Massaman Beef Curry

Massaman Beef Curry


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About this recipe: A delicious Thai curry made with homemade curry paste. Beef is simmered with potatoes in a mild and creamy coconut curry. Enjoy with freshly cooked rice.


Serves: 6 

  • 1kg diced beef stewing steak
  • 4 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 500g small potatoes, halved
  • 250g small onions, halved
  • 5 tablespoons massaman paste (see recipe below)
  • 2 (400ml) tins coconut cream
  • 160ml hot water
  • 50g dark brown soft sugar
  • For the Massaman Paste
  • 4 small red chillies or to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3 spring onions
  • 2 teaspoons chopped lemon grass
  • 2 teaspoons groundnut oil
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground tumeric
  • 2 tablespoons water

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr15min  ›  Ready in:1hr45min 

  1. To make the massaman paste: Process all the ingredients in a liquidiser or food processor. If it's too dry, add a little water to make a paste. Use in this recipe, store any remainder in the refrigerator for upto 3 weeks.
  2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and brown steak in batches. Remove from pan.
  3. Add the potatoes and onion to same saucepan and stir until lightly browned. Add 5 tablespoons curry paste and stir over high heat for 1 minute.
  4. Add the coconut cream, steak, water and sugar. Bring to the boil, then simmer for about 45 minutes, uncovered or until the meat is tender.

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