I have failed my mother in law. Cos it does not taste like a rendang. The look is there but the taste is not there. After 1 1/2hr with low heat, the rendang was so hard OMG!
Rendang (MIL's recipe)
20 chili padi
1 large onion
1/2 thumb of ginger
6 cloves of garlic
blend all the ingredients above
2 scoops of blended chili
1kg of beef (daging goreng)
2/3 of coconut milk (small)
2 cups of water
2 tsp salt
2 stix of lemongrass (bashed)
2 to 3pcs of lime leaves
1 tbsp sugar
Heat the oil in a stew pot, add the blended paste and stir-fry them until aromatic.
Add the beef and the pounded lemongrass and stir for 1 minute.
Add the coconut milk, water and simmer on medium heat, stirring frequently until the meat is almost cooked.
Add the lime leaves and sugar, stirring to blend well with the meat.
Lower the heat to low, cover the lid, and simmer for 1 – 1 1/2 hours or until the meat is really tender and the gravy has dried up.
Add salt to taste. If not sweet enough, add more sugar to taste.