Massaman curry has always been my go-to every time we get Thai food! This curry is packed with chicken, potatoes, carrots, onions, and peanuts. It has a creamy texture, and the combo of coconut and peanut flavors is absolutely delicious. Did I mention that it’s both dairy-free and gluten free? It also only takes 30 minutes or less to put together, making it the perfect busy weeknight meal.
If you’re in the mood for curry but are looking for Indian cuisine, I also have a recipe for slow cooker chicken tikka masala!
Ingredients in Massaman Curry
If you don’t frequently make Thai cuisine, certain ingredients such as fish sauce and red curry paste may not be commonly found in your kitchen. However, once you have all of the necessary ingredients, this recipe is relatively uncomplicated.
The main components of the curry are the chicken, potatoes, and carrots. I personally prefer to use yukon gold potatoes because they have great flavor, but you can use russet potatoes as well. I also like to use crinkle cut carrots because that’s typically how they’re served at any Thai restaurant I’ve been to. Can you use normal carrots? Of course! It will just take a few extra minutes to peel and slice them.
The peanuts and onions also have essential roles in the massaman curry, adding great flavor. I also love the extra crunch from the peanuts!
Remember, the sauce ties all flavors together. Coconut, peanut butter, lime, and fish sauce may not initially seem like an obvious combination. However, when combined with red curry paste and ginger, along with the other ingredients, they create a flawless blend of flavor!
Next time you’re looking for a quick and easy weeknight dinner that will blow you away, try out this massaman curry, and let me know how it goes in the comments below!