C41 Spam Mangalore

This will never be found on any restaurant menu but you can find traditional curries made with pork, and as SPAM® is made of almost 90% pork, why not use this! It is inspired by the style of Mangalore with the addition of beautiful Alphonso Mango Pulp although Pineapple can also be used.


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100 gm spam ½ tspn methi (dried fenugeek leaves - optional)
50 gm onion (prepared weight) 300 ml c41 curry base sauce (see also c41 quick base sauce)
½ tspn hot curry powder (optional) ¼ tspn salt
1 tbspn oil 1 tspn red chilli
½ tspn ground coriander 1 tbspn tamarind juice
½ tspn ground cumin 100 ml mango pulp (see notes for alternative)
½ tspn hot chilli powder 20 gm creamed coconut block



  1. Heat the oil in a wok or heavy pan and cook the ground coriander, ground cumin, chilli powder and methi (optional), stirring, for ½ min, adding a little c41 base sauce if needed to prevent burning.
  2. Add the red chilli, 80 ml of c41 base sauce and the salt and cook, stirring regularly, for 3 min, adding c41 base sauce as needed to prevent drying.
  3. Add the spam and 80 ml of c41 base sauce and cook, stirring regularly, for 3 min, adding c41 base sauce as needed to maintain the desired sauce consistency.
  4. Reduce the heat and stir in the tamarind juice, grated coconut and mango pulp and cook for 1 min.


  1. Serve with rice and garnish with a little freshly chopped coriander.


Alphonso Mango pulp can be purchased in many supermarkets (eg ASDA) and can be frozen in suitable quantities for future use. Alternatively use 1 ring of pineapple cut into 8 pieces and 50 ml of the juice, but do use the Alphonso Mango Pulp if you can get it as it has a truly beautiful flavour.
Kasuri Methi (dried fenugreek leaves) can also be purchased in many supermarkets (eg ASDA) or any Indian Store.
Creamed coconut can be purchased in most supermarkets, but the brand shown is one of the cheapest.

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The preparation stage
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The finished meal

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Mango Pulp
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Creamed Coconut
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