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Beef Massaman Curry
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20 INGREDIENTS • 7 STEPS • 2HRS 15MINS

Beef Massaman Curry

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Beef Massaman Curry blends all the flavors of the warm spices of the Middle East with the traditional flavors of Thai cuisine. This hearty curry is characterized by sweet potato, tender peanuts, and chunks of beef that have been slow-cooked to perfection in a rich and aromatic sauce made with coconut cream, Massaman curry paste, tamarind, and a hint of coconut sugar. It's a symphony of sweet, sour, salty, and spicy notes, each spoonful promising a journey through a complex landscape of flavors.
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Tina Sawasdee at SideChef
Lead Culinary Producer🍳🎬 Another food lover! Never say no to CHILIES🌶, LIME, SUGAR AND FISH SUACE! Find me on instagram @tangy.tina 📸
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Beef Massaman Curry blends all the flavors of the warm spices of the Middle East with the traditional flavors of Thai cuisine. This hearty curry is characterized by sweet potato, tender peanuts, and chunks of beef that have been slow-cooked to perfection in a rich and aromatic sauce made with coconut cream, Massaman curry paste, tamarind, and a hint of coconut sugar. It's a symphony of sweet, sour, salty, and spicy notes, each spoonful promising a journey through a complex landscape of flavors.
2HRS 15MINS
Total Time
$4.63
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
6
US / Metric
Red Onion
1
Red Onion, quartered, Large
Vegetable Oil
1 Tbsp
Vegetable Oil
Massaman Curry Paste
3/4 cup
Massaman Curry Paste
Coconut Cream
25 fl oz
Coconut Cream
divided into ¼ and ¾
Water
1/4 cup
Water
plus more
Beef Brisket
2.5 lb
Beef Brisket
cut into big chunks
or Beef Chunks
Unsalted Peanuts
1/2 cup
Unsalted Peanuts, toasted
reserve about 1 tsp for garnish
Cinnamon Stick
1
Cinnamon Stick
Cardamom Seeds
5
Cardamom Seeds
Ground Cumin
1/2 tsp
Ground Cumin
Ground Coriander
1/2 tsp
Ground Coriander
Ground Nutmeg
1/4 tsp
Ground Nutmeg
Sweet Potato
1.3 lb
Sweet Potatoes
peeled and cut into big chunks
or Russet Potato
Tamarind Concentrate
3 Tbsp
Tamarind Concentrate
Fish Sauce
1/2 tsp
Red Chili Pepper
1
Red Chili Pepper
thinly sliced into strings
optional
Jasmine Rice
6 cups
Jasmine Rice, cooked
up to 8 cups
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
1491
Fat
41.4 g
Protein
68.3 g
Carbs
212.6 g
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Tina Sawasdee at SideChef
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Author's Notes

Makes 6-8 portions. The amount of the sugar, tamarind paste, and fish sauce might vary depending on how salty your massaman curry paste is, so make sure you taste the curry before adding seasoning and adjust the taste according to your preference. For the ideal massaman curry, you should look for sweetness, followed by saltiness and a bit of sourness.
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step 1
Heat the Vegetable Oil (1 Tbsp) in a deep frying pan or a large pot over medium-high heat. Roast the Red Onion (1) until charred. Remove and set aside.
step 2
Into the same pan over high heat, pour ¼ of the Coconut Cream (6.3 fl oz). Cook until the fat starts to separate. Then stir in the Massaman Curry Paste (3/4 cup) and cook until fragrant.
step 3
Stir in Beef Brisket (2.5 lb) until the meat is almost cooked through and well coated by curry paste.
step 4
Pour in the remaining Coconut Cream (18.8 fl oz) and Water (1/4 cup). Bring to a boil.
step 5
Then, add Unsalted Peanuts (1/2 cup), Cinnamon Stick (1), Cardamom Seeds (5), Bay Leaves (2), Star Anise (3), Ground Cumin (1/2 tsp), Ground Coriander (1/2 tsp), and Ground Nutmeg (1/4 tsp). Bring to medium heat and cook for about 1-1.5 hours or until the meat reaches fork-tender. Add more water if necessary and you may need to skim off some excess oil.
step 6
Add Sweet Potatoes (1.3 lb), roasted onion, Tamarind Concentrate (3 Tbsp), Fish Sauce (1/2 tsp), and Coconut Sugar (3 Tbsp). Cook for about 20-30 more minutes or until the sweet potatoes are cooked through.
step 7
Taste the curry and adjust the seasoning according to your preference. Serve the massaman curry with Jasmine Rice (6 cups). Garnish with peanut and Red Chili Pepper (1).
step 7 Taste the curry and adjust the seasoning according to your preference. Serve the massaman curry with Jasmine Rice (6 cups). Garnish with peanut and Red Chili Pepper (1).
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Dairy-Free
Beef
Asian
Comfort Food
Dinner
Thai
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