Massaman curry is another well known Thai dish that has become quite popular among the Thai people. The dish has also become a perennial favorite of the food lovers who are fond of spicy Thai food. Thai cuisine is one of the most popular oriental cuisines that has become quiet popular in different parts of the world. Massaman curry is one of the most well known curry dishes of this cuisine. if you love Thai cuisine you are sure top love the taste of masaman curry. The flavorful curry dish along with other curry dishes like red curry and green curry has become a significant part of Thai cuisine.
Massaman curry is known as gaeng massaman or kaeng matsaman in Thai language. The Thai dish has a Muslim origin. In earlier days this amazing dish was cooked by the Muslims who lived in the country. This Thai curry dish is generally made with beef. However, in some cases beef can be replaced by duck or chicken to make it fit for the Hindus who have religious restrictions against consumption of beefs.
Massaman curry is prepared with coconut milk, massaman paste, potatoes, bay leaves, cardamom, cinnamon, palm sugar, and tamarind juice as well as fish sauce. The use of so much spice makes this curry dish very flavorful. But the main flavoring agent of this curry dish is massaman curry paste or name prik kaeng massaman. The Muslims and Portuguese used to buy these spices like turmeric, cinnamon, cumin, cloves from India as well as from Middle East and bring them to the southern coast of Thailand. This amazing dish was served with rice and pickled ginger. A sauce named Ajaad sauce which is made with cucumber and pepper that are soaked in vinegar. Rice massaman curry and pickled ginger make a great Thai meal. Do not forget to enjoy this dish when you are in Thailand.