Beef Massaman Curry


April 24, 2017

Beef Massaman Curry 5 0 5 4

A beautiful slow cooked Beef Massaman Curry

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • 5 mins

    8 hrs

    8 hrs 5 mins


400gm Rump diced (or a beef cut of your choosing)

1 x Onion Finley chopped

1 x 400gm coconut milk

1 x Bay leaf

2 x Cinnamon Sticks

1 x table spoon lime juice

6 x Cardamon pod seeds

1 x table spoon of sugar

1 x table spoon garlic

3- 4 x heaped teaspoons of massaman paste

2-3 potatoes diced into cubes


1Slightly Brown Mince then place in slow cooker.

2Add all ingredients other than approx 100mm of Coconut Milk.

3Cook on low for 8 hrs or high for 4 hours.

430 minutes before serving add remainder of coconut milk.

5Garnish with Coriander

Additional Options

1Serve with crushed peanuts on top. Or substitute Beef with Chicken or Lamb.

Submitted by Grace Nutter


6 Reviews


October 1, 2020

Tried this for the first time, couldn’t get cardamom pods unfortunately so used ground, and forgot to add the extra cream at the last 30 mins but was still absolutely delicious. Will definitely make again.

Kitty H

July 2, 2020

Thoroughly enjoyed this, as did the family. Definitely making this meal again

Hi Felicity,
It’s 6 of the green pods. Crack them open and use the seeds inside 😊

Felicity Thambyah

June 26, 2020

What do you mean by cardamom pod seeds..should I crack open one of the green pods and count out 6 seeds or is it 6 of the green pods?

Emma Worrell

September 7, 2018

Delicious! I used about 1kg of gravy beef and two tins of coconut milk and the whole jar of massaman paste and it turned out amazing. Could of used a little less coconut milk but was still yummy. Cooked it in my 3.5L slow cooker.

Veronica Bontorno

February 12, 2018

Absolutely beautiful taste and consistency, beef was so nice and tender, however it didn’t really have the ‘massaman’ taste that you’d get at a Thai restaurant. I would make it again, as both hubby and I really enjoyed it.

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