Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Pork Fry ( Kerala style pork ularthiyathu)

  • Pork- 1Kg (I prefer meat with bones)
  • Onion-2
  • Green chilly-3
  • Chopped ginger – 2 tsp
  • Chopped garlic -2 tsp (or ginger garlic paste-2 tsp)
  • Coconut slices-1/2 cup
  • Chilly powder-2 tsp
  • Coriander powder -2 tsp
  • Fennel powder -1 tsp
  • Black pepper powder-1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala-1 tsp
  • Vinegar-3 tsp
  • Curry leaves
  • Cilantro
  • Oil
  • Salt to taste
For deep frying:
  • Cardamom-4
  • Cloves-5
  • Cinnamon sticks-2
  • Bay leaf-2
  • Black pepper powder- ½ tsp



  1. Cut the meat into small cubes, wash and drain
  2. Heat oil in a large vessel and splutter mustard and add curry leaves and coconut slices. Saute until the slices turns light brown.
  3. Add green chillies, ginger and garlic followed by sliced onions. Saute for 5-10min in medium heat.
  4. Add chilly powder, coriander powder, fennel powder, garam masala powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder and saute for 5 more min.
  5. Add pork and mix everything. Now add vinegar and pressure cook for 1-2 whistle without adding water (or cook for 30-45 min).
At this point the preparation will look like the picture shown below.

How to make it dry?

  1. Grind cardamom, cinnamon and cloves using a mortar (or use a blender).
  2. Transfer the cooked meat along with the liquid to a wide pan, mix the above ground spices and boil off all the water.
  3. Add pepper powder and saute until it becomes dry and dark brown color ( If you want to make it spicy add more pepper powder which gives nice flavor & taste to all meat preparations)
  4. Garnish with cilantro or onion slices and serve hot with rice, appam or chappathi.


  1. Hi Jincy,
    Thanks for dropping by my blog .... I am glad you found the recipe you had been looking for there. Hope you try it ... let me know how it turned out.
    Although I am not a pork eater I can say the curry would had tasted gr8 just by the look of it.


  2. Thanks for stopping by chechi..Njan ethu vare pork dishes try cheythittilla..This looks super-yummy! Loved the presentation..

  3. Hy Jincy,
    First time here...nice space u have..
    fry sounds delicious n yummy click..
    do visit mine sometime..
    Tasty appetite

  4. very appetizing pork fry...sure to try it soon...

  5. Looks very appetizing..superb pork fry.

  6. Kerala style is really good.. that's what i heard...
    Looks nice...

  7. Thank you very much for the recipe :-) made it for christmas lunch and it turned out tasty.

  8. Thanks Everyone. @Sujith-thanks for trying my recipe and I am glad it turned out tasty

  9. Hi Jincy..this is my first time here and am so glad I found u!! i will definitely try this for sure. However, a small query..how did u clean ure pork? Did u wash it with vinegar and lime or just with plain water? And do we pressure cook this in a high flame or low flame? I have a space of my own..do chk it out wen u get a chance. Hope u like it too! I am ure follower now..do follow me if u like my space! Hope to hear from u soon!


  10. Just tried this with a mild modification by my own. It came out amazing !!
    Good work, keep it up



  11. Thanks everyone...for trying out my recipes and visiting my space
    @Neets, sorry I was busy with my studies, didnt get a chance to check the comments.
    For cleaning pork, I used to add vinegar(2-3 tbsp) leave it for few minutes, then wash in plenty of water. Hope this helps.

  12. It's a unique preparation, b coz in Mangalore we don't use coconut with pork