Saturday, 26 October 2013

Kari Tulang

Serves 8 (or 2 meal times)
Suitable for breakfast, lunch and dinner


1 kg beef on bones (ribs) (daging Qurban bahagian rusuk)
2 white onions (bawang saiz sederhana warna putih)
3 shallots (bawang merah kecil)
5 pips garlic (bawang putih)
1-2 jugs of hot water (air panas)
salt to taste (1-4 teaspoonful salt; always use a spoon to gauge salt)
half a cup of cooking oil (setengah cawan minyak masak Murni)
beef/chicken curry powder ( I used 1 packet rempah Selising for chicken/beef)
3 stalks of coriander (3 tangkai daun ketumbar)
half a tablespoonful of granulated white sugar (setengah sudu makan gula pasir)
a quarter of a small piece of palm sugar / gula Melaka (guna 1 suku gula keret or less)
4 pieces slices young galanga / lengkuas muda
4 pieces slices young ginger / halia muda
4 tiny pieces or 1 large pieces asam keping
wooden spoon

  1. Cut and clean beef or spare ribs
  2. Heat up kuali and place beef ribs. Cook till beef pieces turn grey and shrink a bit
  3. Add hot water to beef ribs and boil till water reduces to half. 
  4. Add some salt, all diced onions and garlic.
  5. Add more hot water to cover beef ribs and continue to boil till water reduces to half. 
  6. Repeat adding more hot water and boil till beef ribs are tender (masak lembut)
  7. When water has been reduced to half and beef ribs are tender, add cooking oil
  8. Add enough oil and then add beef/chicken curry powder. Stir to mix. Add a little hot water
  9. Continue to cook on slow heat to avoid burning which gives the dish a bitter aftertaste
  10. Add lengkuas, ginger and coriander stalks. Stir to mix. Continue to cook
  11. Add granulated sugar and palm sugar to taste. Stir to mix. Continue cooking
  12. Add hot water if mixture thickens too much. Stir often to avoid sticking to bottom of kuali
  13. Taste and adjust salt only. Do not add anymore sugar.
  14. Switch off stove once all has blended and cooked through well. 
  15. Serve hot with rice, bread or buns.

    When still hot 

    When stored in the fridge