Monday, December 22, 2008

KAENG MASSAMAN KAI (Mussaman Curry with Chicken)



Vegetable oil 2 tbsp.
Chicken thighs with skin 1 lb.
Massaman curry paste 3 tbsp.
Coconut milk 2 1/2 cups
Pearl onions, peeled and cooked,10
Peeled potatoes quartered 5 oz.
Roasted peanuts 2 tbsp.
Bay leaves 3 leaves
Cardamon seeds 4
Cinnamon stick, roasted 1 stick
Sugar 3 - 4 tbsp.
Tamarind paste or pulp juice 2 tbsp.
Lime juice 2 tbsp.
Fish sauce 3 tbsp. (4 servings)


1. Cut chicken thighs into bite size pieces and boil in coconut milk until just done. Take off the stove and keep.
2. In another pot heat vegetable oil and fry the curry paste until fragrant. Be careful not to burn the paste.
3. Add a little of the coconut milk that was used to cook the chicken pieces to the curry paste to form a thick sauce. Spoon the chicken pieces into the curry and add just enough coconut milk to cover the chicken. Add peanuts and bring the curry to boil.
4. Once boiled, season the curry with sugar, tamarind paste, lime juice and fish sauce. The main flavors of this curry are a sweetness followed by a sourness from tamarind and lime and a saltiness from fish sauce. Bring the curry back to boil again and simmer until the chicken pieces are tender.
5. Add potato, cooked pearl onions, bay leaf, cardamon and cinnamon stick, Simmer for 5 minutes longer, turn off heat. The curry is ready.

This Thai curry has on lndian influence. It is very mild and can be eaten like a stew with thick toast.

1 comment:

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I really like food blogs and this post is the reason why. Being a foodie i love to try out new food and this looks really appetizing. Thanks for posting.