• Serves 4
  • 2.5 hours
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 15 Ingredients


An easy and comforting beef Massaman curry, a much better option than take-away!

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 60g unsalted peanuts
  • 2 Tbsp Pic's peanut butter crunchy
  • 4 Tbsp Massaman curry paste
  • 40ml Pic's peanut oil (or an unrefined cold pressed peanut oil)
  • 600g Stewing beef (Chuck steak works well)
  • 400g waxy potatoes, cut into 2cm dice
  • 1 can coconut cream
  • 1 brown onion
  • 3 kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 Tbsp Palm sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Tamarind paste
  • 1 Tbsp Thai fish sauce
  • 2 red chillies, deseeded & chopped
  • 1 bunch coriander, roots left on, chopped


  1. Heat oven to 180°C, then roast the peanuts on a baking tray for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Cool then roughly chop. Reduce oven to 160C.
  2. Heat the peanut oil in a large oven proof pan with a lid. Add the beef and brown well on all sides, add the curry paste and fry slowly for an extra 4 minutes.
  3. Stir in peanut butter, the coconut cream, half a can of water, diced potatoes, onion, lime leaves, cinnamon, tamarind, palm sugar, fish sauce and half of the peanuts.
  4. Bring to a simmer, then cover and cook slowly for about 2 hours in the oven until the beef is very tender.
  5. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with chopped chilli, coriander and the remaining peanuts.
  6. Serve with jasmine rice.

  • Simply divine love a good massaman curry recipe


  • The photo looks amazing, thanks for sharing the recipe.


  • I make a healthier version to this and it’s a fantastic recipe to use the slow cooker for. You can throw everything in and walk away. You could do the same with this recipe also.


  • Love a good masamam curry. Thanks for sharing.


  • Love massaman curry!!


  • Not one for me but thanks for sharing.


  • I have never had this before, time to give it a try!


  • I love Massaman curry. This looks so yummy and is a real winter warmer.


  • Massaman curry is my favourite curry! This recipe looks amazing. Would love to find a meat-free version so I can enjoy it, but will try this on the kids and see what they think. Thanks for sharing!


  • Sounds like a great recipe.


  • Don’t know about the beef and the fish sauce, for the rest the ingredients sound yum to us


  • I’ve loved this meal when I’ve eaten it out at a Thai restaurant, and the chicken version too. I think it’s something I can definitely make at home. Thanks for sharing.


  • assaman curry i like curry


  • I cooked this last night and it was so tasty. Very mild and delicious.


  • That does look so good! So full of flavour too, if the ingredients are anything to go by. A lovely winter warm up meal


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