Pandi Curry Rice ( Rice With Kodava Style Pork Curry )

Pandi Curry Rice is a popular dish from the Kodava cuisine, made with tender pork and a flavorful sauce made from spices and coconut. Here is a recipe for making Pandi Curry Rice:


  1. 500g of pork, cut into bite-sized pieces
  2. 2 large onions, chopped
  3. 4 green chilies, sliced
  4. 4 garlic cloves, minced
  5. 1 inch ginger, minced
  6. 1 cup of grated coconut
  7. 1 tsp of cumin seeds
  8. 1 tsp of coriander seeds
  9. 1 tsp of fennel seeds
  10. 2 dried red chilies
  11. 1 tsp of turmeric powder
  12. 1 tsp of red chili powder
  13. Salt to taste
  14. 2 tbsp of oil
  15. Rice for serving


In a blender or food processor, grind the grated coconut, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, dried red chilies, turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt, and enough water to form a smooth paste.

In a large pan, heat the oil and add the chopped onions, green chilies, garlic, and ginger. Cook until the onions are translucent.

Add the pork to the pan and cook until browned on all sides.

Pour the coconut paste into the pan and mix well.

Add enough water to the pan to form a thick sauce and bring to a boil.

Reduce the heat to low and let the sauce simmer for 30-40 minutes, or until the pork is fully cooked and tender.

Serve hot with steamed rice.

Enjoy your delicious Pandi Curry Rice!

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