Pork Indad is a flavorful and aromatic dish and a famous Manglorean delicay. This dish combines tender pieces of pork fried and cooked with a tangy sweet and spicy masala resulting in a delicious blend of flavors. Whether served with rice, bread, sanna or Appam Pork Indad is sure to tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving more.

Mangalorean Pork Indad Recipe


- 1 Kg Pork

- *For Grinding:*
- 6 Green Chillies
- 10 Kashmiri Chillies or Bydagi
- 2 Cinnamon Sticks
- 8 Cloves
- 1 whole Garlic Bulb
- 1 inch Ginger
- 1 Tbsp Jeera (Cumin Seeds)
- 1/2 Tsp Mustard Seeds
- 3 Medium Onions
- 8 Peppercorns
- 2 Tbsp Sugar
- 1 small lemon-sized Tamarind
- 1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
- 3 Tbsp Vinegar
- 1 Tbsp Whisky (optional)
- Salt to taste

- *Add-ons:*
- 3 medium Potatoes
- Oil for frying


1. *Preparation:*
- Wash and clean the pork, then slice it into thin, large pieces.
- Apply salt and turmeric to the pork slices, and set them aside.

2. *Grinding the Masala:*
- In a grinder, combine green chillies, Kashmiri chillies, cinnamon sticks, cloves, garlic, ginger, jeera, mustard seeds, onions, peppercorns, sugar, tamarind, turmeric powder, vinegar, and whisky (if using).
- Grind the ingredients into a fine paste, ensuring it's well combined and smooth.

3. *Frying the Pork:*
- Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a frying pan or tava.
- Fry the pork slices on both sides until they are golden brown. Fry in batches if necessary to ensure each piece is cooked evenly.
- Once fried, remove the pork from the pan and set aside.

4. *Preparing the Masala:*
- In the same pan with the remaining oil from frying the pork, add the ground masala paste.
- Fry the masala thoroughly for about 10 minutes until it's aromatic and well-cooked.

5. *Cooking the Pork:*
- Add the fried pork slices to the masala in the pan.
- Mix well to coat the pork evenly with the masala.
- Add any water collected after grinding the masala to the pan.
- Cook the pork in the masala over low heat until it reaches a thick consistency.

6. *Frying the Potatoes:*
- Thinly slice the potatoes.
- Fry the potato slices in a separate pan with a little oil until they are crispy and golden brown.

7. *Final touch:*
- Mix the fried potato slices with the cooked pork indad.
- Cover the pan and let it sit for some time to allow the flavors to meld.
- Serve the Mangalorean Pork Indad hot, accompanied by rice, sannas, appams, or dosas.

Enjoy the authentic and delicious flavors of Mangalorean cuisine with this Pork Indad recipe!


About Rovena:

Rovena Fernandes, is a dedicated food enthusiast, blogger, and entrepreneur, proudly represents the vibrant town of Santhekatte, Udupi. Her educational journey includes studies up to 12th grade at Milagres College, followed by graduation from MGM College. After tying the knot with Lawrence Agnello Crasta, she resided in Bangalore for several years, immersing herself in cosmetology at VLCC and L’Oréal Bangalore while managing her own salon.

Her culinary journey began with a profound love for cooking, culminating in the establishment of her online presence through the Facebook food group, “Spices and Aromas”, and her website, www.spicesandaromas.com. Here, she shares delightful recipes, blending flavors, traditions, and the art of cooking. Rovena also creates engaging food vlogs on YouTube and actively participates on various social media platforms, showcasing her culinary prowess. Additionally, she contributes recipes to the popular Konkani Magazine “Amcho Sandesh,” published by Catholic Sabha Mangalore.

Entrepreneurial Ventures:

Driven by her passion for authentic flavors, Rovena is the proud founder of “Rovena’s,” a renowned masala brand in India. The brand’s range of Mangalorean traditional masalas, including Bafat, Chicken Sukka, stew, Fish fry, and more, reflects her dedication to quality and authenticity. With an eye for innovation, she continuously expands the product line, promising exciting additions in the near future.

Personal Life:

Rovena cherishes every moment spent in Santhekatte alongside her supportive husband and son, drawing inspiration from her surroundings to fuel her culinary creativity. Beyond her entrepreneurial pursuits, she finds immense joy in nurturing her family and fostering a love for food within her community.

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