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
  • Tamarind

Your shopping list:

new potatoes
jasmine rice
sirloin steak (180g)
can coconut milk (light if desired)
green beans
of peanuts(optional)

Our 25 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Cook the rice according to pack instructions. Boil the potatoes until tender, then drain. While the potatoes and rice cook, start on Step 2.

  • 2.

    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.

  • 3.

    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.

  • 4.

    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.

  • 5.

    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 2557 reviews

Stella - Nov 17, 2018

Really delicious! Will order again!

Rachael - Nov 17, 2018

Love it!!

Rachel - Nov 16, 2018

Need to serve this in a bowl, and wear a serviette and hold hair back so you can lick the plate clean! Very nice, perhaps reduc3 the amount of beans, it felt just a bit too much for 2, it will easily stretch to feed 3

Nicola - Nov 15, 2018

Really enjoyed

Philip - Nov 14, 2018

Very tasty

Vicki - Nov 14, 2018

Not sure about this one. Would like to try again.,

Rebecca - Nov 13, 2018

Had this twice now and love it

Tracy - Nov 12, 2018

Simply delicious

Dena - Nov 11, 2018

As good as any Indian restaurant food I’ve had. Lovely flavours

Stacey - Nov 11, 2018

Lovely dish !

Jane - Nov 10, 2018


Susan - Nov 10, 2018

Wonderful- authentic! Will have this one again

Allison - Nov 10, 2018

I really enjoyed it , my husband wasn’t overly keen that’s why I only gave it 4 stars

Vikki - Nov 09, 2018

Absolutely delicious

Catherine - Nov 09, 2018

Will be ordering again

Danielle - Nov 08, 2018

Il give it another try because I think my other half just cooked it wrong, very watery

Iain - Nov 07, 2018

Excellent as always

Kellie - Nov 07, 2018

Green beans need cooked a bit first.

Paul - Nov 06, 2018

One of the best ones from Simply Cook that we have tried so far. Very tasty

Katie - Nov 05, 2018

Loved this one :)

Grant - Nov 04, 2018

Outstandingly tasty, 12/10 would cook again

Jane - Nov 04, 2018

Very authentic flavours

Sarah - Nov 02, 2018

Used chicken instead and it was really good. No need for rice as the potatoes go well and fill you up.

Francesca - Nov 02, 2018

Love this. I used broccoli this time rather than green beans.

Sophie - Oct 29, 2018

The best

Jamie - Oct 29, 2018

Ok, not the best we've had.

David - Oct 29, 2018

This was absolutely gorgeous

Sophie - Oct 29, 2018

The best

Sophie - Oct 29, 2018

The best

Stephen - Oct 29, 2018

I'm allergic to peanuts so made this without the nuts. It works perfect. Very tasty and doesn't need nuts at all. Would recommend boiling potatoes longer though as mine were a bit hard.

OHIOMA - Oct 28, 2018


Luke - Oct 27, 2018

Can't remember

Jackie - Oct 26, 2018

Too many carbs for me, wouldn't order this one again.

Janet - Oct 25, 2018

Another fabulous easy to cook & incredibly tasty dish! ????

Gill - Oct 25, 2018

I liked the potatoes but the overall flavour was a bit dull.

Wendy - Oct 25, 2018

Tasted lovely but it was a bit runny.

Shane - Oct 24, 2018

Could do with bit more spice

chelsey - Oct 24, 2018

Absolute Dream!!! Tasted better than a Thai restaurant was incredible!!

Martina - Oct 21, 2018

Very tasty dish, have ordered it a few times.

Judy - Oct 21, 2018

Beautiful flavours

Jayne - Oct 21, 2018

Not sure on the potatoes in it

Lois - Oct 21, 2018

Not my favourite. Wouldn’t want to cook it again.

martin - Oct 20, 2018

Very nice and tasty. Worth it if you like curries

Vikki - Oct 19, 2018


Chris - Oct 19, 2018

Just the right thickness once you mix the rice in..perfect!

Rachel - Oct 19, 2018

Yum yum yum

Gill - Oct 19, 2018

I liked the potatoes but the flavour overall was a bit insipid.

Jeffrey - Oct 18, 2018

Perfect! Loved every bite...easy to follow recipe .

Judith - Oct 18, 2018

It was lovely

Anna - Oct 18, 2018

Really tasty and so easy, pretty much a one wok meal and you can substitute any meat and veg to be honest and it would still be yummy


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