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Beef Massaman

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The masaman curry or massaman curry is a Thai specialty that can be cooked with beef, lamb or chicken. A spicy and flavorful dish, the masaman curry is best served with a side of hot jasmine rice along with a crispy vegetable salad with coriander leaves.
  Beef 400 Gram
  Coconut milk 500 Milliliter
  Massaman curry paste 2 Tablespoon
  Carrot 1
  Potatoes 2
  Toasted peanuts 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Fish sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Tamarind puree 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Palm sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Chicken stock 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Pour half of the coconut milk into a hot wok or pan, then simmer 5-7 minutes until it reduces and cracks

Next add the massaman curry paste, stir and mix it into the coconut milk, stir constantly until fully dissolved. (lower the heat if it splatters too much) Carry on stirring as it reduces further, you're looking for a grainy texture, see video tutorial

Now add beef pieces to the curry stir continuously as you add fish sauce, chicken stock, salt and palm sugar, continue stirring until all is mixed

Next add 1/2 cup of water and bring to boil

Once boiling add potatoes, carrot, peanuts and the remaining coconut milk, bring back to the boil

Once boiling reduce heat to simmer for 15 minutes, cover with a lid, (allow to vent) open occasionally to stir gently

Check at about 15 minutes for tenderness and to see if the curry sauce has thickened. Taste test at this point and adjust as required, if you need to continue cooking at this stage, remove the lid.

When the oil starts to appear on the surface, the sauce will have thickened, it's.....Done!

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Side Dish
High Fiber, High Protein
If you are looking for a prefect Thai Beef speciality that would be ideal for dinner or party, here it is. Enjoy Thai cooking with this video and stir in beef with vegetables to make the rich massaman. This can be made very quickly in your kitchen too.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1310 Calories from Fat 826

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 97 g149%

Saturated Fat 64.7 g323.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 124.1 mg41.4%

Sodium 1818.6 mg75.8%

Total Carbohydrates 64 g21.4%

Dietary Fiber 12.8 g51.3%

Sugars 16.6 g

Protein 58 g116.3%

Vitamin A 105.8% Vitamin C 81.8%

Calcium 11.1% Iron 60.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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Beef Massaman Recipe Video