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Massaman Curry: the recipe for one of the best Thai curries

Massaman curry is for many lovers of Thai cuisine, one of the best curries, it is also, in general, less spicy than others and therefore more suitable for Western taste buds.

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Massaman curry
Massaman Curry: the recipe
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The easy recipe for Massaman Curry, a sweet and tasty curry that comes from southern Thailand.
Course: Main course
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: Chicken, Curry
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Ingredients of massaman curry

  • 50 g (or 1,76 oz) chicken
  • 1 bowl coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon Massaman curry paste
  • 1 cup potatoes already cooked and cut into 3 cm pieces

Seasoning for massaman curry

  • 1 teaspoon palm sugar
  • 2 tsp. fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp. tamarind paste

How to make massaman curry with wok

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of coconut milk in the wok over low heat until the oil appears on the surface.
  2. Add the curry paste and stir for 1 minute or until they are fragrant.
  3. Add the chicken and cook until it turns white, then the coconut milk and bring to a boil.
  4. Add vegetables, palm sugar, fish sauce and tamarind paste.
  5. Boil until the sauce thickens.

And it's over, all you have to do is serve it with white rice or whatever you want. Personally I like to eat it a lot in Muslim restaurants with roasts (small pancakes).

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History and origin of this curry

Curry massaman au poulet
Curry massaman au poulet

We do not know precisely the origin of this delicious curry; there are several versions.

According to David Thompson (a specialist in Thai cuisine) and Thai journalist Santi Sawetwimon, this dish was created in the 17th century, at the court of Ayutthaya, by a Persian merchant, the Sheikh Ahmad Qomi

Other people think that the massaman is a dish from southern Thailand, influenced by Malay and Indian cuisine.

See also:

Khao Soy, curry noodle soup, Chiang Mai

Red curry chicken “Kaeng phed kai,” the easy recipe

10 delicious Thai dishes not to be missed, what to eat in Thailand

Source: Wikipedia: Wikipedia; Photos: Beef Massaman: Ernesto Andrade; Chicken Massaman: Takeaway; Roti: Lexnger[/su_note]



Settled in Thailand since a few years (with trips to Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia), I love this country and its inhabitants, the real country of Smiles! Sorry for any translation errors that may occur. Feel free to mention them in the comments, I will correct them. Thank you.

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