Thai Massaman Curry. This Thai takeaway favorite is loaded with the incredible flavors of lemongrass, fish sauce, coconut milk and aromatic spices. Customize this curry with your favorite protein and serve with rice or parathas. Delicious!
For me, cooking at home is all about celebrating the wonderful flavors from each and every corner of the universe. In my opinion, it’s how you should cook all the time. I must say, it levels up the classic ingredients to create a beautiful meal.
With this Thai massaman curry, I want to bring in the classic flavors of South East Asian cuisine that taste incredibly delicious and make the whole family happy. The beautiful marriage of Indian and Thai flavors is phenomenal in this recipe. I’m obsessed.
Make Thai Massaman Curry
If you love a good curry, you’re going to love the flavors in this massaman curry paste, the key ingredient of this comforting curry. And it’s all about spices, lemongrass, shrimp paste, peanuts, garlic and galangal or ginger. To be exact, the perfect amalgamation of all your favorite flavors.
Start with making the curry paste. Trust me, freshly made curry paste with fresh ingredients is always the best. However, feel free to grab one of those little spice paste jars from your local grocery store when you’re busy.
To make the curry, brown the chicken pieces in a little oil until golden. Once the chicken pieces are ready, remove them from pan. Next up, add in curry paste alongside half of coconut milk. Give it a quick stir. Simmer for about 3 minutes or until aromatic.
Now, return chicken to pan. Stir in sugar, tamarind paste and fish sauce. You can also add in the diced potatoes or pumpkins at this stage. Let this simmer for another 3-4 minutes.
And finally, stir in coconut milk and water. Simmer for about 45-50 minutes. Stir occasionally and make sure you have enough liquid in the pan to cook chicken and potatoes. The curry is ready to serve when the chicken pieces are cooked through and potatoes are tender.
A final squeeze of lime juice, and spoon the curry over cooked rice. I like garnish it with plenty of coriander (cilantro) leaves, lime wedges and crushed peanuts. Yum!
Honestly, this Thai massaman curry is comforting, delicious and flavorful – perfect for cozy dinner.