Rendang daging is a traditional Malay dish that is rich in flavors and spices. Here are the ingredients you will need:
For rendang daging, you can use any type of meat that you prefer. However, the most commonly used meat is beef. Choose a cut of beef that is suitable for slow cooking, such as beef brisket or beef shin.
The spices are the heart and soul of rendang daging. You will need the following spices:
- 10 shallots
- 5 cloves of garlic
- 3 red chillies
- 3 dried chillies
- 2 stalks of lemongrass
- 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger
- 1 thumb-sized piece of galangal
- 1 thumb-sized piece of turmeric
- 1 tablespoon of coriander powder
- 1 teaspoon of cumin powder
- 1 teaspoon of fennel powder
3. Coconut Milk
Coconut milk is essential in making the thick and creamy rendang sauce. You will need approximately 500ml of coconut milk.
4. Other Ingredients
Other ingredients that you will need include:
- 2 tablespoons of cooking oil
- 2 kaffir lime leaves
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 star anise
- Salt to taste
- Sugar to taste
Now that you have gathered all the ingredients, let’s get started on cooking rendang daging:
1. Prepare the Spices
First, you will need to prepare the spices. Peel and dice the shallots, garlic, red chillies, dried chillies, lemongrass, ginger, and galangal. Grate the turmeric. Then, grind all the spices into a smooth paste using a blender or a mortar and pestle.
2. Cook the Meat
Heat the cooking oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the ground spices, kaffir lime leaves, cinnamon stick, and star anise. Stir-fry the spices until fragrant.
3. Add the Meat
Add the meat to the pot and cook until it changes color. This step helps to seal in the flavors of the meat.
4. Add Coconut Milk
Pour in the coconut milk and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 2 hours or until the meat becomes tender and the sauce thickens. Stir occasionally to prevent the sauce from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
Taste the rendang sauce and adjust the seasoning with salt and sugar according to your preference. The rendang should have a balance of savory, sweet, and slightly spicy flavors.
Once the meat is tender and the sauce has thickened, your rendang daging is ready to be served. Garnish with some sliced red chillies and serve with steamed rice or traditional Malay bread, such as roti jala or nasi lemak.
Rendang daging is a flavorful and satisfying dish. Here is the approximate nutrition information per serving:
- Calories: 450
- Protein: 35g
- Carbohydrates: 10g
- Fat: 30g
- Fiber: 2g