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This quick chilli pepper pork will make your Sunday

Soul food alert!

Published 29.05.22, 12:23 AM
Image courtesy: Pooja Mitra

Skip the takeout and cook your own hearty chilli pork at home this weekend, with just a few pantry essentials. The fuss-free chilli pork recipe just needs some good meat, a smattering of veggies, a dash of seasoning and a whole lotta love!


500 gm pork (try to go for a 70:30 meat-fat ratio) chopped into thin slices

3 large onions (1 whole, 2 chopped into dices)

1 bell pepper, diced

1 large tomato chopped into large dices

10-12 bullet chillies (green) sliced

3 tablespoon whole black pepper corns



2 tablespoon soya sauce

4-5 tablespoons of white oil

One star anise

1 garlic (one whole half, unpeeled and the other half peeled and finely chopped)

1 ginger peeled and finely chopped

1 lemon

½ teaspoon coriander powder


Clean the pork slices and marinate with salt, grounded black pepper and lemon juice and keep aside for 10-15 minutes.

Chop the veggies

In a pressure cooker, add the pork slices, 1 whole peeled onion, sliced ginger, half of the garlic, 2 green chillies, a piece of star anise, 6-7 corns of black pepper, 1 tablespoon salt, water and cook till the meat is tender. It usually takes 3-4 whistles

Separate the pork slices and the pork stock. The latter can be saved for later use in soups or in pork dishes

In a wok, add oil and heat. Add garlic and ginger and cook till both are golden. Add whole corn of black pepper and slit green chillies and cook for about 2-3 minutes. Add pork slices, onion, bell peppers and tomatoes and cook for 8-10 minutes (cook in high flame, with regular stirring)

Add soya sauce and a pinch of sugar, and cook for 7-8 minutes

Check seasonings and serve piping hot