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Beef Dish From West Kalimantan

Origin: West Kalimantan Province
Source: Traditional Indonesian Recipe Cookbook

Pindang Daging Masrani

Notes, Tipps & Tricks

Here it is the typical cuisine of West Kalimantan Province: Pindang Daging Masrani. It was said, this recipe is brought by the Portuguese, who are Christians or in Indonesia called "Nasrani". A word Masrani & Nasrani, they both do have similarity, don't they??! Perhaps our colleagues from West Kalimantan Province can explain more detail about the origin of this name.

Tipp: If possible use minutesteak. This sort of meat is tender and able to absorb the spices very well. If preferred you can also use fish as mainly ingredient. This dish called : Pindang Ikan Masrani.

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Ingredients

Ingredients for 2-3 persons:

  1. 500 gr/1 lb 2 oz beef ( Minute Steak or Sirloin Steak)
  2. 6 shallots
  3. 4 cloves garlic
  4. 6 large red chillies, de-seeded
  5. 2 cm or 1 tsp ginger, thinly sliced
  6. 2 cm or 1 tsp galingale, thinly sliced
  7. 1 stem lemon grass, outer leave discard, thinly sliced
  8. 2 cm fresh turmeric , roasted or 1 tsp turmeric powder
  9. 400 ml/14 fl.oz hot water
  10. salt to taste
  11. sugar to taste
  12. 2 tsp oil
Pindang Daging Masrani Ingredients

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. 1

    Slice the beef into about 1 cm thick, the shape depends on your taste.

  2. 2

    Slice the shallots, garlic, chillies thinly. If roasted ground turmeric is used : Put in a mortar/grinding stone and grind until smooth.

  3. 3

    Heat 2 tbsp oil in a frying pan or a wok and stir fry all the spices. Stirring all the time until fragrant.

  4. 4

    Add the sliced beef. Stir fry until the beef becomes harder / half cooked.

  5. 5

    Add the hot water ***. Adjust the seasoning. Add the salt & sugar to taste. *** Add the hot water into the meat then cook on the medium heat to preserve it's best taste.

  6. 6

    Adjust the heat into medium and simmer until the beef well cooked.