Slow-cooker pork and lemongrass curry

Hearty, warming and packed full of flavour, this delicious pork and lemongrass curry is the easiest way you'll make an authentic Asian style curry at home. Simply pop all the ingredients in the slow-cooker, and let the magic happen.

  • 20 mins preparation
  • 6 hrs 5 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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Slow-cooker pork and lemon grass curry
  • 2 x 10cm (4-inch) sticks fresh lemon grass (40g), chopped coarsely
  • 3 garlic, quartered
  • 20 gram piece fresh galangal, sliced thinly
  • 1 fresh small red thai (serrano) chilli, chopped coarsely
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 3 fresh kaffir lime leaves, shredded thinly
  • 1 medium red onion (170g), chopped coarsely
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) water
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1.2 kilogram pork neck, chopped coarsely
  • 3 1/4 cup (810ml) coconut milk
  • 3 baby (finger) eggplants (180g), sliced thickly
  • 375 gram baby carrots, halved lengthways
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh coriander (cilantro) leaves


Slow-cooker pork and lemon grass curry
  • 1
    Blend or process lemon grass, garlic, galangal, chilli, spices, lime leaves, onion and the water until mixture is smooth.
  • 2
    Heat oil in a medium frying pan; cook lemon grass paste, stirring, for 5 minutes or until fragrant.
  • 3
    Transfer lemon grass paste to a 4.5-litre (18-cup) slow cooker; stir in pork, coconut milk and eggplant. Cook, covered, on low, for 4 hours.
  • 4
    Add carrots; cook, covered, on low, for 2 hours. Stir in sauce and juice; season to taste. Serve curry topped with coriander.


This recipe is not suitable to freeze.

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