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Hangi pork curry

Serves   4
Prep time: 30 mins
Cooking time: 1 hour

"I love to try out different types of food. Normally my father cooks wild boar according to this method but it is hard to find wild boar in Auckland, so I started to use hangi pork. Hangi pork is just a bit harder than normal pork."

hangiporkcurry

Ingredients

Method

Ingredients

  • 1Kg hangi pork or pork
  • 1 ½ tsp chilli powder
  • 2 medium onion, finely diced
  • 3 garlic, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp ginger, crushed
  • 14 curry leaves
  • 2 10cm pandan leaf
  • 3 Malabar Tamarind
  • 2 roasted curry powder
  • 3 Green chilli, finely sliced
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt as required
  • ¼ tsp grounded pepper
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 2 Tbsp cooking oil

Method

  1. Thoroughly wash the meat and cut it into cubes with the skin and the fat on. Put the meat into a bowl and add chilli powder, salt, half of the curry leaves, 1 pandan leaf, turmeric powder and the Malabar tamarind. Mix well and set aside to marinate.
  2. In a deep saucepan heat the oil. When the oil is hot enough, put the remaining curry leaves, pandan leaf, garlic and ginger. Stir until light brown and add pork. Add 2/3 of the onion and 1 cup of water. Stir and close with a lid. Cook over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Check whether the meat is tender. If not, add more water and let it simmer.
  4. When the water has evaporated and the meat is tender add the remaining onion, green chilli and stir well. Finally, turn off the cooker.
  5. Serve the hangi pork curry with warm white rice and a green salad.