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 reviews

Shannon - Jan 30, 2020

I have not had massaman before so I’m not sure if this is a good version of it or not but taste good for me.

Janice - Jan 27, 2020

Great one of my favourites.

Carole - Dec 11, 2019

We really like this dish, but find that it is very salty, would love it if the salt content could be reduced.

Rachel - Dec 10, 2019


Clare - Dec 09, 2019

Delicious! Really loved this

Tom - Dec 09, 2019

Would give it six stars if I could!!

Jane - Dec 07, 2019

My favourite

Jane - Dec 07, 2019

My favourite

Kathy - Dec 07, 2019

Our favourite so far

Mark - Dec 06, 2019

Not as much flavour as all the other Simply Cook dishes we have tried.

Denisa - Dec 05, 2019


Rachel - Dec 03, 2019

Absolutely delicious one of the best recipes so far

Debbie - Dec 02, 2019

Loved making this one

Amanda - Nov 30, 2019

My favourite

Amanda - Nov 30, 2019

My favourite

Louise - Nov 29, 2019

I used Chicken, yellow pepper and courgette rather than potato and beans and it was delicious...

Jane - Nov 28, 2019

Love it! My favourite

Hames - Nov 28, 2019

Amazing dish

Peter - Nov 24, 2019

Heavy with rice and potato

Peter - Nov 24, 2019

Bit heavy with rice ansvpotatoes

Nicola - Nov 24, 2019

Both children also loved it which was an added bonus

Cari - Nov 21, 2019

Absolutely amazing!

Ben - Nov 21, 2019

Love this curry

Vicky - Nov 20, 2019

Lovely flavour and nice and light

Sandi - Nov 19, 2019

Simply delicious

Melissa - Nov 18, 2019

Love this! Lovely depth of flavour and if you make it with a good quality piece of steak it tastes like a restaurant quality meal.

Craig - Nov 18, 2019

Very rich and indulgent. Made it without the beans, but think that would have made it less rich. Will try again with green beans.

Sally - Nov 17, 2019

Really lovely, another fave

Kathy - Nov 16, 2019

Really tasty, one of our favourites

trevor - Nov 13, 2019

Very good

Claire - Nov 11, 2019

Better without potatoes

Naomi - Nov 11, 2019

So tasty and rich in flavour

Rebecca - Nov 10, 2019

Not our favourite. Slightly too spicy.

Amanda - Nov 10, 2019

Gorgeous and easy to cook k

Yvonne - Nov 09, 2019

Nice taste but sauce was thin, so next time I would cook it for longer to get a thicker sauce.

Damien - Nov 09, 2019

We use chicken with this, and is still amazing!

Kirsty - Nov 07, 2019

Wholesome, tasty and filling. This meal was a great choice and was something a little different. Not the best meal I've had here but it was a great one to try. Recommend it, at least for a try.

neal - Nov 04, 2019

Absolutely delicious. Rich and satisfying. A good winter dish!

Patricia - Nov 03, 2019

Delicious and tasty

Suzy - Nov 03, 2019

I made enough for 3 people by adding and extra few potatoes and 200g of beans. Yummy

Michele - Nov 02, 2019

A favourite of ours

Megan - Nov 01, 2019

Cooked it with wild duck rather than beef and was beautiful

Rebecca - Oct 30, 2019

Delicious, I made it with chicken

Stuart - Oct 30, 2019

Very good. I used lamb instead of beef as I prefer lamb but another very tasty and simple to cook curry.

Terry - Oct 30, 2019

Was pleasantly surprised with this dish . It's my second favourite I've tried from the recipes so far , would highly recommend it.

Sarah - Oct 28, 2019


Marie - Oct 25, 2019

Excellent as usual

Jennifer - Oct 21, 2019

Soooooo yummy!!

Matt - Oct 20, 2019

Next time I would use a little more beef than the recipe suggests.

Stewart - Oct 19, 2019



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