Massaman Curry Recipe
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Massaman Curry Recipe - Thai Beef - Low Carb Without The Potatoes

Our Low Carb Beef Massaman Curry is a rich and mild curry, infused with the exotic flavors of Thailand.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 8 serves
Calories: 610kcal
Author: Gerri



  • 0.7 ounces dried chili
  • 1/2 cup water boiling
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 3 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamon seeds
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 ounce peanuts
  • 1 small onion roughly chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic roughly chopped




  • Place the dried chili in a heatproof bowl, add the boiling water and set aside to soak.
  • Toast the coriander, cumin, cardamom and cloves in a dry frying pan over medium heat. When fragrant, add to your mortar and pestle.
  • Grind the spices for 2-3 minutes before adding the peanuts. Continue to grind until it is a fine powder.
  • Drain the chili and place into your food processor, along with the onion and garlic. Blend well, until all the ingredients are finely chopped.
  • Add the spice mixture and blend until the ingredients resemble a paste. You can add a little water if the food processor is struggling to blend.


  • Place a large saucepan over high heat, add the oil and brown the diced beef in batches then set aside.
  • Once all the meat has been browned, add the paste to the saucepan and saute for 15-20 minutes, until fragrant and cooked through.
  • Return all the beef to the saucepan and stir through the paste.
  • Add the coconut cream, bay leaves and cinnamon quill and simmer partially covered for 1 ½ hours, until the beef is very tender.
  • Add the radishes and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  • Taste the curry sauce and season with the erythritol and fish sauce to your preference.
  • Remove from the heat and serve with a side of Coconut Cauliflower Rice.


Calories: 610kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 39g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 300mg | Potassium: 950mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 13.6% | Vitamin C: 16% | Calcium: 6.9% | Iron: 32%