Wednesday, October 9, 2013


 This is an Indonesian recipe. This beef makes a wonderful spicy coconut beef stew. So tender and flavorful.

1.5kg beef
130g ginger shredded
130g shallots, thinly sliced
100g garlic                                                     

Spices (A) Ground and combine

2 tbsp.  Coriander powder
½ tbsp. cumin
½ tbsp. fennel
½ tsp. black pepper corns
2cm piece fresh turmeric root, coarsely chopped
2 heaped tbsp. chili paste


8 cardamoms split and use seed only
8 cloves
4cm cinnamon stick
3 stalks lemon grass, smashed


½ cup grated white coconut, toasted
1 turmeric leaf, torn into pieces
Thick coconut milk, squeezed from 5 coconuts

Salt to taste

1. Cut beef into 4 cm cubes.
2. Combine 2 tbsp. ground ingredients add kerisik and all the shredded and sliced ingredients and marinate beef for 1-2 hours. Set aside.
3. Put marinated beef and the rest of ground ingredients (A) add coconut milk into a pot.
4. Add ingredients (B) and bring to boil.
5. Simmer over a gentle low heat.
6. Stir mixture in every 10 minutes to prevent sticking and burning.
7. Add turmeric leaf.8. Continue simmer for 2 hours until meat is tender and gravy is reduced and thick.
8. Season to taste.

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