Maseman Curry with Beef (MasemanNeua)
500g beef stew meat
5 tbsp Maseman curry paste (homemade)
4 cups coconut milk
1 cup water
5 tbsp grounded roasted peanut
10 small shallots, whole
4 tbsp fish sauce
4 tbsp palm sugar
4 tbsp tamarind juice
5 whole bay leaves
Add the water and 1 cup of coconut milk in a pot. Bring it to a boil and add beef with bay leaves. Cook on low heat for 40-45 minutes or until the meat is soft. Fry the shallots in oil until soft. Keep aside. Add 2 cups of coconut milk in a wok, let it boil, add Maseman curry paste and stir all the time until you see the oil on the surface. Transfer only the beef from the pot to the wok, keep the soup aside. Fry the beef with the curry paste in the coconut mixture. Now pour the soup in the beef curry and add the remaining 1 cup coconut milk, peanuts and fried shallots.
Add fish sauce, sugar and tamarind concentrate. Continue cooking on low heat until the meat is soft. Serve with steamed rice.
Source : The Daily Star, August 22, 2017