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 2263 reviews

Barry - Jan 23, 2019


Hazel - Jan 19, 2019

once cooked looked “bland” and although had “hot” taste this was more an after taste than flavour.

Luke - Jan 18, 2019

Disappointing, didn't taste of much and was a off putting grey colour.

Susan - Jan 17, 2019


Kay - Jan 16, 2019

Loved it. Used lamb as not a great beef lover. Really tasty dish.

Jo - Jan 15, 2019

Great flavour, loved it!

Amanda - Jan 14, 2019

Another really tasty dish. Will definitely order again

Edward - Jan 10, 2019

Loved it

Jenny - Jan 07, 2019

Delicious sauce with tender beef strips

Emily - Jan 07, 2019


Victoria - Jan 07, 2019

Just didn't enjoy this one, lacking in flavour

Andrew - Jan 06, 2019

Better than I expected.

Nigel - Jan 05, 2019

Another excellent recipe, just enough spice and looked just like the picture, minus the cashews

Lisa - Jan 04, 2019

Really enjoyed this meal. The flavours were just right. Would definitely order again.

faye - Jan 04, 2019

Didn’t look as dark as the photo on the recipe but tasted amazing

Adam - Jan 04, 2019

A little to spicy for a traditional rendang but packed full of flavour

Debbie - Jan 04, 2019

Lovely and spicy, picture darker than end result.

Stewart - Jan 01, 2019


Louise - Dec 31, 2018

This looks nothing like the photo. Despite following all the instructions and cooking for well over the recommended time it was extremely watery. I had to add a lot of corn starch to get it thick enough. Otherwise, the flavours were nice and there was a nice kick to it.

Heather - Dec 28, 2018

Ok but just tasted like curried beef

Suzannah - Dec 28, 2018

Very tasty!!

Nigel - Dec 27, 2018

Excelent spicy flavoursome

Annie - Dec 22, 2018

A little bland and not as dark in colour as the pics

Samantha - Dec 18, 2018

Didn’t look like the pic at all. The potatoes needed way longer even chopped up v small, the steak need a bit longer too unless you like it blue. Tasty though and quite spicy. Not my fave but the husband loved it.

Marie - Dec 15, 2018

Very nice

Nicola - Dec 15, 2018

Blooming lovely

Kyra - Dec 09, 2018

Amazing! Quite spicy

Steve - Dec 05, 2018

Added more steak and potato to make enough for 3 and it was fantastic. Would thoroughly recommend

Emma - Dec 04, 2018

Horrible dish!! Didn’t taste anything like a Rengdang. Sadly wasted nice meat on it. This dish should be slowly cooked (4hrs) and very dry, better off getting a paste from an authentic Asian store

Jill - Dec 04, 2018

It was lovely but looked nothing like the pic!

Melanie - Dec 01, 2018

Nice flavour but very watery sauce not the best dish we’ve had

hazel - Nov 30, 2018

I keep giving these dishes 5???? because I love them

Michelle - Nov 30, 2018

Lots of flavour

Darren - Nov 29, 2018

Absolutely to die for! Perfect dish.

Rachael - Nov 28, 2018

Wasn’t quite what I expected - seemed thick and not as tasty.

pooja - Nov 28, 2018

The spice was just the right amount

Andrew - Nov 25, 2018

Absolutely no flavour at all. The worst dish I’ve received so far!

Colin - Nov 25, 2018


Brian - Nov 22, 2018

Too peppery and looks nothing like the recipe card photo!

dione - Nov 21, 2018

My beef didnt seem the same as the picture, tasty but not a first choice

Amanda - Nov 21, 2018

One of my favourites. Doesn’t look like the picture. Much lighter and thinner sauce but a really tasty curry

Mike - Nov 20, 2018

Superb, will cook this again

Janice - Nov 20, 2018

Liked this a lot, would be inclined to swap the potatoes for something else next time as it was a bit starchy. Added some broccoli which was really good.

Nick - Nov 20, 2018

Not as tasty as we rxpected????

Rory - Nov 20, 2018

Spicier than expected Not really what I was expecting in terms of flavour

Ben - Nov 19, 2018

Added double the coconut milk as I found it too hot last time

Tunmi - Nov 19, 2018

Worth remembering to add salt

Olivier - Nov 18, 2018

Mediocre... rather tasteless

Jane - Nov 17, 2018

Timings a bit off so had to cook for much longer to get potato soft. Didn’t look anything like image

Sarah - Nov 16, 2018

Ok have had much better from here though


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