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Authentic Thai Recipe Ingredient: Massaman Curry Paste

Photo of Massaman Curry Paste and How it is Used in Authentic Thai Recipes.

Massaman Curry Paste

พริกแกงมัสมั่น (Prik Kaeng Matsaman)
Massaman curry paste is used as the primary seasoning when making Kaeng Matsaman. It is a Thai chili paste made by blending cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and cumin with coriander, galangal, chilis, garlic, lemongrass, and other herbs and spices. It has a distinctly different taste and aroma than other Thai curries.

Most people use packaged Massaman curry with perfectly acceptable results, but if you are up to the challenge of making your own paste, it can be a very rewarding experience.

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