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A traditional Jakarta beef dish with coconut milk soup which has a rich flavour.
Easy to cook and delicious Soto Betawi with Coconut Milk Soup.
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Soto Betawi with Coconut Milk Soup is one of the traditional Jakarta dish with a savory and delicious coconut milk soup. The hallmark of Soto Betawi is its thick and savory soup, especially when compared to other types of soto. So many famous dish from Betawi, there are asinan betawi, gado-gado, semur jengkol, lontong sayur, etc., but Soto Betawi is the most famous dish. This one-of-a-kind soup dish is similar to most other regional specialties which uses beef or chicken as the main ingredient. Not only using meat, this soup also uses offal and some other beef parts. In processing, this dish also uses coconut milk and liquid milk, some add ghee to the sauce, it adds a unique taste of this traditional dish to be delicious and savory. The combination of coconut milk and liquid milk makes this dish has a unique taste. Coconut milk is a slightly thick milky white liquid that comes from grated coconut soaked in water, then squeezed and filtered. Coconut milk has a fatty flavor that can be used for cooking or for flavoring, thus making dishes savory. Milk is also one of the ingredients that makes this soup super creamy. Complemented with cuts of beef shank which is rich in protein. Not only that, slices of boiled potatoes, tomatoes, and lime also can be a complementary for Soto Betawi with Coconut Milk Soup. You can see the recipe below.

YIELDS2 servings
TOTAL TIME minutes

Ingredients

  • 300g beef shank, cut into cubes
  • 300 ml coconut water
  • 250 ml coconut milk
  • 2 bay leaves

Mashed Ingredients

  • 6 shallots
  • 3 garlic
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 4 candlenuts
  • 2 tsp coriander
  • 2 tsp pepper

Milk Sauce

  • 300 ml liquid milk
  • 2 tsp ginger powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp seasoning powder
  • 1 lemongrass, mashed

Complementary

  • Tomatoes, cut into squares
  • Steamed potatoes, cut into squares
  • Lime
  • Green onions
  • Fried onions
  • Sweet sauce (optional)

Steps

1

Boil the coconut water, coconut milk and bay leaves.

Step 1 of cooking Soto Betawi with Coconut Milk Soup.
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2

Put the beef pieces in, stir until the meat is cooked. Then remove the meat from the coconut milk sauce.

Step 2 of cooking Soto Betawi with Coconut Milk Soup.
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3

Cut the beef so that the size is smaller.

Step 3 of cooking Soto Betawi with Coconut Milk Soup.
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4

Blend all the mashed ingredients, give a little water, then saute until fragrant.

Step 4 of cooking Soto Betawi with Coconut Milk Soup.
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5

Put the sauteed ingredients into the coconut milk sauce, add the beef pieces as well, then boil it.

Step 5 of cooking Soto Betawi with Coconut Milk Soup.
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6

After that, put in the liquid milk, ginger powder, salt, seasoning powder, and lemongrass. Bring to a boil again, and make sure it tastes as desired.

Step 6 of cooking Soto Betawi with Coconut Milk Soup.
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7

Serve Soto Betawi with Coconut Milk Soup alongside with chopped fresh tomatoes, steamed potatoes, green onions, fried onions, and lime.

Step 7 of cooking Soto Betawi with Coconut Milk Soup.
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