Monday, September 12, 2011

RENDANG PADANG


Rendang is a dish using  chicken, beef, mutton or even seafood slow cooked with dried/fresh  chili, onion, ginger, galangal, fragrant leaves in coconut milk until the the liquid is dried up and the meat is tender. It is part of  essential meal for festive occasions in South East Asian countries.

There are many variations to cook this dish.  For spicy food lovers, this recipe uses  bird's eye chili (chili padi)  which can be varied according to your taste.  The slow cook process allows the meat to absorb all the spices and becomes soft. This also requires  frequent stirring so it does not stick to the bottom of the pan..

RENDANG PADANG
Serves   8-10

1 kg beef/mutton cut into 2 in cubes
1 turmeric leaf finely sliced
3 lime leaves finely sliced
3 bruised lemongrass white part only
1 in galangal bruised
6  cups  coconut milk
2 pieces dried tamarind skin
 salt and brown sugar to taste
cooking oil

GROUND
10   red  chili
15  bird's eye chili
15  shallots
5 garlic
2 in ginger

METHOD

Heat the oil in a non stick pot, fry blended ingredients until fragrant.

Add cleaned meat, bruised lemongrass and galangal,  stir well until well coated with spices.

Add in the coconut milk, turmeric leaf and lime leaves. Reduce the heat, cover and cook until liquid is reduced. Stir constantly.

Now add the salt, tamarind skin  and sugar. Cook until semi dry.

Serve with rice,  compressed rice or bread.

32 comments:

Roshna Feroz said...

it sounds something new to me....a must try recipe ths weekend...

Chandrani Banerjee said...

Superb!!

Puan Ros @ Tadika Sinaran Intelek said...

Hai.What a mouth watering rendang!Pasti sedapkan.

Priya said...

Super delicious and fingerlicking dish..yumm!

vickyart said...

A very special recipe! I love spicy dishes, Gangal not know, I do not know if there is a translation for this spice, or whether this is the original name.
The slow cooking flavor to much, true, this must be very delicious whether it comes to meat and fish. Very good indeed, hello good day

Hamaree Rasoi said...

I love slow cooking meat dishes...brings out the best taste. Yummy ..

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Suja said...

Finger licking delicious..makes me drool

soujanya said...

very nrew...sounds delicious n interesting...
thanks for sharing!

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Kalyani's Platter said...

looks delicious and love slow cooking .......... glad to follow u ......

Nitha said...

Looks delicious.. New to me though..

Swathi said...

Looks awesome, Nice one.

Mrs K said...

Gosh..I can't seem to get enough of this,Thai cuisine is one of my top favorite and I particularly love the galangal which belongs to the ginger family yet imparts a very unique flavor,I have hunted for this here in the states but no luck so far....can you please tell me where I should shop for this? Thanks!

Amy said...

I love spicy food and this dish looks delicious and packed with wonderful flavors!

Shirley said...

I love beef rendang, it's such a warming dish.

purabi naha said...

I had this once here in Hk and just fell in love with the taste...never thought of coooking this at home! Wow, this looks yummy!

Rosita Vargas said...

Sabrosa receta con carnes diferentes,espectacular me ha encantado,abrazos grandes.

kankana said...

This dish has some of my fav ingredients.. lemon grass, lime leaves, coconut milk .. tamarind skin... loving it totally :)

Joanne said...

The flavors are spectacular! Great dish!

Roshan said...

very appetizing dish...

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Gloria said...

Look delicious! gloria

Juliana said...

This is totally new to me, but from your description I am sure that taste delicious, slow cook and coconut milk with all the spices.
Hope you are having a wonderful week :-)

Stefanie said...

Oh yum! Looks great! I love spicy foods mixed with coconut milk :)

arthi said...

OMG!!looks awesome..love it..:)

Yesim said...

different combination for me.. sounds tasty..

Judy Haughton-James said...

Wow! This looks so good and I like the ingredients!

Uma said...

The recipe is something new to me. But looks like it is flovurful and spicy.

Cheers,
Uma

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Tiffany said...

I'll have to make this for my meat eating friends!

Joanne said...

this has all of my favorite thai flavors in it!

Angie's Recipes said...

This would go perfectly with some steamed rice or buns!

Kamalika C said...

Sounds delicious....you didn't use pressure cooker to cook the mutton..hope it will be tender and soft perfectly with out it...in India I have to use a pressure cooker....