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Chicken Massaman Curry

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2 tbsp tamarind paste
2 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp lime juice – freshly squeezed
2 tbsp massaman curry paste
1 red chili - deseeded and finely chopped
1 star anise
1 ½ cups coconut milk
2 tbsp brown sugar
3 tbsp smooth peanut butter
1 tsp garlic – crushed
1-inch ginger — grated
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp lemongrass — chopped
¼ tsp salt
12 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast — chopped
2 medium potatoes – cut into cubes
½ cup onion – sliced
½ cup red bell pepper – sliced
½ cup chicken stock
½ cup peanuts – chopped
1 tbsp fresh cilantro — chopped

Nutritional information

22 g
18 g
15 g
500 mg
70 mg

Chicken Massaman Curry

  • Non Veg
  • 35 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy


How to make Chicken Massaman Curry

  • Pour vegetable oil in a thick bottomed pan and heat over a medium flame. Add star anise, onion, ginger, garlic, and chili. Stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add the curry paste and the cubed chicken to the pan and cook for 4 minutes.
  • Stir in brown sugar, massaman curry paste, fish sauce, tamarind paste, red bell pepper, salt, lemon grass, peanut butter, potatoes, chicken stock, and coconut milk.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until the potatoes are tender and the chicken pieces are no longer pink in the center for about 20 minutes. Add the lime juice and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from flame and garnish with chopped cilantro and peanuts.
  • Serve with hot jasmine rice.


Tamarind, an essential ingredient in the chicken massaman curry gets its name from an Arab expression which means ‘date of India’. The tamarind tree is native to Africa but has been cultivated in India for so long that it is regarded as indigenous there.

Tamarind is very sour and Marco Polo claimed that the Malabar pirates made their victims swallow a mixture of tamarind and seawater so that they would vomit their stomach contents and reveal any pearls they may have swallowed to hide from the pirates!

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