Pork Solantulem

Goan Pork Solantulem
Pork Solantulem
A simple preparation where chunks of Pork are cooked with spices and end up as part curry and part stew. Fully delicious!! 

Ingredients:
1 kilogram pork (shoulder, with or without bone)
3 onion (chopped)
12 kashmiri chilies
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
6 garlic cloves (sliced in half)
20 kokum (bindi solam)
1 large ball of tamarind (soak in a cup of hot water)
salt to taste

Directions:
1. Prep your spices before you begin to save time while cooking.



2. Clean, wash and cut the meat into chunks around 1 - 2 inches in size. Apply around 2 teaspoon salt and keep aside. Note: If desired, this process could be done a couple days in advance to cure the meat slightly.



3. Combine the onion and spices (with the exception of the tamarind) in a pot.



4. Add the pork to the spice mix along with 1 cup of water. Start the cooking process on medium - high heat. 



5. Once the meat has cooked for around 10 - 15 minutes, add the strained tamarind juice to the mix and cook until the meat is completely tender.



6. Serve hot with bread or on steamed rice. 


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