Indonesian Beef Rendang (Rendang Sapi)

Recipe by IndoFoody

Rendang Sapi is one of the most popular dishes from Padang, West Sumatra. Padang is known by their delicious meals made from coconut milk. You can make it spicy or mild, depend how you like it.I like it because the taste is really strong and aromatic. However, it takes a bit longer time to cook so that the beef will be soft and tender. But it is definately worth to try =^_^=

Top Review by RotiJala

Wonderful! Sounds very much like the Malaysian Rendang except that the Malaysian one has added dry-fried grated coconut towards the end of cooking time. I do wonder what the Salam leaves are, though. Tip for those trying it for the first time: If the Rendang gets dry before the beef is tender, just add a bit of water. (You can also reduce the amount of coconut milk if it's too 'strong' for you.)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grind or blend shallot, garlic, ginger, galangal, peppercorn and turmeric into paste.
  2. Cut the beef into small but thick slices square.
  3. Put the beef, spice paste and all other ingredients into a wok and bring slowly to the boil, stirring constantly to prevent the coconut milk from separating. Cook over low heat, stirring from time to time, until the meat is very tender and all the sauce has evaporated.
  4. Continue cooking the beef, which will fry in the oil that has come out from the coconut milk, until brown.
  5. Serve with warm Basmati or Jasmine plain rice.

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