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 Rendang Paste pot, a Rendang Garnish pot and a Garlic Paste 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:

  • Rendang Paste
  • Rendang Garnish
  • Garlic Paste

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.

    Cook the rice according to packet instructions.

  • 2.

    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.

    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.

    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 1866 reviews

James - Nov 12, 2018


Mark - Nov 11, 2018

Very nice. A little hot towards the end

Sarah - Nov 08, 2018

This was okay. Added some extra veg; wasn’t really anything amazing though. Definitely not my favourite pack.

Kay - Nov 08, 2018

My husband loved it but I found it too fierce.

Fleur - Nov 07, 2018

Colour not the same as the picture and potatoes were not cooked - that said quite tasty

Vera - Nov 07, 2018

Very nice and filling

Caitlin - Nov 06, 2018

Surprisingly lovely flavours

Paul - Nov 06, 2018

Quite tasty but no way is it really Beef Rendang

Michal - Nov 04, 2018

Beef came out really soft and juicy.

Michal - Nov 04, 2018

Beef came out really soft and juicy.

Michal - Nov 04, 2018

Beef came out really soft and juicy.

Michal - Nov 04, 2018

Beef came out really soft and juicy.

Laura - Nov 02, 2018

Enjoyed the cooking and definitely enjoyed the eating!!

Georgina - Oct 31, 2018

Very tasty - not for those who don’t like hot and spicy

Katherine - Oct 29, 2018

Tasty but very spicy!

Emma - Oct 28, 2018

Nice curry but not like other rendangs I’ve had

KAY - Oct 28, 2018


Joseph - Oct 27, 2018

Cut the beef up small

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Christine - Oct 24, 2018

Bit hot ????

Sarah - Oct 23, 2018

Lacking in veg

Kathryn - Oct 22, 2018

I found this quite spicy & very salty. Mine also turned out a really unappealing grey colour once I’d added the coconut milk. It didn’t stay the lovely, rich brown curry sauce shown in the picture. One of my least favourites I’m afraid!

Suzanne - Oct 21, 2018

Far too spicy for me :(

Keshia - Oct 20, 2018

Having read the reviews first I gathered it was spicy. So we had a dollop of Greek yoghurt on the side which went with it perfectly. So easy to make and an easy one for veggies as skip beef and just add more potatoes

Sue - Oct 19, 2018

Took this with me to Croatia my friends loved it so much and joined the club!

Robert - Oct 19, 2018

Loved it.. Spicy but great flavours.

Tunmi - Oct 18, 2018

Ordered this a couple of times because it’s easy and tasty

Andrew - Oct 18, 2018

Very easy to prepare with a full and rich flavour. Delicious!

Helen - Oct 17, 2018

Love it the best curry

Libby - Oct 17, 2018

second time around was superb! Doubled the amount of rump steak, used baby peer potatoes with skin left on as held together better/ added fresh chillies at the end/ let it simmer with lid on for twice as long .. the steak was so tender & tasty! 10/10

Juley - Oct 16, 2018


Izabela - Oct 16, 2018

Definitely would order again

Beauleiu - Oct 15, 2018


Sandra - Oct 14, 2018

Nice and spicy and very tasty. Reduced the sauce down as described and was beautiful

Loraine - Oct 13, 2018

Was ok not sure what happened had to cook it a long time to reduce liquid powdery consistency not going to reorder

Caroline - Oct 13, 2018

Absolutely gorgeous, quite hot but oh so nice

Willy - Oct 13, 2018

Not bad , it’s beef curry but not Rendang . I’m from Indonesia so I know what rendang is . Normal rendang cooks for min 3 hours , for a 30 min beef curry this recipe is not bad

Lee - Oct 11, 2018

Wished the instructions gave an approx size for the potato as mine were hard, salvaged by removing them and cutting them smaller and waking them in the microwave for a couple of minutes covered in cling film.Tasted delicious but too spicy for the missus who left hers (it's now boxed for my lunch tomorrow).

Mandy - Oct 11, 2018

Bit too spicey and couldn’t taste the rest of the ingredients

Laura - Oct 10, 2018

Way too spicy!

Claire - Oct 10, 2018

Delicious and so easy to cook

Gary - Oct 09, 2018

Enjoyed and a nice spice to it. Was different looking then the picture but all the same tasted great

Alexandra - Oct 09, 2018

Not one of my favourites.. but only because I’m not a lover of coconut ????

Naomi - Oct 08, 2018

Lovely dish but a little spicy for me!

Peter - Oct 08, 2018

Ok not particularly Malaysian but edible


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