Pork is one of the most popular delicacy in North East. Each state prepares its own versions of traditional pork curries and stews, with different tribes having further different recipes of their own. This version of pork curry is from Nagaland and is replicated by the other states as well. Naga Pork Curry is flavored by the use of bamboo shoots and King Chili (one of the hottest chili in the world), which are also some integral ingredients in most dishes of North East India. This is a simple and easy-to-make main dish recipe, and is enjoyed generally with steamed rice. If you don’t want to add King Chili, you can use red chili instead to prepare this yummy pork recipe. Try it and enjoy with your loved ones!
- 500 gm pork
- 25 gm ginger
- 2 onion
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 25 gm garlic
- 10 red chilli
- 1/2 tablespoon red chilli powder
For The Main Dish
- 50 gm bamboo shoots
How to make Naga Pork Curry
- Step 1. The first step is to prepare the paste for the curry. Grind together the ginger and garlic, until the resulting mixture is a smooth paste. In the meanwhile, cut the pork into medium pieces, wash and dry properly.
- Step 2.Next, put the pork in a pressure cooker and place it over medium flame. Keep stirring the pork so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the cooker. Keep doing this for about 3 minutes and afterwards, add the salt and stir the meat again.
- Step 3.Now, add the chopped onions and stir fry this again for a minute. Then, add the ginger-garlic paste, the sliced bamboo shoots and the chopped red chilies (2 King chillies, if available) to this and gently stir for 5 minutes. Cover this, but do not close the lid. Cook for 3 minutes.
- Step 4. Next, add the red chili powder to get a nice color, stir it for another 5 minutes. Then add about a cup of water and close the lid of the pressure cooker. Let it whistle for 6 times, before turning off flame.