Massaman Curry

Intermediate | Mild | 45 min | x2

Massaman curry is a mild and aromatic curry, thick, silky in texture and gives comfort in every bite. Ideal for people who want to try the authentic Thai curry flavor, yet do not wish to bear the burning hot feeling of most curries, such as Thai green curry.


Massaman Curry ingredients
 Massaman paste 70g
Coconut milk 400ml
Lamb (diced) 300g
Potatoes (quartered) 2 pieces
 Shallot (minced) ½ piece
Coriander 1 bunch
Garlic (crushed) 1 clove
Ginger (crushed) 15g
Fish sauce 1 tbsp
Cinnamon 2 sticks
Bay leaves 2 pieces
 Star anise 2 pieces


Massaman Curry

Stir-fry the massaman paste

Heat 1 Tbsp vegetable oil in a saucepan until very hot. Add Massaman curry paste. Stir-fry until a distinct aroma develops then lower the heat. Add 200ml coconut milk.

Massaman Curry

Cook the lamb

Reduce the heat then add the lamb, shallot and potatoes into the saucepan. Pour in the remainder of the coconut milk and stir to cover all the ingredients with the curry.

Massaman Curry

Add the seasoning

Next add the garlic glove, ginger, cinnamon sticks and a few bay leaves. Add 1 glass of water, the sugar and the fish sauce.

Massaman Curry

Plate your dish

Simmer the contents of the saucepan until cooked through. Serve your Massaman Curry hot and with a serving of steamed white rice.