Burmese Pork and Vegetable Curry
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An exotic yet easy to prepare Burmese curry. It is a mild, thick curry perfect for serving over rice noodles.
Recipe type: Main, Entree, Curry
Serves: 2-3
  • 500 g or 1 lb. boneless, skinless pork or chicken, cut into strips or cubed
  • 1 medium onion, roughly chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 tsp. lemon grass powder
  • 1-2 tbsp water or oil
  • 2 large Roma tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 green chile, finely chopped
  • 1 pack frozen vegetable mix*
  • 1.5 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp chile powder
  • ¼ tsp ground cardamom
  • salt or soy sauce to taste
  • 1 tbsp. fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp tamarind concentrate
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and boiled
  • 1 cup or 250 ml water or chicken broth
Additional ingredients:
  • finely chopped green onion, to serve
  • rice noodles
  • * My mix was carrots, cauliflower, green beans, leeks
  1. Place the onion, garlic, lemon grass powder and a little bit of water or oil in a blender. Blend into a smooth thick paste then set aside. Heat the oil once warm add the pork strips/cubes and saute until cooked all the way through. Drain off most of the liquid and fat. Add the chopped chile and saute for 2 minutes. Next turn the heat up to high and add the paste from the blender, cook for 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, frozen vegetables, spices, fish and soy sauce, tamarind concentrate and stir until well combined. Pour the water or broth into the pan and stir until well combined. Turn the heat down to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Mash the boiled potato and add to the pan, stir to well combine. Simmer uncovered under low heat for another 5 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning if desired. Either serve now or continue to simmer under low heat until ready to serve.
Serve over rice noodles and top with finely chopped green onion (you can substitute chicken for pork or veggies for a vegan option)
Recipe by Spicie Foodie ™ at https://www.spiciefoodie.com/2012/08/03/burmese-pork-and-vegetable-curry/