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East indian sorptel is a bottle masala dish made using pork or chicken

Pork Sarpatel

Another East-Indian classic pork recipe Sorportel is a must have at any festive table alongside vindaloo. Spicy, delicious made with East-Indian bottle masala and fresh garlic ginger and chilies.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine East-Indian, Indian
Keyword pork, Sarpatel, Wedding food
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 427kcal


  • 1 kg Pork cut to large chunks
  • 100 grams Pork liver cut to large chunks
  • 100 grams Pork heart keep in large pieces
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder haldi
  • 10 Garlic cloves thinly slices
  • 1 inch Fresh Ginger thinly sliced
  • 3 Green Chilies thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp Cooking oil
  • 2 tbsp Bottle masala
  • ½ cup Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Dried pork blood (optional - a traditional ingredient)


Par boil pork

  • Place pork, heart, and liver in a heavy bottom sauce pan
  • Season with salt, pepper and turmeric
  • Stir fry on medium heat in a heavy bottom pot with ¼ cup vinegar and cook until brown (do not add water)
  • Let cool - cut into fine pieces (about ½ inch piece)

Make Sarpatel

  • In a heavy bottom cooking pot add oil and fry the ginger, garlic, chiles for 2 minutes
  • Then add bottle masala - fry for a minute more on gentle heat
  • Add the chopped meat, (dried blood if using) and saute on medium heat.
  • Finally add remaining vinegar and cook until meat is cooked well.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning. Add more vinegar is necessary


  • Traditionally pork blood is an ingredient used in this dish. I have never ever used it in any of my sorpotel recipes. 
  • The vinegar I have given is a ½ cup but you may need more. Up to 1 cup. I find vinegar we get overseas is stronger - so tend to use less, while in Indian I use more. Please taste and adjust as necessary. 


Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 439mg | Potassium: 484mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3575IU | Vitamin C: 7.3mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 4.6mg