Beef Massaman Curry is a rich dish filled with cubed beef, potatoes, peas, and coconut milk. It’s a fusion dish, mixing Thai and Persian flavors, and is warm and comforting. Using prepared curry paste helps to make this one-pot stew quick and easy.
Massaman curry tends to be a more mild curry than other varieties. You can adjust the spice level by adding more curry paste if you prefer. If you can’t find Massaman curry, yellow curry makes a good substitute.
Serve this dish alongside cooked rice (white, brown, or basmati). For a little bit of color and flavor, you can cook your rice with a pinch of turmeric or saffron. Fold in warm peas and carrots for even more veggies in your meal.
Beef Massaman Curry Recipe
- 1 tablespoon peanut or sesame oil
- 1 pound cubed beef
- 1 medium yellow onion diced
- 2 tablespoons Massaman curry paste
- 1 cup beef stock
- 1 pound diced potatoes
- 1 cup frozen peas defrosted
- 1 can (14 oz) coconut milk
- 2 cups cooked rice for serving
- Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the beef and cook until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes.
- Add the onions and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the curry paste and cook until just aromatic, about 30 seconds.
- Pour in the beef broth and bring to a simmer. Add the potatoes and cook until just tender, 7 to 10 minutes.
- Add the peas and coconut milk then return to a light simmer. Be careful not to let the curry boil, as it will split. Simmer to meld the flavors, for 10 to 15 minutes. Serve with the cooked rice.
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