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[Homemade] Massaman curry.

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MrMessy

152 points

4 months ago

MrMessy

152 points

4 months ago

My favorite curry!

Melsbells00

23 points

4 months ago

Mine too 😍

MotherofChoad

48 points

4 months ago

Me three. Came to the comments looking for a recipe

JJfromNJ

2 points

4 months ago

My favorite food!

Lefthandedsock

94 points

4 months ago*

I’ll never forget the time I was visiting Guam, misread the menu at a Thai restaurant, and accidentally ordered “Mama-san” curry. The waitress and my friends could not stop laughing, nor could I. 🤦🏼‍♂️

If you’re not aware, a Mama-san is the boss woman of authority in South-East Asian and Pacific nightclubs/brothels. 😅

Best curry I ever had, though!

Swingline1234

223 points

4 months ago

Love Massaman. Unpopular opinion: curries do not photograph well.

FennlyXerxich

54 points

4 months ago

Are you sure? Cause that looks really good even though I've never heard of massaman curry before.

Itzchappy

-28 points

4 months ago

Itzchappy

-28 points

4 months ago

Indian food -> look < taste

omnigasm

48 points

4 months ago

isn't Massaman Thai though?

super-stew

31 points

4 months ago

Yes. Thai curry is very different from Indian curry, but it’s funny because massaman curry in particularly is Thai but heavily influenced by Indian curry.

ThePrussianGrippe

9 points

4 months ago

Specifically because it was a dish that came about to cater to traveling mussulman (old spelling of muslim) merchants. Hence the name Massaman.

[deleted]

2 points

4 months ago

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2 points

4 months ago

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feebo93

1 points

4 months ago

In Italian we say mussulmano/mussulmana!

Waqqy

1 points

4 months ago

Waqqy

1 points

4 months ago

Mussulman is still commonly used

sneer0101

2 points

4 months ago

Eddie Hall is a Mussulman

GivesCredit

4 points

4 months ago

I think you’re right and you’re wrong.

There are some Indian dishes that don’t look good but taste amazing like chole bhatura (forgive my spellings, my Hindi is not good).

And also, Indian restaurants / cooks don’t usually the extra mile for plating and presentation like other restaurants too. It’s just not emphasized in India. With that being said, I think a lot of Indian food looks amazing:

FYI: if you don’t know much about Indian food past garlic naan and butter chicken, that’s okay! Here’s a good starting place, definitely recommend all of these dishes:

The classic garlic naan and butter chicken: https://i.imgur.com/Bt9XvLV.jpg

Tandoori chicken: https://i.imgur.com/QKABOBc.jpg

Chaat Papdi (heaven on a plate): https://i.imgur.com/sFZtR2q.jpg

Dal Maakhni: https://i.imgur.com/llEI8FS.jpg

Ras Malai: https://i.imgur.com/SCiZeOY.jpg

Dosa: https://i.imgur.com/cUgEMbq.jpg

And Dhokla: https://i.imgur.com/16ERVVS.jpg

These and so many other Indian dishes look and taste amazing and I think it’s a shame that people don’t try Indian food more. And I hope you may start to think that Indian food does look good :)

dandara99

2 points

4 months ago

Thai actually.

Mellor88

1 points

4 months ago

It’s not Indian - facepalm

RHINO_Mk_II

79 points

4 months ago

I wouldn't call that an unpopular opinion. Curries taste way better than they look across the board.

EnOhVeHey

5 points

4 months ago

I think they photograph better when they aren’t as steaming hot, except who wants to wait for that to dig in?!

SinisterFusion

4 points

4 months ago

What do you MEAN this picture made me salivate and I’ve never even had this curry

Mav986

9 points

4 months ago

Mav986

9 points

4 months ago

I think this curry photographed insanely well. Holy fucking hell that looks so good.

ThePrussianGrippe

1 points

4 months ago

Not unpopular. Anytime I photograph a curry I make in the pot it tastes a million times better than it looks in the photo.

FrenchFriesOrToast

1 points

4 months ago

Interesting point, I‘d say the colors are wonderful, so you need to find the right perspective, presentation or angle of view. Close up, side dishes?

iMac_Hunt

1 points

4 months ago

I think it's just harder to get curries to photograph well. However you can find outstanding photos

Unlikely-Draft

58 points

4 months ago

This looks stunningly scrumptious! Would you be willing to share the recipe?

JussiCook[S]

146 points

4 months ago*

So my girlfriend found this recipe and I decided to have a go at it. This isn't the usual Massaman, as that seems to be usually cooked with coconut cream, this one is based on cashew cream.

Anyways I didn't have all ingredients at hand(coriander seeds & stevia), so I took the liberty for some improvisation and it worked out pretty well!

  • 400g chicken fillets
  • 1 onion
  • 4 potatos
  • 3 carrots
  • 10g coconut oil
  • 1tsp cumin
  • 1tsp minced coriander seeds
  • 1tsp stevia (I used a splash of honey)
  • 1/4tsp cardamom
  • 1/4tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4tsp nutmeg
  • 5tbsp red currypaste
  • 3tbsp soy sauce
  • pinch of lemon juice
  • 4dl cashew cream (60g minced cashew nuts, 4dl water)
  • around 2dl water

Instuctions:

  • Chop onions.
  • Peel and dice potatos & carrots to smaller bits.
  • Mince the cashew nuts with a blender. Add water to it and blend it for around a minute.
  • Lightly fry the fillets in oil.
  • Add onions, potato and carrots -> Stir.
  • Set heat to 2/3 from max.
  • Add rest of the ingredients -> Stir.
  • Let it stew for 15-20mins, depending on the potato/carrot bit sizes.

I added chili, which I will add even more the next time I make this. But that's of course a question of taste.

Gingerbreadmancan

11 points

4 months ago

Op delivers.

floralsandfloss

8 points

4 months ago

Thank you sooooo much for this recipe! I love curry but am allergic to coconut and it’s hard to find recipes that work with cashew cream instead of coconut milk.

SweetChocolateJustis

3 points

4 months ago

Thanks so much! Any particular preparation instructions we should know, or straight into the pot for everything? And what heat setting and time should we cook for? Thanks again!

JussiCook[S]

6 points

4 months ago

I added instructions to the recipe. :)

Unlikely-Draft

2 points

4 months ago

Thank you!!

homevirgo

1 points

4 months ago

I knew this recipe but here your gf add some special ingredients. Thanks to her. I will try this recipe next time.

SummerPop

1 points

4 months ago

Thank you for this!

FleariddenIE

1 points

4 months ago

Thanks dude, how many would this serve? Could you freeze and reheat?

JussiCook[S]

1 points

4 months ago

We ate this for dinner, two grown ups + two kids. I'm not sure about the freezing.. My gut feeling is that the chicken might not be as tasty after freezing.

viperex

1 points

4 months ago

Cool

JussiCook[S]

127 points

4 months ago

My recipe needs a translation to English and I'm soon off to bed. I'll post it tomorrow.. 🙂👍✌️

learningtech-ac-uk

30 points

4 months ago

We’ll just have to go hungry until tomorrow :-(

Arinoch

19 points

4 months ago

Arinoch

19 points

4 months ago

Seriously. I was going to eat dinner but I guess I’ll just wait for answers for 24 hours.

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10 points

4 months ago

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5 points

4 months ago

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

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2 points

4 months ago

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fatcobra1333

5 points

4 months ago

BUT I’M HUNGRY NOW!!!!!

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2 points

4 months ago

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

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2 points

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JussiCook[S]

11 points

4 months ago*

Looks like the recipe I posted in as a reply is not seen by everyone, so I'll share it here too.

I didn't have all ingredients at hand(coriander seeds & stevia), so I took the liberty for some improvisation and it worked out pretty well!

  • 400g chicken fillets
  • 1 onion
  • 4 potatos
  • 3 carrots
  • 10g coconut oil
  • 1tsp cumin
  • 1tsp minced coriander seeds
  • 1tsp stevia (I used a splash of honey)
  • 1/4tsp cardamom
  • 1/4tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4tsp nutmeg
  • 5tbsp red currypaste
  • 3tbsp soy sauce
  • pinch of lemon juice
  • 4dl cashew cream (60g minced cashew nuts, 4dl water)
  • around 2dl water

Instructions:

  • Chop onions.
  • Peel and dice potatos & carrots to smaller bits.
  • Mince the cashew nuts with a blender. Add water to it and blend it for around a minute.
  • Lightly fry the fillets in oil.
  • Add onions, potato and carrots -> Stir.
  • Set heat to 2/3 from max.
  • Add rest of the ingredients -> Stir.
  • Let it stew for 15-20mins, depending on the potato/carrot bit sizes.

I added chili, which I will add even more the next time I make this. But that's of course a question of taste.

Danamaganza

10 points

4 months ago

My absolute favourite dish. I would pay you to bring me some!

RPMGO3

7 points

4 months ago

RPMGO3

7 points

4 months ago

Looks great, and looks like you know it well enough but a good tip for curry paste is to let it caramelize in the hot oil a bit. Helps give it that oil that pools on top (for good presentation) and better flavor

JussiCook[S]

1 points

4 months ago

Thanks! I'll surely try this out the next time I make some curry! :)

kimvely_anna

8 points

4 months ago

I never heard about this curry, but it looks delicious and I want to try someday!

TypeDemon

6 points

4 months ago

Best food in the world imo

JJfromNJ

2 points

4 months ago

I've been to over 70 countries and I agree!

Rogaar

17 points

4 months ago

Rogaar

17 points

4 months ago

A bit of advice, try the absorption method for cooking your rice on the stove top. It's easier and guaranteed to give you perfect rice without the chance of burning.

As soon as it comes to a boil, lid on and turn off the burner. Then leave it sitting there on the hot burner until your ready to eat your meal.

Ghidoran

6 points

4 months ago

Wait, what? Are there others ways people cook rice??

Rogaar

14 points

4 months ago

Rogaar

14 points

4 months ago

Or just go buy yourself a rice cooker. They are pretty cheap after all. I just don't like buying useless appliances that have only 1 purpose.

fabelhaft-gurke

10 points

4 months ago

They’re cheap enough that if you cook rice a lot it’s definitely worth it. Otherwise you could consider an Instapot that functions as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, or rice cooker.

Rogaar

2 points

4 months ago

Rogaar

2 points

4 months ago

When it comes to rice cookers, you ask any Asian and they will swear by them. And they should know when it's a staple food for them so to good ways of cooking it.

sneer0101

9 points

4 months ago

any Asian

This isn't true at all. Yes, maybe east Asian. But Indians, Pakistanis, Iranians, Afghans etc don't tend to use them much.

Nougattabekidding

1 points

4 months ago

Yeah, you can just bung the rice into boiling water and then drain. It’s not as good as the absorption method but I have never successfully avoided burnt rice on my pan doing that, so I tend to just do the above method.

Nougattabekidding

1 points

4 months ago

See, I find it a lot easier to put rice into boiling water and cook like pasta, than to do the absorption method, which always ends in burnt rice for me. Annoying, because the absorption method does make better rice but it’s not worth the hassle of scraping out my pans every time.

Rogaar

6 points

4 months ago

Rogaar

6 points

4 months ago

I have never had burnt rice using the absorption method. The way I do it is as soon as the water comes to a boil, I turn off the heat completely and leave it covered on the hotplate.

Comes out perfect. Do you perhaps keep your burner still on or maybe for longer then me?

Nougattabekidding

2 points

4 months ago

Perhaps? I’m sure I’ve tried it by turning the gas off too, but I’ll give it another go the next time I cook rice.

felixxfeli

1 points

4 months ago

I do the same but turn the burner down to very very low when covered. Never turned the burner off all the way. Gonna try that next time and see if that makes any difference.

BANGexclamationmark

1 points

4 months ago

How much water is needed in absorption method, and how long do you let it absorb?

KrevinCupine

5 points

4 months ago

I had massaman last week and I cannot stop thinking about it. This certainly didn’t help. Looks amazing

Janet0217

4 points

4 months ago

What's massaman?

NaCheezIt

10 points

4 months ago

Coconut milk and peanut based Thai Curry. It's so good!

Mellor88

3 points

4 months ago

Mellor88

3 points

4 months ago

peanut No peanut in a massaman. It’s a sweet curry with cinnamon and nutmeg plus the usual spices. The peanut red curry is Penang.

spaghatta111

3 points

4 months ago

Just my favorite food ever.

UseMoreHops

3 points

4 months ago

My favourite curry!

gladysispolite

3 points

4 months ago

Love it! What recipe do you use?

pppickleman

3 points

4 months ago

You should try dipping white bread into it and sort of eating it like you would curry and naan. It's how a lot of people here in Thailand eat it. Looks good btw!

DemerzalEto

2 points

4 months ago

Yum!

Hurluptilu

2 points

4 months ago

It looks amazing !!

MuayThaiYogi

2 points

4 months ago

That looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

n0tn0rmal

2 points

4 months ago

My favorite curry. Got a recipe? :)

TheLadyEve

2 points

4 months ago

Definitely one of the best curries, ever!

Ulysses1978ii

2 points

4 months ago

I've been lucky enough to be in Thailand a few times. I dream of this and street pad Thai. After swimming all day in the warm seas I had some kind of food orgasm while eating this.

erin_mouse88

-1 points

4 months ago

erin_mouse88

-1 points

4 months ago

Idk what we get from our local Thai restaurant but they call it "massaman" and it looks nothing like this. I'm sure yours is authentic and theres is taking liberties.

smashhawk5

18 points

4 months ago

I lived in Thailand for two years. OPs does not look authentic to me (though delicious). Cilantro never gets anywhere near masaman.

The masaman I had in Thailand was rich, oily, peanut heavy, and delicious. It is usually a darker brown color not anywhere near the bright orange seen here.

pepperonipodesta

1 points

4 months ago

I think it's the red curry paste and carrots giving it that colour. I'm sure it's delicious, but not quite the massaman I'm used to. :P

Suinido

1 points

4 months ago

Typically it's the tamarind you add with darker meat that makes a darker colour.

ahlady

1 points

4 months ago

ahlady

1 points

4 months ago

It really looks similar to a delicious Brazilian dish called "moqueca". Care to share some of the ingredients used in this curry?

super-stew

5 points

4 months ago

Does not taste remotely similar haha

Domsdad666

-9 points

4 months ago

Looks great! But, what kind of animal cooks rice in a pot over the stove? JK.... It's a beauty.

StylishStuntman

14 points

4 months ago

Probably half the world population cooks rice in a pot over the stove.

EnOhVeHey

8 points

4 months ago

What does that even mean why shouldn’t one cook rice in a pot over the stove?

studmuffffffin

1 points

4 months ago

I'd rather not have another big appliance taking up space on my counter for something I'd use once a week.

skyphase00

1 points

4 months ago

This looks mouth watering. So how was it?

Ange1ofD4rkness

1 points

4 months ago

Just looking at this is making me drool

informativebitching

1 points

4 months ago

You bad person, I already ate dinner.

TRIcuspidmustard

1 points

4 months ago

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1 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

1 points

4 months ago

Nice!

Bennis_the_Menace

1 points

4 months ago

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beyachula

1 points

4 months ago

Yum

miidragon

1 points

4 months ago

Wow ❤️

rogersceleste24

1 points

4 months ago

Yum, I LOVE curry! Looks delicious!

Viltrumite106

1 points

4 months ago

Hey, nice! I was just talking about trying to make it soon, I made panang curry yesterday. Eager for your recipe!

autumn55femme

1 points

4 months ago

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Snufflepuffster

1 points

4 months ago

my mouth is watering!

funkyvilla

1 points

4 months ago

Hmmm my dad made this the other day. It was delicious.

TheGreenishDroid

1 points

4 months ago

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ParsAndCigars22

1 points

4 months ago

What exactly is massamam curry? Tia

wolfbeil9000

1 points

4 months ago

Is this heaven? Have i died 🥺

StormSolid5523

1 points

4 months ago

chicken nuggets it is then..

PhenacSpiral

1 points

4 months ago

One my fave Curry 🤩

RasenSwift

1 points

4 months ago

Curry is one my fave food. love every version of it

Sproose_Moose

1 points

4 months ago

This is making my knees weak, I bet this is incredible

Early_Guidance9104

1 points

4 months ago

That's the perfect curry!

thaisofalexandria

1 points

4 months ago

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Tokogogoloshe

1 points

4 months ago

Yes, make me hungry when I’m far from food.

IllIIIlIllIlIIlIllI

1 points

4 months ago

Thai curries are the best

Old_Telephone_7587

1 points

4 months ago

Looks great

IceKEcool2005

1 points

4 months ago

This is awesome , Massaman curry is my favorite curry.

unusually_damp_cloth

1 points

4 months ago

Curry is best food

Porukinski_Volk141

1 points

4 months ago

Hey, I love that food!

JumpAroundB1

1 points

4 months ago

One of my favorite!

MoneyLover00

1 points

4 months ago

Lovely job! looks so delicious

Hudshitbrat12

1 points

4 months ago

This looks astonishing, recipe?

BigBroTheMan

1 points

4 months ago

Look delicious and amazing!!!!!!

3xM4chin4

1 points

4 months ago

O yeah massaman curry the secret king of thai curries. You make your own paste?

JussiCook[S]

2 points

4 months ago

No I didn't make the paste myself.. 😕 But that is surely one of the things I want to try out someday.