How to make Masamum Curry?
Hey everyone! I recently tried Masamum Curry at a Thai restaurant, and it is now my favorite Thai dish. However, I don't know how to make it myself, so I was wondering if any of you could let me know how it is made, or maybe provide a link to a recipe. Thanks!
re: mucho gordo
The Maesri brand is not hot at all.
Nor are most Thai curries via just the paste.
Heat is added via fresh chilis, dried chilis or chili powder.
There are many exceptions, but it allows you to vary the heat unless making your own paste.
This is what I use and find it for under $1 USD a can locally.
I'll post my green or panag curry recipe, but all you really need to do is modify the curry and the add-in ingredients, not the process.
You can usually find cans of Maesri brand Massaman curry paste at your nearest Asian grocery store. There's a recipe on the can.
I think it's best with beef and lots of potatoes.
re: C. Hamster
I agree that both Mae Ploy and Maesri make good prepared pastes. I kind of prefer Mae Ploy myself but should add that the downside is that it comes in fairly large (yogurt container sized) cups - although I'm pretty sure it keeps for years. In general Massaman is not a hot curry anyway. Good luck whatever you decide to do, massman curry is delicious.
While the prepacked Pastes are good they tend to be skimpy with the Aromatics and heavy on the Salt, Chili Onion and Garlic. If you have the Time and ingredients available it is worth it to make your own Paste or doctor the premade ones.
To doctor 14oz of premade Paste:
Roast and Powder:
Coriander seeds 1/4 C
Cumin seeds 2 teaspoons
Black peppercorn 2 teaspoon
Nutmeg (Broken) 1 teaspoon
Mace 1 teaspoon
Green Cardamom Seeds 1 teaspoon (8 Pods)
Cinnamon 1 inch long stick
Whole Cloves 8
Grind to a Paste:
Lemongrass (Just the tender part) sliced 1/3 cup
Galangal 2 tablespoons
Cilantro root 2 tablespoons
Shrimp Paste (roasted)2 tablespoons
If making from Scratch grind to a Paste and add:
Shallots, sliced 1 cup
Garlic 20 Cloves
Dry Red Chilis 12 soaked, de-seeded