22nd January 2018

Daddy’s Pork Chops

My daddy was fond of pork – like most Goans are. This is one of his classic preparations which were a favourite of all in our household. As I have shared with my readers, he was very secretive about his cooking. But by the time I was a teen, I had honed my skills in espionage and I used them to good effect. So Voila, enjoy the crisp and juicy pork chops!

Servings: 4 Pieces

Prep. Time: 15 Mins.

Cooking Time: 25 Mins.


  • Pork Chops (marinated overnight with 1 ¼ tsp. sea salt) – 4
  • Ginger – 1 inch
  • Garlic – 6 cloves
  • Green Chilly – 1
  • Pepper Corns – ½ tsp.
  • Lime – 1
  • Vinegar – 1 tsp.
  • Oil – 2 tbsp.


For the Coating:

  • Egg (well beaten) – 1
  • Rawa [semolina] – ¼ cup
  • Salt – ¼ tsp.


Step 1:     Cover each chop with cling film and hammer with a meat mallet to flatten it.


Step 2:     Grind the ginger, garlic, green chilly, pepper corns and vinegar to a coarse paste. Use a little water if required.  Marinate the pre-salted and flattened pork chops with this mixture and lime juice. Leave in the refrigerator for 5 to 6 hours or overnight.


Step 3:     Beat the egg well with the salt and 1 tbsp. of water in a blender. Heat oil in a frying pan. Dip a chop in the beaten egg, roll in the rawa till well coated and place on the pan on medium heat. Do this for all four chops. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 10 to 12 minutes on each side on low heat till the coating is crispy and the meat is cooked.

Serve with a salad of your choice and a mustard dip.



  1. These look sooo delicious and inviting. I really must try them out. My husband is a pork chop fan. Do you have any other Pork chop recipes on the blog?
    Also, is it necessary to salt the chops one night and marinate on another? Or can I combine those 2 steps. I ask because I am terrible at forward planning!! 😛

    • Salting and marinating the pork in one step will work. However, I like to salt the pork because I believe it gives the pork a nice salty flavour and enhances it’s taste. Yes I have more recipes to follow and will post a Pork Chop Roast shortly.

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