Massaman Beef Curry

Submitted by Kym

Massaman Beef Curry

5 from 1 vote
Serving: 4
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes


  • 700g chuck beef, diced
  • 4 potatoes, cut into rough chunks
  • 1 onion, roughly cut
  • 270ml can coconut milk
  • 270ml coconut cream
  • 1/4 cup Massaman curry paste (I like the Aldi brand!)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 cardamom pods, bruised
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 Tblsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tblsp fish sauce
  • Fresh lime


  • Put cut potatoes, cut onions & beef into slow cooker.
  • In a fry pan, pour in coconut cream & coconut milk, cook stirring until it starts bubbling.
  • Add curry paste & work in to get rid of the lumps.
  • Add bay leaves, cardamom pods & cinnamon stick & cook until fragrant.
  • Pour mixture into slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for 7-8hrs or high for 4-5hrs (I have a 6L sc).
  • Once cooking is finished, stir in brown sugar & fish sauce.
  • Add more brown sugar or fish sauce if needed to adjust to your own taste.
  • Serve with steamed rice, naan bread & make sure you squeeze some fresh lime over it to finish off the flavour.

2 thoughts on “Massaman Beef Curry”

  1. 5 stars
    Simply Divine. Modified recipe as follows: 1x 400ml of ea coconut cream & milk, added half cup beef stock, 2 cinnamon sticks, 3tbsp brown sugar, 2tbsp fish sauce. Made a cornflour slurry with 1tbsp each water & cornflourvto thicken. Cooked on low for 8hrs Delish!

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