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Pra Raam Long Song - Beef in Coconut Curry

Pra Raam Long Song - There is a very interesting story behind this recipe. King Rama had a pool in which he loved to swim. This beef in a creamy sauce, surrounded by freshly cooked greens is supposed to represent his bathing paradise.
  Coconut milk 800 Milliliter
  Water 200 Milliliter (If You Don'T Want A Thick Curry, Add More Water)
  Soy sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Roasted peanuts 115 Gram, slightly crushed
  Mutton 1 Kilogram, cut into bite size pieces (Lamb /Mutton)
  Beef/Lamb /mutton 1 Kilogram, cut into bite size pieces
  Shallots 6
  Garlic 6 Clove (30 gm)
  Fresh ginger 1 Inch
  Lemongrass blade 4
  Chili powder 1 Teaspoon
  Dark brown sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Fish sauce 2 Tablespoon
  French beans 250 Gram, cut up into 1 inch pieces
  Star fruit 1 , cut into slices
  Red chili 1 , shredded (To Garnish)

1. In a pressure cooker, and pour half of the coconut milk. Add water till you get the consistency of your choice. Add peanuts and soy sauce. Cook for 30 minutes or until the meat is tender.
2. In a blender or a food processor, make a paste by adding shallots, garlic, ginger, chilli powder and slices of lemon grass. There will be an awesome aroma when you open the processor jar. :)
3. Heat a saucepan and pour in the remaining coconut milk and heat until it bubbles. Add the spice paste, stirring all the time to bring out the flavor.
4. Add the cooked beef into the sauce pan. Put in the beans and star fruit. Let it cook for 5 minute till the beef gets the flavors.
5. Add in sugar and fish sauce. Boil for 1 minute. Remove, scatter shredded chilli over it.

6. Serve the curry hot with steamed jasmine rice by the side.

In the original recipe, vegetables like spinach, kale or mustard greens were are asked to be used. Because, I didn't have them, I used star fruit and French beans. If you decide to use the above mentioned veggies, plunge them in a saucepan filled with boiling water. Spoon the sauce and meat over it while serving.
Star fruit that used were not sweet but they were sour. So it kinda helped to get a good balance.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
85 Minutes
I am not sure whether if this King Rama is a depiction of the Hindu God Rama, because Hindus don't eat beef. But anyway, this is a fantastic curry. As I was cooking, I was worried that it might be a bit too rich for my palate, but the curry had an incredible balance of everything. I my respect for Thai food has grown. I especially loved the crunchiness off the peanuts in the Pra Raam Long Song dish. To me it gave that extra edge.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1673 Calories from Fat 1055

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 121 g186.8%

Saturated Fat 68.1 g340.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 322.5 mg107.5%

Sodium 1315.7 mg54.8%

Total Carbohydrates 39 g12.9%

Dietary Fiber 10.3 g41.4%

Sugars 14 g

Protein 112 g224.1%

Vitamin A 17.1% Vitamin C 36%

Calcium 11.7% Iron 81.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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Pra Raam Long Song - Beef In Coconut Curry Recipe