Traditional Thai Massaman Lamb Curry

Traditional Thai Massaman Lamb Curry

Traditional, authentic and aromatic, this Thai Massaman Lamb Curry is simply the best! A sumptuous dish that's rich in both flavor and nutrients
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Place stock in a large pot over high heat. Add the meat, onion, and bay leaves. If using fresh lemongrass, also add the upper leftover stalk pieces. Bring to a boil then reduce to low, until you get a nice simmer.
  3. Step 3

    Cover or partially cover with a lid and simmer 40 to 80 minutes, stirring occasionally, until meat is tender or near-tender (You can also choose to skip this step—see note below recipe).
  4. Step 4

    Add all curry sauce ingredients, stirring with each addition. Also, add the potatoes and whole star anise (if using). Return to a boil, then continue simmering 30 more minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir occasionally.
  5. Step 5

    Taste the curry, adding more fish sauce for increased flavor/saltiness, or more chile if you want it spicier. If too sour, add a little more sugar. If too salty or sweet for your taste, add a touch more tamarind or lime juice. If too spicy, add more coconut milk.
  6. Step 6

    Transfer to a serving bowl, or plate up on individual plates or bowls. Top with a few more cashews and fresh basil . Serve with Thai jasmine rice .
  7. Step 7