Beef Massaman Curry

Beef Massaman Curry

This beef curry is a rich, mild Thai curry that is great served as a main course with Jasmine rice. Cook it in the slow cooker for best results but can also be cooked in the oven at 190°C for around 2 hours.


  • 400ml can coconut cream
  • 4 tbsp gluten and wheat free massaman curry paste (I use Sainsbury’s)
  • 500g stewing beef steak cut into large chunks
  • 450g waxy potatoes cut into 2 ½ cm chunks
  • 150g sweet potatoes cut into 2 ½ cm chunks
  • 2 onions cut into thin wedges
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tbsp soft light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • Cornflour to thicken if too runny


Serves: 4

Diet: Gluten and Wheat Free

Cuisine: Thai

Type: Main


Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 6 mins

Heat 2 tbsp coconut cream in a large casserole dish (that has a tight-fitting lid) and add the curry paste and fry for 1 minute. Stir in the beef and fry until well coated and sealed. Stir in the rest of the coconut cream with half a can of water, the potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, cinnamon stick, brown sugar and fish sauce. Bring to a simmer, then transfer to a slow cooker for 6 hours or place in the oven until the beef is tender – around 2 hours. Serve with jasmine rice.

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