Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Daging Goreng Kunyit (Dry-Fried Beef with Potato)


Eventhough I live far away from home, I still keep in touch with my family and friends on a regular basis. Be it via phone (love those calling cards from the internet!) or IM or Skype. Being away from them is not an excuse not to keep in touch. 1 of them is my friend Su who came to visit me last year. When we are on skype, among other topics that we talked about is their plan to move to Seattle and food. Su is also a reader of both my blogs although she has only left a comment once. (Su, hint hint!)

She is also a good cook. I tried making Daging Goreng Kunyit before but I just could not get the beef to be crispy. I thought I needed to deep-fry the beef first which I kept doing which resulted in a horribly looking beef. That is until she spilled the secret of getting the beef to have that deep-fried texture and taste instead of chewy. For those who dont speak Malay or Bahasa, daging = meat (in this case its beef), goreng = fried and kunyit = turmeric.

Daging Goreng Kunyit
serves 4-6

1lb beef, thinly sliced
Water, enough to cover the beef in the pan or wok
4 tbsp veggie oil (or any kind of cooking oil)
1 potato, peeled and cut into wedges
3/4 tbsp turmeric powder
1 each of green and red bell pepper or capsicums, cubed
1 yellow onion, sliced 1/3-1/2 in width
Pinch of salt, black pepper and sugar

1. Put the beef in a pan or wok and add water enough to cover the beef. Cook until the water has completely dried. Stir occasionally.

2. Add in the oil, potato and turmeric powder. Stir regularly until the beef looks crunchy and the potato is soft.

3. Add the bell peppers, onion, salt, pepper and sugar. Continue stirring for a minute.

4. Serves with warm white rice.






27 comments:

pearly said...

this is good one to cook for hubby he love his beef also he can cook too will write down this and pass on to him thank . weldone babe xxxx

Tastes of Home said...

wow Farina, I love this one..thanks banyak lazat

jo said...

this looks very sedap! i've not tasted this version with beef (usually ayam goreng kunyit)

Cynthia said...

Oh, now I think I'm going to change my cooking plans tomorrow :)

I like this dish and will definitely give it a try.

Have added you to my blog roll.

noobcook said...

This is such a unique way of cooking beef ... it looks great!~

ICook4Fun said...

I too just cooked a dish very similar to this except I add in some sambal oelek to it. I got the recipe from Jun's blog.

Nightwing said...

Simply marvelous...looking at the pic...makes me hungry..:)

Salt N Turmeric said...

Pearly, Derek cooks as well. Lucky you! ;)

Jannie, you're welcome. I love dried stuff and I eat them too often. lol.

Jo, if you like ayam goreng kunyit, you're gonna like this one. You can skip the veggies and add soy sauce too. ;)

Cynthia, what an honour! Thank you for adding me up. Im updating my blogroll too. ;)

Wiffy, thank you. I guess you'v never had beef this way before?

Gert, did you adn Jun made daging goreng bercili?

NW, this is your 1st time here right? Ask your gf to make this dish for you lah. ;)

Anis Zainal-Pacleb said...

nyum...nyum... thanks for the recipe babe! at least now i know what to cook for buka puasa tmrw....running out of ideas dah ni.....

Yatie_T said...

Farina,
this is such a simple dish but oh taste so good, yum! You take beautiful pictures. Can you teach me how to snap some nice pictures?

Sarclover said...

uuuuuuuuuuu...

i am already liking this blog...

I kind of live alone now so on weekends i would usually cook to amuse myself.. so this is good.. uhhuh uhhuh.. |__|

MamaFaMi said...

Kalau lauk macam ni, dua tiga mangkuk baru cukup. Kalau semangkuk tu, macam celah gigi je Farina... hehehe... kuatnya makan kan mama ni!

VG said...

Sedapnya...kena buat this soon.

Pls come over to my blog and collect you kad raya, okay?

Jun said...

Farina..sedap ni, cara aje different..looks good. sayur kacang tu pon sedap..iskkk! lapar la, hehe. nway, slamat hariraya to u n hbby! ade buat kue x? hikks!

pssst! tepung pelita dh pandai buat tuuu!

Lore said...

YUM-O! I'm coming over ;)

daphne said...

oo.. so is the secret to this to boil the beef and then add the other herbs and seasoning?

sue hazree said...

congratulation!you done it very well.....habis la my secret....he he he

Salt N Turmeric said...

Anis, you're welcome. takpe, just a few more days before its raya! yay!

Yatie, do i take nice pics? im still trying but thank you anyway. ;) Nanti il call you ok?

Sarclover, welcome and thank you! Come over often ok? ;)

Mama, sampai 2-3 mangkuk gamaknya kenalah masak 2-3 kilo! lol.

VG, thank you. Will hop over soon.

Jun, i nak buat bahulu aje tapi belum buat lagilah. Ya, dah pandai dah buat tepung pelita. hehe. Thak you and selamat hari raya to you and family too!

Lore, anytime! ;)

Daphne, yes thts the secret. Gotta boil it w water and then only you fry it with the rest. So simple yet i never even knew before. lol.

Sue, yes yes. haha. thanks to your easy daging goreng kunyit recipe now id have no problem to make daging goreng kunyit.

Dhanggit said...

OMG, you just made my day!! Im dying to do some tonight!! hehehe and yes please pass me the white rice please :-)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Mail waiting for u.

Salt N Turmeric said...

DHnaggit, thank you. ;) So do u want basmathi or jasmine rice? hehe.

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

I love the dry-frying technique. I'm not one for sauces, but I do love my white rice.

Salt N Turmeric said...

EatingClub, this dry-fry beef sounds like a perfect recipe for you then. ;)

Sri said...

I have to try this. It looks good.
BTW, I tried your sardine recipe and your sambal tumis sotong (but I used shrimps instead)...so sedap!! Yum! Yum!
Reminded me of my mom's cooking. :D

Thanks for sharing.

Salt N Turmeric said...

Sri, thanks. I usually useudang too since sotong is so hard to get. Now its like impossible. :(

irah said...

hey hey loooks very tempting and so easy to do! why do we need to put the water though? isit to give the crispy effect? :)

Salt N Turmeric said...

Irah, the water is so tht the meat is tender when cooked and when you fry it tht's when it gets crispy.