Turmeric Coconut Curry with Pork

Indian Spiced, Pork Curry
Indian Spiced, Pork Curry
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8 ounces Ground pork or ground chicken, turkey
1 tsp Turmeric ground
1 (5.5-ounce) can Coconut milk unsweetened
¼ head Napa cabbage thinly sliced
Kosher Salt to taste
1 tbsp Olive oil extra-virgin, or virgin coconut oil
1 Onion small, thinly sliced
1 1-inch piece Ginger peeled, grated
½ Serrano chili thinly sliced , with seeds or without
4 garlic cloves Garlic thinly sliced
For serving:
Cooked rice steamed
Lime wedges
Greek yogurt toasted
Coconut flakes
Cilantro leaves

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Turmeric Coconut Curry with Pork


This Turmeric Coconut Curry with Pork is one of my favorite homemade curries and with the added touch of steamed rice, lime wedges, Greek yogurt, toasted coconut flakes and sprinkles of cilantro leaves to give this romantic dinner for two the extra finesse. Using ground pork, turkey or chicken and your own level of spiciness, this dish can be mixed and matched to suit your preferences. 

To make Turmeric Coconut Curry with Pork, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Turmeric Coconut Curry with Pork

Steps to make Turmeric Coconut Curry with Pork


Soften cabbage


In a medium bowl, toss ¼ head of shredded cabbage with a pinch of salt and massage with your hands for about 1 minute until softened a bit.


Cook pork


In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and add 8 ounces of ground pork and cook for about 2 minutes then use a spatula to crumble the meat while tossing and cooking for another 2 minutes until browned but slightly pink in spots.


Add onion and salt


Add 1 thinly sliced onion and season with salt, to taste. Cook, tossing occasionally for about 3 minutes until translucent.


Add seasoning and spice


Lower the heat to medium and add 1 1-inch piece of grated ginger, ½ a thinly sliced Serrano chili, 4 cloves of thinly sliced garlic and 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric, cook, stirring continuously, for about 4-5 minutes until vegetables are cooked. Lower the heat if necessary.


Add coconut milk and water


Add a 5.5 ounce can of coconut milk and about ¼ cup of water. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring a few times, for about 5 minutes until sauce has reduced and slightly thickened. Season with salt to taste.



Divide rice and prepared cabbage between 2 serving plates and pour the curry over the rice. Garnish with a lemon wedge, a dollop of yogurt and a few sprinkles of coconut flakes and cilantro leaves.

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Bethany is very passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and clean diet. She’s trying to cut meat out of her diet as much as possible and focuses on cooking vegetarian food and fish. Bethany gets a kick from finding ways to add new twists to classic dishes. What’s more, thanks to her Asian roots, she’s great at combining different cuisines to come up with something extraordinary. Bethany’s recipes will inspire you to add new colors and flavors to your everyday meals.

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Total Reviews: 21
Malaya Loperena

Heaven on Earth! Can't get enough and I hate reaching the end of the bowl :(

Katalina Simoneau

Wasn't spicy enough for me so I dabbed a bit of hot sauce on it and it was purrrfection.

Aiyanna Nau

Can't believe I never heard of this recipe before, it's extremely flavourful and delicious.

Everleigh Zohn

Kinda difficult to get all the ingridents in my location but it was good tasting.

Myra Jourdain

Simple to make me and my family eat this every week on healthy-Thursday.

Maisie Galassini

Decided to not make it with meat and changed some of the ingridents for my Vegan bestie, it was still very delicious.

Audree Savich

Super easy and fast to make meal will totally be making this coconut curry again maybe with chicken instead of pork next time though.

Carlee Hooge

Bookmarking this page since you guys have the best stuff on here! This coconut curry and the coconut chicken soup are the BOMB.

Mara Platfoot

Not a fan of the coconut taste to be honest, I think I'll stick with the pork tenderloin and apples, thanks though my husband liked it.

Nahla Mastropolo

I used beef instead of pork because my family is Muslim and everyone really enjoyed it.

Collins Lekander

HUGEEE fan of this dish, I make it a lot and sometimes switch out the pork for some ground beef mm mm super good.

Jaelynn Aldapa

Didn't think this would turn out as good as it is very tasteful and amazing.

Monroe Pierini

Ate this cold for work the next day and it stayed tasting amazing, I actually liked it better cold to be honest.

Emiliana Borroel

Cabbage isn't my favorite thing to eat so I eliminated that from the recipe but put everything else, yummy lunch/dinner 5 stars from me.

Avalyn Schaa

It felt a bit plain in my opinion but I'll be making it again just with more spices.

Aubriella Biekert

I couldn't steam my rice sadly but I made it normally and it tasted quite good.

Carolyn Stepanyan

Great recipe, will be making again thanks so much.

Shay Nein

Best Indian recipe I've ever made in my own home, came out completely perfect even though it was my first time making it.

Robyn Bluebird

Really delicious coconut curry pork, my stomach is satisfied thanks so muchf or sharing.

Janice Matherly

Yummy turmeric coconut curry recipe, would recommend for all those second guessing.


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