Daging Masak Hitam

Beef Cooked in Black Sauce

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Daging Masak Hitam is a dish of tender beef cubes cooked in a fragrant black soy sauce - definitely worth it!

Let's start cooking!

Put assorted spices into blender to make rempah

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.
Pour rempah mix into hot pan to fry

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.
Sear beef cubes in hot pan with oil till caramelized

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.

Add seared beef into pot with yellow onions and tamarind paste

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
Pour beef stock into pot of beef to make sauce

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!

Beef cubes served in a bowl with sauce garnished with chilli and corriander

Garnish with coriander leaf and chili, and serve hot!

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