11th December 2018

Goan Pork Stew

Goan Pork Stew

One more dish that turns my boys into drooling puppies. This is my version of the Goan Pork Stew which can be served as a complete meal. You could serve it with some garlic bread slices or eat it as is.

Serves: 6 to 8 persons

Prep. Time: 20 Mins. + 2 hrs. to overnight (marination)

Cooking Time: 20 Mins. (active) + 60 Mins. (passive)

Ingredients:

  • Boneless Pork (cut into small pieces) – 750 gms.
  • Carrots (cubed) – 1 cup
  • Potato (small cubes) – 1 big
  • Peas (shelled) – 1 cup
  • Onions (finely chopped) – 3 medium
  • Tomatoes (finely chopped) – 2 big
  • Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp.
  • Cloves – 10
  • Cinnamon – 3 inch
  • Cardamom – 4
  • Black Pepper Corns – ½ tsp.
  • Pepper Powder – ½ tsp.
  • Bay Leaf – 1
  • Stock Cube – 1 small
  • Butter – 1 tbsp.
  • Cheese (grated) – 1 small cube
  • Macaroni (elbow) – 1 cup
  • Whole Wheat Flour (atta) – 1 tbsp.
  • Oil – 2 tbsp.
  • Sea Salt – 1 ½ tsp.

Step 1:    Apply salt to the cut meat, mix and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight.

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Step 2:     Take the meat in a pressure cooker and sauté on high heat for 5 minutes. Add 1 cup water, cover the pressure cooker with the lid and continue cooking on low heat till 1 whistle. After one whistle, cook on low heat for a further 10 minutes.

Step 3:     In a big vessel, heat the oil and add cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf and peppercorns and sauté for a minute. Add the onions and sauté till translucent.

Step 4:     Add the ginger-garlic paste and saute for 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, mix and cook covered on low heat for 12 to 15 minutes. Stir in between. Add the chopped vegetables, peas and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.

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Step 5:     Add the boiled pork along with the stock. Mix and then add 1 cup warm water. Crumble the stock cube and add to the pan. Cover and cook on low heat for 30 minutes till the vegetable and meat is tender.

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Step 6:     In the meantime, bring 1.5 litres of water to a boil. Add the macaroni and cook till it is ¾ done. Drain and keep aside.

Step 7:     When you are done with step 5, add the macaroni to the meat. Mix and cook covered for 10 minutes.

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Step 8:     Dissolve the flour in 3 tbsp. of water to make a paste. Add this to the stew, mix and cook for 5 minutes.

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Step 9:     Add the butter, grated cheese, pepper powder and mix. Cook covered for a further 3 minutes on low heat.

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