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Read About Mae Jum's Traditional Thai Massaman Curry Paste

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Massaman Thai Curry Paste

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The Thai Massaman curry paste creates a dish that is full of flavour, extracting from ingredients such as cardamom, cinnamon and star anise. Thai Massaman curry paste has the least amount of chilli in the selection of Mae Jum pastes, providing a mild but flavoursome Thai curry.

This dish is ideal for stewing and slow-cooking as it can extract the true flavours from the herbs and spices used in the paste to create the best authentic Thai Massaman curry. The paste is so full of flavour that one pack is all you need for 8 servings. Suitable for vegans and vegetarians too! 

How it’s made

Thai Massaman curry paste is similar to Panang, but has a lot more spices with a little less heat! You may notice the lack of nutty flavour, that’s because we do not include nuts in our pastes. Roasted peanuts can be added when cooking to achieve the traditional flavour of a Thai Massaman curry.

We use the finest herbs and spices in our Thai curry pastes. You will find Red chilli, shallots, garlic, galangal, lemongrass, coriander root, coriander seeds, turmeric, nutmeg, mace, star anise, clove, cinnamon, cardamon, black pepper, kaffir lime rind, cumin seeds and rock salt in our Thai Massaman curry paste. With 18 ingredients, it’s the highest amount of herbs and spices in our range of pastes!

Origin & Type

Massaman is not a native Thai word, and there are many different theories of where it originates from. Once you have tasted massaman you will realise that it is very different from the other Thai curries and has a more Indian feel to it. That is because it uses more spices than fresh herbs. 

One such theory dates back to the 19th century, where it is thought to represent “Muslin Man” curry as in the 17th century there was much trade between the court of Ayutthaya, the old capital of Thailand, and the Persian merchant brings products from the middle east. Other theories point to a southern Thai recipe influenced by Malaysia and the word Masam which means “sour”

Words from Our Customer

The website is easy to navigate and beautiful. The curry pastes are to die for, proper authentic Thai Food flavour without any hassle in the kitchen, they also use only minimal and natural ingredients. Highly recommended.

Rebekka H

Powys, UK

Quick delivery and a high-quality product. I bought the Taster Bundle and have had the red curry so far. I only needed a small amount of paste and froze the remainder. Very tasty and authentic.

John R

Greater London, UK

Just had to leave a review! This evening I made a chicken Panang curry. My daughter came in Just as I finished cooking and sampled it. Her words were "OMG I could eat the lot it, tastes amazing!"

Wendy V

Gloucestershire, UK

Amazing product. I’ve been recommending these to my friends and they all love it. Am buying these for the 3rd time now and bought 2 sets for friends as gifts. They should have a loyalty scheme for customers like me.

Leanne D

Surrey, UK

These pastes are packed full of flavour and make the most perfect, authentic curries. I have so far tried the Massaman and Thai Yellow curry and both were delicious! I can’t wait to try out more! 🤩

Harrison T

Cheshire, UK

"Our Authentic Thai Curry Pastes use high quality, 100% natural ingredients, fresh from local farmers, blended to an age-old recipe that respects traditional proportions, for health, vitality, aroma and taste."

- Mae Jum
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