Massaman Beef Curry
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
650g gravy beef or chuck steak, trimmed
1 cup coconut cream
2 tablespoons massaman curry paste
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup chicken stock
½ cup unsalted, roasted peanuts
2 medium potatoes, peeled, cut into 3 cm pieces
1 cinnamon stick
2 bay leaves
5 cardamom pods, lightly crushed
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon tamarind concentrate
1 tablespoon fish sauce
steamed jasmine rice, to serve
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until hot. Add beef. Cook, stirring constantly, until evenly browned. Transfer to a plate. Add 2 tablespoons coconut cream to pan. Cook over medium heat for 20 seconds or until hot. Add curry paste. Cook for 1 minute or until aromatic.
Return beef and juices to pan. Add coconut milk, stock, peanuts, potatoes, cinnamon stick, bay leaves, cardamom pods, sugar, tamarind concentrate, fish sauce and remaining coconut cream. Stir to combine.
Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 1 ½ to 2 hours or until beef is tender.
Serve with rice.