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Massaman Curry & Paste

Thai Recipes, Massaman Curry & Paste

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Serves 2

Thai Recipes, Massaman Curry & Paste

#1 curry in the world is massaman curry and now you have Chef LeeZ gourmet recipe for massaman paste and massaman chicken dish. Massaman is an Arabian Muslim dish that Thai's have changed to being truly Thai.


  • Thai Massaman Curry Chicken
  • 80 g chicken thigh 30 g red onion (Vegans substitute 80 g mushrooms for chicken)
  • 30 g red onion
  • 1 tbsp ma-sa-man curry paste
  • 1 tbsp palm sugar
  • ¼ cup coconut cream
  • 1 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2 cardamom peas or Thai cardomom
  • 1 cinnamon 6 cm stick
  • 1 tsp roasted peanuts 1 cardamom (bay) leaf
  • 70 g potato or sweet potato
  • Thai Massaman Curry Paste
  • 2 large red spur chili
  • 3 shallots roasted
  • 5 garlic cloves roasted
  • 1 tsp coriander seed ground roasted
  • 1 tsp cumin ground roasted
  • 1 tsp pepper black
  • ½ tsp mace
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp finnal seed roasted


  1. Thai Massaman Curry Chicken
  2. Place Coconut milk in a pot and bring to a boil over low heat add the chicken (cubed into 4 cm pieces) and cook until it changes color. Turn off heat remove contents to a separate bowl.
  3. Pour the coconut cream into the pot and bring to a boil over low heat, add ma-sa-man curry paste, add peanuts and mix well, slow boil stirring constantly till the oil separates from the coconut cream
  4. add chicken and coconut milk add potato, sugar, tamarind and salt reduce heat simmer cook until potato is cooked .
  5. Add the cardamom peas, cardamom (bay) leaf and stir remove from heat.
  6. Thai Massaman Curry Paste
  7. Pound chili in mortar with pestal and salt thoroughly. Add each ingredient one at a time and pound well between ingredients, garlic, shallots, coriander seeds, cumin, pepper, cloves then the balance of ingredients and pound until it's a fine paste.


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