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Pork & Bamboo Shoots
India - Arunachal Pradesh
  -   Arek
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Sched:
DoAhead:  
2 main  
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2 hr  
Yes
Very simple and simply delicious. Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland (where a similar dish, Thevo Chu, is made) are tribal regions in the extreme northeast of India. Cooking oil is not used in the region, nor are Indian curry spices, but herbs (most not available in North America) are popular ingredients.




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Pork (1)
Bamboo Shoots (2)  
Tomatoes
Garlic
Ginger
Green Chili (3)
Salt
Water
-- Garnish
Cilantro leaves
PREP   -   (17 min)
  1. Slice PORK into pieces about 1/2 inch thick and 1 inch on a side. Cut fat about 1/4 that size.
  2. Slice BAMBOO SHOOTS about 1/8 inch thick and cut into strips about 1/2 inch wide by 1 inch long, or however works with the size you have.
  3. Scald TOMATOES 1 minute in boiling water, quench in cold water and peel. Chop coarse and mix with Bamboo.
  4. Crush GARLIC and chop small. Slice GINGER very thin and chop fine. Slit CHILIS open lengthwise. Mix all with Tomatoes along with Salt..
RUN   -   (1-3/4 hr)
  1. In a sauté pan heat Water and mix in Pork. Let it cook, stirring now and then, over moderate heat until the water has evaporated and the fat is starting to render. It should not brown.
  2. Stir in Bamboo mix Cover and simmer slowly, stirring now and then, until pork is tender, about 3/4 hour. Adjust liquid as needed - there should be some, but not a lot.
  3. Garnish with Cilantro and serve hot with Rice. Both long grain indica and medium grain japonica rice are used in Arunachal Pradesh.
NOTES:
  1. Pork:   Any cut but it should include some fat. In Arunachal Pradesh smoked pork may be used.
  2. Bamboo Shoots:   Fresh is best, vacuum bagged is second best and canned third. If you use canned refresh them in boiling water for a couple minutes to remove some of the "canned" taste. For details see our Bamboo page.
  3. Green Chili:   Thai chilis are fine. Adjust to your tolerance. For details see our Chili Page.
  4. U.S. measure: t=teaspoon, T=Tablespoon, c=cup, qt=quart, oz=ounce, #=pound, cl=clove in=inch, ar=as required, tt=to taste
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