Beef Rendang

Preparation info
  • Makes


    adult portions
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      4 hr

Appears in
Madhouse Cookbook: Delicious Recipes for the Busy Family Kitchen

By Jo Pratt

Published 2013

  • About

This delicious Indonesian coconut and beef curry needs to simmer about three hours, which gives you plenty of time to get on with doing the one hundred things you have to do before people start arriving.


  • 4 shallots, roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • -inch piece gingerroot, peeled and roug


  1. Put the shallots, garlic, ginger, chilies, galangal, if using, lemongrass, turmeric and salt in a blender or food processor and add ⅔ cup water. Blitz to a smooth paste.
  2. Put the spice paste in a large wok or saucepan, add the beef, coconut milk and lime leaves. Top up with water if the meat is not quite covered. Stir well and bring to a boil, then reduce the he