Pork Leg Achar

Contributed By : Bijaya Nembang Limbu

Prep Time : 30 mins                                                       Cook Time : 60 mins
Serves: 6-8


  • 1 pork leg ( I prefer rear leg because it has more flesh), cut into  pieces
  • 100 gms, Ginger cut into julienne/ match sticks
  • 100 gms Garlic, cut into Julienne
  • 20 Fresh red chilly , sliced in the center
  • 2 tbsp Fresh lime juice
  • 3 Tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 Onions, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Fenugreek seeds (Methi)
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin (Zeera) seeds
  • 1 tsp Coriander (Dhania) powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin (Zeera) Powder
  • 1 tsp Timmur(optional)
  • 2 tbsp Meat masala
  • 2 tbsp Cooking oil
  • Salt to taste


  1. Heat oil in a wok and put some methi seeds,wait untill it turns black. Put pork leg and stir it for 5 mins in medium fire.
  2. Heat 1 spoon oil in pressure cooker and add methi seed and kalo jeera. When methi seeds turns black, add chopped onion and stir it until it turns golden brown.
  3. Now transfer pork leg to pressure cooker and add salt, chilli powder, Jeera and dhaniya powder,meat masala,chopped tomato,timmur. Stir fry for 2 mins and add 1 cup of water.Cover the lid and wait for 5 whistle of the pressure cooker.Make sure it is in medium fire.
  4. Turn off the stove.Wait for a while to simmer. Now open the lid and add garlic,ginger,chilli and lemon juice. Stir it well and cook it for another 2 to 3 whistle in medium fire.
  5. Turn off the stove and wait for the cooker to cool down.Now stir it slowly.
  6.  It is ready to serve, serve it with plain rice or jira pulau. Enjoy.