Tasty pork in Malabar tamarind

Crispy pork in Malabar tamarind

Here is an easy recipe for a special pork delicacy with a hint of sourness from the Malabar tamarind (Kudampuli).


1 kg pork (cut into small pieces)

2 tbsp chilli powder

2 tbsp coriander powder

1 tsp turmeric powder

5 -6 dried chillies

Coconut shards

5 green chillies (crushed)

Ginger (finely chopped)

Garlic (finely chopped)

Black pepper (crushed)

250 gm yogurt

5 Malabar tamarind

2 onions

2 tomatoes

2 cinnamon sticks

Coriander leaves to garnish


Clean the pork bits by washing it in lemon juice

Heat a pan and add chilli powder, coriander powder and dried chillies

Roast well

When the spices begin to release its aroma, add the coconut shards, crushed black pepper and finely chopped ginger and garlic

Sauté well

Add salt as required and turn off the heat

Add yogurt into this masala mix

Marinate the pork bits in this masala-yogurt marinade and keep it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes

Heat oil in a pan

Add the marinated pork bits

Sprinkle the sliced onions on top

Cook on low flame with the lid on

When the steam begins to come out, add the Malabar tamarind

Cook for another 40-45 minutes

Add the diced tomatoes and stir well

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

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