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Thai Pork Curry



6 portion(s)


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


  • 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
  • 6
    1h 0min
    Preparation 20min
  • 7
  • 8
    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  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.

  4. Sauce

    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


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



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

Don't be put off with the long list of ingredients it really it's not that complicated and steamed meatballs are wonderful

The curryvpaste can be made ahead and stored in fridge for  three days.

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