Beef Massaman4.4/5 (BASED ON 4383 reviews)
A popular dish that was born from Persian influences mixed with Thai flavours, this is a rich but mild curry featuring tender beef, potatoes and crushed peanuts with a coconut and tangy tamarind sauce. Normally cooked for hours in a steel pot, we’ve captured the essence of this travellers’ favourite by preparing the fiddly tamarind and grinding down the galangal and lemongrass and blending it into our signature Massaman paste. A fragrant but hearty curry for any night of the week.
Cook our delicious Beef Massaman in just Minutes
We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Beef Massaman. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Massaman Paste pot, a Ginger Chicken Stock pot and a Tamarind pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Beef Massaman in just 25 minutes.
How Our Recipes Kits Work
We provide flavour ingredients:
- Massaman Paste
- Ginger Chicken Stock
Your shopping list:
- new potatoes
- jasmine rice
- sirloin/rump steak (180g)
- can coconut milk (light if desired)
- green beans
- of peanuts(optional)
Our 25 minute recipe
Cook the rice and potatoes
Cook the rice according to pack instructions.
Boil the potatoes until tender, then drain. While the potatoes and rice cook, start on Step 2.
Meanwhile, sear the beef
Heat a little oil in a pan over high heat. Place the beef slices in the pan on a single layer (in batches if needed). Sear them quickly so they colour on each side before removing from the pan and keeping aside.
Create the curry base
Reduce the heat to medium, add the onion and-fry for 1 min.
Add the MASSAMAN PASTE and fry for 1 min then pour in the coconut milk. Mix well and cook for 2 mins.
Add the vegetables
Add the GINGER CHICKEN STOCK pot and the TAMARIND. Mix well and bring it to a gentle boil.
Add the green beans and half of the peanuts (if using), then let it cook over a medium heat for 3 mins.
Add the potatoes and the beef and let it cook for 2 more mins.
Add 1-2 tsps sugar to taste, then serve the curry over rice with more crushed peanuts scattered on top.
Beef Massaman Reviews
BASED ON 4383 reviews
Debbie - Jun 17, 2019
Pretty tasty, fairly simple to make, would have again. Made enough for two adults and a toddler twice over! Made more rice than recipe called for which might have helped.
Donna - Jun 16, 2019
Paul - Jun 16, 2019
Fantastic flavours and our two portion meal easily catered for three with second and third helpings!
Andrea - Jun 16, 2019
Ashley - Jun 15, 2019
Not a great deal of flavour bit bland
Andrew - Jun 15, 2019
Don’t cook with green beans. Use carrots or peppers instead
Sarah - Jun 14, 2019
Absolutely to die for. The best yet. ????????
Hazel - Jun 13, 2019
Nice creamy curry, serves 3 easily.
Madelon - Jun 12, 2019
Amazing flavours & so easy to make with the spice pots!
Claire - Jun 11, 2019
A nice curry but not an amazing massaman.
Vanessa - Jun 11, 2019
Used chicken & it was very tasty
Hilary - Jun 10, 2019
Delicious! Made without the extra sugar and it still tasted lovely.
Rachel - Jun 10, 2019
Fab and so easy
Elizabeth - Jun 09, 2019
Outstanding, very tasty, get decent steak and just lightly cook. The potatoes really make this dish
Ria - Jun 08, 2019
Samantha - Jun 07, 2019
Tastes delicious and another easy meal to cook
Beth - Jun 06, 2019
Very tasty and a nice change!
Susan - Jun 06, 2019
Pauline - Jun 05, 2019
Was a bit dubious about this one but it was delicious. Quite spicy though.
Hirani - Jun 03, 2019
Not much flavour.
Vincent - Jun 03, 2019
My own fault. Didn't realise it was mild lol
Sarah - Jun 03, 2019
Rebecca - Jun 02, 2019
Such a lovely and tasty meal.. Quick and easy, will be ordering again ????
Angela - Jun 01, 2019
Angela - Jun 01, 2019
Penelope - May 31, 2019
Very tasty. Used stewing steak and cooked in the oven on a low heat.
Marianne - May 30, 2019
Hilary - May 30, 2019
Quite salty in taste. I added sugar and cider vinegar. When I lived in Thailand Masaman had a sour note from sour tamarind that was added. I also added carrots as they are traditionally in the dish.
Adam - May 29, 2019
Really lovely and the seasoning and authenticity of it was spot on. My only criticism was my own fault. I over cooked the potatoes which made the sauce very stodgy. But my bad. Looking forward to doing it again properly with more al dente tats
Rebecca - May 29, 2019
Clare - May 29, 2019
Chris - May 29, 2019
We loved this, I’ll order it again.
Carol - May 27, 2019
David - May 26, 2019
A really tasty and enjoyable dish. Balance was perfect. The right thickness, not too salty and a good level of spiciness that everyone loved. Will be ordering again.
Anne-Marie - May 23, 2019
So tasty and rustic
Patsy - May 22, 2019
Very tasty- loved it.
Patsy - May 22, 2019
Amy - May 22, 2019
A bit sickly but nice
Julie - May 22, 2019
Shayanti - May 21, 2019
Not the authentic taste at all.
Lucy - May 20, 2019
I'm pesceterian so had with prawns and vegetables. It was beautiful.
Sally - May 16, 2019
A other delicious meal. I cooked the beans for slightly longer than suggested as I don’t like ‘squeaky beans’ and used light coconut milk. A huge success I will be ordering again.
Mary - May 16, 2019
Really gorgeous I didn’t want my meal to end . Would definitely get this again.
Christine - May 15, 2019
Sauce a bit watery and didn’t have anything at home to thicken, I also doubled the beef and left out potatoes
Deborah - May 14, 2019
Loved this! It’s as good as a restaurant meal
Kirsty - May 13, 2019
We love this recipe!
Toni - May 12, 2019
Emma - May 12, 2019
Really enjoyed it. I didn't par boil the potatoes or the fry the meat first. Cooked them both in the coconut milk (obviously for longer than recipe described) sauce is quite thin so would perhaps try the cornflower next time
Rachel - May 11, 2019
Not my favourite to be honest. Something weird about having potatoes in it. They don’t really seem compatible with the rest of the dish. My husband loves it though, so I guess we will be having it again.
Amanda - May 11, 2019
Really nice but a little bit too salty for my taste