Well not so much on the pork curry being a diva but in case you haven’t heard, yours truly is currently one of the contestants for a contest in conjunction of Mother’s Day. It’s called My Mum, My Diva and I’m really excited about it! I really do hope I can be one of the Top 5 Diva Mums, and if I don’t get to be well it’s all for good fun yea :D But still vote for me will ya?
So back to this recipe, I count myself lucky because great cooks are aplenty in my family even my uncle makes this mean wild boar curry. I still remember that he would always cook his curry with a clay pot not to be mistaken with the clay pots used by the Chinese. It looks like this which is more commonly used by the Indians and somehow it just make the curry even more delicious . The whole house and maybe the whole neighbourhood would be filled with the wonderful aroma of the curry. I can even smell it right now! But then again it’s nearly 3 in the morning and I’m hungry :D
There are many ways to make curry thanks to the different kind of cuisines we have so the world of curries are endless! I won’t categorize this dish because it’s kinda like a family recipe and being Malaysian it’s definitely a fusion mix of all the races in Malaysia :)
1.5 kg pork tenderloin, cut into sizeable pieces
2–3 potatoes, cut into wedges
3–4 tablespoons of oil
1 cup of santan (thick coconut milk or you may substitute with full cream milk)
1½ cups of thin coconut milk
Spices (A) – combined and ground:
4 cloves garlic
2.5cm piece ginger
3 tablespoons chilli paste (you may omit with 5 tablespoons of meat curry powder this if you can’t get chilli paste)
2½ tablespoons meat curry powder
4cm piece cinnamon stick
3 star anise
salt and sugar to season
1. Heat cooking oil in wok or heavy based pot.
2. Add in spices (B), stir fry constantly at low heat till fragrant
3. Add in Spices (A) and continue frying until the oil rises.
4. Add in the pork along with the potatoes and mix well until meat is coated with spices.
5. Stir in thin coconut milk and let it simmer until the meat’s tender and potatoes are soft. It would take about an hour and remember to stir occasionally
6. Pour in thick coconut milk, bring to a boil.
7. Best serve with a piece of toast just like how I like it and enjoy!