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Steamed Pork Meatballs



6 portion(s)


  • thumb sized knob ginger
  • 55g bread
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 Tbsp fresh coriander
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 600 g pork mince


  • 2 Tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp white peppercorns
  • 1 cinnamon stick broken
  • 2 whole cloves
  • seeds from 3 cardamon pods
  • 2 red chillies or 2 tsp samba oelek
  • 2 shallots
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 3 pieces coriander root
  • large knob ginger
  • 1 Tbsp lemon grass paste
  • 1/2 tsp shrimp paste
  • 1 Tbsp oil


  • prepared paste
  • 400g coconut cream
  • 400 g water
  • 1 Tbsp fish sauce
  • juice of a lemon or lime
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 30 g cashews
  • 4 large tomatoes skinned , desseded and cut into wedges
  • Kaffir lime leaf
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  • 7
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    • Appliance TM 5 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

    Meat Balls
  1. Place ginger in TM bowl. Mince 4 seconds/ Speed 6


    Place  cubed bread in TM bowl and chop 10 seconds speed 6. Set aside.

    Place onion and garlic in TM bowl and mince 5 seconds speed 7.

    Combine bread, onion and remaining ingredients. Mix with hands and roll into medium sized meatballs. Place on upper Varoma tray. Place in fridge while making  paste.

  2. Curry Paste
  3. Place coriander seeds, cumin seeds,cinnamon,cloves,cardamon seeds and peppercorns in T M bowl. Dry roast 5 minutes,  120 degrees/ speed 2

    Mill 1 minute/ Speed 9 - and set aside

    Add shallots,  chilli, ginger and garlic. Chop 5 seconds / Speed 5.

    Add oil and Saute 2 minutes 120 degrees  speed 2

    Add lemon grass,shrimp paste and  milled spices.

    Saute 2 minutes speed 2 100 degrees.

  5. With curry paste still in bowl add cashew nuts and  blend 10 seconds/ Speed 5


    Add Coconut cream, water and fish sauce.


     Sit Varoma on top with pork meatballs in top tray.


    Cook 20 minutes/ Varoma / Speed 3


    While you complete next stage remove varoma tray from Thermomix


    Blend sauce speed 9/ 30 seconds - as the sauce is hot gradually increase speed.

    Insert butterfly then place skinned and deseeded tomatoe wedges and Kaffir lime leaf . Replace Varaoma tray and Cook  10 minutes on 100 degrees.  Place meatballs with sauce in thermoserver, stir through lemon / lime juice and brown sugar.

    Set aside while cooking rice and steaming vegetables






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Serve on rice with steamed veges and garnish with roasted Cashews.

The curry paste can be made ahead .



















If you want to

Place sauce in large pan and set meatballs in sauce along with skinned and deseeded tomatoe wedgesand Kaffir lime leaf  Simmer gently 15 minutes on stove while  you  cook rice and steam veges in TM. Stir through lemon / lime juice and brown sugar at the end.


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