Thursday, March 12, 2009

Beef Rendang / Rendang Daging

beef rendangI made Kerisik in my previous post. I am sure some of you already know what it was for. Yes, it is Beef Rendang. Rendang is an all time favourite of Malaysia and Indonesia. In Malaysia, rendang is popular among the Malays and is usualy served during wedding reception, family gathering and special events. I finally made Beef Rendang from scratch! Thanks to MamaFami whose recipe I think is the simplest with minimum easy to get and/or substituted ingredients. According to her, the dish was her late father's favourite. I am happy to share with you the easy-to-make Beef Rendang. Try this Beef Rendang recipe. You won't regret it. It is easy to make yet it tasted so good.

Beef Rendang / Rendang Daging

1 lb beef, cut into small chunck
4-5 shallots, sliced
3-4 garlic, sliced
2in ginger, sliced
1.5 tbs sambal oelek
2 tbs coriander powder
1 lemon grass, thinly sliced
1 tsp turmeric powder
3oz coconut milk, about half small can
3 tbs brown sugar
3 tbs sweet soya sauce (for color)
1-2 kaffir lime leaves
2-3tbs Kerisik

1. Heat oil in a pot and add in the sliced ingredients. Fry till fragrant.

2. Add in sambal oelek, lemongrass, coriander powder and turmeric powder. Stir well.

3. Add in the beef and let it cook on medium heat.

4. Add in coconut milk, brown sugar, salt, sweet soya sauce and kaffir lime leaves. Mix well.

5. Let the rendang cook on medium heat till almost dried and add in kerisik.

6. Mix well and remove from heat. Enjoy with warm white rice or toast or nasi impit.


mysimplefood said...

Hi! I have never made it from scratch before. Will brave myself and try one day. yours looks yummy....

Sara said...

I love beef rendang, the coconut milk makes it so rich and delicious.

Anonymous said...

I am still learning (slowly) Malay cooking, and beef Rendang is my default meal to whip together whenever I know we are having company! LOL, It tastes so good after left in the slow cooker for hours and hours!! Your Rendang looks yummeh!!! =)

MamaFaMi said...

Thank you my dear for trying out this Rendang recipe that I've posted in my blog. Indeed it's the best recipe I've ever tried. Thanks to my neighbour for sharing it with us.
p/s : Alamak, ini yang membuatkan mama teringin nak makan beef rendang ni...

Cynthia said...

I want to eat this dish so bad!

Ms eNVy said...

my son told me now I have no excuse not to make him rendang! :D thanks for sharing this recipe .. guess I have no excuse not to make it for him now ... maybe I just use the excuse .. mommy is malas today hehehe ..

Maya said...

I don;t do beef but LOOOVE chicken rendang! So does Brad - he always has extra helpings!!

Salt N Turmeric said...

MySimpleFood, good luck!

Sara, Im surprised that you even know of beef rendang! :)

SarahE, take it slow. Start learning the basic of Malay cooking and before you know it, you'll be a pro. ;) Yes, rendang just like curry, tastes better a day or more later.

Mama, thank you for the easy recipe! If not, forever id be using the instant paste! lol.

Cynthia, come over and il make some for you (and me!). :)

Envy, haha. Caught red-handed ya? No more 'tak tau' excuse. Now kena guna 'mommy malas' excuse. lol.

Maya, chicken rendang pun best jugak. Iv also made egg rendang. Will post that later.

mº¿ºsh, brecht and nora said...

Oh my God Farina, FINALLY, a simple easy to follow recipe for Rendang!!! thanks so much, i hv been given alot of recipes for rendang but all either with things hard to get here in Belgium or these people dont give me proper measurement for things, semua kena agak2 i dah lah bodoh masak, nak kena agak2 botak aku Farina hahahhahaha This is great, i am excited to go try it as soon as i hv time to cook..... Thx again for sharing, u hv been such a good cooking guru Farina, keep it up ok! hugs xxx

mº¿ºsh, brecht and nora said...

I forgot, i was wondering if i could use chicken too for this and if yes, then how do i use the chicken? do i fry it first or just add the chicken like the beef ?? Keep me posted, thx Farina, appreciate this.

Jo said...

Yummy beef rendang. It's been a while since I last tried this. Your pics is just calling out for nasi lemak!

Foodbox said...

Looks so delish! I've always thought it would be a challenge to make rendang from scratch, but with this recipe, I certainly would try! Thanks!

Salt N Turmeric said...

Mush, Mamafami nyer recipe pun takde measurement so i kenalah agak2 aje and it turned out good. lol. I hope you'll try this beef rendang recipe. Memang sedap you! Oh chicken pun boleh jugak and I think lebih kurang jugak kot. Sbb i jenis yg suka my chicken rendang (meat and bone) to be really soft i.e. fall off the bone.

Jo, pairing rendang with nasi lemak. Sedap tu!

Foodbox, so did I. Thts why never made rendang fr scratch until now. Do try and let me know ok?

BeeBee said...

Sis, this is so yummy. I have yet to try rendang..Insyallah wl try soon.. hugs from us!

noobcook said...

kudos for making the spices from scratch, must be super tasty and it looks so wonderful. =)

Dietitian for Hire said...

wow looks great

Indonesia-Eats said...

I was just done making rendang for the Indonesian Food Festival on Saturday. In Indonesia, we use turmeric leaves not the turmeric itself, also asam kandis and no brown sugar-added.

Salt N Turmeric said...

Mas, im sure it's easy for you to make this. ;)

Wiffy, thank you! Yes it is super tasty. :)

DietitianFHire, thank you. :)

Pepy, i would use turmeric leaves if only I can find any here. lol. I just put the turmeric in the pot. Hopefully Id get some turmeric leaves soon.

Justin said...

wow, this looks so good. the kaffir limes are nearly impossible to find around here, but I bet I could improvise and still get good results.

Salt N Turmeric said...

Justin, aren't you based in NY? Im pretty sure it is very easy to get kaffir lime leaves there. Do u want me to find out where you can get them?

ange said...

Hi there,

I tried out your recipe... it is awesome! THANK YOU! Just one small question: 2 TABLESPOONS of coriander powder sounds like a lot, i was afraid it might have been a typo mistake and i have used 2 teaspoons instead this time... the rendang turned out well. could you confirm this please?

Thanks very much,