Thursday, June 20, 2013


Sorpotel, this much loved authentic Goan dish made from pork is served at most festive occasions be it weddings, birthday parties or feasts.

Goan Sorpotel Recipe

3 kg pork for Sorpotel
3 tblspns salt
1 tspn turmeric powder
1 tspn magic masala powder
12 onions, cut fine
3 tbspn of coconut jaggery (pounded)
18 tbspns vinegar
To grind:
30 kashmiri chillies
20 cloves
1 pod garlic
1 tspn geera
Cinnamon – four 2" bits
1 tspn turmeric powder

  • Grind together the ingredients to be ground using a minimum qty. of water. 
  • Apply the salt, turmeric powder and magic masala powder to the meat.
  • Boil meat in a pressure cooker for 10 mins.on simmer after the whistle or for longer if the meat is not soft enough. 
  • Once the meat is cooked, do not evaporate the broth. Leave it for later use
  • Cut the meat into 3/4" cubes and then fry without using any oil as the fat should come out of the meat. 
  • Remove the fried meat and set aside.
  • Next fry the chopped onions in the same fat left behind. 
  • In a vessel, place the fried meat and onions along with the ground masala and the broth left over from boiling the meat.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Add the vinegar (cautiously).
  • Add the coconut jaggery. 
  • Put off the flame when thickened slightly. Gets thicker the next day and it tastes better as it gets older.
  • Serve with sannas.

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We strive to bring you the best of Goan recipes handed down from our mothers and grandmothers whether it is Goan sweets recipes, Goan dessert recipes, the famous Goan xacuti recipe, the vindaloo recipe, the sorpotel recipe and so much more... Enjoy making the best of Goan dishes to tickle your palate and there are so many other favourite recipes you can use as well. So happy cooking and... bon appetit!!