Apparently massaman somehow, way back when, is a derivative of a curry that came from a unknown muslim man, somehow reflecting the Thai style red curry paste that is the key to this fragrant seductive dish. Although the origins of the name sound murky to me, irregardless, it's a fantastically delicious dish that is sure to win over all but the pickiest eaters!
Don't be scared by the long list of ingredients, it's mostly spices. Once you start working with spices you realize the genius of Indian cooking. It really is outrageously fun (and just a tad smug making!) to cook like this and impress your eaters!