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Massaman Curry

This delicious Thai/Muslim Curry is the Recipe of the Month for May of 2019. Inspired by visiting Lotus Siam, a restaurant in Las Vegas Nevada. Comforting and exciting- will please any curry lover. 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Servings 5 Food Lovers


First Group

  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil to coat
  • 5 Dried Thai Red Peppers deseeded and minced
  • 4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Root minced
  • 1/4 cup Raw Sugar

Ground Spices

  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tbsp Corriander
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp Cloves
  • 1/4 tsp White Pepper

Second Group

  • 1 Lemon juiced
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Peel minced
  • 1/2 cup Shallots sliced in chunks
  • 1/4 cup Lemongrass thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup Peanuts
  • 1/2 cup Golden Raisins

Sauce it Up

  • 14 oz Coconut Milk
  • 19 oz Coconut Cream


  • Pull all of the ingredients and prepare them to add together. Once you start, it is very quick. 
  • Start by coating a deep skillet with a layer of oil on low-medium heat. Once the oil begins to warm, add the rest of the ingredients in the first group. Stir until the sugar begins to break down.
  • Add the ground spices and combine. Then, the second group of ingredients. If more oil is necessary to combine ingredients, add as needed. You are aiming for a strongly fragrant paste. Turn down heat to low/simmer.
  • Sauce it up with the coconut cream and milk. Stir and let it simmer. This is where the flavors combine and can be adjusted to taste. Utilize salt and pepper as desired.


Pair with Cauliflower Rice, Rice, or even just dip some delicious flatbread in it.  Great topped with cilantro too, because cilantro pairs well with life. 
Keyword Vegetarian Massaman Curry