Slow cooker Goan pulled pork with salad and wraps

Slow cooker Goan pulled pork

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 8 hrs, 10 mins


Serves 6

Slow cook pork shoulder in Indian spices until meltingly tender, then shred and serve with chapatis, crunchy veg salad, cooling raita dip and mango chutney

Nutrition and extra info

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Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal529
  • fat24g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs11g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre7g
  • protein65g
  • salt1.1g
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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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  • 1 large onion, halved and sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 garlic bulb, cloves peeled
  • thumb-sized piece ginger, shredded into very thin matchsticks



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp ground coriander
  • ½ -1 tsp cayenne pepper (depending on how hot you like it)
  • 225ml cider vinegar
  • 2kg boneless pork leg or shoulder



    One of the most versatile types of meat, pork is economical, tender if cooked correctly, and…

For the salad

  • 3 carrots, shredded with a julienne peeler or coarsely grated
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • generous handful fresh coriander
  • 1 lemon, juiced



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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To serve

  • 12 warm chapatis or small wraps
  • chunky cucumber raita (see goes well with) and mango chutney


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Fry the onion, garlic and ginger for about 10 mins. Stir in the spices, pour in the vinegar and stir well. Tip into the slow cooker (we used a 6.5-litre model) and add 1 tsp salt and about 20 turns of a black pepper mill. Add the pork joint, turn in the mixture to coat it, then arrange it in the pot so it is rind-side down. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hrs.

  2. Meanwhile, make the salad. Mix the carrot with the onion, tomato and coriander, then toss just before serving with the lemon juice and oil.

  3. Remove the rind and fat from the pork and skim all the fat from the juices, then shred the meat into the juices. To serve, put some meat and salad on one side of a chapati, then top with the raita and chutney, fold over and eat with your hands.

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17th Aug, 2017
Absolutely loved this, in normal wraps with regular grated carrot and just plain Greek yogurt. Simple and very tasty. The leftovers were mixed with some curry paste, sliced green pepper and courgettes, and a tin of coconut milk for a delicious curry, which made another two meals (2 adults 2 children). Recommended!!
4th Jul, 2017
This was very simple but my only issue is that it came out very vinegary. Will need to find a way to tone this down
29th Jun, 2017
Good flavour but the pork was stringy and very chewy. I would try it again in case it was the meat at fault
26th Jun, 2017
Do you really have so little liquid in the slow cooker 225ml cider vinegar and that's it)?
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28th Jun, 2017
Thanks for your question. Yes, that's right!
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