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 4301 reviews

Joanne - Sep 16, 2019

Tasty but looked nothing like the photo

Brenda - Sep 16, 2019

Love love love this.

Elena - Sep 15, 2019

It was nice but not what expected having eaten rendant curry several times before

Deborah - Sep 14, 2019

Great flavours especially the potato which took on so much taste.

Deborah - Sep 14, 2019

Lovely flavours as usual! Easy to cook as usual. Really enjoyed this dish especially the potato which took on so much flavour.

Romany - Sep 14, 2019

Really nice with the cashew nuts added! Did need longer than 10 mins for potato to soften. But I was pleasantly surprised by the flavours in this dish

Sam - Sep 11, 2019

Excellent, dry meaty dish

Elena - Sep 11, 2019

It was just nice but didn't taste like what I had tried in Indonesia

LAURA - Sep 10, 2019

Delish would defo get again

Paul - Sep 09, 2019

Needed a lot of extra chilli and 24 hours in a slow cooker but turned out okay in the end

Alexandra - Sep 09, 2019


Candida - Sep 08, 2019


Kelly - Sep 07, 2019

Tasted fantastic! Added chopped carrots as well, was so nice I could eat it all night!! Easy and quick to cook

Claire - Sep 06, 2019

Very bland and flavourless. I wouldn’t choose to cook this again.

Jane - Sep 06, 2019


Marc - Sep 06, 2019

Delicious with just a little heat.

Richard - Sep 05, 2019


Ian - Sep 04, 2019

Ok but had too much potato

Viv - Sep 04, 2019

Beef tending was great, and a fresh chilli to make extra special

Maureen - Sep 04, 2019

Easy to make but flavour overpowering. I think Randang needs cooking from scratch and slowly. Too much potato too.

Tracy - Sep 04, 2019


David - Sep 03, 2019

Really good. Comments complaining it doesn't look like the pics haven't cooked it right. Also, it's fine with good frying steak, don't waste a sirloin.

Heather - Sep 03, 2019

Delicious! Lovely sauce and great flavours

Linda - Sep 02, 2019

Tasty but a little too spicy for me

stephanie - Sep 01, 2019


Ceri - Sep 01, 2019

Will loves it

Judy - Aug 31, 2019


Gemma - Aug 30, 2019

Didn’t really taste like rendang - not as creamy and very strong chilli spice, rather than the smooth spice I was expecting. Not bad but unfortunately I was a bit disappointed.

Sarah - Aug 30, 2019

Bit dry

Colum - Aug 29, 2019

Sauce is superb

Dawn - Aug 27, 2019

Lovely,flavoursome dish.

Clive - Aug 27, 2019

Lovely curry but with 400ml of coconut milk it certainly wasn't a dry curry and looked nothing like the picture

Jessica - Aug 27, 2019

Very watery even after cooking down. Would like to see nutritional values on these meals.

Sara - Aug 27, 2019

Very tasty

Damon - Aug 27, 2019

The steak/beef tastes a lot better if cooked for a lot longer than indicated. I pre cooled the meat in the coconut milk for about an hour the 2nd time I cooked it and it was lot better

Tracy - Aug 26, 2019

A little too spicy

Tracey - Aug 26, 2019

Nice but a bit too spicy for me

Jonathan - Aug 26, 2019

Tasted great not as dark as in the pictures but very tasty will have again for sure!

Simon - Aug 25, 2019


Alison - Aug 23, 2019


Dawn - Aug 22, 2019

Really like this dish. Second time we’ve had it and will buy again. Agree it looks nothing like the picture though!!

Lisa - Aug 22, 2019

It was a bit too hot for me

Simon - Aug 21, 2019

The flavours were nice, but there was too much potato and not enough beef. Also, by using light coconut milk I didn't really taste the coconut flavour. Next time I will use more beef and use regular coconut milk

Glynn - Aug 21, 2019

Not bad

Glynn - Aug 21, 2019

Not bad

Brenda - Aug 20, 2019


Lynn - Aug 19, 2019


Mary - Aug 19, 2019

Superb dish.. loved it!

Suzanne - Aug 19, 2019

Awful... Sorry. Loved every other dish so Far.

Suzanne - Aug 19, 2019

Awful... Sorry. Loved every other dish so Far.


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