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With fall-off-the-bone tender spareribs and juicy daikon, this curry melds West Asian spices with East Asian flavors.

Spare Rib and Daikon Curry

With fall-off-the-bone tender spareribs and juicy daikon, this curry melds West Asian spices with East Asian flavors.

Course Soups & Stews
Cuisine Japanese
Level Intermediate
Main Ingredient Pork
Diet Gluten-Free, Low Sugar, Low-Carb
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 753 grams spare ribs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 2 pods star anise
  • 6 cloves
  • 5 pods green cardamom
  • 24 grams garlic finely minced
  • 18 grams ginger finely minced
  • 400 grams onions thinly sliced
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 3 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 500 grams daikon peeled and cut into 3/4-inch thick pieces

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle the spare ribs with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper on all sides.
  2. Heat a pressure cooker over medium heat until hot. Add the oil and the spareribs in a single layer and brown on 2 sides (about five minutes per side). Transfer the ribs to a bowl.
  3. Add the star anise, cloves and green cardamom to the pot and fry until fragrant.
  4. Add the garlic and ginger and continue frying until they're caramelized and fragrant.
  5. Add the onions and fry, stirring constantly until the onions are soft and caramelized.
  6. Return the spareribs to the pot and then add the vegetable stock, curry powder, fish sauce, and salt. Seal the lid, turn up the heat, and bring the cooker up to high pressure. Once the pressure cooker comes up to pressure, adjust the heat to maintain a steady stream of steam and set the timer for 25 minutes.
  7. When the timer goes off, use the quick-release function of your pressure cooker to quickly reduce the pressure and open the lid. Add the daikon and then seal the lid and bring the cooker back up to pressure again. This time, set the timer for 10 minutes.
  8. When the timer goes off, use the quick-release function of your cooker and open the lid. Adjust salt to taste and serve the sparerib and daikon curry with rice.