Pork Vindalho III

4-5 jalapeno or serrano chilies, stems removed, sliced
25 dried red New Mexico chilies, seeds and stems removed
1 head of garlic, cloves separated and peeled
2 separate 1/2-inch cubes ginger root, sliced
2 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp mustard seeds
1 medium onion, diced
1-inch stick of cinnamon
3-4 cloves
1 C oil
1/2 tsp ground mustard
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 lbs lean pork, cut in 1-inch cubes
1 C vinegar
2 tsp salt

Mix the dried chilies, garlic, half the ginger, cumin, mustard seeds, onion,
cinnamon and cloves together and grind or blend them to a fine consistency.

Heat the oil and fry the fresh green chilies, ground mustard and the rest of the sliced ginger until the ginger turns brown and is dry.

Then add the ground spices and the turmeric and fry for about 5 minutes. Add the meat cubes and fry for 3-5 minutes. Then add the vinegar and salt and simmer very slowly for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours until the meat is tender and the oil floats on top.

Skim off oil before serving.

Serves: 4-6 brave people.

Meat dishes in India are always regarded as special treats to be served on special occasions such as festival days or arrival of a special guest. They would be served with vegetable dishes, rice, and
breads. Heat scale: Extremely hot.

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