Preparation / Directions:
Put the meat in a large pot, cover with cold water, and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes and drain. Heat the oils over high heat in a large skillet. If they begin to smoke, reduce the heat slightly. Add the herbs and spices, garlic, ginger, and onion. Stirring rapidly, cook for about 2 minutes, or until a paste is formed. Add the meat and stir to coat all evenly.
Pour in the broth, reduce to a rapid simmer, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the meat is exceedingly tender. Add the brown sugar and vinegar and taste. If you want a more distinctly sweet and sour taste or more heat, add additional sugar, vinegar, and red pepper at this time. Add the onions, pepper, and fruit and continue simmering until the apples are tender but not falling apart. Stir in the cornstarch mixture and continue to simmer, stirring gently, until the sauce is thickened and glossy.
Add salt and pepper to taste. Add the cilantro, mint, and green onions and stir lightly. Pour into a heated serving platter. You may cut the remaining pineapple into spears to use for garnish along with sprigs of mint. Sometimes I set the spiked top of the pineapple in the center of the dish and ladle the curry around it. This makes an attractive display. Serve with steamed white rice or saffron rice and hot steamed chapatis. (Chapatis and flour tortillas are very similar.)