Soto betawi (Jakarta beef soup)

Soto betawi (Jakarta beef soup)

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akbar whillock


“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! Send your own recipes to community@kitchenstories.io”

Difficulty

Medium 👍
45
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-8+
600 g beef (diced)
2 l water
4 cloves garlic
shallots
1 tbsp ginger
1 tbsp galangal
1 tbsp white pepper
1 tbsp ground coriander
½ tsp ground cumin
candlenuts
2 tsp ground nutmeg
2 tsp ground cinnamon
bay leaves
potatoes (large)
800 ml coconut milk
eggs
limes
tomatoes
spring onions
30 g parsley
6 tbsp fried onions
salt
oil for frying
rice for serving
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

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

Nutrition per serving

Cal
415
Protein
26g
Fat
26g
Carb
18g

Step 1/7

  • 2 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.
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 5 shallots
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 1 tbsp galangal
  • 1 tbsp white pepper
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 4 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.
  • 2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 5 bay leaves
  • 600 beef (diced)
  • 2 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!
  • 800 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

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 limes
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 4 spring onions
  • 30 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!)
  • 6 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!)