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Blogging Marathon# 48: Week 4/ Day 2

Theme: 1 Cuisine — 3 Dishes

Dish: Thai Massamun Curry

After the refreshing first course of yesterday’s Green Papaya Salad, I have a spicy, sweet and tangy Thai Massamun curry today. This curry is very aromatic and flavorful and uses a variety of Indian herbs and spices. I thought the curry tasted a lot of tangy, sweet South Indian pulusu.

If you have the curry paste already prepared and ready to go, then this dish does not take long to make. This curry is also very versatile and can be customized to ones likes and dislikes. I added some tofu puffs that I had in the freezer to amp up the protein, but regular tofu or soy chunks can also be used instead.

The most important ingredient of the curry, apart from the curry paste itself, is tamarind. That is what distinguishes Massamun curry from the other Thai curries. The other usual ingredients like coconut milk, coconut cream, soy sauce and palm sugar are all in this dish. This is a very hearty and delicious curry that goes well with steamed Jasmine rice.

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Vegetarian Thai Massaman Curry Yum
Vegetarian Thai Massaman Curry
Course main course
Cuisine thai
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 6 ~ 8 Baby Potatoes - peeled
  • ½ cup Pearl onions - , peeled
  • 2 ¼ Carrots " - medium, peeled and diced into cubes
  • ½ cup Tofu puffs - , chopped (or use firm or extra firm tofu instead)
  • ¼ cup Massamun Curry paste - (homemade or store bought)
  • ½ cup Coconut Cream - , divided
  • cups Coconut Milk
  • ¼ cup Peanuts Roasted
  • 2 tbsp Tamarind paste
  • 2 tbsp Soy sauce Light - or more to taste
  • 2 tbsp Palm sugar
  • 2 Cardamom seeds
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 Cinnamon " stick - piece
Course main course
Cuisine thai
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 6 ~ 8 Baby Potatoes - peeled
  • ½ cup Pearl onions - , peeled
  • 2 ¼ Carrots " - medium, peeled and diced into cubes
  • ½ cup Tofu puffs - , chopped (or use firm or extra firm tofu instead)
  • ¼ cup Massamun Curry paste - (homemade or store bought)
  • ½ cup Coconut Cream - , divided
  • cups Coconut Milk
  • ¼ cup Peanuts Roasted
  • 2 tbsp Tamarind paste
  • 2 tbsp Soy sauce Light - or more to taste
  • 2 tbsp Palm sugar
  • 2 Cardamom seeds
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 Cinnamon " stick - piece
Vegetarian Thai Massaman Curry
Instructions
  1. Heat ¼cup of coconut cream in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the curry paste and cook 3~5 minutes or until fragrant.
  2. Add all the rest of the ingredients, except for the remaining ¼cup of coconut cream, and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and simmer covered for 10~15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  4. Remove from heat and top with the reserved ¼cup of coconut cream. Serve with steamed rice.
Recipe Notes

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17 thoughts on “Vegetarian Thai Massaman Curry”

  1. I am sure this would be relished by my family. .I love the ingredients going in there. And yes I like that wooden spoon too.

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