Massaman curry held the top 1 spot at CNNGo’s World’s 50 most delicious foods 2010 so I suggest if you haven’t tried it you should give it a go. Massaman curry is a southern Thai dish with Muslim origin, it is usually made with beef cooked with coconut milk, cashews, potatoes, spices and Massaman curry paste. Usually served with rice and pickled ginger
A very complex dish in terms of taste as it host an array of spices from like tamarind, fish sauce, bay leaves, cardamom pods, cinnamon, star anise, palm sugar and chilli. But it does not mean it’s hard to make as this Number 1 dish is really easy to make at home.
750g stewing beef
2 medium potatoes, quartered
1/2 cup cashew
1 can coconut milk
1 cup beef stock
2 tablespoon Massaman curry paste
1 large onion, chopped
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp tamarind paste or tamarind powder
5 pcs cardamom pods, lightly crushed
1 cinnamon stick
3 pcs bay leaf
- In a pot add oil then brown beef. Remove beef then set aside.
- Add sauté onions, once slightly brown add cardamom and cinnamon. Stir until fragrant.
- Add coconut milk, beef stock and Massaman curry, bring to a boil then add beef, sugar, bay leaf and tamarind paste. Simmer in low heat for 45 minutes. Add water if necessary
- Add potatoes and cashew then simmer for additional 20 minutes.
- Serve with steamed rice and best consumed the next day.