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Feijoa Massaman Curry



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  • 1 large onion, peeled, quartered
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 40 g cashew nuts, toasted
  • 4 chillies, deseeded
  • 30 g fresh ginger
  • 4 cm stalk lemongrass, minced, or 1 tsp bottled
  • 1 Tbsp tamarind paste, or 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp coriander, ground
  • 1 tsp cumin, ground
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric, ground
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg, ground
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon, ground
  • 1/2 tsp Cloves, ground
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 15 g palm sugar, or brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 40 g coconut oil


  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 800g beef, in fine slices or small cubes, or chosen amount of chicken, duck, tofu
  • 4 small potatoes, waxy
  • 1 red capsicum, in strips or 1,5 cm squares
  • 400g feijoa flesh, roughly chopped
  • massaman curry paste
  • 400ml (1 can) coconut cream
  • 1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Recipe's preparation

  1. Place all ingredients into TM bowl, chop 25 sec/ speed 8 for a paste. if necessary, scrape down sides and repeat.

    Set aside. 


  2. CURRY
  3. To speed up cooking time and to enhance the flavour,
    brown beef slices in a fry pan with coconut oil. 

    Place all ingredients except fresh coriander in TM bowl, add browned meat, cook 10 to 15 minutes/ Varoma temperature/ counter-clockwise operation/ speed 1.

    Cooking time depends on meat chosen, please adjust accordingly.
    Chicken needs to be cooked thoroughly but cooking time is shorter than for stewing beef.

    To prevent splatters you might have to use the simmering basket instead of the MC.

    Let the cooked curry rest in ThermoServer for 20 minutes or until the rice is cooked.

    Decorate with chopped fresh coriander leaves and a bit of red capsicum for colour!


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Feijoas seem to help tenderise meat, similar to kiwi fruit. Their tropical flavour work very well with Thai recipes.

If cooking for children adjust chilli content accordingly!

This curry is delicious with Thai Coconut Rice or Saffron Rice.


Original recipe found in 
"Find it. Eat it. Cooking foraged food gathered around New Zealand"
by Michael Daly

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  • fantastic recipe. I left out

    Submitted by ozzieclogs.jnr on 7. January 2016 - 12:33.

    fantastic recipe.

    I left out the feijoa as I couldn't find any and it was still delicious!

    I also cooked it for 20 minutes as my potatoes were still a little hard, and the beef just cooked through a little nicer.

    Will make it again.

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  • I had never cooked with

    Submitted by eco_opps on 11. November 2015 - 09:45.

    I had never cooked with Fejoas before but after scouring my local fruit shops I found some. The whole family enjoyed eating this curry profusely! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

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  • Made this tonight (minus the

    Submitted by the magins on 31. March 2015 - 18:53.

    Made this tonight (minus the feijoa's as I couldn't find any) and it was awesome. 

    Definitely making this again..

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  • Oh my this looks gorgeous.  I

    Submitted by wholesomewahine on 22. April 2014 - 18:03.

    Oh my this looks gorgeous.  I hope I can still get my hands on some more feijoas to make this.  Thanks for sharing.

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