Namita Panjabi’s Sorpotel

Preparation info
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Appears in
The Feast of Christmas: Origins, Traditions and Recipes

By Paul Levy

Published 1992

  • About

A celebration dish of pork and pork offal from Goa, where there are large numbers of Christians, so this is frequently served at Christmas. The flavours and method of preparation are characteristically Goan. It is often made 2 or 3 days in advance and refrigerated for the flavours to mature.


  • 2 tsp red chilli powder or cayenne
  • ½ tsp finely ground black pepper
  • ½


Mix the first 4 spices with 1 tablespoon of the vinegar and reserve.

Boil the pork liver in water to cover until partly cooked. Then drain, reserving cooking liquid, pat dry with kitchen paper and