I would like to review the traditional food from Indonesian ethnic groups . There rendang ……………. uwaaaa spicy foods that I like. 😀
RENDANG is a culinary presentation unique to the Minangkabau ethnic group of West Sumatera, Rendang is a spicy Indonesian beef dish originally prepared for special festive occasions. Today, however, its popularity has spread across the country and can easily be found in any Padang Restaurant all throughout Indonesia.
In the Minangkabau tradition, Rendang was served to honoured guests, and on ceremonial occasions such as births, weddings, Al Quran recitals, and much more. In the Minangkabau culture, Rendang also has spiritual connotations since the four main ingredients symbolize each essential part of Minangkabau society. Meat, as the elders and nobles. Coconut as the teachers, poets and writers. Chilli as the religious leaders. The hotness representing the strictness of religious law. And the spices as everyone else.
how to make rendang…..?
- 500 gr. Rump steak.
- 2 Onions.
- 4 Garlic cloves.
- 3 Fresh red chillies.
- 2½ cm Ginger root
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric.
- 1 tablespoon Paprika.
- 1 stalk Lemon grass.
- 3 Kaffir Lime leaves.
- 600 ml Coconut milk.
- 75 ml water.
Put the Onions, Garlic, Chillies, Ginger, Paprika, Turmeric and Water in a food processor and make into a smooth paste.
Dice the meat and mix with half the paste. Set aside.
Put the other half of the paste into a heavy sauce pan and add the coconut milk, chopped lemon grass and lime leaves. Boil without the lid for about 30 min. until mixture is reduced to half. Add the meat mixture and return to boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered, stirring regulary, for a further hour till the steak is tender. Serve with boiled rice.
and it is worth trying if you love spicy food and the authentic Indonesian food…….