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  • 700g chicken thighs
  • 4 Desiree potatoes ( waxy potatoes)
  • Grated Lemon Rind from 1 Lemon
  • 1 tsp fish sauce


  • 2 Tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp white peppercorns
  • 1 cinnamon stick broken
  • 2 whole cloves
  • seeds from 3 cardamon pods
  • 2 red chillies
  • 1 onion peeled & halved
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 3 pieces coriander root
  • large knob ginger
  • 1 Tbsp lemon grass paste
  • 1 Tbsp oil


  • prepared paste
  • 30 g cashews
  • 400g coconut cream
  • 400 g water
  • 1 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp sambal oelek (optional)
  • 2 red peppers cut into pieces
  • 4 large tomatoes cut into wedges
  • juice of a lemon or lime
  • 2 tsp brown sugar

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Recipe's preparation

    Curry Paste

    Place coriander seeds, cumin seeds,cinnamon,cloves,cardamon seeds and peppercorns in T M bowl. Dry roast 8 minutes,  120 degrees/ speed 2

    Mill 1 minute/ Speed 9 - and set aside

    Add onion,  chilli, ginger and garlic. Chop 8 seconds / Speed 5.

    Add oil and Saute 2 /minutes/ 120 degrees / speed 2

    Add lemon grass and  milled spices.

    Saute 2 minutes /speed 2 /120 degrees.


  2. Sauce
  3. With curry paste still in bowl add cashew nuts and blend 10 seconds/ Speed 5. Scrape downs sides of bowl and blend again 10 seconds / Speed 5

    Add coconut cream, water, paprika, sambal oelek and fish sauce

    Cook 15 minutes/ 100 degrees/ Speed 2 Place simmering basket on lid to prevent splatter. While sauce is cooking marinate chicken in lemon rind and fish sauce

    Blend 1 minute/ speed 9


    Place cubed potato in bottom of Varoma. Cook  10 minutes/ Varoma/ Speed 3

    Place whole chicken  thighs in top Varoma tray  and red peppers in simmering basket and  continue to cook  10 minutes/ Varoma / Speed 3

    Remove Varoma tray, place skinned tomato wedges in basket with red peppers.  Replace  Varoma tray and  cook 5 minutes / Varoma / Speed 2

    Cube chicken and place in thermoserver with cubed potato, red pepper, tomato  and  sauce. Stir through lemon juice and  brown sugar .



Garnish with roasted Cashews.

Don't be put off with the long list of ingredients it really it's not that complicated and everything is cooked in the Thermomix

The curry paste can be made ahead and stored in fridge for  three days.

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    Recipe is created for
    TM 5
    If you are using a Thermomix® TM6 measuring cup with your Thermomix® TM5:
    For cooking (simmering) at temperatures of 95°C or above (200°F), the simmering basket should always be used instead of the TM6 measuring cup, as the TM6 measuring cup fits tightly in the lid. The simmering basket rests loosely on top, is steam-permeable, and also prevents food spatter from the mixing bowl.
    Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

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Chicken Massaman



  • 21. April 2018 - 14:24

    I didn’t use coriander root- completely forgot! But this was still the best massaman I’ve made from scratch. Thanks so much for sharing this, I’ll definitely be making it again! Even my fussy toddler ate up every bite.

  • 1. November 2017 - 20:04

    Tastes great, however, there is no indication of when to add the coriander root and the part where you put the capsicum in the simmering basket is unclear. Also don.t know where the tomato goes as there is no mention of what to do with it.
    Despite this it is really nice!😀

  • 26. April 2016 - 17:44

    Very good flavour thanks, I added potato, kumara, pumpkin, and green beabs to makie it all in one healthy meal. Whole family enjoyed

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