Pork with Honey
A flavorful and spicy, North Indian honeyed curry pork dish with yogurt. Serve with basmati or jasmine rice.
4 whole green cardamom pods
1 (3/4-inch) cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon ground mace
1 teaspoon ground turmuric
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 1/4 pounds lean boneless pork, cubed
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 onions, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon finely grated citrus peel, orange, lemon, or a mix of both
1 cup (8 ounces) plain yogurt
1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
- Grind the cardamom and cinnamon and mix with mace, turmeric and black pepper; set aside.
- Heat a heavy pan over medium heat; warm the honey. Add oil and when it is warm, stir in pork. Cook until golden brown. Add water and salt; simmer until tender, then turn up heat so that all the liquid evaporates.
- Add onion, garlic, spices and citrus rind; cook gently for several minutes.
- Beat together yogurt and flour. Stir into pork mixture; heat gently, then cover and remove from heat. Let stand, covered, for about 25 minutes so that the flavors combine. Serve immediately.
Makes 6 servings.