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Ginger curried pork with carrots and greens

Tender pork and a variety of vegetables are accented with ginger and curry.
Recipe provided by Dairy Farmers of Canada ©
Ginger curried pork with carrots and greens on a white plate on a gray linen tablecloth
4 servings / 40 min

Prep 20 min / Cook 20 min

Tender pork and a variety of vegetables are accented with ginger and curry in a luscious sauce made with the goodness of milk. The yogurt topping adds a fresh touch that turns this quick sauté into something special. Serve over brown basmati or long-grain rice, or brown rice noodles with a fresh cucumber salad on the side.

  • 12 oz (375 g) pork tenderloin
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) curry powder
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) water
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) cornstarch
  • 2 cups (500 mL) 1% milk
  • 4 cups (1 L) chopped trimmed Swiss chard leaves or spinach (about 4 oz/125 g)
  • Hot pepper sauce


  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) 1% plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped fresh cilantro
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) sliced almonds or chopped cashews (optional)
  1. Trim off any fat and silver skin from pork. Cut tenderloin in half lengthwise, then cut crosswise into thin slices; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Sauté onions and carrots for 5 minutes or until starting to soften. Add ginger and sauté for 2 minutes. Add curry powder and water and sauté for about 2 minutes or until fragrant. Add pork and stir to coat well with spices.
  3. Whisk cornstarch into milk and stir into pan. Simmer, stirring often, for about 5 minutes or until sauce is thickened and just a hint of pink remains in pork.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare topping: in a small bowl, combine yogurt, cumin, cilantro and pepper. If using almonds or cashews, toast in a dry skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly, for about 3 minutes or until fragrant. Transfer to a small bowl.
  5. Add Swiss chard or spinach to skillet; cook, stirring, for about 2 minutes or until wilted. Season with hot pepper sauce (or pass at the table). Serve curry topped with yogurt and toasted almonds or cashews, if using.


  • This is a flavourful, yet mild curry that will please most palates. If you prefer a hot, spicy kick, add 1 minced hot pepper with the ginger, or use a hot curry powder – or both.
  • If you want to add the Swiss chard stems (if they’re not too thick and tough), slice up to 1 cup (250 mL) keeping stems separate from the leaves and add to the skillet with the ginger.
Nutritional info per serving (1 of 4)
  • Calories 255
  • Protein 28 g
  • Total Fat 7 g
    Saturated Fat 2 g
    Cholesterol 69 mg
  • Carbohydrates 19 g
    Fibre 3 g
    Sugars 10 g
    Added sugars 0 g
  • Sodium 218 mg
  • Potassium 911 mg