Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Soto Pekalongan/Pekalongan Style Spicy Beef Soup

Many variations of Soto can be found in Indonesia cuisine with regional cooking techniques and ingredients (for example: Soto Jakarta, Soto Bandung, Soto Pekalongan, Soto Madura, Soto Banjar, Coto Makassar, Soto Padang, Soto Belitung etc). Although recipes and ingredients vary or almost similar from every regions , Soto is generally consists of shredded chicken or slices of meats with or without coconut milk. Served with hot steamed rice or lontong ( steamed rice rolls, compressed in banana leaves), ketupat. Pekalongan, known for its Batik, is a city on the central Java, Indonesia. I´ve got the recipe from Neni when I met her in M√ľnich. I ´ve just made a little bit modification from her recipe.

500 g beef, cut into cubes
3 tablespoons soy bean paste
2 Hot Red chillies
1 tablespoon ground coriander
3 shallots
3 cloves garlics
3 cm galangal, bruised
2 bay leaves/Salam
3 lime leaves
1 stalk lemon grass
1 stalk green onion, slices
1,7 liter water, or as required
3 tablespoons cooking oil
salt, as desired

served with: lontong/ketupat, chopped green onions, fried shallots or onions
rice vermicelli/thin rice stick noodles, softened with hot water and drained

directions: combine shallots, chillies and garlics then whirl in a blender to a paste. Boil beef with 1,7 - 2 liter water, then leave the broth water aside. Cut the beef into cubes or pieces. In a pan, stir fry the paste until fragrant. Pour in the broth and the beef, followed by lemon leaves, bay leaves, lemon grass, galangal and soy bean paste. Season broth with ground coriander, salt to taste. Bring to boil and simmer until the beef tender.


Kelly Mahoney said...

I don't know if I've ever had something like this but it looks great. There's a nice combination of elements there.

Andaliman said...

mbak... aku pernah iseng ngedata nama2 soto di Indonesia.. bisa nambahin gak list di

Aku demen soto lamongan, soto padang kyknya semua soto dwehh :D

Itu Taotonya bikin ngiler

Retno Prihadana said...

Kelly: You should try this Kelly. Maybe it´s a bit spicy for you, good for the cold winter.
Andaliman/Pepy: Sama dunk, penggemar soto juga, soto lamongan malah belum pernah nyoba.

WokandSpoon said...

I've never had this dish before! And lontong! That sounds interesting as well.

Lia said...

ngilerrrrrrrrrr, koq ga ada cara masaknya mba? pengen beneran nih :D

Retno Prihadana said...

wokandspoon: please free to taste :)
Lia: tadi lagi males ngetik, berhubung lia yg minta..yo wis ditambah..awas lho klo nggak dicoba, he..he..becanda Lia.

A.G said...

wah pada nyoto yaahh dingin dingin gini.... seger tenan rekkk.. aku kemaren juga bikin soto mbak tapi soto iga sapi hehe.. mirip soto bandung karena pake lobak

Isha said...

wenakeeee...lagi dingin disini enaknya makan sotonya mbak retno nih. syg jauhhh hehehe...

Retno Prihadana said...

a.g: tukeran icip-icip yuk :)
Isha: Iya sha, disini juga mulai ademm pake hujan lagi.

Fitta Arsista said...

asikkkk nyoto nih..aku contek ya mbak..bahannya ada semua nih..kec.daun salam mau di cek dulu heheheh..ikutann ah besok nyoto..

tigerfish said...

Wooo...sounds so tasty....when I look at the ingredients. Sounds good on a slightly cool day.

Thanks for dropping by my blog. :)

East Meets West Kitchen said...

I just posted a noodle dish, but I like your spicy one better! :)

Retno Prihadana said...

tigerfish: I agree with you. it´s really good to eat something warm in the cool day.
east meets west kitchen: Ur noodles look tasty too.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Wah, looks so yummilicious! A bowl for me please!

Retno Prihadana said...

to fitta: Iya fit cobain, seger.
to little corner of mine: Of course you can have one bowl :)

Sue Sue said...

Soto is one of my favourite. SO yummy. I always buy from the night market.

Retno Prihadana said...

sue sue: You´re lucky don´t have to cook by ur own :)

Everything4sweets said...

yumm, I have to make this , looks so delicious :)

rita bellnad said...

mbaaaakkk !!! gile itu soto bener-bener bikin aku menganga... dari fotonya aza dah menggiurkan apalagi klo ada didepan mataku sini... amblas ! hehehe

Retno Prihadana said...

everything4sweets: Let me know when you have tried it :)
Rita Bellnad: Ahhh..masih bagusan foto soupnya Rita...keren banget!