Soto betawi (Jakarta beef soup)

Soto betawi (Jakarta beef soup)

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akbar whillock

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"Soto betawi, or Jakarta beef soup, is a traditional soup from the Indonesian capital Jakarta. It can be found at street food stands but also in upscale restaurants. If you cannot source local ingredients like candlenuts or galangal, be creative and replace them with macadamias and turmeric. It's worth the effort!"

Difficulty

Medium 👍

Preparation

45 min

Baking

0 min

Resting

0 min

Ingredients

2Servings
150 g
beef (diced)
½ l
water
1 cloves
garlic
shallots
¼ tbsp
ginger
¼ tbsp
galangal
¼ tbsp
white pepper
¼ tbsp
ground coriander
tsp
ground cumin
1
candlenuts
½ tsp
ground nutmeg
½ tsp
ground cinnamon
bay leaves
½
potatoes (large)
200 ml
coconut milk
¾
eggs
½
limes
½
tomatoes
1
spring onions
g
parsley
tbsp
fried onions
salt
oil for frying
rice for serving
MetricImperial

Utensils

large pot, mortar and pestle, cutting board, knife, large frying pan, cooking spoon, small pot

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Nutrition per serving

Cal415
Fat26 g
Protein26 g
Carb18 g
  • Step 1/7

    • ½ l water
    • large pot

    Boil water for the beef soup.

  • Step 2/7

    Blend chopped garlic, shallots, ginger, galangal, pepper, coriander, cumin, and candlenuts. I did it the traditional way, using a mortar and pestle. But it’s alright to just use a blender.
    • 1 cloves garlic
    • shallots
    • ¼ tbsp ginger
    • ¼ tbsp galangal
    • ¼ tbsp white pepper
    • ¼ tbsp ground coriander
    • tsp ground cumin
    • 1 candlenuts
    • mortar and pestle
    • cutting board
    • knife

    Blend chopped garlic, shallots, ginger, galangal, pepper, coriander, cumin, and candlenuts. I did it the traditional way, using a mortar and pestle. But it’s alright to just use a blender.

  • Step 3/7

    Sauté all of the blended ingredients and add nutmeg, cinnamon, bay leaves, and diced beef. Fry for approx. 10 min. until browned and aromatic. Meanwhile dice potatoes and put in the beef soup water.
    • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
    • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
    • bay leaves
    • 150 g beef (diced)
    • ½ potatoes (large)
    • oil for frying
    • large frying pan
    • cooking spoon

    Sauté all of the blended ingredients and add nutmeg, cinnamon, bay leaves, and diced beef. Fry for approx. 10 min. until browned and aromatic. Meanwhile dice potatoes and put in the beef soup water.

  • Step 4/7

    Add all the fried ingredients to the boiling broth. Cover and simmer for approx. 5 – 7 min.

    Add all the fried ingredients to the boiling broth. Cover and simmer for approx. 5 – 7 min.

  • Step 5/7

    Add the coconut milk and give it a good stir. Simmer for 10 – 15 min. Add salt to taste. Don’t be put off—it doesn’t look very attractive!
    • 200 ml coconut milk
    • salt

    Add the coconut milk and give it a good stir. Simmer for 10 – 15 min. Add salt to taste. Don’t be put off—it doesn’t look very attractive!

  • Step 6/7

    • ¾ eggs
    • ½ limes
    • ½ tomatoes
    • 1 spring onions
    • g parsley
    • small pot

    In the meantime, hard-boil the eggs in a separate pot (approx. 10 min.). Cut limes, tomatoes, spring onions, and parsley.

  • Step 7/7

    It’s done! Put soup in a bowl, give it a good garnish with eggs, lime, tomatoes, spring onions, and fried onions, and enjoy! (Best served with rice!)
    • tbsp fried onions
    • rice for serving

    It’s done! Put soup in a bowl, give it a good garnish with eggs, lime, tomatoes, spring onions, and fried onions, and enjoy! (Best served with rice!)

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Soto betawi (Jakarta beef soup)

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