Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Terengganu Beef Curry (Kerutup Daging Terengganu)


This is the curry my family buys to go with our Nasi Minyak. What I love is the unique fragrance of the spices.  I find this curry rather pleasing as it compliments Nasi Minyak very well especially so when accompanied by a simple cucumber and onion acar (pickle).

My search for this recipe ended when I found Chef Wan's Kerutup Daging Terengganu featured in his cookbook Simply Sedap. Chef Wan adds some sliced turmeric leaves into this curry, which he mentioned is not an ingredient in the original recipe. I agree with Chef Wan that the turmeric leaves give this curry a wonderful aroma. However, go easy on it or else the smell and taste would be overpowering.


Terengganu Beef Curry (from Chef Wan's Simply Sedap)

Ingredients
- 125ml cooking oil
- 2 onions, peeled and sliced
- 3 pandan leaves, shredded and knotted
- 1kg beef lean topside
- 750ml coconut milk (extracted from 1 grated coconut and 750ml water)(I put 1 packet of santan (200ml) into a measuring glass and added water until it reach 600ml volume)
- 2 pieces asam gelugur
- salt to taste
- 1 tablespoon sugar (I omitted)
- 55g kerisik (recipe here)(or can use ready made kerisik)
- 1 tumeric leaf, finely sliced

Whole Spices
- 2 star anise
- 3 cardamoms
- 3 cloves
- 1 inch cinnamon stick

Finely Ground Paste
- 20-30 dried chillies (soaked in water, seeded and drained)
- 200g onions
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 inch ginger
- 2 tablespoons corriander powder
- 1 teaspoon fennel powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin powder
- 15-20 black peppercorns

Method :
- Heat oil and saute onions, whole spices and pandan leaves till fragrant.
- Add finely ground paste and fry till oil separates.
- Add beef and fry till it shrinks.
- Add coconut milk together with asam gelugur.
- Simmer until grave thickens.
- Stir in salt, sugar, kerisik and most of the tumeric leaves.
- Discard pandan leaves and asam gelugur.
- Garnish with remaining tumeric leaves.


Ingredients.
Finely ground spice paste.
After adding corriander, fennel and cumin powder.
Add beef to sauteed spice paste. I transferred this
to a slow cooker and added the santan and asam gelugur.


I am submitting this post to Malaysian Food Fest, Terengganu Month hosted by Lena of frozen wings.

47 comments:

  1. I don't eat beef.. But dish is awesome.. Hope to try with mutton...

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    1. Hi Akila! Yes, it would be great with mutton too :)

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  2. First time here, when u find time do visit mine

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  3. Phong Hong, this is really appetizing!!! Nasi satu mangkuk mari! Hehehe..

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  4. Hello Phong Hong,
    This Beef Curry must be real delicious. Wish I am as good as you do! I am looking at your last picture again and again.......just drooling eventhough I already had my lunch! But I could go for another small piece of beef and the curry sauce I can use some bread to dip into it. Hmmm.......yum!

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    1. Mel, after lunch also you can still sample, heh..heh..heh...it is also nice eaten with plain rice and of course roti :)

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  5. Wow, you sure are cooking up a storm on this food fest! This dish also looks delicious! I love the look of that rice too!

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    1. Jeannie, I am carrying the Terengganu flag up high! So my kitchen is smoking :)

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  6. kalau kerutup daging/ayam, k.nor suka makan dgn nasi kunyit@pulut kuning.. kalau dimakan dgn nasi putih pun sedap. selalunya kalau buat kerutup ayam, k.nor guna ayam kampung atau ayam pencen.. buat dua ekor.. makan sekor hari tu, dan simpan sekor lg peti ais.. selang 2 hari baru panaskan balik dan makan .. kerutup lg sedap dimakan bila dibiar lama dlm peti ais.. lg terasa rempahnya tu.. ishh teringin lak nak buat kerutup ayam :)

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    1. K. Nor, memang betul. Kalau simpan sehari dua baru meletup dia punya flavours. Saya pon suka nasi kunyit nak nak dengan kerutup ayam yang ada telur tu. K. Nor masaklah kerutup ayam, pas tu hantor kat MFF. Jangan lupa tepek atas Facebook :)

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    1. Ola, eat something first :) I think you will enjoy this curry!

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  8. Is this tasted like beef rendang? Since turmeric leaf is added. Need more rice to go with dish, yum yum..

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    1. Sonia, it doesn't taste like rendang. Quiet different.

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  9. Wa looks guud!! Need to learn a new curry! I can add some potatoes ya?

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    1. Esther, I suppose there's no harm adding potatoes if you like :) Potatoes sure go very well with curry!

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  10. Drooling over your pictures ... simply sedap!

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  11. terengganu style ;)) hehe..thanks er selalu singgah blog cikwan..cikwan je yang gagal nak balas kunjungan..btw, U dekat area mana ye?dungun? cikwan kat kemaman..

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    1. Cik Wan, nyaris-nyaris bukan Gangnam Style :) Takpe Cik Wan, PH faham Cik Wan ni busy. Saya ni orang Chendering tapi buat masa ni duduk kat PJ. Sekali-sekala rindu gak kat kampong.

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    2. i see.. CW every week kalau ada kelas pegi uitm chenering :)) i buat pjj kat situ... next time if u back to ganu...boleh la gather2 erat silaturahim kan...nanti boleh add cw kat fb? http://www.facebook.com/wan.mardziyyah

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    3. cepatnye add. thanks dear:))

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    4. Oghang Ganu punya pasal.....

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  12. Looks delicious, I don't eat beef, but can easily be replaced with other meats. Must cook more rice, sure "tambah nasi" !!

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    1. Joyce, perhaps you can replace with mutton or even chicken. Yes, you will definitely want to tambah nasi when eating this curry :)

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  13. Phong Hong, your curry always look so delicious! But since I don't eat beef, I'm only here to "8 8!" Haha!

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    1. Jessie, you can cook this with chicken, mah! Hah! Hah! I like the "8 8".

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  14. Oh my!! I'm always on the lookout for a good beef curry. Will need to try this one out soon. I'm salivating just looking at this .... drool!
    (Oh, btw, how do I contact you. My email is on my blog.)

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    1. Ping, you must cook this curry. I will contact you :)

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    1. It's not very spicy because I removed the chilli seeds. It has a very robust flavour and nice aroma :)

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  16. I was wondering when you were sharing the rest of your meal! What a yummy curry!

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    1. Lizzy, thanks! I hope you like curry :)

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  17. This looks really really good! I love curry with thick gravy like that, not too dry like rendang and not watery like the Malay or Indian curries.... This is just perfect!!! Yummmmm!!!!!!

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    1. Arthur, go buy some beef and cook this! This curry freezes very well and you can cook extra and freeze for later.

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  18. whole lots of spices!! i rarely eat beef but i'm sure those who likes curry beef will surely enjoy this dish very much!

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    1. Hi Lena, I have some family members who don't eat beef but those who do really love this curry :)

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  19. Hi Phong Hong, Look so yummy and will find one day to cook this dish. Btw thanks for your support to my blog.

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    1. Hi Mary! I hope you cook this curry :)

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  20. This is another new name to me :) Looks so delicious and thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Ann, if you like curries, you will love this!

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  21. Mel's curry chicken and your beef curry.... omg... I adore curry!

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    1. You must cook curry then. Does wine go with it?

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  22. I love good curries. This looks like a great beef curry. The one I make is without coconut, so I'm very eager to try this one out. This is my first stop here. I can't wait to see the rest of your blog.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Trisha! This beef curry is pretty good, a family favorite :)

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