How to Make Indonesian rendang sauce

How to Make Indonesian rendang sauce - Снимок экрана 2023 07 11 в 16.45.56
  • 500g beef, cut into chunks
  • 400ml coconut milk
  • 4 shallots, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 red chilies, sliced
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, bruised
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves
  • 1-inch galangal, sliced
  • 1-inch ginger, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind paste
  • 1 tablespoon palm sugar
  • Salt, to taste
Per serving
Calories: 180 kcal
Proteins: 12 g
Fats: 14 g
Carbohydrates: 2 g
3 hrs 15 minsPrint
  • Heat a large pan over medium heat and add the beef chunks. Cook until browned on all sides. Remove the beef from the pan and set aside.
  • In the same pan, add the shallots, garlic, and red chilies. Sauté until fragrant and the shallots turn translucent.
  • Add the lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, and ginger to the pan. Stir fry for a minute to release their aromas.
  • Sprinkle the turmeric powder, coriander powder, and cumin powder over the ingredients in the pan. Stir well to coat everything evenly.
  • Return the beef to the pan and mix it with the spices and aromatics. Cook for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  • Pour in the coconut milk and bring the mixture to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low and cover the pan. Let it cook gently for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • After 2 hours, add the tamarind paste and palm sugar to the pan. Stir well to incorporate the flavors. Continue cooking uncovered for another hour or until the sauce thickens and the beef becomes tender. If needed, add a little water during the cooking process to prevent the sauce from drying out.
  • Season with salt to taste. Adjust the flavors by adding more tamarind paste or palm sugar if desired.
  • Once the beef is tender and the sauce has thickened to a rich consistency, remove the pan from heat.
  • Indonesian rendang sauce is traditionally served with steamed rice or ketupat (compressed rice cake). It can also be enjoyed with noodles or bread.

Indonesian rendang sauce is a rich and flavorful meat-based sauce originating from Indonesia. It is known for its deep, complex flavors and tender meat. The combination of aromatic spices, coconut milk, and slow cooking process results in a thick and creamy sauce that is full of deliciousness.

Facts about the sauce:

  1. Rendang is considered one of Indonesia’s national dishes and is widely loved and enjoyed across the country.
  2. The slow-cooking method used in rendang is called “penghangat,” which means “to warm up” in Indonesian. This technique allows the flavors to develop and intensify over time.
  3. Traditionally, rendang was cooked for several hours until the sauce was almost completely absorbed by the meat, acting as a natural preservative that allowed the dish to be stored without refrigeration.
  4. Rendang is often served during special occasions and festivals, such as weddings and religious celebrations. It is also a popular dish for gatherings and family meals.
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