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Kuali's Pork Ribs Curry

I have been scouring's recipe for a while and there are lots of recipes which I haven't seen anywhere. An example would be this pork ribs curry. My mum makes a sure-fire curry of this, but I have never attempted to learn from her cos she cooks with her senses rather than measurements. How to learn? Hmm...

Anyway, Amy Beh's rendition of this dish is quite satisfying and is going to be a keeper for me.

Pork Ribs Curry
(adapted from Amy Beh at

1.5kg pork ribs, chopped into bite size (ask butcher for meaty parts)
3 medium size potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges
3 tbsp cooking cook
1 can (405 gm) evaporated milk

Seasoning (A):
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar

Spices (B): blended
12 shallots
3 cloves garlic
2.5 cm ginger
3 candlenuts
5 chilli padi (bird's eye chilli)
3 long fresh red chilli
2.5 tbsp meat curry powder

Spices (C):
4 cm piece cinnamon stick
2 star anise
3 cardamon pods, split to obtain seeds only
5 cloves
2 sprigs curry leaves
2 lemon grass, cut into 5 cm pieces and bruised slightly

1 tsp salt or to taste
2/3 piece chicken stock cube

1. Marinate pork with Seasoning (A) and set aside.
2. Heat oil in frying pan and fry (B) and (C) until frangrant (or when you start choking from the fumes!). Add 3 tbsp of evaporated milk to prevent sticking.
3. Add pork to the fan and stir well to ensure each piece is coated with spice mixture.
4. Pour in the remaining evaporated milk and simmer until meat is cooked.
5. Add potatoes and simmer until meat is tender and potatoes are soft.


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