From Grandma’s Kitchen: Pork Roast

A beloved, succulent, slow-cooked pork dish that is seen at weddings and many festive occasions in Goa. Traditionally, it is cooked over firewood.


3½ kg pork

2 tsps garam masala

2 tsps coriander

4½ tsps chilly powder

3 tsps turmeric

1 tsp cumin

A bit of lemon juice

¼ cup of salt


Mix the garam masala, coriander, chilly powder, turmeric, and cumin in lemon juice which will turn into a paste.

Prick the pork meat and rub in the salt. Then put the paste over the meat and let it marinate for 3 hours.

Bake at 450° for approximately 5 hours. Baste the meat with ghee every 45 minutes. (Another option is to fry the pork on both sides till it becomes brown and then cook it in the pressure cooker with a little water.)