Rating: 4 stars
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

This rich Malay curry features aromatic lemongrass, garlic, ginger, and cinnamon. Make sure the beef mixture cooks at a low simmer so the sauce doesn't scorch and the meat slowly becomes tender. If you can't find unsweetened coconut, use sweetened flaked coconut and omit the added sugar.

Recipe by Cooking Light March 2010


Credit: Romulo Yanes, Randy Mayor; Styling: Mary-Ellen Weinrib

Recipe Summary

6 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup beef mixture and 3/4 cup rice)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place first 9 ingredients in a food processor or mini chopper. Add 1/4 cup coconut milk; process until smooth. Spoon mixture into a bowl; set aside.

  • Place 3 tablespoons coconut milk and flaked coconut in food processor; process until a smooth paste forms.

  • Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add shallot mixture; cook 1 minute or until fragrant, stirring constantly. Stir in remaining coconut milk, rind, and next 5 ingredients (through broth); bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 1 1/2 hours or until beef is tender, stirring occasionally. Discard lemongrass. Stir in flaked coconut mixture; simmer 10 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates. Serve over rice.

Nutrition Facts

449 calories; fat 14.6g; saturated fat 10.3g; mono fat 2.5g; poly fat 0.4g; protein 27.4g; carbohydrates 51.5g; fiber 3.1g; cholesterol 49mg; iron 3.3mg; sodium 784mg; calcium 30mg.