– Who doesn’t like rendang? This typical Minangkabau dish is one of many people’s favorites, you know! Starting from the rich taste, tender meat texture, to the tempting aroma of spices. So, if we usually only enjoy beef rendang, how about trying another variation, namely mutton rendang?

 Mutton Rendang

Yups, goat meat rendang is no less delicious, you know! The chewier meat combined with the pervasive spices makes goat rendang a super yummy dish. Curious about how to make it? Come on, see the complete recipe below!

Materials needed

Before starting to cook, let’s prepare the ingredients needed to make delicious and delicious goat meat rendang. The ingredients are:

  • – 1 kg goat meat, cut into pieces
  • – 1 liter of thick coconut milk
  • – 2 lemongrass stalks, bruised
  • – 4 lime leaves
  • – 2 bay leaves
  • – 2 cinnamon sticks
  • – 4 cloves
  • – 2 star anise
  • – 1 tsp ground cumin
  • – 1 tsp coriander powder
  • – 1 tsp ground pepper
  • – 2 tsp salt
  • – Right amount of oil

For the ground spices:

  • – 10 red onion cloves
  • – 5 cloves of garlic
  • – 15 curly red chilies
  • – 5 bird’s eye chilies (optional)
  • – 5 candlenuts
  • – 2 ginger finger segments
  • – 2 galangal knuckles

So, do you have all the ingredients? Let’s just start cooking this delicious goat meat rendang!

Steps to Make Mutton Rendang

1. Prepare ground spices

First of all, let’s prepare the ground spices. Put all the ground spice ingredients (shallots, garlic, red chilies, cayenne peppers, candlenuts, ginger and galangal) into a blender or food processor. Then, grind it until it becomes a smooth paste.

2. Saute the ground spices

Heat cooking oil in a frying pan or pan. Then, add the ground spices that have been ground earlier. Saute the spices until fragrant and cooked.

3. Add spices

Once the ground spices are fragrant, add the lemongrass, lime leaves, bay leaves, cinnamon, cloves and star anise. Stir until the spices are evenly mixed with the spices.

4. Incorporate coconut milk and goat meat

Next, add the thick coconut milk and chopped goat meat to the pan. Stir well and let it boil.

5. Season with Powdered Spices

When the rendang has boiled, add ground cumin, ground coriander, ground pepper and salt. Stir again until the spices are evenly distributed.

6. Cook until tender

Reduce the heat, then let the rendang cook over low heat and stirring occasionally, until the goat meat is really tender and the sauce thickens. This process can take 1-2 hours, depending on the desired texture of the meat.

7. Taste Test and Serve

Occasionally taste the rendang during the cooking process. If it’s not salty enough, you can add more salt. If the taste is right, turn off the heat and the lamb rendang is ready to be served.

Yep, the process of making this tender and super delicious goat meat rendang is complete. The chewy texture of the meat combined with the pervasive spices will make anyone addicted!

Tips for Making Mutton Rendang Tastier

To get truly delicious goat meat rendang results, there are several additional tips you can try:

1. Choose Quality Goat Meat

Make sure the goat meat you use comes from healthy animals and is slaughtered well. Quality meat will provide a softer and softer texture when cooked.

2. Marinate the meat with tamarind

Before cooking, soak the goat meat in tamarind juice for 30 minutes. This will help tenderize the meat and eliminate the stench.

3. Use Pure Coconut Milk

Choose thick, pure coconut milk to get a richer and tastier rendang taste. Don’t use instant coconut milk, because the texture is thinner and the taste is not optimal.

4. Cook on low heat

When cooking rendang, make sure the stove fire is in a low position. Cooking over high heat can make the meat tough and the spices burn. Low heat will make the meat more tender and the spices will penetrate perfectly.

5. Let the Rendang Cook Perfectly

Don’t rush to remove the rendang from the stove. Let it cook for 1-2 hours until the meat is really tender and the spices are absorbed to the maximum. The longer it is cooked, the better it tastes.

6. Add cayenne pepper for spiciness

If you like it spicy, you can add cayenne pepper to taste when cooking. The cayenne pepper will make the goat rendang taste more bitey and add flavor.

So, by following the tips above, it is guaranteed that your homemade goat meat rendang will be an incredibly delicious dish!

How to Store and Reheat Goat Rendang

Mutton Rendang is better eaten when it is still warm. But, if you happen to have leftovers, don’t worry. This goat rendang can be stored and reheated.

To store, you can put the rendang in an airtight container or plastic zip lock. Store in the refrigerator, it can last for 3-4 days. If you want to store it longer, you can freeze it for up to 2 months.

So, when you want to eat it again, you can warm it up by:

1. Heat on the stove

Pour the rendang into a wok or saucepan, then heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Add a little water if the rendang is too thick.

2. Warm in the Microwave

Put the rendang in a heat-resistant container, then warm it in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. You can add a little water if the texture is too dry.

3. Use a Slow Cooker

Place the rendang in the slow cooker, then warm on the “warm” setting for 30 minutes to 1 hour. The method is practical and the meat remains soft.

So, this way you can enjoy delicious goat rendang whenever you want. Very practical, right?

Serve Kambing Rendang with the right accompaniments

This goat meat rendang definitely tastes delicious, but it will be even more delicious if served with the right accompaniments. Anything?

1. Warm White Rice

The obligatory pairing for rendang is warm white rice. The soft texture of the rice will absorb the thick and tasty rendang sauce well.

2. Crackers

Add crackers as an accompaniment to rendang, be it prawn crackers, fish crackers, or empal, to give your dish the perfect crunchy touch.

3. Shredded Beef

Sprinkling beef floss on top of rendang will add a more complex texture and taste, providing a special touch that combines the tender deliciousness of rendang meat with the unique texture and savory taste of beef floss, creating a satisfying and unforgettable culinary experience.

4. Sambal Lado Mudo

This typical Minang green chili sauce will provide a fresh spicy sensation that is perfect for balancing the taste of rendang. With the combination of spiciness and freshness from the green chili sauce, the taste of rendang will feel even more delicious and harmonious on your tongue.

5. Boiled Eggs

Add sauteed pumpkin or other vegetables to the rendang dish to complete the nutrition. This will provide variety in taste and texture, as well as increase the nutritional value of the dish you serve.

6. Saute Pumpkin Vegetables

Add sauteed pumpkin or other vegetables to complete the nutrition in the rendang dish. This will provide variety in taste and texture and increase the nutritional value of the food you serve.


With the accompaniments mentioned, the goat meat Mutton Rendang you make will be a very delicious and appetizing dish. The combination of typical rendang spices with goat meat will provide a rich and deep taste. The use of thick coconut milk, lime leaves and lemongrass will produce a fragrant aroma that spreads throughout the kitchen, enhancing the taste before the dish is served on the dining table.

Interested in trying this tender and tasty goat meat Mutton Rendang recipe? You can practice it right away in the kitchen! By following clear steps and paying attention to the spices needed, you can easily make authentic and appetizing rendang. Feel free to adjust the level of spiciness and sweetness according to your and your family’s tastes.

Good luck trying, hopefully the results are satisfactory. With patience and careful cooking, you will get the perfect goat meat rendang to enjoy with your family or closest friends. Taste the deliciousness of this typical Indonesian dish and don’t forget to share the recipe with the people closest to you!