Tender Beef Masaman with Potato Thai Curry

I’m pleased to bring you another great recipe that you will definitely enjoy any time of the year. This Thai favorite is tender, delicious and will leave you wanting seconds. All you need are a few specialty ingredients that you might not have in your house. Luckily, I was able to get everything at our local grocery store that has an Asian food aisle.

This Beef Masaman with Potato Thai Curry is one of my mom’s best recipes. We definitely request it every time she is over. Now that we can share the recipe with you, I hope that you go make it yourself and see what we’re talking about!

Tender Beef Masaman with Potato Thai Curry

Tender Beef Masaman with Potato Thai Curry

I mentioned before that you could use beef or chicken. We like to buy a chuck roast, and cut it into chunks, or use stew meat. It is inexpensive and super flavorful. If you wanted to use chicken- use legs, thighs, or really any chicken parts.

Beef Masaman with Potato Thai Curry

Course Main Course
Keyword Thai
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes


  • 2 lbs Beef stew meat or chuck roast, cut into cubes
  • 2 each Onions cut into quarters
  • 1 can Coconut Milk 15 oz
  • 1 can Masaman Curry Paste
  • 2-3 Tbsp Tamarind Paste
  • Palm Sugar 1 pair if bought in discs, or 4 Tbsp loose
  • 1 inch Fresh Ginger cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup Peanuts Whole roasted (optional)
  • 1 large Yukon Gold Potato cut into chunks (uncooked)
  • 1-2 tsp Fish Sauce To taste
  • Salt to taste


  1. In a stock pot, add 1.5 quarts (6 cups) of water, meat and ginger. Season with salt and add all of the onions; bring to a boil. Simmer until meat is tender.
  2. Add the can of Masaman Curry Paste into the meat mixture until it is cooked in well.
  3. Add whole can of coconut milk, tamarind paste, fish sauce, palm sugar until blended in well.
  4. Simmer for at least an hour to let the flavors combine. Add in chunks of raw potato (and peanuts, if desired) and let them soak in well and soften.
  5. Serve with steamed jasmine rice and enjoy!

The key to making this dish successful is ensuring that the meat is tender before you move on to the next steps. Nothing is worse that having chewy meat or meat that is fully marinated but doesn’t melt in your mouth.

Don’t forget to check out some of my other favorite Asian dish recipes in my RECIPE page of my blog!

Tender Beef Masaman with Potato Thai Curry Tender Beef Masaman with Potato Thai Curry

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