Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Rawon ( Javanese style of black beef soup)

As i said before I'll started to cook more traditional Indonesian food, but very slowly because i still find it hard to grind many ingredients, as well as my time, I'm busy all the time with my daughter, because she always need my attention.
I used to have this soup a lot before, it has a unique taste, because of the special ingredient called "kluwek", they have very black colour. Here is the recipe
Rawon ( Javanese style of black beef soup)
  • 250 gr diced beef
  • 1000 ml water
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 50 gr bean sprouts (from mung bean)
  • 2 spring onion, sliced
  • 2 stalk lemon grass, brushed
  • 3 lime leaves
  • 3 cm galangal,brushed


  • 4 black nuts/kluwek (you can find it in Indonesian grocery store)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 6 eschalots/small brown onion(bawang merah)
  • 1 cm turmeric
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 3 candle nut
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Stir grind ingredients (paste) in a large saucepan over medium heat for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  • Add diced beef, stir for further 3 minutes, until change colour.
  • Add water, simmer for 30-40 minutes.
  • Serve with bean sprouts and sliced spring onion.

Source:Aneka masakan jawa (Demedia Pustaka)


Indonesia Eats said...

kluwek kl gak salah dikasih nama black nuts. hikss pengen tp pengen pk buntut/iga

Judith said...

Tiiii,pingin Rawon-nya,hiks ...
nyam nyam banget ih,warnanya pekat gitu.. nambah selera ya ...

Ti said...

Indonesia-eats: thanks lagi ya, udh di ksh nama english-nya.
Judith: Iya nih, suamiku aja langsung suka, padahal blm pernah coba sebelumnya