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Pra Raam Long Song - Beef In Coconut Curry

The.girl.with.the.red.glove's picture
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.
Ingredients
  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)
Directions

MAKING
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.

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

TIPS
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: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Thai
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Creamy
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Curry
Ingredient: 
Beef
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
85 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Story
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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20 Comments

Anonymous's picture
Interesting introduction.
Anonymous's picture
Amazing recipe with so many ingredients, Iam sure it is delicious too..
Anonymous's picture
looks simple to try
sudipa_foodlover's picture
Is this too rich for regular consumption?
oatmeal's picture
Its very rich!
yamini's picture
Somehow, I have never got around to love the taste of beef or coconut curry. That is why I could never try this dish at home.
hungrysoul's picture
I love the flavors used in Thai food! Im going to try this for sure
sweet lover's picture
Quite an outstanding combination...looking forward to more such striking dishes.
Anonymous's picture
Hmmmmm nice name.....and even the recipe sounds interesting ......but the story????? How can Raam's swimming paradise being compared with a beef curry ????? Raam is Hindu god, so thats sounds a bit wierd....
Meghna Mathur's picture
The star fruit used in the dish is looking amazing:)
Anonymous's picture
Coconut in any form is welcome on my plate :)
epicure's picture
How does king Rama relate to Thailand? I like the recipe but cant really trace back to the origin of this dish!
Anonymous's picture
this combination looks great!
barbecue's picture
good one
Anonymous's picture
This recipe is very rich..
foodjunky's picture
Looks like a delicious dish...
thot4food's picture
Swimming in coconut gravy may not be quite as comfortable as eating it:)
Gossip.Goddess's picture
Ram or no Ram, this is a fantastic curry.
colorfulcandies's picture
great read
Anonymous's picture
Tasted sooo great with steamed rice!!