Daging Masak Hitam
Beef Cooked in Black Sauce
Daging Masak Hitam is a dish of tender beef cubes cooked in a fragrant black soy sauce - definitely worth it!
Let's start cooking!
Step 1 - Blend rempah (spice paste)
- In a blender, blend lemongrass, galangal, shallots, 5 cloves garlic, rehydrated dried chili and pitted prunes until smooth. If mixture is too dry, add in vegetable oil.
Step 2 - Fry rempah
- Using the same pan, fry up the blended ingredients with kurma powder, cinnamon, cardamom, star anise, 6 cloves of garlic, cloves and 2 Tbsp toasted coconut until fragrant.
Step 3 - Sear Beef
Season beef cubes with 2 tsp salt and 2 Tbsp vegetable oil.You can substitute beef for chicken or pork
In a pan on high heat, sear the beef cubes evenly on all sides until brown and caramelised. Set aside.
Step 4 - Add seared beef
- When fragrant, transfer into a pot. Add in tamarind paste, chopped yellow onions, and cherry tomatoes. Let it simmer on medium heat for 5 minutes
Step 5 - Add beef stock
- Add in seared beef, beef stock, 1 Tbsp dark soy sauce and 1 Tbsp brown sugar. Simmer for 20 minutes, then remove from heat.
Garnish and serve!
Garnish with coriander leaf and chili, and serve hot!