Massaman Curry with Chicken

Massaman curry with chicken

Massaman Gai

Serves 2 Cooks in 40 minutes Difficulty EASY


  • 80g Massaman curry paste
  • 250ml coconut milk
  • 1 chicken breast sliced
  • 1 medium potato peeled and cut in to chunks
  • 40g peanuts
  • 40g crushed peanuts
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 tbsp palm sugar
  • 1 tsp chicken stock
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1-2 tbsp tamarind sauce


  1. Boil the potato chunks and peanuts in a saucepan until cooked.
  2. Heat wok, add 1/4 of the coconut milk, then add the Massaman paste and stir well.
  3. Add chicken and move around in pan to allow spices to coat chicken.
  4. Add rest of coconut milk and turn heat down to a simmer.
  5. Add the potato, peanuts, onion and stock and simmer for 30 mins.
  6. Taste, add fish sauce, tamarind sauce and palm sugar.
  7. Taste again and adjust seasoning.
Ingredients for massman curry
What you will need.

To Serve

Serve with rice or roti and charred pineapple.

Hope you enjoy my massaman gai. Khop Khun Ka from Apple 🍎 Riverside Thai Cooking in Khao Lak.