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Massaman Gai

Massaman Curry with Chicken and Potatoes

Ingredients (Two serving):

300 grams chicken rump
80  grams Massaman curry paste
100 grams coconut cream (the top layer of coconut milk)
300  grams coconut milk
250  grams chicken stock
50  grams roasted peanuts
200  grams potatoes, chopped into largechunks
100  grams onion, chopped into large chunks
30  grams palm sugar
2  tbsp tamarind juice
1  tbsp fish sauce


Vitamin A, B6, C, E, K, Calcium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium


Preparation: 15 mins
Cooking: 30 mins
Total: 45 mins
Spicy Level: 2


  1. Simmer coconut cream over medium heat till the oil separates. Add Massaman curry paste and try until the mix darkens and gives off a fragrance.

  2. Divide the coconut milk in half. Pour the first half into the pot and continue simmering until the mix starts to dry out. Then add chicken and the remaining coconut milk.

  3. Add the chicken stock and keep simmering until it comes to a boil.

  4. Add roasted peanuts, potatoes and simmer until the chicken is tender.

  5. When the potatoes are cooked, season with fish sauce, palm sugar and tamarind juice. Add onion and cook through until the soup begins to dry out. Serve in a bowl.



  • To make tamarind juice, mix 1 portion of the tamarind with 3 to 3.5 portions of water.

  • Different brands of instant tamarind juice have different flavors and levels of sourness.

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