Organic Massaman Curry
A Sweet, Savory, and Mild Thai Curry Featuring Spices from Muslim Traders
Massaman Curry is a Thai dish that has become one of the most popular curries with visitors to Thailand. It's flavors display a Muslim or Islamic influence by including spices like cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, cumin, bay leaves, nutmeg and mace, which are not commonly used in other Thai curries. In fact, the name massaman comes from the term musulman, which is an older word meaning "Muslim". Therefore, this dish was once also known as "Mussulman curry". Massaman curry is a fairly mild curry when it comes to spiciness but makes up for the heat by deliciously marrying sweet and savory tastes into a rich curry. It's a curry served with rice and typically includes a protein, potatoes, onions,and peanuts. Chicken massaman curry is perhaps the most requested version of this curry today.