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%Pork Kosha

Bashi Pork Kosha

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Pork Kosha is a Bengali delicacy where pork chunks are slow-cooked to the perfection with the spices.


Units Scale
  • Pork (with bone and fat): 500g
  • Plain Curd: 100g
  • Onion: 3 (thinly sliced)
  • Garlic Paste: 1.5 Tbsp.
  • Ginger Paste: 1 Tbsp.
  • Green Chillies: 4 (chopped)
  • Turmeric Powder: 1 Tsp.
  • Coriander Powder: 1.5 Tsp.
  • Cumin Powder: 1.5 Tsp.
  • Red Chilli Powder: 1 Tsp.
  • Kashmiri Red Chili Powder: 1/2 Tsp.
  • Sugar: 1 Tsp.
  • Salt: to taste
  • Bay Leaf: 3-4
  • Sahi Garam Masala: 1 Tsp.
  • Mustard Oil: 3 Tbsp.
  • Ghee: 1 Tbsp.


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  2. Beat the curd with half of the red chili powder, salt, turmeric and also garam masala.
  3. Marinate the pork with it and keep for 6-7 hrs, preferably overnight.
  4. Heat mustard oil and in a deep and heavy bottom pan.
  5. Temper the oil with bay leaf.
  6. Also, add the sugar to it and let it caramelize.
  7. Now add the onions, and fry on medium heat until light brown.
  8. Add ginger, garlic and also green chili. Brown it a bit more till the oil separates.
  9. Add the coriander and cumin powder followed by rest of the chili powder, turmeric powder, and salt and fry.
  10. Now add the marinated pork and mix well.
  11. Cook on low flame for 1 hour 30 minutes or more till the pork is soft and all the water is released. Add a little water once in a while to prevent burning.
  12. Once the pork is soft, open the cover and add ghee and pinch of garam masala and cover.
  13. Serve with steaming rice or paratha.
  14. To make it more flavorful store the kosha pork once cooled for 8 hours or so and then cook for 5--6 minutes on high flame and serve.


Slow cooking makes the dish perfect.
I have adjusted the spices based on my preference.
Kashmiri red chili powder is optional however, it gives a nice color to the dish and also balances the hotness.

  • Prep Time: 8 hours
  • Cook Time: 90 mins


  • Serving Size: 150g
  • Calories: 530
  • Sugar: 8.9g
  • Sodium: 1506mg
  • Fat: 32.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Fiber: 3.3g
  • Protein: 39.5g
  • Cholesterol: 104mg
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