Dairy Farmers of Canada

Ginger Curried Pork with Carrots and Greens

Our dietitians' favourite

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.

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cooking: 20 min
Yields 4 Servings
ginger curried pork with carrots and greens


  • 12 oz (375 g) pork tenderloin
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) water
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) cornstarch
  • 2 cups (500 mL) milk
  • 4 cups (1 L) chopped trimmed Swiss chard leaves or spinach (about 4 oz/125 g)
  • Hot pepper sauce
  • Topping
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) sliced almonds or chopped cashews (optional)
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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, melt butter 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, salt 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, salt 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. 

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 260 Calories
Protein: 28 g
Carbohydrate: 19 g
Fat: 8 g
Fibre: 2.8 g
Sodium: 483 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 21 % / 229 mg
Selenium: 72 %
Thiamin: 80 %
Vitamin B12: 68 %
Vitamin B6: 51 %