Impress your family and friends by adding this delicious beef massaman curry to your winter repertoire!


  • 1kg chuck or boneless shin/gravy beef, diced into 2.5 -3cm cubes

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 4cm piece ginger, grated

  • 1/3 cup massaman curry paste

  • 2½ cups beef stock

  • 400ml can coconut milk

  • 2 large potatoes, peeled, cubed

  • 2 tsp fish sauce

  • fried basil leaves and roasted peanuts to serve


  • 1.

    Preheat the oven to 180°C. Season the beef with salt and pepper and add about 2 tablespoons of oil to beef and mix well.

  • 2.

    Heat a large frypan over a medium-high heat. Brown the beef in 2 or 3 batches. Remove each batch and place in a casserole dish.

  • 3.

    Reduce heat in pan to medium and add a little extra oil. Add the garlic, ginger and curry paste, cook for 1 - 2 minutes, stir often. Pour in the stock, stirring well. Pour the mixture over the beef in the casserole dish and stir to combine. Cover the casserole dish and place in the oven.

  • 4.

    Stir every 40 minutes or so, adding a little water if needed to keep the ingredients just covered. Cook until the beef is almost tender (about 90 minutes).

  • 5.

    Add the coconut milk, potatoes and fish sauce. Cook for a further 30 minutes or until the beef is very tender.

  • 6.

    Garnish with fried basil leaves and roasted peanuts to serve.


Brown the beef - Don’t rush the initial stage of browning the beef. Brown it in 2 or 3 batches and keep the pan at a
medium-high heat so the beef doesn’t stew in its own juices.

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Posted by MistyReport
Beautiful!!! My family LOVED this meal :) I will be making this a lot during winter! I served it with coconut rice. Yum! Would recommend to everyone!!!
Posted by Fwap5645Report
Delicious! i recommend this to everyone!
Posted by gordiReport
the fresh recipe for "massaman curry" would be great