A delicious spicy-savoury topping or side dish to accompany nasi impit, soto or ketupat during the festive season. Add it to your rice porridge to give it some kick or simply eat it with sliced bread to satisfy your childhood cravings.
Boil the beef in a pot of water until tender. Drain and let cool. Shred the meat into long thin pieces and set aside.
Process all the spice ingredients in a blender until a fine paste. Heat a pot and add the blended ingredients and stir until fragrant. Add the meat, tamarind juice, coconut milk, ground coriander and lime leaves and stir. Bring to a boil.
Lower heat and add the sugar and salt and let simmer. Once the liquid has thickened, continue stirring until it becomes dry. Leave to cool and serve with nasi impit.