We need our dosage of hearty spiced food every week and I chose to make an adaptation of a recipe found on my mini Tasty Cooking recipe book. It’s Dry Pork & Potato Masala..

Recipe adapted from “Chicken & Fish”, Tasty Cooking

Ingredients to be Marinated together for abt min. 10 mins:

  • 600-700g shoulder of pork fillet, cut into large chunks
  • ½ tbsp turmeric powder
  • 2½ tbsp meat curry powder
  • ½ tbsp chilli powder

Ingredients to be Blended into a Paste:

  • 1 large onion, peeled, cut into chunks
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
  • 5 cm ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 2 red chillies, sliced

Other Ingredients:

  • 1 stalk lemongrass, only white part, bruised
  • 3 pandan leaves, cut into large pieces
  • 1 cinnamon stick, abt 5cm
  • 3 cloves
  • 3 medium tomatoes, quartered
  • abt 300-400g large potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 4 red chillies, halved lengthwise (I used chilli padi or thai bird’s eye chilli)
  • 150 ml water
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 6 tbsp vegetable or cooking oil
  • 2 tsp salt or to taste



    Serves 4
    Prep time 30 mins
    Cook time ±20 mins
    Total time ±50 mins
total time


  1. Heat oil on medium heat. Put in cinnamon stick and cloves. Fry for abt 3 mins till fragrant.
  2. Add lemongrass and pandan leaves. Stir slowly till fragrant.
  3. Pour in onion mixture and stir well till fragrant, abt 5 mins.
  4. Put in pork mixture. Stir slowly and constantly till well mixed. Cook for abt 5 mins.
  5. Pour in water and bring to the boil. Stir well.
  6. Put in tomatoes and potatoes. Cover pan and cook medium heat for abt 8 mins, stirring occasionally.
  7. Then add curry leaves, chillies and salt, to taste. Stir slowly till gravy dries up.
  8. Serve warm.


Satisfying.. 🙂


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