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 5019 reviews

Penny - Nov 13, 2019

This was very good, regrettably a bit too hot for me as i have no tolerance for heat.

Andrea - Nov 11, 2019

When I reached the point of adding the coconut milk I brought to a simmer and popped into the slow cooker for the day while at work. It was the most tender beef rump and soft potatoes. Still a bit runny but delicious. Would definitely do again.

Catherine - Nov 10, 2019

Easy and delicious. Like other reviewers I found it looked nothing like the picture and not much like a rendang. But it was very tasty

Vanessa - Nov 07, 2019

Very nice indeed.

Leontia - Nov 07, 2019

Had this twice noe, Added a fresh chilli to it the second time, for a bit of a spicy dish

Clare - Nov 06, 2019

Ok but not as nice as the other recipes that we’ve had.

Michael - Nov 06, 2019

Not authentic, not even near.

Alexandra - Nov 04, 2019

Next level good!!

Lyndsey - Nov 04, 2019

Was ok

Alison - Nov 04, 2019

Tasty but too much coconut milk it makes it sickly. I would use half the amount

Claire - Nov 04, 2019

Potatoes need extra cooking even when diced small. Probably best to part boil them before adding to the dish.

Paul - Nov 04, 2019

Didn't look anything like the picture as our coconut milk would reduce enough...

Hannah - Nov 02, 2019

Tasty but didn't look like the photo at all even though I followed the recipe to the letter

Annie - Nov 02, 2019

Surprising (and welcome) kick

Michael - Nov 02, 2019

Nothing to do with the beef Rendang I’ve had in many places. The picture on the card is SO different to what I got!

Valerie - Nov 02, 2019

One of my favourites, really really good!! Will definitely be having this again

Michael - Oct 31, 2019

Not authentic, I grew up in Malaysia.

Helen - Oct 31, 2019

Very nice indeed.

Tori - Oct 31, 2019

Slightly spicier than anticipated but really lovely dish. Perfect for winter!

jessica - Oct 28, 2019

Tasty but found a little too wet for my liking

Caroline - Oct 28, 2019

Really delicious and lovely spice level.

Lee - Oct 27, 2019

Tasted amazing

Douglas - Oct 26, 2019

Wasn’t like a proper rendang, could have been any stir fry

Tracy - Oct 26, 2019

Easy and delicious

Mikayla - Oct 26, 2019

Second time I’ve made this and second time I forgot the garnish at end!!! Still tasty though

Matthew - Oct 25, 2019


Jake - Oct 24, 2019

Nothing like the picture worst meal I’ve had ????

Rachel - Oct 24, 2019

Really tasty, had a little kick to it!

Jennifer - Oct 24, 2019


Rachael - Oct 23, 2019

Made with sweet potatoes, really delicious and tasty

Karen - Oct 23, 2019

Decent but needed a little salt

Will - Oct 22, 2019

Difficult to make a rendang so quickly. They need time...

Richard - Oct 22, 2019

Need to make sure u read recipe first!!! Tasted amazing really liked this dish

Adele g - Oct 22, 2019

The star anise was very over powering for us

Steve - Oct 21, 2019

Nom nom

Lynne - Oct 20, 2019

It was okay.

Vibeke - Oct 20, 2019

Very delicious. The whole family likes this dish. Not too spice but still with a good flavour.

Steven - Oct 18, 2019

A nice dish, but needed a little bit more oooooomph ????

Anna - Oct 17, 2019

A bit bland

Lauren - Oct 16, 2019

Looks nothing like it does on the card... 20mins later, it still hasn’t boiled down. Remains super tasty.

Julie - Oct 16, 2019

Absolutely gorgeous ????????

Megan - Oct 15, 2019


Debbie - Oct 14, 2019

It was gorgeous, we are a family of 4 adults and there was plenty

Diane - Oct 13, 2019

A bit too spicy rather than tasty.

Becky - Oct 13, 2019

Delicious, bit of a kick but really nice!

Karen - Oct 12, 2019

Lots of flavour, nice and spicy, very simple to cook

Jenefer - Oct 12, 2019

We loved the Rendang and would get it again, the flavour was amazing and we loved it. Only reason we gave it a 4 was because we preferred the Goan curry and the crispy chilli beef. NOTE TO FUTURE COOKERS give the potato pieces longer or chop them a bit smaller and also we got a rump steak, however we think the better the cut of beef, the better it’ll be so treat yourself to a better cut!

Jayne - Oct 12, 2019

I used casserole steak and slow cooked it - added extra chilli and was quite tasty

Rebecca - Oct 11, 2019

Really lovely, the potatoes were a great addition and was fairly spicy

Brendan - Oct 11, 2019

Very good loved the kick from the spice


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