Tongseng is one of the popular dishes in Indonesia, especially in Java. This dish is made with beef or mutton and cooked with a mix of spices that create a rich flavor. The dish is usually served with rice and is a perfect meal for lunch or dinner.
For this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:
- 500 grams of beef, cut into cubes
- 5 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 5 shallots, chopped
- 2 red chili peppers, sliced
- 2 green chili peppers, sliced
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 lemongrass stalks, bruised
- 2 kaffir lime leaves
- 1 teaspoon of tamarind paste
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
- 500 ml of water
- 150 grams of cabbage, sliced
- 150 grams of carrots, sliced
- 150 grams of green beans, sliced
Here are the steps to make tongseng sapi:
- Heat the oil in a pan and sauté the garlic, shallots, red chili peppers, and green chili peppers until fragrant.
- Add the beef and stir until the meat changes color.
- Add the bay leaves, lemongrass, and kaffir lime leaves and stir for a few minutes.
- Add the water, tamarind paste, salt, and sugar and bring to a boil.
- Lower the heat and let it simmer until the meat is tender, for about 1 hour.
- Add the cabbage, carrots, and green beans and let it simmer for another 10 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and serve with rice.
This dish is not only delicious but also nutritious. One serving of tongseng sapi contains approximately:
- Calories: 353
- Protein: 30 grams
- Fat: 23 grams
- Carbohydrates: 5 grams
- Fiber: 2 grams
- Sodium: 570 mg
Here are some tips to make the perfect tongseng sapi:
- Choose good quality beef that is fresh and tender.
- Use a mix of red and green chili peppers to add color and flavor to the dish.
- Simmer the meat for at least an hour to make it tender and flavorful.
- Adjust the amount of salt and sugar according to your taste preference.
- Use vegetables that are in season for the best taste and nutrition.
- Serve the dish with rice and fried shallots for a complete meal.
Tongseng sapi is a delicious and hearty dish that is perfect for any occasion. With its rich flavor and nutritious ingredients, it is a favorite among Indonesian families. Try this recipe at home and impress your loved ones with your cooking skills.