• Prep Time 20 minutes
  • Cook Time 120 minutes
  • Serving For 4 People
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Ingredient

  • 600g beef topside, cubed
  • Grind together:
  • 4tbsp chilli boh
  • 7 shallots
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 4cm piece ginger
  • 2 onions
  • 4stalks lemon grass, finely sliced
  • 3cm piece galangal
  • 1tbsp cumin powder
  • 1tbsp fennel powder
  • 1litre thick coconut milk (extract from four grated coconuts)
  • 1litre water
  • 1/2cup kerisik (pounded dry-fried grated coconut)
  • 1tbsp finely-shredded daun limau purut (lime leaves)
  • Seasoning:
  • 1tsp salt or to taste
  • 1tsp brown sugar or to taste


  1. Combine beef, coconut milk, water and ground ingredients in a deep saucepan. Simmer over low heat for one and a half to two hours until beef turns tender.
  2. Add kerisik and continue to cook until the gravy turns thick and dry. Add seasoning and daun limau purut. Cook until beef is almost dry.

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