The talented Hari Ghotra showcases how by using a few spices you can transform cuts like pork loin steaks into a delicious midweek curry. She collaborated with Emily Leary, A Mummy Too, to cook up this lovely deliciousness Keralan Pork Pandi. Check out the video and recipe below and discover even more great tasting curries in our Pork Curry Recipe Collection.



600g – 900g pork loin steak or fillet
2 tablespoons rapeseed oil or coconut oil
1 tsp fennel seeds (you can leave these out)
2 dried red chillies (you can remove these if you like your food mild)
2 onions, finely diced
5 garlic cloves, minced
Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
400g tinned tomatoes
1 fresh green chilli, chopped
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
2 teaspoons cumin seeds, ground or cumin powder
1 teaspoon coriander seeds, ground coriander powder
200g coconut milk (low fat if you prefer)
100g  green beans, trimmed
Handful fresh coriander leaves, chopped
1 lime

Metal bowl containing pork Keralan Pandi curry dish


  1. Heat a wide pan and add the oil, once hot add the whole fennel seeds and red chillies (if you are using them).
  2. Add the onions and sauté until they start to brown then add the garlic.
  3. Remove the fat from the pork and cut into strips. Season the pork with salt and lots of black pepper and ½ tsp turmeric.
  4. Stir the tinned tomatoes, green chilli, grated ginger into the pan with the onions and stir through.
  5. Once it starts to simmer, add the remaining turmeric, ground cumin and coriander and stir. Let it reduce and thicken.
  6. Add the meat and stir to coat with the sauce. Reduce the heat and cook for 5-10 minutes.
  7. Pour in the coconut milk and heat through then add the trimmed beans and cook for a further 5-10 minutes until the beans are cooked.
  8. When cooked through, check the seasoning and add the coriander leaves, and a squeeze of lime. Serve with plain rice.

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