Average Recipe
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
1 minute
1 jar

Massaman, pronounced [mát.sā.màn], is a relatively mild curry dish blending Persian and Thai cuisine. The name came from “Mussulman” or a form of the word Muslim. This flavorful curry paste can be made with many of the spices you already have in your spice cabinet! Once you have the paste made you can create richly flavored curries using a variety of vegetables and meats. Try using this paste in my Thai Massaman Chicken & Vegetable Curry recipe!

1 tablespoons cumin seeds
1½ tablespoons whole coriander seeds
1 teaspoons whole black peppercorns
6 cardamom pods
6 whole cloves
1 whole star anise
2 bay leaves
2 lemongrass stalks
¼ cups peanuts
4 pitted medjool dates
2 shallots chopped
6 cloves garlic peeled
4 inches fresh turmeric sliced
3 inches fresh ginger sliced
8 dried Thai chili pepper
2 teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoons ground nutmeg
1 teaspoons sea salt
4 tablespoons avocado oil
4 tablespoons water