The first step lies in the blend of spices consisting of shallots, garlic, candlenuts, turmeric, ginger, red chili, and other spices, creating the rich and unique flavor base for this dish. Then, the spice mix is sautéed until fragrant, creating an enticing aroma before the main ingredients, such as beef pieces and rib bones, are added to the pot.
As all the ingredients meld in the pot, instant coconut milk and water are poured in. Cooking over low heat allows the spices to infuse into the meat and bones, resulting in a deep-flavored gulai and thick, rich broth.
The end result is a tantalizing gulai dish, delivering the distinctive touch of traditional Indonesian cuisine. With every spoonful, this gulai takes the taste buds on a fulfilling journey, offering the authentic delight of each tender piece of beef and rib bone.
Cooking over Low Heat: Once all ingredients are combined, let the Gulai simmer over low heat. Slow cooking allows the spices to fully infuse into the meat and bones.