Makan Time in Singapore


Masak Sepit ( Beef a la Sepit )

Now i will write you a recipe which is very special from a part of traditonal food of Jambi ( Sumatra - Indonesia ). They make a kind of this food only for a special event/ceremony. Do you want to taste it ? than enter your kitchen and follow this recipe :

(I) Ingridients:

1,5 dsp coriander seeds
1/2 stp cumin
2 dsp white pepper 
5 cloves ( cengkih )
2 cm cinnamon
1 cm nutmeg
1 kg beef, cut to 4 x 4 x 1 
- Roast all these ingridients ( except the beef ) without oil in a pan for
about 3 minutes ( stir it regularly ). 
- Grind all the roasted ingridients to powder and add it onto the beef, mix
it well. Set a side.

4 cm fresh turmeric
4 cm fresh ginger
2 cm fresh galangal
6 red peppers
10 shallots
3 cloves garlic 
1 stalk crashed lemon grass 
1 lt coconut milk 
1 stp tamarind, soak it in a cup with 3 dsp of water
salt to taste 
1/2 cup of oil 


- Grind the turmeric, ginger, galangal, peppers, shallots, and garlic to a
smooth paste. 
- Heat oil in a wok and fry the paste, lemon grass; until fragrant.
- Add the beef (I) together, mix well till there's no more water on it.
- Add coconut milk, stir it well and cook till the beef soft and tender and
the sauce getting thick.
- Finally, add tamarind water and cook again for 5 minutes.
- Serve garnished with chopped fried shallots.

Not difficult isn't it ?

Source - Rudy Supratman