I love a good Thai beef Massaman curry. This recipe will get you authentic and delicious results.
Massaman curries are different to most other Thai curries. Thai food has many influences from Chinese to Indian.
Beef Massaman curry definitely has Indian and Persian influences. Whole spices like cumin, coriander, cinnamon and black peppercorns are added to the Massaman curry paste.
Although beef Massaman curry tastes very Thai, you will notice some of the other influences.
<H2>Getting this recipe right</h2>
It is essential that the potatoes and beef be cooked to perfection. No one likes beef that isn’t tender or under-cooked potatoes.
This is why I suggest cooking these in water first until cooked through. By doing this you not only get deliciously tender meat and potatoes, the water becomes a mouthwatering stock that is added to the sauce.
<h2>Which Thai curry paste to use?</h2>
I hope you try my homemade Massaman curry paste. This is an authentic recipe prepared the traditional way, by pounding the ingredients into a buttery paste.
Although pounding the ingredient for up to an hour is the traditional way of doing it, you can cheat a bit and use a food processor.
Alternatively, purchase a good quality Massaman curry paste if you must. I use Mae Ploy