Thai Massaman Curry

Ingredients

500g lamb (or beef)
2 potatoes - remove skin and cut into chunks (optional)
2 bay leaves
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp lime juice
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup oil
Salt for taste (only if need or use sparingly as fish sauce is salty)
For the curry paste (blend/process to a thick paste)
5-6 dried red chilies
1 tsp black peppercorns
1 tsp cumin seeds
3 cloves
3 cardamoms (only the seeds)
1/2 inch roasted belacan
1/2 inch galangal
2-3 sprigs coriander leaves (cut off roots and include the stems)
1 lemongrass
5 shallots
5 garlic
1/2 tsp lime rind

Preparation

1
In the heated oil, fry curry paste till aromatic and oil splits.
2
Add bay leaves and lamb.
3
Pour 1/2 liter of water (more if you like)
4
Stir and simmer till lamb is half cooked.
5
Add potatoes and season with salt.
6
Continue to simmer till potatoes and lamb are tender and soft.
7
Pour in fish sauce, lime juice and coconut milk.
8
Gently stir and remove from heat.

 



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Spices for spiciness, herbs for freshness, lime for sourness and coconut milk for creaminess.

Yield:

for 5-6 people

Added:

Friday, January 24, 2014 - 6:17am

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