Thai Mussamun Curry With Chicken, Potatoes, and Peanuts
50 mins (prep 20, cooking 30)
13 ingredients
8-10 servings
Adapted from The Curry Book: Memorable Flavors and Irresistibly Simple Recipes From Around the World, by Nancie McDermott, and found at This curry comes from southern Thailand, where many Thais follow the teachings of Islam. Mussamun is thought to be a pronunciation of the word "Muslim." In Thailand, mussamun curries are often made with chunks of beef, but chicken is popular as well. Make this one a day ahead and you will be rewarded with an extraordinary blossoming of spice-laden flavors. Serve with rice or noodles.

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  • 2 (14 ounce) unsweetened coconut milk, divided (about 3 1/2 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons mussamun curry paste (you can find a recipe for this at mussamun curry paste (also spelled massaman))
  • 2 lbs chicken breasts, cut into bite-size chunks, skin left on
  • 1 large potato, peeled and cut into bite-size chunks (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 medium onion, halved lengthwise and sliced lengthwise into thick wedges
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted salted peanut
  • 6 cinnamon sticks, each about 3 inches long
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons tamarind juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice, plus more if needed


Serving Size (132.32 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 216.98 Calories from Fat 76.86
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.54g 105.13%
Saturated Fat 1.6g 64.1%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 97.52mg 260.06%
Sodium 881.7mg 293.9%
Total Carbohydrate 1.67g 4.46%
Dietary Fiber 0.78 g 24.82%
Sugars 0.56 g %
Protein 34.43g 550.92%
Vitamin A 19.94IU% Vitamin C 0.03mg%
Calcium 25.57mg% Iron 0.98mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
unsweetened coconut milk, curry paste, medium onion, salted, cinnamon sticks, dark brown sugar, tamarind juice, freshly squeezed lime juice


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