Marlz Massaman Beef Curry

Marlz Massaman Beef Curry


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This is a mild and creamy curry. You can make it as hot as you like by adding extra chillies to the paste.

Marlz Auckland, New Zealand

Serves: 6 

  • 1kg topside steak
  • 60ml cooking oil
  • 500g potatoes cut in half
  • 250g onions halved
  • 1/3cup massaman paste (see recipe below )
  • 2x 410g cans coconut cream
  • 160ml hot water
  • 50g brown sugar
  • To make the curry paste
  • 4 small red chillies (add more for heat)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3 spring onions
  • 2 teaspoons lemon grass
  • 2 teaspoons peanut oil
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground tumeric
  • 2 tablespoons water

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour15min  ›  Extra time:15min Other  ›  Ready in:2hours 

  1. To make the curry paste; process all the ingredients in blender and pulse or whiz to combine. Add some extra water, if it is too dry, to make a paste. This keeps in an airtight container in fridge for about 3 weeks.
  2. Cut the steak into cubes and heat oil in a large saucepan and brown in batches. Remove from pan.
  3. Add the potatoes and onion to same saucepan and stir till lightly browned. Add curry paste and stir over heat for 1 minute.
  4. Add the coconut cream , steak, water and sugar. Bring to boil simmer for about 45 minutes, uncovered, or till meat is tender


Like most curries this is best the next day.

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Reviews (3)


Altered ingredient amounts. I have found a very good massaman curry paste available in the supermarkets that will save you time and effort it is called Valcom not too hot for kids. - 20 Jan 2011


Marlz on your advice I also got the Valcom curry paste and it made this recipe sooooo much simpler....I found it to be easy to make and I also added a handful of frozen cross cut green beans for colour and used casserole beef and slowed cooking time to about 4's not hot at all despite how scary the paste looks....if you wanted hot you made want to add so sliced red chillies to it as well - 25 Aug 2014


- 20 Jan 2011

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