Beef Rendang topped the ‘World’s 50 best foods’ list in 2011. Traditionally it is rich, slightly dry curry dish prepared by Indonesians and Malaysians for weddings and other special occasions as it usually takes hours to cook leaving you with fall-apart chunks of beef. Our take on the Rendang is a quick version to save cooking time but to still bring you the classic aromatic ingredients of a Rendang with flavours of cardamom, turmeric, chilli and coconut! If you prefer chicken to the sirloin steaks in this dish you can absolutely make the swap.

Cook our delicious Beef Rendang in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Beef Rendang. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Garlic Paste pot, a Rendang Paste pot and a Rendang Garnish pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Beef Rendang in just 20 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Garlic Paste
  • Rendang Paste
  • Rendang Garnish

Your shopping list:

Basmati rice
sirloin or rump steak
small onion
large potato
tin light coconut milk
cashew nuts(optional)

Our 20 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Make some rice

    Cook the rice according to packet instructions.

  • 2.

    Flash fry the beef

    Heat a little oil in a wide pan over high heat then add the beef strips and flash-fry for a couple of seconds on each side just to sear and lightly brown them. Then remove and keep aside.

  • 3.

    Create the curry

    Fry the onion and potato in the same pan with the GARLIC PASTE for 3 mins over medium-high heat.

    Stir in the RENDANG PASTE and fry for 2 more mins.

    Pour in the coconut milk and let it simmer for 10 mins, or until the liquid reduces by about a third.

  • 4.

    Finishing touches

    Add the beef (and juices) and the RENDANG GARNISH to the pan and cook for 2 more mins, or until the potatoes are tender.

  • 5.


    Serve the curry over rice and garnish with coriander leaves and cashew nuts (if using)


Beef Rendang Reviews

BASED ON 2564 reviews

Ashley - Mar 19, 2019

Very good tasty used sirloin from a Sunday dinner very nice

Tracy - Mar 18, 2019

Amazing flavours

Laura - Mar 17, 2019

A bit disappointing and nothing like the picture. Potatoes needed longer to cook than stated.

Colette - Mar 17, 2019


Amy - Mar 15, 2019

Really tasty, would definitely make again

Beverley - Mar 14, 2019

Very disappointed

Nikki - Mar 13, 2019

Pre-boiled the potatoes. Thickened nicely but not my favourite flavour

Carrie - Mar 13, 2019

It was really nice lots of flavour

Jan - Mar 12, 2019

Awesome - loved it

Jo - Mar 12, 2019

I felt needed cooking longer to tenderise the beef

Katie - Mar 11, 2019

Absolutely loved this. Dice your potatoes mega small! Really tasty

Sophie - Mar 10, 2019

Was lovely! I replaced potato with broccoli to reduce calories and was amazing!!!!!

Lewis - Mar 10, 2019

Fantastic meal

Colette - Mar 09, 2019

2nd time. Used a shallot instead of onion. Fabulous. Xxxxx

Debbie - Mar 09, 2019

Colour lighter than picture but tastes beautiful.

Geraldine - Mar 06, 2019


Rebecca - Mar 05, 2019

terrible, looked nothing like the picture, potatoes needed longer to cook, bland, no spice, will not re-order this

Debbie - Mar 04, 2019

Very peppery / spicy

Charlie - Mar 04, 2019

Really delicious, one of my favourites.

Paul - Mar 04, 2019

Nice easy recipe but it didnt look like the picture.. Too much coconut milk?? 400ml seems way too much.

Cristina - Mar 03, 2019

Nothing to do with a real Rendang unfortunately

Simon - Mar 02, 2019

Lovely dish. I buy diced beef and don’t flash fry it. I add it in after the coconut milk and let it simmer for longer. This works well as the potatoes do beef a lot longer to cook

Beverley - Feb 28, 2019

Very nice, but not as good as others we have had. It's the first one we have said we won't re-order.

Victoria - Feb 27, 2019

Loved this dish delicious, definitely agree with other reviewers that you need to pre cook potatoes

Lucy - Feb 27, 2019

Delicious but too hot in my opinion

Lorraine - Feb 25, 2019


Alison - Feb 25, 2019

Unreal! Super easy too.

Steve - Feb 23, 2019

Fantastic. One of my favourite dishes so far. Really flavoursome.

Sue - Feb 21, 2019

I cut the potatoes really small so they cooked in the time, and i used just over half the redang paste (thanks previous reviewers for that tip). Mine wasnt quite as dark as the picture but it had a good colour, i didn't wipe my pan out after i cooked the steak so there was lots of colour on the onions and potatoes from the caramelised meat juices in the pan. Much nicer with the cashews sprinkled over at the end. It was very nice, we both enjoyed it

Linda - Feb 20, 2019

Lovely and spicy. Full of flavour

Wendy - Feb 20, 2019

My favourite so far

Lisa - Feb 18, 2019

Only one I'm not keen on but my family liked it

Andrew - Feb 17, 2019

Really nice

Jamie - Feb 17, 2019

I’m with Katy. It didn’t look very appetising and was really rich. The flavours were very nice though.

Tom - Feb 16, 2019


Zoe - Feb 16, 2019

It was tasty but would use chicken next time oh and read the reviews about the heat of it. I like spicy so it was ok for me. Maybe vegetables would be a good thing to add

Helen - Feb 15, 2019

Very tasty, though quite hot.

Suzannah - Feb 14, 2019

Tastes amazing!!!

Katy - Feb 14, 2019

Flavours were nice but it looked horrendous, like cat sick ???? Definitely nothing like the picture, it was really creamy, not rich looking like in the picture!

Emily - Feb 12, 2019

Very rich

Lisa - Feb 11, 2019

not a favourite, wish I looked at the reviews first

Paula - Feb 11, 2019

Very nice

Anna - Feb 10, 2019

It was very tasty although I didn’t use all of the rendang paste - based on other comments, I didn’t want it to be too spicy and with just half the tub it was perfect! Also used fillet instead of sirloin so the beef was super tender.

Gordon - Feb 10, 2019

Lovely but cook the potatoes a little in advance

Tracy - Feb 09, 2019

Very flavorful

Darren - Feb 06, 2019

Superb dish.

Ali - Feb 04, 2019

Delicious and easy to make. I soften the potatoes in the microwave first as they don’t cook properly otherwise. Very nice flavours and easy to make.

Gillian - Feb 03, 2019

Very salty

Stephen - Feb 02, 2019

I used thinly sliced chicken instead of beef, but it still tasted great!

Toni - Feb 02, 2019

Really good


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