Malaysian Beef Rendang Curry

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malaysian beef rendang

Malaysian beef rending is a spiced meat  curry  enriched with kaffir lime, curry leaves  and ketcap manis (sweet soy sauce). The ketcap manis  helps to  caramalise the flavours and gives a sweet aftertaste which is balanced  by the zestiness of the kaffir lime. The dish forms  part of the exciting malaysian street food and is characterised by a  drier texture, which is helps as the curry is served wrapped in  leaf parcels  by street vendors. We have added coconut milk to the original curry to  give it a more silky smooth texture and a milder heat rating.

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  1. Heat oil or ghee in a sauce pan . Add garlic, onion, ginger and sauté 5 min. Mix vinegar with Malaysian rending spice mix and add to onions together with kaffir lime and curry leaves  Sauté a further 5 min

  2. Add diced beef, brown well on a high heat to caramelise the flavours. Add ketcap manis  and enough of the water to create a thick sauce texture. Simmer 1 .5 hours

  3. Add coconut milk or cream  for a milder sweeter curry. Serve with rice and Asian greens.
    Remove kaffir lime leaves before serving.

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