Wednesday, 8 February 2012

The Tail of the Bengal Tiger

Maiale "Tandoori" con una Salsa di Yogurt alla Menta e Limone
Tandoori Pork with Mint & Lemon Yogurt Dip

Always colorful and exotic to us Westerners- as well as being totally delicious, the Tandoori spice mix was the perfect way to do something wild with this simple slice of pork... in fact, as you can see, it really brought out the tiger in it!

An aromatic mix of garam masala, garlic, ginger, onion and cayenne pepper, stirred into a little plain yogurt, with a little clarified butter and lemon juice added, this was all that it took to make this wonderful, fun meal- let me tell you how easy it is to do...

The meat needs to marinate for at least 30 minutes to take on the good flavors of the tandoori spice and for it to tenderize a little- if you have time to let it sit for an hour or two you will get better results.

Basically- you have done all of the "hard work" right there in marinating the meat- because all you need to do now is to fire up your grill or heat up your griddle really hot. I mixed a little clarified butter into the yogurt and spice mix, which will both help keep the meat moist and also prevent if from sticking to the grill. It will take 2-3 minutes from either side. And trust me- you needn't worry about getting those lovely scorch marks on your meat- the yogurt and lemon juice do a wonderful job of that. So be careful not to let it brown too much!

Season with a little salt and pepper and a good squeeze of lemon juice. Serve with a simple dip of plain yogurt, mint, crushed garlic and finely chopped onion, lemon zest amd lemon juice- stir these ingredients together well, add salt and pepper and go grab some flat bread!

I ate mine, wrapped in salad greens and flat bread, with a little of the yogurt sauce... and it was pretty damned delicious! And I am pretty sure that you will like it too!


  1. Una ispirazione per la cena stasera - preparerò Tandoori Chicken. Deliziosa ricetta la Tua e come sempre una bellissima foto!
    Saluti da Roma Ariane

    1. Grazie Ariane- sono molto contento che ti piace! Buon divertimento per tutti, buon apetito & tanti saluti da Francoforte! Francesco