I mean, what's not to like? It is, without a doubt, one of the most flavorful cuisines one can eat.
I have always wanted to learn to cook some Indian dishes. My few attempts at experimenting by reading cookbooks had failed miserably (oh, they were BAD) and I had somewhat given up all hopes of being able to cook Indian food.
chicken masala. We loved it so much, I cooked it for Aden's 4th birthday party.
Last week, Kulwant came over to teach me how to cook another Indian dish, this time, with pork! I was over the moon because we love pork, and I so rarely see pork curries in restaurants.
The pork was blanched with boiling water - just pour boiling water over the pork - and drained.
In a heated Dutch oven, I sauteed sliced red onions in a little vegetable oil for about 10-15 minutes. I detest the taste of raw onions, so I made sure my onions were well-cooked.
Remember to give everything a stir every 10 minutes or so.
As it cooked down, there would be more liquid in the pot.
This is super, super good. Do cook more so you would have left-overs because this tasted even better the following day!
Pork Masala (Serves 8-10)
Recipe from my friend, Kulwant Kaur
1.5kg pork shoulder, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 piece thumb-sized ginger, peeled and cut
10 cloves garlic, peeled
6 medium red onions, sliced thinly
1 can (28oz) crushed tomato
2 tablespoons natural yogurt
1 tablespoon chili powder
3 tablespoons curry powder for meat
1-2 teaspoons salt
1 bunch coriander, chopped (optional)
2 green chilies, sliced (optional)
1. Blanch pork with boiling water. Drain and set aside.
2. Saute onion in a little vegetable oil in a Dutch oven until the onions are cooked through and have slightly caramelised, about 10-15 minutes.
3. Blend garlic and ginger with a little water. Add this to onions. Stir.
4. Add crushed tomato, yogurt and pork. Stir to combine.
5. Simmer, covered, on medium heat for 1-1.5 hours, depending on how tender you prefer the meat to be.
6. Whisk chili powder, curry powder and salt in a bowl. In the last 10 minutes of cooking, add this to the curry and stir to combine thoroughly. Check (and adjust) seasonings.
7. Serve with chopped coriander and sliced green chilies.