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Beef Massaman Curry

Massaman is one of the delicious and rich of flavor Thai curries and yet very easy to make.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Course: จานหลัก
Cuisine: ไทย
Keyword: แกงมัสมั่นเนื้อ, แกงมัสมั่น
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 939kcal


  • 2.5 pounds Lean beef boneless stew
  • 1.5 pounds white potatoes
  • 1 Sweet onion cut ½ then cut 4
  • 3 cans Lite coconut milk 13.5 fl.oz/each
  • 4 tablespoon Massaman curry paste
  • 3 tablespoon Tamarind concentrate
  • 2 tablespoon Fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoon Coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 2.5 cups Water
  • 2 sticks Cinnamon
  • 5 Bay leaves


  • Cut the potatoes into chunk cubes and cook them in boiling water and put them aside.
  • Turn the stove on medium-high then add ½ can of lite coconut milk,1 cup of water, 1 tablespoon of Masaman curry paste, and beef into a pot. Simmer the beef and the other ingredients for 30 to 45 minutes or until the meat is soft and tender then put it aside.
  • Turn the stove on high. In a large pot, add olive oil and 3 tablespoon Masaman curry paste. Stir-fry the paste until you can smell the paste's aroma then add one can of lite coconut milk. Once the curry is boiling, add more lite coconut milk a bit by bit. So basically, every time that the curry is boiling, you are going to more of the coconut milk (all the rest of the coconut milk).
  • Add the cooked beef and potatoes, cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, ½ cup of water, sweet onion, fish sauce, tamarind, coconut sugar. Mix all the ingredients together and let them cook until the onion is cooked.
  • Serve the curry with a choice of your steamed rice, but I recommend either jasmine brown rice or basmati rice (these are one of the healthier choices among the other kind of rice) and sliced avocados.


Calories: 939kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 70g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 176mg | Sodium: 1766mg | Potassium: 1891mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 8mg