Here is a simple and easy recipe that is close to my heart. My boyfriend, Jer, and I enjoy cooking together. He is great at portioning the ingredients, while I’m horrible at estimating them. To redeem myself, I’m the one who’s in charge of the flavor and final touches of the dish. 😁 Who would have thought, right? If you’ve been reading this blog since 2009, you are probably aware that I used to be so horrible at cooking that even following a recipe ends up as a disaster. 😂
This is originally a vegetable curry Jer and I made for his family. But when my family requested this, they wanted some meat added to the dish. As with many recipes, this recipe is made according to my preference. Use this recipe as a base and adjust based on your taste buds. Enjoy!
I used the Kokumaro brand for the curry mix. It contains 2 cubes, but I only used 1 for this recipe. You may follow the instructions on the package for the amount that you wish to use.
1/2 kilo pork, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 small onion, sliced
3 small potatoes, diced
3 small carrots, diced
1 small can of mushrooms
1 small head of cauliflower, sliced
1 small head of broccoli, sliced
1/2 of a chayote, diced
3 cups water
70g curry mix/powder (I used half of the package)
To taste: salt, soy sauce, pepper
- On a medium-high heat in a deep skillet with no oil, place in pork and sprinkle with half a tablespoon of salt and a bit of soy sauce. This is to render out fat from the pork and precook it so that by the time we put in all of the ingredients, it is already tender, soft and juicy. Let it cook for a few minutes, stirring occassionally. You will notice that the meat will also release its water.
- After the water has evaporated, add in the onion and saute for about 2 minutes. No need to add oil as fat from the meat is already enough.
- Add in carrots and potatoes together with the water. We will add this first because they take long to cook compared to caluflower and brocolli. Cook for 10-15 minutes. Sprinkle half a tablespoon of salt to add flavor.
- Once cooked, add in cauliflower, broccoli, sayote and mushroom. Also, add in the curry mix that you are using. Take note to follow the instructions stated in the package.
- Simmer for another 10 minutes. You will know that it is ready when the water has reduced to half and the sauce now looks shiny.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
I hope this is helpful!