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/rump steak (180g)
can coconut milk (light if desired)
green beans
of peanuts(optional)

Our 25 minute recipe

  • 1.

    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. 

  • 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. 

  • 3.

    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. 

  • 4.

    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. 

  • 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 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

Very nice

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

Totally yummy!

Clare - May 29, 2019


Chris - May 29, 2019

We loved this, I’ll order it again.

Carol - May 27, 2019

Just lovely

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

Loved it.

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

Nice dish

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


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