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Massaman Kai (Massaman Curry with Chicken and Potatoes)

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Massaman Kai (Massaman Curry with Chicken and Potatoes)

Background

The dish is influenced by Indian and it is made from various kinds of Indian herbs such as cumin, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and cardamom. The dish has been a popular dish since King Rama II, and it is shown in a poetry of the King. Recently, CNNgo website credits the dish as the most delicious dish of the world.

 

Nutrition facts

Massamun curry with chicken and potatoes is aromatic from Indian herbs which are healing herbs. Cinnamon and Cardamom relive flatulence, nausea and vomiting. Cumin and cloves help pass gas in the intestines and reduce blood cholesterol.

Ingredients

  • 5 cups coconut cream
  • 500 grams chicken, cut into 4 inch-size pieces
  • 400 grams potatoes
  • 500 grams onion
  • 10 cardamom seeds
  • 1 cinnamon stick, 2 inch long
  • ¾ cup peanut, roasted
  • 4 fish sauce
  • 2-3 palm sugar
  • 3-4 tamarind juice

Massamun curry paste ingredients

  • 11 dried chilies, soaked and removed seeds
  • ½ cup shallots
  • ½ cup garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp. coriander roots, finely chopped
  • ¼ tbsp. lemon grass, shredded
  • 1 tsp. shrimp paste
  • 1 tbsp. black pepper
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. star anise
  • ½ tsp. cloves
  • ½ tsp. cardamom
  • 2 tbsp. coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp. cumin

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