Massaman Curry & Avocado

Massaman Curry & Avocado

Since our trip to Chinatown resulted in a spree of Asian vegetables and spices, I declared this week “Asian Week”.  It was my own food challenge to create a diversity in our meals while maintaining the theme.  Well, that and we honestly don’t have enough room in our pantry and refrigerator.

Anytime we do the grocery shopping together we always end up digressing from “the list”.  This time was no different. He was like an unsupervised kid in a candy store, yanking items off the shelves and throwing them haphazardly into the shopping basket.  An intervention was needed and I had to step in to negotiate the loot.  The massaman curry paste was non-negotiable since we order this dish all the time from our favorite Thai take-out restaurant.

And this brings me to my recipe, an ode to Thai Terminal…

Avocado & CinnamonMassaman Curry, Avocado & Rice

1 lb. chuck roast, cut in large chunks
1 yellow onion, cut in large chunks
1 carrot, cut in large chunks
1 potato, cut in large chunks
1 large avocado, cut in large chunks
1/4 lb. green beans, trimmed
1 bay leaf
1 cinammon stick
4 Tbsp massaman curry paste
2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup water
2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt


  1. In a medium pot, heat curry paste and coconut milk.  Mix well.  Add beef and add enough water to cover beef.  Stir and cover.  Cook beef until tender (approximately 15-20 minutes).
  2. Add onions, potatoes, carrots, cinnamon and bay leaf.  Cook for another 10 minutes.  Then remove cinnamon stick and bay leaf.  Add salt and sugar.  Stir and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Add green beans and  avocado.  Simmer for 5 minutes then remove from heat.  I’ve found that it tastes best when you serve it the following day.  This will allow the flavors to meld.  Otherwise, serve immediately and enjoy!

3 Responses to “Massaman Curry & Avocado”

  • Joy Says:

    Dhaleb I still find your pictures so pretty even with the minimal lighting that you have! This must mean you are very talented :) This looks amazing — it is so creative to add avocado to this Massaman curry mmmm

  • Mathea Says:

    Avocado massaman? How ingenious! I love sticking avocado into odd dishes, but this has never crossed my mind. My next batch from the vegetable market now has a destiny in a curry…

    Thank you for stopping by Peas Love Carrots! I’m honored a great photographer like yourself noticed my little newbie blog! :)

  • Dhale Says:

    @Mathea: I’ll have to give credit to my favorite Thai restaurant for coming up with the ingenious idea of adding avocado to the massaman curry. Can’t wait for you to try it! And thanks for dropping by my blog as well. I’m also a fellow newbie to both photography and blogging :) Looking forward to following your adventures :)

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