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Batavia Indonesian Beef Curry Soup

delicious rich beef curry

Gulai Tikungan or Gultik, Tasty & Hearty Beef Curry from indonesia

This dish is called Gultik, an abbreviation for Gulai Tikungan. It comes from Indonesian and is a common street food. It is a amazing tasting curry - and it is no surprise when you consider the number of ingredients that go in. 

It really is amazing and is well worth a visit to your local Asian Food Store to get as many of the ingredients as you can.


One of the most famous places to eat this food is 'block m" in Jakarta - just ask a local bluebird taxi to take you there if you ever go to Indonesia and you will not be disappointed.
Indonesian Beef Paste Ingredients

Prepare The Paste Ingredients

Slice the turmeric, garlic, ginger, galangal and red onion and put in a food processor
along with the deseeded red chilli - see the video for a more detailed view on how to make and cook the paste.

Ingredients For The Main Cooking In The Instant Pot

Appart from the paste ingredients - all these are just added to the instant pot - so really quite simple.
gultik ingredients
put gulia in food processor

Food Process The Paste Ingredients

Peel the outer layer of the lemon grass and chop off the ends. Give the lemon grass a bash with the end of the knife to help release the flavor. (again see the video)

 Slice open the chilli and deseed them (because if we leave in the seeds it may make it too hot) and then slice them and add to the food processor.

  Also add some of your water just to make it easy to blend into a paste.

Make The Paste

Also add some of your water just to make it easy to blend into a paste.
make  Gulai Tikungan paste
set instant pot to hot

Instant Pot Set To Saute


Turn on the instant pot to saute hot and add some oil.

Cook the Paste

Tip in the paste to the Instant Pot and cook for about 3-4 minutes stirring well. You can tell when it is cooked as the fragrant smell arrives and the color darkens slightly.
cook paste
kaffir lime in curry

Paste Darkens When It Is Cooked

Then add in coriander and cumin powder and continue stirring. 

Next, take the kaffir lime leaves and crush them in your hand as you add them. 

Now add all the other ingredients adding last the beef, water and ½ the coconut cream.

After Cooking The Next Steps

With the liquid added - again stir well so that the paste is mixed in with the liquid. 

Cook on high pressure for 30 minutes and 10 minutes natural release.

After cooking add the rest of the coconut cream and bring to a boil for about 2 minutes
add coconut milk to curry
slice the meat

Prepare The Beef 

Then cut up the beef and add to the soup along with some rice

Plate Up

The time consuming part is making the paste - with the pressure cooker no need to boil for hours.

This is worth making you can not believe just how amazing the flavor is - just consider all the ingredients and how they work together to bring such a beautiful dish.

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Batavia Indonesian Beef Curry Soup

  • Author: Rosie
  • Prep Time: 40
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: Indonesian

Description

Gulai Tikungan or Gultik is a famous street food in Indonesia
Indonesian Beef Curry Soup - a curry with meat, and served it with rice and kerupuk crackers.


Scale

Ingredients

Paste Ingredients

6 candle nuts

2 big chilli

2 stalks lemongrass

1 turmeric - 1 inch

1 ginger - 1 inch

1 galangal 1 inch

2 red onions or 12 small shallots

 

Main Ingredients

2 teaspoons tamarind paste

1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds

2 tablespoons coriander powder

1 tablespoon cumin

2 tablespoons raw sugar

½ teaspoon nutmeg powder

1 stick of cinnamon

2 star anise

6 kaffir lime leaves

5 cloves

4 cardamom pods

1 teaspoon pepper

2 teaspoons salt

33 oz water (1 litre)

14 oz coconut cream (400g)

3 tablespoons oil

 


Instructions

  1. While there are lots of ingredients the method is really quite simple.
  2. Slice the turmeric, garlic, ginger, galangal, and red onion and put in a food processor
  3. Peel the outer layer of the lemongrass and chop off the ends. Give the lemongrass a bash with the end of the knife to help release the flavor
  4. Slice open the chilli and deseed them (because if we leave in the seeds it may make it too hot) and then slice them and add to the food processor
  5. Also, add some of your water just to make it easy to blend into a paste.
  6. Slice the meat into large pieces (see picture)
  7. Turn on the instant pot to saute hot and add some oil.
  8. Tip in the paste and cook for about 3-4 minutes stirring well. You can tell when it is cooked as the fragrant smell arrives and the color darkens slightly.
  9. Then add in coriander and cumin powder and continue stirring.
  10. Next take the kaffir lime leaves and crush them in your hand as you add them.
  11. Now add all the other ingredients adding last the beef, water, and ½ the coconut cream.
  12. With the liquid added - again stir well so that the paste is mixed in with the liquid.
  13. Cook on high pressure for 30 minutes and 10 minutes natural release
  14. After cooking add the rest of the coconut cream and bring to a boil for about 2 minutes
  15. Then cut up the beef and add to the soup along with some rice

Notes

Can Also serve with some crakers like saltines


Nutrition

  • Calories: 245
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