Soy meat and potatoes simmered in a spiced peanut and coconut sauce. Packed with incredible Thai inspired flavours thanks to the homemade Vegan Massaman Curry Paste.
If you love curries, this is the dish for you. I immediately fell in love with Massaman Curry the first time I tried it. If you’re used to Thei red, green or yellow curry- it’s much different than that. The flavour is more mild, it’s peanut-y and the sauce is almost like a gravy.
What is Massaman Curry?
In short, it’s a southern Thai Curry dish heavily influenced from Malaysian and Indian cuisines; hence the use of many spices not typically used in Thai Curries that you’re probably more familiar with. Massaman Curry is like a remix of Indian, Malaysian and Thai spices and flavours: we got coconut, lemon grass, galangal, chilies with caradmom, cloves, cumin and nutmeg! Plus the addition of the peanuts takes things to the next level. It’s incredibly delicious and I know you guys are going to LOVE it!
How to make Vegan Massaman Curry Paste:
Making the paste is easy. We first need to char the aromatics and toast up the spices to wake up the flavours even more. Once thats done, all the ingredients go into the food processor until a paste is formed! You can defiantly use a motor and pestle to make it even more paste-y but I didn’t find this step essential as long as you get rid of all the reedy parts of the lemongrass.
How to make the Massaman Curry sauce:
I have to admit, this is not a super quick dish to make. If you have the Massaman Curry paste already made, it defiantly speeds up the process though. I can assure you though, it is easy to make! First we fry the Massman Curry Paste until fragrant. Then we cook up the soy curls for just a few seconds. Since we’re not using real meat, no need to wait for it to cook. Add in the coconut milk and broth, along with the potatoes and let that simmer until tender. Add in the rest ingredients for flavour, stir and thats it!
Why I think you’ll love this Thai Peanut Curry! It’s:
- packed with Thai flavours along with influences from Malaysian & Indian cuisine (aka flavour bomb)
- the perfect way to switch up your curries
- completely vegan & made with healthy plant based ingredients
- easy to make & tastes just as delicious as restaurant Massaman Curry
- & the ultimate damn delicious comfort meal!
Just incase you need some more curry recipes in your life, here are some of my other favourites!
- Summer Vegetable Thai Curry
- Mango Coconut Tofu Curry
- Red Thai Coconut Curry with Chickpea Puree
- 20 Minute Tikka Masala
- 20 Minute “Butter Chicken”
- Japanese Pumpkin Curry
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