Thai Massaman curry with Amarula and peanuts

Posted on 26 July 2012

Try this hearty Thai Massaman curry recipe, featuring a true African original, Amarula Cream, in an interesting and delicious new way.


Thai Massaman curry with Amarula and peanuts

  • 2 tbs vegetable oil
  • 8 pieces chicken, trimmed
  • 2 tbs Massaman curry paste
  • 250ml coconut cream
  • 250ml coconut milk
  • 250ml Amarula
  • 250ml chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup unsalted, roasted peanuts
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 3 cm pieces
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 5 cardamom pods, lightly crushed
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 1 tbs tamarind concentrate
  • 1 tbs fish sauce
  • steamed basmati rice, to serve
  • coriander, for garnishing

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over moderate high heat until hot. Add the chicken and cook, stirring constantly until evenly browned. Transfer to a plate and set aside. Add 2 tablespoons of coconut cream to the pan. Cook over moderate heat for 20 seconds or until hot. Add the curry paste and cook for 1 minute. Return the chicken chicken and juices to the pan.

Add the coconut milk, stock, Amarula, peanuts, potatoes, cinnamon stick, bay leaves, cardamom pods, brown sugar, tamarind concentrate, fish sauce and remaining coconut cream. Stir to combine. Reduce the heat to a lower temperature. Cover with a lid and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 1 to 1.5 hours or until the chicken is tender and the potatoes have cooked through. Serve with rice and garnish with coriander.

Serves 4. 


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