Creating a blog was out of the question for a long time for me, as measuring everything in the kitchen was like biting into an eggshell. I enjoy cooking and don’t want to waste even a slightest bit of enjoyment in that small world of mine. But little did I know that everything will change, when my husband came home with the Oscar nominated film ‘Julie and Julia’( a real life story) where Julie Powell (part played by Amy Adams) challenged herself to make all the 524 recipes from Julia Child's cook book ‘Mastering the Art of French Cooking’ and blogging all her experiences (The Julie/Julia Project). It was an inspiring movie. A few days later when we were discussing this casually with a friend of ours over tea…everything changed dramatically…..” How about you making at least half of it in one year? Not French but your own. 262 recipes that will inspire others and present it as a blog?” For a minute my mind traveled faster than light… With an experience as a helper in my mother in laws kitchen for 6 years followed by a three year everyday struggle to satisfy the palate of my foodie husband, if I cannot do it then why should I cook? But on the other side with an experience in English literature extending no more than expanding outline stories in English grammar class when I was 18 and two small kids that come in handy at times, will a commitment for the next one year work? Anyway my ‘cook's ego’ didn’t allow me to say no...

So my friends …here I am opening my recipe book, trying to perfect and present 262 recipes in the coming 365 days….A Challenge that will of course tastes good. Come.. Have a walk with me along my journey.. Cheering and inspiring….Forgiving and tolerating…Testing and tasting….for ‘A Tasty Challenge’

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Garlic Pepper Pork Fry

Recipe No: 186
Ingredients                                       Serves 4
To Pressure Cook
  • Pork with bones……………….......600 grams (cut into small pieces)
  • Red Chilly Powder……………......1/4 Teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder…………….......1/2 Teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder……………….....1/4 Teaspoon
  • Freshly Crushed Black Pepper...1 ½ Teaspoons
  • Salt………………………………………3/4 Teaspoon
  • Crushed Garlic……………………...1/4 Cup
To Saute
  • Coconut Oil…………………………..2 Tablespoons
  • Shallots crushed…………………....1 Cup
  • Curry Leaves………………………...2 Sprigs
  • Freshly crushed Black Pepper....1/2 Teaspoon
  • Garam Masala Powder……………1/4 Teaspoon
  • Salt as needed
Method of Preparation
  1. Mix thoroughly all the ingredients to pressure cook  and cook till done (for about 2 whistles).
  2. Once the pressure is gone, open the cooker and if there is excess Water, boil till almost dry. Keep it aside till ready to be used.
  3. Heat Oil in a pan on medium high heat and saute the Shallots and Curry Leaves  until wilted thoroughly.
  4. Add the cooked Pork and fry till slightly browned.
  5. Once reached the desired color and consistency, sprinkle cracked  Black Pepper and Garam Masala Powder on top and mix once more. Add more Salt if needed.
  6. Serve hot with Rice or any of the flat Breads.
Notes:
  • Take care not to powder the Black Pepper. Crush it into a course consistency.
  • Garlic and Shallot doesn't have to be sliced.  Crush them roughly in a mortar and pestle if you have one or pulse it 1 or 2 times in a grinder.
 





Make it, enjoy the deliciousness and 
serve it to your family with love…

1 comments:

Priya said...

Thats a great looking delicious fry..

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