Thai Beef Massaman Curry

Beef Massaman Curry
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Curry Paste (This is assuming you want to make the paste from scratch. Alternatively use readymade paste)
  1. 5 dried large red chillies
  2. 1 tablespoon roasted coriander seeds
  3. 1 teaspoon roasted cumin seeds
  4. 2 roasted cloves
  5. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  6. 15 peppercorns
  7. 1 teaspoon roasted galangal
  8. 1 tablespoon roasted lemongrass
  9. 1 roasted chopped coriander root
  10. 9 fried sliced cloves of garlic
  11. 7 fried Thai shallots
  12. maze
  13. nutmeg
  14. 1 teaspoon sugar
  15. 1 teaspoon shrimp paste
Curry Ingredients
  1. 1 kg beef cubed (2.5cmx2.5cm)
  2. 2 tins of coconut milk
  3. 2 potatoes (cut into big chunks & boiled)
  4. 2 onilons (cut into big chunks)
  5. 4 tablespoons roasted peanuts
  6. 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  7. 2-3 tablespoons palm sugar
  8. 2-3 tablespoons tamarind water
  9. 9 whole cardamoms
  10. 3 bay leaves
Method
  1. Simmer the beef in 1 tin of coconut milk until nearly tender.
  2. Simmer half of the coconut in the saucepan then add 3 tbs of the curry paste.
  3. Stir-fry the mixture for 4-5 minutes untilan aroma develops.
  4. Add the beef, onion, potato, peanuts, bay leaves and cardamom.
  5. Season with salt, sugar and tamarind water.
  6. Simmer for further 10 minutes until the sauce has a good medium consistency.
  7. Serve with rice or good bread.
Notes
  1. I have show the method using home made curry paste. Make sure you pound the curry ingredients with a pestle & mortar. Alternatively you can use ready made curry paste, Nittaya Curry Paste is good.
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