A Cracking Good Rendang

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May 6, 2021

This is seriously our favourite curry in the slow cooker!! It has so much flavour! The spices dont cook out and go bland like I’ve had in the past! Don’t be scared of the list of ingredients, they are mostly pantry staples and it’s so worth it!

  • Prep: 5 hrs
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • Yields: Serves 4-6


1 - 1.2kg whole chicken thighs or stewing beef cubed

2 Tbs plain flour

4 large garlic cloves finely chopped up

Zest of 1 lemon

2 tsp ground coriander

2 tsp ground cumin

1/2 tsp cardamom

1/2 tsp fennel seeds

1/4 tsp ground cloves

1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce

1 rounded Tbs tomato paste

1 Tbs tomato chutney

2 tsp beef stock powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 Tbs golden syrup

270ml can of good quality coconut milk

Chilli optional

Cornflour optional to thicken at the end


1Flour meat, place in slow cooker.

2Place all remaining ingredients in slow cooker. Mix with spoon.

3Cook on low 6 hours or until meat is tender.

4Serve with rice and or naan bread.

Submitted by Kirsty Crack


10 Reviews

Wilma Graham

June 28, 2022

I made this on Sunday with beef and it was delicious. Mine didn’t look as fancy as this photo 😂 but it sure had the flavours.
Want to try chicken next time 😉 just to compare the different meats.


June 12, 2022

Made this last night it was delicious clean plates all round. Even my fussy grandson cleaned his plate. I added some carrot sticks and served with rice


May 21, 2022

Had this for dinner tonight, was absolutely delicious even my fussy grandson cleaned his plate. Will definitely make it again


May 3, 2022

Will make this again. Both Miss 10 and Miss 7 ate it (Miss 7 is very honest and quite fussy). I added a small quantity of chopped carrot and celery, next time I will add more of both of these vegetables as I found that there was lots of sauce. I also adjusted the recipe slightly as I was missing a couple of the spices so Googled alternatives and used those. I also used double the tomato paste but didn’t use the chutney because I had a sachet of tomato paste and didn’t want to waste half of it. Served it with rice and broccoli. Yum!


April 14, 2022

This was amazing. I used chicken and can’t wait to do beef. I didn’t have chutney so used extra tomato paste. 5⭐️
Only problem, there were no leftovers

Kylie V

February 12, 2022

I love the simplicity of making this recipe from scratch. The flavours are great. I use extra tomato paste instead of chutney. I’ve made this recipe a number of times. I’ve even put it on & cooked on high for 4 hours. Turns out great every time I make this


October 11, 2021

Had for dinner tonight was yummy. Served with rice tasted it and added some chilli


September 27, 2021

Hi Shakira, you can definitely double the recipe with the chicken and spices/sauces and use 1 400ml can coconut milk.


September 21, 2021

This is so delicious. If I want to make a double batch do you just double all ingredients? Making this for a famy dinner.


June 17, 2021

This has incredible flavours. I diced & floured my meat & in a separate container mixed the remaining ingredients together the night before to save time in the morning. (I did not add in cardamom or tomato chutney, I didn’t have them in my pantry). It was ready in 5hrs in my 5.5L cooker This will make a great dump bag recipe (I’ll double the recipe & use a full can of milk). I served with broccoli, rice cooked in the remaining coconut milk and a dollop of Greek yoghurt.

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