The Best Beef Rendang

Yields: 4 Servings Difficulty: Medium Prep Time: 20 Mins Cook Time: 1 Hr 45 Mins Total Time: 2 Hr 5 Mins

A rich and tender coconut beef stew which is explosively flavoursome – it will definitely win you over!



0/22 Ingredients
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    For the curry paste
  • For the curry
  • To serve


0/6 Instructions
  • Place all of the curry paste ingredients into a food processor and blend until you have a smooth puree.
  • Heat a large frying pan and add the oil. Add the curry paste and fry for 1-2 minutes until the paste in darker in colour and very aromatic.
  • Add the cinnamon, star anise, cardamom pods and cloves and cook for a further minute and then add the braising steak.
  • Fry the meat in the paste until browned all over and then pour in the coconut milk and tamarind, simmer and then add the kaffir leaves, lime zest and sugar. Season with salt and simmer for 1 – 1 ½ hours, stirring frequently. When ready the meat should be very tender and the sauce very rich.
  • Meanwhile in a dry pan toast the coconut flakes until they are deep brown in colour. Blend to a powder in either a food processor or pestle and mortar. When the curry is ready stir in the coconut and mix through.
  • Serve with basmati rice and a sprinkling of fresh coriander. Enjoy!

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