Pork Olathiyathe recipe

                                                            Pork Olathiyathe
Pork recipies are very common in Kottayam , Pala area. Pork ularthiyathe, pork vinthaloo  etc are the most popular pork recipies among Kottayam Christians. Good Pork dish n Tapiocca(Kappayum Panni erachiyum)is made for each other.I know all are waiting for the delicious recipe of Pork. So here comes the  recipe of Kottayam style Pork Olathiyathe. Special thanks to my sweet hubby for this delicious pork preparation.

Pork Olathiyathe
Ingredients needed
  • 1Kg cleaned pork
  • ¾ dsp Chilli powder
  • ½ tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 dsp Coriander powder
  • ½ tsp Pepper powder
  • ½ tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Aniseed
  • 2 Cinnamon
  • 3 Cloves
  • 2 Cardamom pods
  • 8 Garlic
  • 2 tsp Ginger sliced
  • Curry leaves- 2 leaflets
  • ½ cup Coconut (thenga kothu)
  • 1 dsp Vinegar
  • Salt- to taste
  •  water-1 cup
  •   For Seasoning
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 1 cup button(small) onions

Cooking Method 
  • Wash and clean the pork. Cut into medium size pieces and keep in a large mixing bowl.
  • Heat all these  ingredients in a pan- ¾ dsp Chilli powder,1 dsp Coriander,1/2 tsp turmeric,1/2 tsp pepper powder,1/2 tsp cumin,1 tsp aniseed,2 cinnamon,3 cloves,2 cardamom pod. Don’t burn it. Allow to cool the masala and grind it to make a paste
  • Marinate the cleaned meat with the freshly prepared masala paste and keep it for half an hour.
  • Transfer the marinated meat to a pressure cooker and add adequate amount of water(depends upon the quantity of cooker and meat).

  • I used a 3L cooker for cooking. Switch on the flame and wait for 3 whistles.
  • Switch off the flame and allow to stand  for reducing the pressure.
  • Take another pan, when it is hot  add ¼ cup oil(or you can add the fat layer formed  on  the top layer of cooked meat)So you can avoid extra oil.

  • When the oil gets hot add 1 cup of small button onions ,saute  and make it transluscent.Tip: You can sprinkle salt to the onion for making onion brown a little faster.
  • Add Ginger and Garlic slices and roast it with onion.

  • Reduce the flame and add 1 tsp Garam masala powder(Grinded at home or available  in packets),1 dsp Meat masala powder.Mix all the masalas with onion.
  • Add Coconut pieces(1/2 cup-Thenga kothu) and roast it.
  • When everything combines to form dry masala, add cooked pork with 3/4cup of gravy from the pressure cooker.

  • Mix thoroughly with all masalas,add 1dsp vinegar and make it dry in reduced flame
  • When the pork is  well coated with all masalas and little gravy, remove from fire and transfer it to a serving bowl
  • You can serve this pork  Olarthiyathe with Rice or Kappa.

Recipe Courtesy:
Mrs. K.M Mathew

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  1. Thank you for your wonderful recipe. Your writing style and explanation is awesome. It looks so yummy.I will try this dish!!

  2. Thank you dear friend Neenu:-)Really appreciated your kind words.Try out this recipe and give me the response.

  3. list all the ingredients, instad of adding some at th end!

    1. List is already there in the beginning itself.Anyway Thanks for letting me know that Rose.

  4. pl list all ingredients instead of adding them in the end


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