A simple but delicious dish of pork with bamboo shoots à la Naga style.


100 gms of bamboo shoots
a bunch of coriander leaves
50 gms of garlic
50 gms of ginger
3 onions
1 kg of pork
5 raja mircha (king chilly)
1 tbsp of red chilli powder
Salt to taste


Grind the garlic and ginger to a paste. Peel and chop the onions. Clean and wash the pork. .


Put the pork in a pressure cooker and cook in medium flame for about 2 mins. Stir once to avoid burning the meat at the bottom of the pressure cooker. Add some salt according to taste and stir the meat slightly. Then, gently put in the chopped onions and stir fry for a minute. And then add the ginger and garlic paste. Stir fry for another minute. Add the raja mirchas and bamboo shoots and gently stir.

Cover, but don’t close the lid, and cook for 3 minutes. Add the chilli powder to get a nice color. Then, turn the meat with a spoon or spatula. Avoid too much stirring and let the meat settle on its own. Now add about a glass of water and close the lid of the pressure cooker. Let it whistle for about 5-6 times before you turn off the flame. Garnish with coriander leaf and serve with steaming hot rice.

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