Thursday, December 29, 2011

Soto Betawi

My entry for Indonesian Food Party arranged by Tata Bonita and Monica adriana

1 kg beef.
2,5 litre water
250 ml milk
250 ml coconut milk
2 stalk of lemon grasses
5 bay leaves (daun salam)
5 cloves (cengkeh)
2 cm cinnamon
3 tablespoons sugar
5 tablepoons cooking oil 
2 cm lesser galangal (lengkuas)

spices to grind:
125 g shallots
7 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoons coriander
1/3 teaspoon caraway seeds (jinten)
1 teaspoon white pepper powder
5 candlenuts (kemiri)
1/3 teaspoon nutmeg (pala)
2 cm ginger

 condiments: celery, perkedel kentang(fried potato cake), sambal, lime, emping belinjo, fried onion, boiled eggs, tomatoes, sweet soya sauce

directions: place beef or beef ribs, water, bay leaves, lemongrass, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, salt into large pan. Bring to boil, simmer until beef half tender or you can use a pressure cooker. Remove the beef then cut into cubes or small slices. 

Meanwhile, saute spices with cooking oil until fragrant

Note: you can discard cloves and cinnamon  from the soup, bring back the rest into the pan

Return the beef to the pan, season with spices, salt and sugar. Bring to boil again, pour in milk and coconut milk, reduce heat, simmer until the beef is tender.

Serve Soto Betawi, with fried potato cakes, boiled eggs ( I skipped this), fresh tomatoes,lime, sprinkle with fried shallots, chopped celery or spring onions. Add sambal and sweet soya sauce.


Little Corner of Mine said...

Nice and beautiful picture, I like how you set it up. :)

tatabonita (y-rahmasari) said...

Many thanks Mbak Retno for your entry :D. Congrats for the first trial on Soto Betawi hehehehe.... As always, looks so good with beautiful photography ^^