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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.62 / 5 (73 votes)

Prep time:
10 min
Cook time:
2 hrs 40 min

Matt Dawson cooks up his take of this creamy Thai curry with coconut milk, potatoes and peanuts - a warming dish for a chilly night


1. Put the diced lamb, ¾ tin of the tin of coconut milk and water into a large sauce pan with 1 teaspoon salt, cardamom pods and cinnamon stick. Bring to a simmer and cook for 1 ½ - 2 hours with the lid on – but leave a small gap to allow steam to escape

2. Peel and chop the potatoes into decent sized cubes, and halve the shallots. Remove the cinnamon stick and cardamom pods from the saucepan and skim the fat off the top of the curry.

3. Add the vegetables, the rest of the coconut milk, fish sauce and the curry paste into the pan with the tamarind paste and palm sugar.

4. Continue to simmer for another 30-40 mins.

5. To serve, stir in some roughly chopped peanuts, and scatter with basil leaves


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Latest Comment


It was ok. going to have the leftovers cold in a salad today!

Scottydog Scottydog  Posted 04 Mar 2013 9:00 AM

Hmm, so I looked up Jean Christophe Voelli's paste recipie to add in... smells wondersful and surely doesn't need the shrimp paste! will report back.

Scottydog Scottydog  Posted 03 Mar 2013 6:32 PM

Am I the only person who doesn't see the point of a recipe that uses curry from a tub?

cc57 cc57  Posted 04 May 2012 7:40 PM