Beef Rendang Padang

    2 hours 10 mins

    Padang is a region in West Sumatra island in Indonesia that specializes in spicy food. Beef rendang is one of the most famous dish from that region. Padang rendang is much more dry and spicy.


    Washington, United States
    5 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • Spice to blend
    • 10 red chillies
    • 15 Shallots
    • 4 garlic
    • 50 ml water
    • salt and sugar to taste
    • white pepper
    • 2 candlenuts
    • For the Stew
    • 1 kg beef (preferably stew meat)
    • 500 ml coconut milk
    • 2 stalk lemongrass
    • 3 cm galangal
    • 10 kaffir lime leaves
    • 1 tbsp tamarind paste
    • salt and white pepper to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:2hr  ›  Ready in:2hr10min 

    1. Blend the spices in a blender until it is smooth. Next, prepare a tall pot and put the coconut milk, lemongrass, galangal, kaffir lime leaves, tamarind paste and blended spices in the pot.
    2. Heat the wok to high heat, cook and often stir the coconut milk for 15 minutes. Then add the beef and stir for another 10 minutes in high heat. After that, reduced to low heat and simmer for 1.5 hours until coconut milk has reduced significantly and oil comes out of the coconut.
    3. Once it has dried up, turn off the heat and serve hot with steam white rice/brown rice. Garnish with fried shallots.

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