Curry is also very popular in Indonesia, especially in Padang, West Sumatra. They have many speciality made with coconut milk. But this dish is not from there. Gulai Sapi or Beef curry is probably only popular in Java. It’s very delicious because it’s made from different kind of spices. Here’s the recipe of Gulai Sapi.
Category : Beef
Difficulty : Medium
Cooking time : 45 – 60 minutes
- 300 gram beef (use the part that has more fat )
- 500 ml coconut milk
- 1 stalk of Lemon grass
- 3 fresh Kafir Lime leaves
- 2 Salaam leaves (Indian Bay leafs), or you can use bayleaf as a substitute
- 1 tablespoon coriander leaves (optional)
- 100 gram Mung bean(kacang hijau), clean and cooked
- 1 block beef seasoning mixture
- salt and sugar to taste
- 2 tablespoons fried shallots
- 6 shallots ( 1 medium red onion )
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 5 Candlenuts (Kemiri), or 7 almonds as a substitute, crushed and fry without oil
- 2 teaspoons coriander
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 2 teaspoons turmeric powder
- 2 cm fresh Galangal (Lengkuas/Laos)
- 1 cm ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
- 2 eye’s bird chillies or if you don’t like it spice, you can substitute it with paprika powder
1. Cut the beef into small pieces, then cook it into boiling water until the meat is tender. Leave the broth for about 1 cup.
2. Grind or blend the spice paste.
3. Heat the oil, and saute the spice paste. Add lemograss, kaffir lime leaves, salam leaves. Mixed well.
4. Put the spice paste into the meat, then pour the coconut milk and let it boil until the spice is absord with the meat. Add the beef seasoning mixture, coriander leaf, sugar, and salt if it’s necessary. Continue cooking.
5. Serve it with lontong and garnish with fried shallots and cooked Mung bean (kacang hijau).