Massaman Thai Curry with Kumara

    2 hours 15 minutes

    Massaman curry is a Thai curry which is Muslim in origin. This version contains beef and kumara (sweet potato) though you can substitute other meats (except pork!)


    Queensland, Australia
    2 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 1 kg beef skirt steak, cut into 3cm pieces
    • 2 (400ml) tins coconut milk
    • 1 1/2 cups beef stock
    • 5 cardamom pods
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 2 star anise
    • 1 tablespoon palm sugar, grated
    • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
    • 1 tablespoon tamarind puree
    • 2 tablespoons massaman curry paste
    • 2 tablespoons tamarind puree, extra
    • 1/2 cup beef stock, extra
    • 8 pearl onions, halved
    • 1 kumara, diced
    • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts, roughly chopped
    • 2 thinly sliced green onions

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:2hours  ›  Ready in:2hours15min 

    1. Place beef, 1 tin coconut milk, stock, cardamom pods, cloves, star anise, sugar, fish sauce and tamarind in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Simmer uncovered about 1 - 1 1/2 hours until beef is tender.
    2. Strain out beef, reserving the sauce. Discard the cardamom and star anise.
    3. Place curry paste in a saucepan over low heat, stirring until fragrant. Add remaining coconut milk, extra tamarind and stock. Bring to a simmer, stirring until smooth. Add beef, onions, kumara and 1 cup of the reserved sauce. Simmer 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
    4. Serve sprinkled with peanuts and green onion.

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    Turned out well. I didn't have and couldn't find any Star anise that's Calgary for you. Used 1/2 sweet potato 1/2 potato and added a red chilli at the end. sliced the red chilli to garnish for a little boost.  -  23 Feb 2017