Nasi Minyak Batanghari Daging Masak Hitam: Braised Beef with Black Roasted Spiced Grated Coconut


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Flavors of Indonesia

By William Wongso

Published 2016

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  • 1 kg beef shank, cut into 3x3 cm cubes
  • 4 sheets bay leaves
  • 40 gr galangal, crushed
  • 100 gr fried sliced shallot
  • 30 gr ginger, crushed
  • 100 gr grated coconut, dark roasted and ground
  • 100 ml sweet soy sauce
  • 100 gr palm sugar
  • 1 liter water

Ground Spices

  • 50 gr shallot (about 10 cloves)
  • 40 gr garlic (about 8 cloves)
  • 30 gr candlenuts



  1. Sauté ground spices, galangal, ginger, and bay leaves until fragrant. Add beef shanks, stir well.
  2. Add sweet soy sauce, palm sugar, water, and cook until the water is reduced and sauce thickens.
  3. Add grated coconut, stir well over low heat until the beef changes color and becomes tender and blackened.
  4. Serve braised beef with spiced rice and pineapple pacri.