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Indonesian Rendang Curry Starter

Indonesian rendang is a mildly spicy dry curry, often served with beef. or lamb. Our Indonesian Rendang Sauce Starter captures the essence of traditional Indonesian rendang with a fragrant blend of coconut, warm spices and savory aromatics, including turmeric, coriander, garlic, chiles, lemongrass, tamarind, and cinnamon.

· Simply add water and simmer to create a flavorful curry sauce

· Mild heat with a warm, savory flavor

· Dairy-free

Manitou Trading Company
Price: $24.25
$1.92 / Ounce

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Suggested uses

  • Use to coat beef or lamb before adding to water or stock, then simmer until tender to create a flavorful rendang curry sauce

  • Use more or less liquid to control heat level and consistency

  • Blend with sour cream and yogurt to create a unique dip or spread

  • Basic prep

    Add 8 ounces of cubed beef or chicken to a saucepan and toss with 1/3 cup Indonesian Rendang Curry Starter. Set aside for 5 minutes, then add 1 cup of water to the pan and simmer until the meat is tender. Add water if necessary to prevent burning, but cook until the liquid is completely absorbed and the meat is left to fry in the remaining fat for 2 to 3 minutes.

    Storage & handling

    Store in a dry, cool place.


    Coconut milk powder (Coconut milk, tapioca maltodextrin, gum acacia), Spices, Turmeric, Corn starch, Salt, Coconut sap sugar, Garlic, Lemongrass, Onion, Lime leaves, Tamarind, Dehydrated soy sauce (Soy sauce (wheat, soybeans, salt), maltodextrin, salt). Contains: Soy, Tree Nuts, Wheat.

    Rendang is a traditional Indonesian dish made with meat, a spiced sauce, and coconut milk. It originated with the Minangkabau people of West Sumatra, who first prepared it using water buffalo — an important domesticated animal in Minangkabau culture. Because water buffalo meat is tough, it required a long cooking time. In fact, the word “rendang” comes from the word “merendang”, meaning slow cooking. Traditionally, meat would be cooked very slowly until all liquids were fully absorbed. At that point, the meat is fried until blackened, a method which helped preserve meat in Indonesia’s tropical climate before refrigeration.

    Today, rendang is usually eaten before all liquid is totally absorbed. Thanks to its long history, it is of great cultural significance to both Indonesians and Malaysians. For this reason, it is often prepared for weddings and other special ceremonies or celebrations. Along with meat, usually beef or chicken, and coconut milk, rendang contains a spice mixture which includes turmeric, coriander, garlic, chiles, lemongrass, tamarind, and cinnamon. Rendang was recently chosen as the number one dish of the

    "World's 50 Most Delicious Foods” according to a poll of 35,000 people conducted by CNN International.