March 02, 2008

Rendang Daging (Beef Rendang)

500 gr. Rump steak
2 Onions.4 Garlic cloves
3 Fresh red chillies
2½ cm Ginger root
1 teaspoon Turmeric
1 tablespoon Paprika
1 stalk Lemon grass
3 Lime leaves
600 ml Coconut milk
75 ml water


  1. Put the Onions, Garlic, Chillies, Ginger, Paprika, Turmeric and Water in a food processor and make into a smooth paste.Dice the meat and mix with half the paste. Set aside.
  2. Put the other half of the paste into a heavy sauce pan and add the coconut milk, chopped lemon grass and lime leaves. Boil without the lid for about 30 min. until mixture is reduced to half.
  3. Add the meat mixture and return to boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered, stirring regularly, for a further hour till the steak is tender.
  4. Serve with boiled rice.


This recipe uses on many occasions and big holidays such as Idul Fitri and Idul Adha (Islamic Holiday). We serve it along with Ketupat (Warpped boiled rice) and other dishes. Love it!!


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