Kerala Pork Fry – Nadan Panni Erachi Ularthiyathu

Kerala Pork FryKerala Pork Fry is a popular recipe in south Kerala. For special Occasions like Christmas, Easter pork is an inevitable dish in kerala specially kottayam. Erachi/meat Ularthiyathu/stir fry dishes are very common and regular in christian families. Every home has there on way of making erachi/ meat ularthiyathu/stir fry and this is how we can make it at home.

Kerala Stir Pork Fry

If u are a lover of this meat u can eat along with bread , rice etc. Here I used potatoes also along with this meat preparation. Potatoes are cut in cubes are stir fried with pork. This is a bit spicy recipe with pepper, green chillies and red chillies,  This is a wonderful recipe and is an excellent appetizer with drinks. Lets see how I am going to make this Kerala style pork stir fry.

Kerala Pork Fry

Kerala Pork Fry

Kerala Pork Stir Fry Recipe


  • Pork – 1 kg, cut into cubes
  • Potatoes- 2, cut into cubes
  • Dry Coconut/ kopra- 1 tbsp, chopped
  • Cumin seeds-1tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds- 1tsp
  • Fennel seeds- 1tsp
  • Cinnamon-1
  • Cardamom-2
  • Shallots- 2 cup, cut in two pieces
  • Ginger-  1 tbsp, chopped
  • Garlic- I tbsp, chopped
  • Green chillies- 5, split in lengthwise
  • Pepper powder- 1tsp
  • Garam masala powder- 1tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Coconut oil- 1tbsp
  • Curry leaves- 3 sprig

For Marinating the Meat 

  • Lemon juice – 2tsp
  • Garam masala powder- 1tsp
  • Kashmiri chilly powder- 2tsp
  • Pepper powder- 1tsp
  • Ginger, garlic paste- 2tsp each
  • Salt- to taste
  • Corriander powder- 1 tbsp

How to Make Kerala Pork Stir Fry/Nadan Panniyearchi Ularthiyathu

  • Wash cleaned pork into cube pieces. Drain the water completely.


  • Marrinate pork with the ingredients listed under ‘For Marrinating the Pork’. Keep it aside for 20 minutes.



  • Transfer the meat to the non- stick sauce pan, add half a cup of water to this and cook covered till the pork half cooked.


  • Now add the potatoes cut into cubed pieces, to this half cooked pork and stir well and cover it and cook for 15 minutes more in a medium flame.


  •  After 15 minutes, open the sauce pan. If it having excess oil, drain out the excess oil and adjust the salt at this level. Keep it aside.


  • Heat 1tbsp coconut oil in a frying pan and add cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, cinnamon, fennel seeds, caradamom and saute it for 1 minute.


  • Now add chopped ginger, garlic and curry leaves into it and stir it for 2 minutes, till the raw smell disappears.


  • Then the chopped dry coconut pieces and saute well, till it turn light brown.


  • Now add the shallots, green chillies and saute well till it turn light brown.


  • Transfer this fried mix to the cooked pork and stir occassionally in the medium low heat for 20 minutes.



  • Stir the pork fry for 5 more minutes, till it turns very dry.


  • Its ready to serve. Serve it along with rice and morru curry.


  • Enjoy !!


I have found some other recipes also for Kerala pork fry. You can try that variation also.

Spicy Kerala Pork Fry