Date posted: 27/09/2022

Spicy tamarind pork curry

A traditional Sri Lankan pork curry with punchy tamarind flavours and a kick of spice.

  • Serves 5
  • Timing: 2 hrs 10 mins
Votes: 3 Average: 5


Cayenne pepper 8g
Coconut milk 200ml
Chicken stock mix 200g
Cinnamon sticks 10g
Extended life vegetable oil 40ml
Garam masala 40g
Paprika 10g
Sea salt 10g
Tomato paste concentrate 40g
Sweet tamarind sauce 200g
Farmstead Red Tractor Pork Shoulder (diced, chilled) 1 case
Garlic (pre-packed, chilled) 20g
Green chillies (chilled) 30g
Lemongrass (chilled) 20g
Root ginger (chilled) 20g
Red onion (chilled) 400g


  1. Place the pork into a mixing bowl and add the roasted curry powder, cayenne and tamarind. Marinate for 24 hours.
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan, and then add the sliced onions until they have softened. Add the garlic, cinnamon stick, paprika, lemongrass and green chilli. Cook for around 10-15 minutes and then add the tomato puree and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Heat another frying pan, and seal the pork over a high heat. Sauté until it is coloured. Once done, add this to the onion mix. Add chicken stock and the marinade from the pork and simmer for 40-50 minutes until the pork is tender.
  4. Add the coconut milk and simmer until it has thickened and the pork is lightly falling apart. Check the seasoning and add salt if required.
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