Indonesia Spice for Cooking Beef

Trying new condiment to cook your beef? Try this Indonesia paste. It spicy, so you will feel exotic taste of your beef menus.


  • 10 shallots, peeled and chopped

  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped

  • 4 inch laos, peeled and chopped

  • 2 inches ginger root, peeled and chopped

  • 10 candlenuts

  • 4 Tbs. chopped palm sugar

  • 4 Tbs. vegetable oil

  • 10 small red hot chilies, finely sliced

  • 6 large red chilies, seeded and chopped

  • 1 tsp. coriander seeds

  • 1 Tbs. black peppercorns

  • 2 salam leaves


  • Combine all ingredients, except oil and salam leaves, place in a food processor and grind coarsely. Heat vegetable oil in a heavy saucepan or wok until very hot. Add ground ingredients together with salam leaves and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until marinade changes to a golden color. Set aside and cool before using. Keep refrigerated for 24 hours before using to maximize the flavor.

Makes 1 cup.