Massaman curry

A traditional Thai dish packed with complex flavours

Ingredients:

For the curry paste

  • 4 dried chillis, soaked and chopped
  • 2 roasted cardamom pods, shell removed
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds, roasted
  • 1 tsp cinnamon, roasted
  • 1 tbsp roasted shallots
  • 1 tbsp roasted garlic
  • 1 tbsp roasted lemongrass
  • 1 tsp galangal
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp tamarind
  • 1 tbsp peanuts
  • Lime zest
  • Garlic
  • Ginseng
  • Cumin 
  • Star anise

For the curry

  • 50g chicken
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp massaman curry paste
  • 1 cup boiled potatoes
  • 1 tsp palm sugar
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp tamarind paste

Method:

  1. Place the spices for the paste into a pestle and mortar and pound until it turns into a powder.
  2. Add the chillis and pound until it turns into a powder.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and pound until smooth. 
  4. Boil the coconut milk until oil appears on the surface.
  5. Add the curry paste and stir for 1 min until fragrant. 
  6. Add the chicken and cook until it turns white.
  7. Add the potato, palm sugar, fish sauce and tamarind paste.
  8. Boil until thick.
  9. Serve with jasmine rice.

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