Monday, January 9, 2012

Beef with Bone Asam Pedas

"Beef with Bone Asam Pedas" for today...
This is one of my father's favorite (Hi Babah ..(‾◡◝ )...)


If you feel like is the recipe..


1 kg of beef with bone (boil till 3/4 soft)

(A) - Blend
1 big onion 
1 garlic 
1 to 1/2 inch of shrimp paste (belacan)
1/2 inch ginger 
1/2 inch of turmeric 


2 stalks of lemongrass (pound)
2 - 3 pieces - kaffir leaves
1 inch galangal
Blended dried chili paste


Blend (A) 
Heat oil and fry (A) with 2 stalks of pound lemongrass until fragrant and a bit dry
Add in the blended dried cili paste
Add in funugreek (6 or 10)
1 inch of galangal (pound)
Add in the beef
Then, add 2 or 3 pieces of kaffir leaves
Let it cook for a while

After that, add in 2 medium size of dried tamarind slices or asam jawa paste
Leave it for 1 or 2 minutes
Next, add in the water from the beef you boil before (depends on how thick the gravy you want)
Salt to taste
Let it cook for further about 5-8 minutes, add water if require
Finally, add 2 eggplant cut in cubes (optional) and let it simmer for about 1 or 2 minutes.

Serve with hot rice or bread. 

Note - You can add or reduce the quantity of the dried tamarind slice or the tamarind juice  to your taste. The Asam Pedas must have the slight sour taste.

How to make Tamarind Juice1 cup of water 1 golf ball size of tamarind
How to make Dried Chili Paste
Cut the dried chillies to remove the seedsBoil it for 5-10 minutes Blend well(You can made this in advance and store in refrigerator)

Happy Trying and Sharing is Caring  ( ◜◡‾)(‾◡◝ )..