Masaman Beef curry is about to be your new best friend. Its fragrant, flavorful yet mild, definitely delicious, and easy to make. This is actually a Thai dish that is heavily influenced by Middle Eastern and South African cuisines. What I love most about it, though, is that this dish doesn’t require a gigantic ingredient list like most thai/middle eastern dishes. Its simple, but it won’t disappoint. And it only takes 30 minutes to make!
What is one thing that everyone needs, no matter their age? A good friend. And once you stop going out to recess and living in dorm rooms, it gets kind of tricky to make them. Pretty sure it comes off as kind of really creepy when you go up to people at the grocery store and say “Do you want to be my friend?”. Equally weird when you try and strike up a conversation in a public restroom (what, its totally happened!) Let’s face it, being an adult and making new friends is just plain tough. So when you become friend with a rare gem of a person, you gotta treasure it. Especially when that person knows you’ve had a rough day and just shows up at your house with the most delicious dinner ever.
Friend. For. Life.
Just like this beef curry recipe, which might be my new bff! Sorry, Chicken Tikka Masala, but you’ve totally been kicked to the curb. Seriously, its that good. The combination of crunchy peanut butter, coconut milk and cinnamon is just so dang lovely. Plus add the cilantro, lime juice, and all the other ingredients and its like a party in your mouth. We are totally in love here.
Jenni lives in Des Moines, Iowa with her amazing husband, two girls, two dogs who think they are children, and a feisty cat. She is the creator of The Gingered Whisk, a recipe blog dedicated to finding easy, healthy-ish, and tasty weeknight meals that kids and adults alike will love. She is super passionate about helping every member of a family learn to love great food. When not cooking, eating, or thinking about food, she is often hiking around area parks, creating intricate legos castles with her girls, watching nerdy tv with her husband, or curled up in a corner somewhere reading a good book.