Using Herbs and Spices


Asian Home Recipe

Spicy Pork Curry Recipe

Ingredients :

500 g

1

3 cloves

1 teaspoon

1/2 teaspoon

1/2 teaspoon

3 tablespoons

1 stalk

2 tablespoons

1 tablespoon

Pork

Large onion

Garlic

Finely grated fresh ginger

Chili powder

Ground turmeric

Light sesame oil

Lemon grass

Tamarind liquid

Fish sauce

Method :
  • Cut the pork into 5 cm pieces.

  • Excess fat should be removed or the curry will be too rich, but a little fat left on the meat is quite acceptable.

  • Place the onion, garlic, ginger, turmeric and chili powder into a food processor and process until a paste is formed.

  • Heat the oil in a deep-sided frying pan, carefully add the spicy paste (at this stage it will splutter), stir it into the oil, lower the heat and cook gently for about 10 minutes. If the mixture starts to burn, add a little water.

  • When the paste is cooked it should be a golden brown color and have oil around the edges.

  • Add pork and simmer gently in its own juice until tender.

  • Add crushed or finely chopped lemon grass, tamarind juice and fish sauce and stir well.

  • Cook until all water has evaporated and the oil separates from the gravy.

  • The flavor of the curry can be varied by adding extra chili powder for a hot curry, or stirring in a piece of hot Indian mango pickle.

  • Slices of lemon, chopped fresh coriander leaves or chopped spring onions can be added at the end of the cooking if desired

 

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