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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 with one of my easy spice mixes, 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.


Why I like pork chops in curry

sliced tomatoes and marinated pork chops on brown wooden chopping board
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Coriander pork chops curry

Easy mild pork curry with Sri Lankan yellow curry powder
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
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
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • tsp turmeric powder
  • tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Sri Lankan black curry powder
  • 1 tsp dark chili powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp crushed black pepper
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp vinegar
  • ½ finely diced red or white onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 inches piece of ginger
  • 1 inch stalk of lemongrass
  • 3 celery stalks finely chopped
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 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 powder by grinding coriander, cumin, turmeric, fennel, mustard seeds, black pepper, Sri Lankan black curry powder, salt, and red chili pepper.
  • Add soy sauce, curry powder, vinegar to pork and rub to coat the spices well with meat
  • Finely dice onion and celery set aside
  • Crush ginger and garlic, with the back of the knife dice them finely.
  • Heat the sauté pan on medium and add 2 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • Add onions, celery, ginger, and garlic , cook them on medium low until onions and celery become 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
  • Crack open the cardamom pods and place them on top of the meat with lemongrass, curry leaves and green chilies
  • Add water and close the lid bring everything to boil. Turn the heat down and let the meat cook through on simmer. I like my pieces of pork to be still on the firm side when the curry is done. (for additional 25 minutes). Add little more water if needed.
  • Once the pork is cooked through 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 a salad.
Keyword Pork chops, Pork curry

Coriander pork curry, however, is perfect for making curry when you really in need of mildly spicy, fragrant and decedent curry recipe. I used bone in pork chops here with lot of fat for maximum flavor and silky curry sauce. This is a curry you can add more vegetables like carrots, celery, and potatoes along with pork chops if you choose to make a one pot stew.


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