My entry for Indonesian Food Party arranged by Tata Bonita and Monica adriana
1 kg beef.
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.