Massaman curry paste. Creating restaurant style curry is easy with this super flavorful curry paste. This Thai style paste brings in the mouthwatering deliciousness of Indian and Thai cuisines to deliver the ultimate curry packed with comforting goodness of fresh ingredients and aromatic spices. Add it to your favorite curry or use it as a marinade to flavor your culinary creations.
The perfect balance of sweet, sour and spicy is what makes Thai food truly spectacular. And this curry paste is the right base for a delicious meal that’s comforting and loaded with flavor. In this recipe, a beautiful combination of spices and fresh ingredients work the magic.
Start this Thai massaman curry paste recipe by dry frying whole spices. You’ll need cumin seeds, coriander seeds, whole cloves, cardamom pods and cinnamon stick. To dry fry the spices, add them to a small frying pan, and fry them until lightly browned and aromatic. Now let it cool completely. Grind cooled spices to a fine powder.
Other main ingredients of this Thai massaman curry paste include lemongrass, garlic, galangal (which can be easily substituted with ginger), shallots, peanuts and shrimp paste. Shrimp paste is a “must” ingredient in this recipe imparting a lovely flavor and aroma to the curry. I love the addition of roasted peanuts as it make the paste rich and delicious.
Place all the ingredients in the grinder, and add a little water to grind to a smooth paste. Make sure the paste is as smooth as possible to create a velvety texture. And done! Add this to your favorite Thai curry to bring in the classic flavors. You can also use this paste as a marinade for your favorite protein.
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