Indonesian Lamb Soup
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Indonesian Lamb Soup

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Serves 4

Delicacy from Indonesia, fragrant lamb soup using special ingredients e.g. kaffir lime leaves, lemon grass, galangal, Indonesian soy sauce.

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  • Ingredients:
  • * 1 kg of lamb -
  • (I added a few pcss of lamb ribs for flavors)
  • * 1 liter coconut milk (canned or packaged is fine)
  • * 1/2 cabbage - roughly chopped
  • * 4 pcs whole cloves
  • * 2 pcs red tomatoes, chopped
  • * 1 stalk of lemon grass - bruised
  • * 2 cm galangal
  • * 4 pcs kaffir lime leaves
  • * 6 pods of cardamoms
  • * 3 cm cinnamon stick
  • * 10 pcs red (or bird eye’s) chilies, sliced
  • Processed (paste) Ingredients:
  • * 8 pcs shallots
  • * 6 pcs garlic
  • * 2 cm fresh garlic
  • * 5 pcs candlenuts - flame roasted would taste better
  • * 1/2 tsp coriander seeds - toasted would taste better
  • * 1/2 tsp cumin powder


    1. In a pressure cook, boil lamb in 1 ltr water until tender enough
    2. Stir fry processed ingredients until fragrant. Add lemon grass
    3. Mix in the cooked ingredients into lamb pot, add the rest of ingredients. Let it cook for a while, stir in coconut milk
    4. Add chopped cabbage, tomatoes & chilies. Let it cooked through
    5. Ready to serve with warm steamed rice on the side and sprinkles of fried shallots (Indonesians call it bawang goreng)

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24th Jan, 2009
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