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Durban Style Pork & Sugar Bean Curry


Durban Style Pork & Sugar Bean Curry

I was inspired by a really great looking pork & bean curry cooked by group member, Paul S, so decided to give it a try.

I really enjoy a pork curry, it ticks all the boxes for me and I really enjoy a sugar bean curry, so this was a no brainer.

I really enjoyed this cook. Experimentation is the key that opens the lock of learning.

Quantities are per 1kg meat and can be scaled to your requirements.

I pre-cooked the sugar beans, which had soaked for 6 hours, in an electric pressure cooker for 12 minutes.

I add salt with the tomatoes and check again before and after potatoes, and at the end.

  • Author: Shane
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 60
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Durban Curry
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: Indian


  • 120ml Sunflower Oil
  • Cinnamon Stick, Pinch Fennel Seeds, Bay Leaves, Cloves, 
  • Half to Full Onion, as per your preference
  • Tablespoon of Fresh Garlic & Ginger. I like slightly more ginger
  • Half Teaspoon of Mustard Seeds
  • Half Teaspoon Jeera Powder (cumin) + Half Teaspoon Dhania Powder (Coriander Seed)
  • Three Jam Tomatoes (Grated)
  • 1 Tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • 2 Tablespoons of Masala ( I used an experimental new blend of ours)
  • 1 Tablespoon Kashmiri Chilli Powder
  • 1kg Cubed Pork (Or any meat)
  • Curry Leaves (to taste)
  • 3 Potatoes (Quartered)
  • Water (as required)
  • Sugar Beans (Pre cooked, quantity to your preference)
  • Fresh Dhania,


  1. Add oil to pot
  2. Add Cinnamon Stick, Pinch Fennel Seeds, Bay Leaves, Cloves and heat in oil until fragrant
  3. Add onion and sauté until soft 
  4. Add Fresh Garlic & Ginger and sauté until soft and incorporated into the onions
  5. Add Mustard Seeds and allow to cook in oil till they start to pop
  6. Add Jeera & Dhania Powder and mix into the onions
  7. Add tomatoes and tomato paste, keeping to one side of the pot, while
  8. Add Masala & Chilli Powder on the other side of the pot to the tomatoes and let it temper in the oil
  9. Give all the ingredients a good mix and let the tomatoes cook down, adding a bit of hot water if necessary
  10. Add the pork and mix into the gravy/chutney
  11. Add curry leaves, mix, cover and let simmer until the meat is going soft
  12. Add potatoes (How to get yellow potatoes)
  13. Add water as required, rule of thumb is to cover the potatoes
  14. Add sugar beans. (depending on how soft your sugar beans are from the pre cook, you can add them earlier if they are still hard)
  15. Add dhania and let simmer until the potatoes are soft and the beans are just perfect.
  16. Serve in your favourite manner

Keywords: Sugar Beans, Pork, Durban Curry

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