Friday, March 11, 2011

Vegetarian Mutton Rendang

I think I am the first and I will most probably remain in the number one league until this recipe of mine is copied. Hopefully, those who copy have mastered the art of bluffology because rendang definitely is not from India. Of course, Malaysian Indians? Credit my recipe if you are badly want to copy. Actually, come to think of it, nothing much I can do. After all, in the virtual world, there are many loopholes for copying. Boo-hoo-hoo! Alright, let's get down to the business of making Vegetarian Mutton Rendang (Vegetarian Mutton Curry). Remember, we spoke about the vegetarianism theory to vegetarian mutton before (Vegetarian Mutton Varuval & Vegetarian Mutton Peratal)? We sure did. Vegetarian Mutton Rendang? Vegetarian mutton, Malaysian herbs, chillies, coconut milk and turmeric leaf scented. Tadaa!

450g vegetarian mutton - wash and gently squeeze out excess water
1/4 cup coconut milk)
1 kunyit/turmeric leaf - slice
2 small pieces dried tamarind/assam keping
1 small piece palm sugar
1/4 cup oil
Salt for taste 

For rendang paste (blend/ground)
8 dried red chillies (or as preferred)
1 inch ginger
5 pips garlic
5 shallots
1 inch fresh turmeric
1 inch galangal/lengkuas
1 lemongrass/serai

When oil is heated, fry rendang paste till aromatic and oil splits.
Add mutton and dried tamarind.
Season with sugar and salt.
Pour in milk.
Stir and cook till gravy thickens up.
Off the heat and combine in sliced turmeric leaf.


  1. When I first saw the title of the post you made me laugh. Now I know there is such a thing as Vegetarian Mutton.

  2. I tasted a lot of mock meats before from chicken with skin imitation, to steaks, fish and squid but never tried mutton. Looks really good!

  3. Raymund - you should try this vegetarian mutton, its lovely taste.

  4. Nava:
    Just the curry gravy can get me to another bowl of rice :-)
    My auntie loves to cook this dish whenever when vegetarian day for her.

  5. Indian style?? Look nice....I should try this as I always love Indian curry more instead of Malay curry....and yes, I can cook

  6. i love curryyyyyyyyyy.. but i think i'll like it with real meat.. nyahaha

  7. Thanks everyone, love all your feedback and do try.

  8. Love that paste! I am going to try it for sure :)

  9. This looks so tempting and flavorful :-)Interesting name :-)

  10. I never use Vege-mutton will like to try it you made look delicious and easy to make.

  11. Veg Mutton!! This seems to be a very interesting share!!


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