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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Eid Recipe | Beef Rendang from Malaysia

Eid ul Fitr 2009 is fast approaching. We plan to feature some exciting Eid recipes from around the world in this blog. So that you may try these Eid recipes for your family and friends.

Today, we feature a popular Eid recipe from Malaysia. It is called the beef rendang. The beef rendang is a main dish (beef with thick coconut gravy) that is served with white or brown rice. It is customary to cook beef rendang for lunch on Eid day.

The flavorful and fragrant beef rendang is a must try recipe for you!

Eid Recipe
Beef Rendang


3/8 pound shallots
3 cloves garlic
15 dried red chile peppers
5 slices fresh ginger root
5 lemon grass, chopped
2 teaspoons coriander seeds
2 teaspoons fennel seeds
2 teaspoons cumin seeds
1 pinch whole nutmeg
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 1/4 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch cubes
1 1/2 tablespoons white sugar
2 cups shredded coconut
5 whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1 2/3 cups coconut milk
7/8 cup water
salt to taste


1) Heat the coconut in a dry wok, stirring continuously until golden brown. Set aside to cool.

2) Using a blender or a food processor, blend the shallots, garlic, chilies, ginger, and lemon grass to a thick paste.

3) Grind the coriander, fennel, cumin and nutmeg.

4) Using the wok, fry the shallot paste in a little oil for a few minutes. Add the ground coriander, fennel, cumin and nutmeg; cook for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring continuously. Add beef; cook over a medium heat for a further 3 to 4 minutes, or until meat is browned.

5) Stir in sugar, coconut, cloves, cinnamon stick, coconut milk , and water. Bring to a boil, lower heat, and simmer until most of the liquid has gone and the meat is tender (about 1 hour). Season with salt to taste.

Beef Rendang served with white rice

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