A simple recipe of making Massaman Curry at home
You can always enjoy a great variety of Thai curry dishes at some of the best restaurants in London, such as Green Curry, Red Curry, Panang Curry, etc. At Thai Square, one of the most popular Thai dishes at Thai Square is Massaman Curry, a Thai curry dish that is of Muslim origin. It is a relatively mild Thai curry using some special ingredients that makes it distinctive and unique from the rest of the Thai curries.
For the Thai food lovers, you can always enjoy this appetising Thai curry dish at Thai Square, the best Thai restaurant in London. However, if you want to make this curry dish at home, here is a guide provided by our professional chefs on how to make a yummy Massaman Curry by yourself for four people.
Ingredients for the Massaman Curry Paste
1 tablespoon whole coriander seeds or ground coriander
1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds
4 to 5 green cardamoms pods
4 to 5 whole cloves
1 star anise
1 whole white peppercorns
1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 to 6 dried hot red Thai chilies
2 lemongrass stalks
2 medium shallots
1/4 cup coriander stalks
6 garlic cloves
1/2 tablespoon shrimp paste
Ingredients for the Massaman Curry Dish
1 tablespoon oil
Massaman curry paste
1/2 cup coconut milk
2 large potatoes
1/4 teaspoon tamarind paste
1/2 cup dry-roasted peanuts
A Simple Method to Make Massaman Curry Paste
Make sure you have all the ingredients ready, chopped or shredded properly. You will need to soak the chilies in warm water for approximately 15 minutes and drain them properly.
Dry roast all your ingredients, such as coriander, cumin, cardamom, cloves, star anise, cinnamon, and peppercorns one at a time, over medium-heat for about 2 minutes or until the spice is fragrant. Allow the spices to cool, and then blend to a fine powder. You will need to add the grated nutmeg afterwards.
Grind your spices and the rest of the ingredients using mortar and pestle with salt until they form a fine paste. Alternatively, you can use a blender to create the curry paste.
How to Make Massaman Curry dish
Heat the oil over medium-high heat first and then add in your pre-made Massaman Curry paste for several minutes.
Add the coconut milk to the curry paste and allow the mixture to simmer for a while before adding the beef chunks and potatoes.
Season your Massaman Curry with tamarind paste, fish sauce and sugar. Then reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for approximately 20 – 30 minutes.
You can adjust the flavour of your dish by adding more fish sauce, sugar or tamarind paste.
At the end, you can serve your Massaman curry with your freshly cooked Jasmine rice, as well as peanuts.
If you follow the above instructions, you will find that it is not complicated to re-create this unique Thai curry dish at home. Still, if you are looking for the best restaurants in London that offer authentic and delectable Massaman Curry, you are very welcome to visit Thai Square Restaurants, the best Thai restaurant in London at any time.
At Thai Square, you do not only get a chance to enjoy our signature Thai curry dish, but also other scrumptious and finest Thai cuisine that are unparalleled in taste and presentation.