Mussaman-style Beef Curry

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Appears in

Ken Hom Cooks Thai

Ken Hom Cooks Thai

By Ken Hom

Published 2001

  • About

‘Mussaman’ is the Thai corruption of the word ‘Muslim’. Containing as it does spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg and other sweet seasonings that are absent from the Thai canon, it is obviously of Indian provenance. As with curries in general, it was carried to Thailand and elsewhere by Indian traders and enjoyed at first only by Indian clerks and minor officials, Muslim or not, posted to the country. Thai cooks rapidly naturalized this curry, integrating it into the cuisine. Such a curry goes