Pork is no stranger to the land of Seven Sisters – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram, and Tripura. We love our pork dishes be it fried, smoked, or boiled. These Indian pork recipes are really easy to prepare which means you can cook them in the comfort of your home. So here are some of the amazing pork dishes from the Seven Sisters. 🐷🐷
1. Smoked Pork
A delicacy of Nagaland but loved by every other hardcore pork lover in this part of India. Smoked pork is used in this recipe along with potatoes, green chili, Mongmong Chang, and tomato. Wash the smoked pork properly and add them to a pan. Next add the potatoes, tomatoes, and green chilies. Add salt and enough water so as to cook the meat completely. In a mortar and pestle mash the potatoes, tomatoes, and green chilies one after the other and put them back into the pot. adjust the gravy consistency according to your choice. Dry roast the Mongmong Chan and thereafter crush them. Lastly, add those, bring it to a boil and take it off from the heat. That’s it. Done.
2. Pork with Mustard Greens
Mustard greens or commonly known as “lai xaak” in Assamese is used in this recipe. We should always use mature, green mustard leaves for this recipe. Pork prepared with lai xaak is one of the least spicy pork dishes with minimal use of spices. Wash the pork cubes properly and then boil the pork in a pressure cooker for 2 whistles. Next in a pan heat oil and add ginger-garlic paste and chopped onions. Fry till golden brown, add turmeric and then add the pork cubes. After some time add the mustard greens and cook under medium heat by covering with a lid. When the water in mustard greens gets absorbed completely, add salt and chopped chilies. You can also use Ghost chili here. Mix well. Keep cooking until the mustard greens get cooked. Remove from heat and serve with plain rice.
3. Pork with Bamboo Shoots
A simple light dish made using bamboo shoots. Cook the pork in a pressure cooker for about 2-3 minutes. Add salt and stir lightly. Then add chopped onions and ginger-garlic paste. keep on stirring lightly. Next, the ghost chili and bamboo shoots need to go in. Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the chili powder to get a nice reddish tint. Next, add a glass of water and close the id of the pressure cooker. Let it whistle for 5-6 times. Serve with plain rice and boiled veggies on the side to get the real taste of the dish.
Jadoh can be said as the biryani of the Khasi people of Meghalaya.but the spices which are used are milder and less amount of oil is used. It is basically a rice and pork Khasi delicacy. Heat oil in a vessel and add onions, ginger paste, turmeric, and black pepper and fry till the oil separates. Next, add the bay leaves and the pork pieces and fry till the colour changes to light brown. Now add the washed rice and salt and fry for about 2-3 minutes. At last, add 4 cups of water and simmer till cooked.
5. Pork with Elephant apple (Ou Tenga)
Elephant apple is a little sour in taste but really goes well with this pork recipe from Assam. In a pressure cooker boil cube-sized pork pieces up to 1 or 2 whistles. Then drain and keep the pork pieces aside. Now heat oil in a pan and put the elephant apple pieces and fry it. Drain those pieces and keep aside. Next in the remaining oil add chopped ginger, garlic, and onion. Then add turmeric powder, cumin, coriander powder, and bhoot jolokia. keep on stirring and after some time add the pork pieces. Add salt and fry for a few minutes. Next, add the slices of elephant apple and fry for a minute or two and Done !!!! Serve hot with plain joha rice.
6. Assamese Pork curry with potatoes
It’s one of the easiest pork recipes that doesn’t require much effort. In a pressure cooker add the pork, coarsely grounded ginger-garlic, potato, onion, tomato, dry red chili, peppercorn, bay leaf, chilly powder, garam masala, and meat masala. Mix everything well. Cover the cooker with a lid and cook without adding water on low heat continuously for 5 minutes while continuously stirring. Next, add water and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles. Turn off the heat and let the pressure release by itself. Serve with plain rice.
So these are the North East Indian pork recipes we want you to try because they are super easy to make once you get the right ingredients. Do let us know if you’ve tried any of these before in the comments section below. Till then happy eating and someone rightly said, “I take life with a slice of bacon, a slab of ham and a rack of ribs” … OINK OINK 🐷🐷