cuisine lovers can give it a try and I am sure you will love it as much as we do. Do share your thoughts about the recipe in the comments below, I would love to have read them.
Preparation time : 10 mins
Cooking time : 30-40 mins
Serves : 3
Pork – 500 gms
Dry red chilly – 12-15 nos
Ginger – 2 inches
Garlic – 10-12 cloves
Bamboo Shoot Water/ Extract – 3 tbsp
Sichuan peppercorns – 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Water as required
Coarsely ground the ginger and garlic just to open the flavor. Keep aside.
Dry roast the sichuan peppercorns for a min or two. Coarsely crush it and keep aside.
Break the dry red chillies and add them to a bowl. Add hot water and soak them covered for 5-10 mins.
Drain the water and ground them in mortar and pestle into a paste.
In a pot add the pork, bamboo shoot water, salt and grounded red chilly paste, stir and mix well and cook on medium heat stirring them frequently for about 5-10 mins.
Add enough water covering the meat, cover the pan and cook on medium heat stirring occasionally till the pork is completely cooked. It might take approximately 20-25 mins.
Adjust the gravy consistency as per your requirement, add the grounded ginger garlic and crushed peppercorns, give a nice stir and cook for about 2 mins and take off the heat.
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