Beef Massaman Curry

A savory authentic Thai recipe for beef Massaman curry that is very similar to something you would see in a restaurant. Hearty and multi-layered, this dish is great winter fare. Serve with hot steamed rice.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon Massaman curry paste

  • ½ pound beef chuck, cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 1 cup coconut milk

  • 1 potato, cubed

  • 1 onion, quartered

  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 4 dried chili peppers, crushed (Optional)

  • 2 makrut lime leaves

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

  • ½ cup roasted peanuts


  1. Heat oil in a wok over high heat. Stir in curry paste and heat until bubbling. Add beef and coconut milk; cook and stir until beef is browned, 7 to 10 minutes.

  2. Stir in potato, onion, fish sauce, lemon juice, chili peppers, lime leaves, and brown sugar. Cook for 5 minutes, reduce heat, and simmer until beef is tender, 20 to 30 minutes. Sprinkle peanuts on top.

Cook's Note:

The curry paste and lime leaves can be purchased at an Asian grocery store.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

302 Calories
24g Fat
18g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 302
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 534mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 14mg 68%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 490mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

You’ll Also Love