In Indonesia, this cuisine is also known
locally as daging asam.
1 kg beef
1 liter coconut milk
2 tablespoons margarine
6 cloves garlic, sliced
10 shallots, sliced finely
3 cm cinnamon stick
250 g potatoes, peeled and cut into 2
1-2 tablespoons tamarind juice
5 carambolas, cut into small pieces
1 tablespoon cilantro
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon aniseed
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Salt to taste
Cut the beef into bite-size of 2 cm cubes.
Thoroughly mixed the ground spices with the beef and set aside for 30
minutes. Heat a frying pan with the margarine and saute the garlic until
golden brown. Add the shallots and fry until soft. Mix in the beef,
nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and cardamoms. Stir fry until fragrant before
pouring in the coconut milk. When the beef is near tender, add the
potatoes, tamarind juice and carambolas. Simmer until the ingredients
are cooked and the gravy has thickened. Serve while hot with white rice.