Indonesian Beef Curry Recipe

Indonesian Beef Curry Recipe

Ingredients :

600 g beef, cut into bite-size cube

6 cups water

3 cm piece old ginger, smashed

3 cm piece galangal, smashed

1/2 piece tumeric leaf, shredded and knotted

1 stalk lemon grass, smashed (white part only)

2 kaffir lime leaves, torn

1 tomato, halved

2 fresh red chili, halved and seeded

1 lime, squeeze for juice

4 tablespoons cooking oil

 

Ground ingredients

16 dried chilies, soaked and seeded

12 shallots

7 cloves garlic

1 1/2 cm piece ginger

5 candlenuts

1 star anise

3 cloves

3 cm cinnamon stick

 

Seasoning

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon fish sauce

 

Method :

Heat up a wok with the beef, ginger and water. Bring to a low simmering boil. Then cook over a gently heat until the meat is cooked. Heat a wok with the oil. Combine all the grounded ingredients with star anise, cloves and cinnamon stick. Fry until the oil rises to the surface. Add chili, tomato, lemon grass and galangal. Fry until fragrant. Pour the cooked sauce ingredients into the beef. Add turmeric leaf and continue to cook, stirring frequently until the sauce thickens. Squeeze in the lime juice and add the seasoning, and kaffir lime leaves. Bring to a boil and dish out and serve hot with steamed white rice.

 

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