Beef Massaman Curry Recipe

Beef Massaman curry

  • serves 4
  • Easy

This slow cooked Thai curry is wonderfully rich and mild enough for the whole family to enjoy. Serve with jasmine rice to soak up the juices


Try our beef massaman curry recipe then check out our prawn massaman curry, quick beef curry and our Thai green curry



  • stewing beef 600g
  • coconut cream 400ml
  • massaman curry paste 4 tbsp
  • waxy potatoes 450g
  • half an onion sliced
  • lime leaves 4
  • cinnamon stick 1
  • tamarind paste 1 tbsp
  • palm sugar 1 tbsp
  • fish sauce 1 tbsp
  • roasted peanuts 75g, chopped
  • red chilli 1, sliced
  • jasmine rice


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 180c/fan 160c/gas 4. Heat 2 tbsp coconut cream from a 400ml tin in a casserole dish. Add 4 tbsp massaman curry paste and fry for 1 minute, add 600g of stewing beef chunks and cook until coated and sealed.

    Stir in the rest of the coconut with half a tin of water, 450g waxy potatoes, 1 halved and sliced onion, 4 lime leaves, 1 cinnamon stick, 1 tbsp tamarind paste, 1 tbsp palm sugar, 1 tbsp fish sauce and 75g chopped roasted peanuts.

  • Step 2

    Bring to a simmer, cover and cook for 2 hours until tender. Sprinkle over a sliced red chilli and a handful of chopped roasted peanuts. Serve with jasmine rice.