Posted by : Lekhraj Thursday, 25 April 2013

Its takes hours to cook, Rendang is time taking and requires patience. The meat pieces are slowly cooked in coconut milk and spices at right temperature until almost all the liquid are gone, allowing the meat to absorb the condiments. The cooking process changes from boiling to frying as the liquid evaporates. 

Beef Rendang

Recipe for Rendang


(1) Beef (cut into 5 cm thick) - 1 kilogram
(2) Coconut milk- 800 ml
(3) Onion (chopped) - 1
(4) Garlic (chopped) - 4 cloves
(5) Ginger (chopped) - 3 cm
(6) Chili (chopped) - 2
(7) Lemon leaf- 1 stem
(8) Coriander seeds- 2 teaspoon
(9) Cumin seeds- 1 teaspoon
(10) Turmeric powder- ½ teaspoon
(11) Coriander leaves- 1/3 cup
(12) Salt to taste
(13) Cinnamon- 1 bark


(1) Heat the pan and add coriander and cumin seeds into it and cook in medium heat till it gets aromatic.

(2) In a bowl add turmeric, onion, garlic, ginger and chili, and mix it. Add beef in it and mix it well and place it to the fridge to marinate for 4 hours.

(3) Heat a sauce pan, add beef mixture, coconut milk, lemon leaves, cinnamon and bring it to boil. Then simmer it for 2 hours till beef gets cooked and then discard the lemon leaves and cinnamon. Then cook it for 20 minutes or more till liquid gets evaporated.

Rendang is ready. Serve it hot with rice.

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