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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Beef Rendang

Beef Rendang

Today i cooked Beef Rendang and serve with my favourite Ketupat daun palas(It is made from glutinous rice that has been wrapped in a woven fan palm (Licuala) pouch and boiled). Now is the best time to cook these dishes as the local wet warket is flooded with all herbs and ketupat leaves since Hari Raya (Muslim festival) is just around the corner.

Beef Rendang

I even made Kerisik (toasted coconut) from the scratch..just fry fresh coconut in a pan (without oil) till fragrant and golden brown..


This time I use pressure cooker to cook this rendang, quick and save time. Thanks to my SIL Annie given me this good gift.

Picnik collage

Beef Rendang

Beef Rendang
(recipe source : by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover)

600g beef cubes
1 turmeric leave, shredded finely
6 kaffir lime leaves, torn few pieces
3 lemongrass, pounded and torn
1 and ½ cup coconut milk
1pc tamarind peel
7tbsp kerisik (toasted coconut)
4 tbsp cooking oil

Spice ingredients
1 big onion
4 shallots
4 garlics
1” ginger
2" fresh turmeric
small piece of galangal (blue ginger)
3 lemongrass (white part only)
2tbsp homemade chili paste or 15pcs dried chilies (boiled in hot water and de-seeded)

2tbsp palm sugar or to taste
1 and 1/2tsp salt or taste

1. Blend spice ingredients till smooth paste.
2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker/pot, add spice paste and sauté till aroma.
3. Add in beef cube, lemongrass and Kaffir lime leaves, mix well.
4. Add in coconut milk and tamarind peel, stir to blend well.
5. If use pressure cooker, once 2nd ring rise, turn heat to low, and cook for 25mins.
6. If use normal pot, simmer for 1-1/2hour.
7. Add in kerisik, seasoning with salt and sugar, adjust taste accordingly.
8. Constantly stir till gravy thicken.
9. Serve with nasi lemak, or ketupat or steamed rice.

** please refer to ingredients page if you want to see those ingredients photos.

Beef Rendang

If you don't take beef, then you can try Chicken Rendang.
I will share with you how to make Ketupat daun Palas in my next post ...


ann low said...

Sonia, I love beef rendang but I don't really know how to cook this. Looks so delicious and I'm just in time for dinner. :D

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Unknown said...

I like to order beef rendang, but dun know how to cook this. Thanks for sharing. Is there any special parts of beef that is good for this dish?

yummylittlecooks said...

I don't take beef, so I prefer chicken rendang,but your beef rendang looks so yummy :)

Three-Cookies said...

This morning a saw a documentary where rendang was cooked and this brought back wonderful memories from the last rendang I had in KL long time ago.

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Amelia said...

yum yum this is super delicious

Hankerie said...

Can I have one share too? Delicious!

Yee Er said...

it looks real good...thumbs up!

Angie's Recipes said...

Adore beef rendang! I like them with both with rice and noodles. A really delicious creation.

Pushpa said...

Very flavorful and yummy curry to go with rice.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for another great recepie.I makebeef rendang a bit diffrerent but your looks very tasty:)

chow and chatter said...

wow looks great one to bookmark

Shereen said...

Hi Sonia,
My family will never say no to any kind of rendang:)Just to let you know that it's not a good idea to make chicken rendang in pressure cooker unless you are using 'old chicken' or kampung chicken as they are very prone to fall apart ( it happened to me...lol!).Love ketupat palas too!!Looks like you are celebrating raya way ahead of us...hahaha.

Somewhere in Singapore said...

I like the beef rendang sell from Malay stall...

divya said...

Amazing and excellent snap.

Mel said...

You are joining in the festive season too.... Beef rendang, one word, Delicious!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yummy! I can have rendang any day.

Unknown said...

I've never heard of this before, but I am impressed. You toasted your own coconut too? Very very cool. I've never even bought a fresh coconut. As much as I adore it, I have only ever bought shredded coconut in the bag.

lena said...

you fry your own kerisik too? i just get that from stalls and i'm sure your own kerisik will be much fresher and better!

Awayofmind Bakery Hoiuse said...

Delicious rendang!! I wish I can try it! Today my son teachers will show them how to make ketupat too. Anticipate your ketupat!!

daphne said...

wow! you are amazing!!! Cant wait for more info in your next post but this catches my eye. Good for me to compare how rendang are made compared to the recipe that i used recently!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

I don't cook beef in my household so I can only salivate over your beef rendang. But good thing you still have chicken rending recipe to share, heehee. 

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My Little Space said...

Sonia, I've learned from my Malay SIL how to make the ketupat shell(square ones) many years back but have forgotten all about it already. haha... So, you also celebrating RAYA! Open house? hehe.... Your rendang looks so inviting.
Hope you're going to enjoy the school holiday too. Ya, also momsie's holiday! ha...

kitchen flavours said...

Your rendang looks delicious! My family used to make sarung ketupat during the Ramadhan month for our Malay neighbour, when I was young. Missed those days! Have a lovely weekend!

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

I never had this before but it sure looks delicious!

minneville said...

this one looks great! so want to try!

Rendang Connection said...

Nice blog!

Rendang is one of the most popular dishes from Padang, West Sumatra. Padang is known by their delicious meals made from coconut milk. You can make it spicy or mild, depend how you like it. :) http://www.rendangconnection.com/

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