Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Doc Varkey's Pork Chops with Apple Sauce

Pork Chops with Apple SauceI thought I'd include some organic facts about pork before the recipe so we don't immediately relegate this much maligned meat into the "not-so-healthy" category of foods.
Eat in moderation just like anything else you enjoy !!

The information below is sourced from http://www.organicfacts.net

Nutritional Value of Pork:
Pork makes to the position of most widely consumed meat till today, with being bred almost in all major parts of the world. It is a rich source of proteins and fats. This meat being used to make sausages, ham and bacon is an essential part of people's daily nutrients requirement in many countries. No doubt, Pork has always been an energy packed food.

Nutrition Facts and Information about Pork:
Pork has a high mineral content of Phosphorus, Selenium, Sodium, Zinc, Potassium and Copper. The two minerals which are present in good quantities are Iron and Magnesium, while Calcium and Manganese are found in traces only.

Vitamin Content of Pork:
Pork is highly enriched with Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Thiamin, Niacin, Riboflavin and Pantothenic Acid. However, Vitamin A and Vitamin E are found in very small amounts.

Calorie Content of Pork:
Calorific value of Pork is 458.0 per 100 gm. This is quite high when compared to other animal products like chicken.
Health Benefits of Pork:
Consumption of Pork in moderate quantities is helpful in gaining energy. It is good for skin, eyes, nervous system, bones and mental performance. Intake of Pork also ensures better immunity to body due to presence of essential antioxidants.

Now that we have that out of the way, here's the recipe for this delicious pork chops recipe which is slightly adapted from Doc Varkey's - only in the method of cooking and not in ingredients.


4-6 pork chops/Spare Ribs

2 medium onions sliced fine

1.5 tablespoon olive oil

1 Apple, peeled and chopped small

1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste

1 cup warm water

1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon Maggi hot and sweet tomato ketchup :-)

Salt to taste


1. Sear pork chops on a high flame till brown on either side. Keep aside.

2. Heat 1.5 tablespoons of olive oil in a pressure cooker or a heavy bottomed casserole. Add onions. Cook till soft

3. Add chopped apples and cook till soft

4. Add ginger-garlic paste, honey, wooster sauce, pepper, maggi sauce or any hot & sweet sauce, and stir over a low flame till all ingredients combine well

5. Add browned pork chops and cook together for about 10 minutes

6. Add salt to taste, and a cup of hot water and stir

7. Pressure cook for 30 minutes or cook on low heat in a covered casserole till meat is soft


anshuman kishore said...

ARrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!!! here I am stuck in a land where this delicious animal, one that was created for the sole purpose of human consumption is banned.

Do me a favour, stop taking such good pictures of pork dishes....

Ria Patel said...

This is a fabulous recipe ! I have to also tell you the coorg pork masala is to die for. Come to B'lore and shall cook it all up for you. Pork happens to be my favourite meat too.
How about sharing some of your recipes!