Nepalese pork mince curry

Nepalese pork mince curry

  • 25 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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  • 2 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 2 tablespoon yellow mustard seeds
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 3 clove garlic, crushed
  • 4 centimetre piece (20g) fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 medium (300g) brown onions, finely chopped
  • 800 gram pork mince
  • 1 cup (250ml) water or chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 (130g) lebanese cucumber, sliced


  • 1
    Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook seeds, stirring, for 2 minutes or until seeds pop. Add cumin, turmeric and garam masala. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until fragrant.
  • 2
    Add garlic, ginger and onion. Cook, stirring, until onion softens.
  • 3
    Add mince. Cook, stirring, until cooked through. Add water or stock. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 4
    Remove from heat and stir in coriander. Serve with cucumber slices.


Suitable to freeze. Not suitable to microwave. This dry, fragrant Nepalese curry, made with pork mince and usually served with steamed rice and lime wedges, is one of this small Himalayan country's most popular meat dishes. Another is the delectable momo, a delicate steamed or pan-fried, meat-filled dumpling eaten by the cold-climate mountain-dwelling people of both Nepal and Tibet.

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