Welsh Beef Rendang (Slow Cooker Friendly)



  • 800g PGI Welsh Beef braising steak, diced
  • 1 tbsp oil for frying
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves (dried)
  • 2 star anises
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 8 cloves
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 200ml water
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp desiccated coconut

For the Rendang paste:

  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 large red chillies, deseeded and chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 5cm piece fresh ginger, chopped
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lemongrass paste
  • A little water


  • You can buy prepared rendang paste but have a go at making your own. It may look like a lot of ingredients but it’s very easy to make and you’ll have most of the ingredients in your store cupboard already. It’s also delicious!
  • Make the paste by putting all the ingredients in a food processor and blitz together for a smooth paste.
  • Toast the coconut by placing in a dry frying pan and heat stirring all the time until it turns a nice golden-brown colour.
  • Heat the oil in a large pan or flameproof casserole, add the star anise, cinnamon sticks and cloves and allow to sizzle on a medium heat for a minute.
  • Add the paste to the pan, the kaffir lime leaves and stir for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the beef, coconut milk and water and bring to the boil then reduce the heat and cook for 1 hour 30 minutes – 2 hours.
  • Add the sugar, lemon juice and 3 tbsp of the toasted coconut. Stir, cover with lid, and cook for approximately 30 minutes, stirring occasionally until the meat is tender. You have a fairly dry consistency.
  • To serve sprinkle over remaining coconut. Great served with cooked rice and a tomato and coriander salad.

Recipe Information

  1. Serves : 4
  2. Preparation Time : 30 minutes
  3. Cooking Time : 2 hrs 30 mins


  1. Welsh Beef Rendang Curry Recipe PDF
  2. Rendang Cig Eidion Cymru Recipe PDF


Recipe provided by Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales