Quick beef massaman curry with coconut rice

Preparation time
less than 30 mins

Cooking time
10 to 30 mins

Serves
Serves 2

By Glynn Purnell

Ingredients

For the coconut rice

  • 200g/7oz basmati rice
  • 70g/2½oz butter
  • 50g/1¾oz onion, finely chopped
  • 400ml/14fl oz coconut milk
  • 200ml/7fl oz full-fat milk
  • pinch salt

For the massaman paste

  • 1 lemongrass stalk
  • thumb-sized piece fresh root ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 shallots, roughly chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 1 tsp brown sugar

For the curry

  • 225g/8oz sirloin steak
  • 400ml/14fl oz coconut milk
  • 75g/2¾oz peanuts, toasted, to garnish
  • fresh coriander sprigs, to garnish
  • 1 red chilli, sliced, to serve
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges, to serve