Pork Masala Fry

If you see a new Pork recipe here, then you can rest assured it’s either Christmas or Easter time ;)

As you may or may not know, I do not eat pork. I started cooking Pork only after getting so many requests for pork recipes. Now, it has kinda become a tradition to share a new pork recipe for Christmas / Easter.

So, to keep up with the tradition here’s a new pork recipe – Pork Masala Fry. This is yet another Kerala style pork recipe. Similar to how there are different recipes for beef fry, which looks more or less the same, but a few additions and changes in the ingredients make for a different taste, there are different pork fry recipes too.

Today, am sharing with you one such recipe.

The recipe is very easy and straightforward. I think the taste and flavor of the pork actually depend on the meat itself. The ingredients are there just to highlight the flavor. So make sure you get good quality and a good cut of pork to make the most of it.

This is a flavor-packed dish and it goes well with rice, appam or chapathi. 

Check out other Christmas recipes here.

Here is the recipe…

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Pork Masala Fry

Quick, simple and easy Kerala style Pork Fry recipe. Pork pieces marinated in ground spices and slow-cooked. Goes well with rice, appam, chapathi.
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Course: Appetiser, Main, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Indian, Kerala, Keralan, South Indian
Keyword: Pork Fry, Kerala Style Pork Fry, Indian Style Pork Fry recipe, Easy Pork Fry recipe
Author: Maria Jose Martin


  • 650 gms Pork (cut into bite-size pieces (refer notes))
  • 1.5 tbsp Coriander powder
  • 1 -1.5 tbsp Chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp Pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp each Chopped ginger & garlic
  • 4 Cloves
  • 1 medium Cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar
  • 15 Small / pearl onion (shallots) (sliced)
  • Salt
  • 1-2 tbsp Coconut oil
  • Curry leaves


  • Grind together ingredients from coriander powder to fennel seeds with 2 tbsp water to a smooth paste.
    Step 1 Pork Masala Fry
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  • Marinate cleaned pork pieces with ground paste, salt, and vinegar.
    Step 2 Pork Masala Fry
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  • Add 3/4 – 1 cup hot water to pork. Bring it to boil. Reduce to lowest flame and cook till pork becomes tender around 40-45 mins.
    Step 3 Pork Masala Fry
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  • Heat oil in a wide pan. Add sliced shallots and curry leaves. Cook till it browns.
    Step 4 Pork Masala Fry
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  • Add cooked pork along with gravy, if there is any. Mix well. Roast it on low flame for 8-10 mins, till the gravy is dried and the pieces are coated well with the masala. Add oil in between, if required.
    Step 5 Pork Masala Fry
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I used pork belly for this. I recommend using any cut which has a good amount of fat in it. It adds more flavor and keeps the meat juicy. Let the dish rest for sometime for the flavor to settle in. 
The cooking time may vary depending on the cut of the pork and also whether you are using fresh or frozen pork.
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