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Thai Beef Massaman Curry with Potatoes

A family-friendly curry! Delicious flavours that everyone can enjoy!
3.73 from 36 votes
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Course: curry, dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: Beef, Massaman, potatoes, Thai Beef Recipes, Thai Massaman curry, Traditional Recipe
Thai Curry Paste: massaman
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 549kcal
Author: Jum


  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 35 g Mae Jum Massaman Curry Paste
  • 1 tbsp Fish Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Palm Sugar
  • 400 ml Coconut milk
  • 350 g Stewing Beef
  • 300g g potatoes
  • 200 ml Water
  • 2 small onions
  • 50 g Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Tamarind Paste optional
  • 50 g Peanuts
  • Red chilli optional



  • Peel and chop the potato and onions into chunks
  • Chop the cherry tomatoes into halves
  • Cut the beef into 1 inch cubes
  • Pan roast the peanuts


  • Heat oil into a large saucepan on medium/high heat, then stir-fry curry paste to build aroma.
  • Add 100ml water to loosen the mix, and then blend in fish sauce, palm sugar and tamarind (optional)
  • Add beef and coconut milk, bring to a light boil, cover and cook for 30-45 minutes.
  • Add potatoes, onions and peanuts with remaining water (100ml), bring back to a simmer and cook for a further 30 minutes (uncovered)
  • Add cherry tomatoes stir well before removing from heat. If the sauce is too thin, continue to simmer to reduce sauce further
  • Garnish with thinly sliced red chilli just before serving (optional) and serve hot with freshly steamed Thai Jasmine rice


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Sodium: 437mg | Calcium: 71mg | Vitamin C: 23mg | Vitamin A: 65IU | Sugar: 10g | Fiber: 6g | Potassium: 1087mg | Cholesterol: 54mg | Calories: 549kcal | Saturated Fat: 26g | Fat: 38g | Protein: 27g | Carbohydrates: 30g | Iron: 5mg