Thailand’s relationship with India spans over thousands of years and India’s influence can still be greatly seen in the cuisine of Southern Thailand. It is actually believed by many that Buddhist monks from India are responsible for introducing curry to the people of Thailand.This Massaman Curry with vegetables utilizes a curry paste that uses many spices that can be found in Indian cuisine such as cumin, coriander and cardamom. What gives this curry its distinctive Thai flavor is the use of coconut milk which lends sweetness and lime which provides Thailand’s signature tartness to the dish.