Easy pork chops curry to spice up your weeknight dinner

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Pork chops are my ideal weeknight dinner. So, when I posted mild colorful and flavor packed pork chops curry on my social media it was an instant hit. I received so many requests to share this recipe so here I am writing up my easy pork chops curry recipe for fall weeknights.

Pork chops curry simmering away

Why do I like this pork chops curry so much?

This pork chops curry, however, is perfect for making curry when you really need a mildly spicy, fragrant curry recipe that you can make in minutes. Also, this is a curry you can add vegetables like carrots, celery, and potatoes along with pork chops if you choose to convert into a soup or stew.

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Coriander pork chops curry

Easy mild pork curry with Sri Lankan yellow curry powder
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Sri Lankan curry
Servings 8 Servings


  • 1 Sauté pan with lid Stainless steel, clay, ceramic


  • 2 lb. bone in pork cubed 2 bone in pork chops cubed
  • 2 tbsp yellow curry powder
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Sri Lankan black curry powder
  • 1 tsp Red curry powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp crushed black pepper
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp vinegar
  • ½ finely diced red or white onion
  • 2 inches piece of ginger
  • 1 inch stalk of lemongrass
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 2 medium carrots diced
  • 3 whole green chilies
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil


  • Rinse and cube pork chops
  • Make curry paste by grinding curry powder, ginger, garlic, lemongrass, curry leaves, salt, and green chili.
  • Add soy sauce, curry paste, vinegar to pork and rub to coat the spices well with meat
  • Finely dice onion and celery set aside.
  • Heat the sauté pan on medium and add 2 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • Add onions, carrot and celery, ginger, and garlic, cook them on medium low until soft
  • Turn the heat up and add pork and let the meat seer in the pan for the first 5 to 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Add water and bring everything to boil. Turn the heat down and let the meat simmer for 35 minutes until soft.
  • Once the pork is cooked, add a cup of thick coconut milk stirring through to combine. cook until coconut cream comes to a simmer and oil starts to separate.
  • Serve hot over steaming white rice and salad.
Keyword Pork chops, Pork curry
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