Kerutup Kambing

Peculiar to Kelantan and also its neighbour, Terengganu, this is a dish that is prepared in most homes for Hari Raya or hari Raya Adha. The dish is normally cooked with fork-tender meat/beef that has been cooked in a special blend of spices, the kerutub is especially good with nasi minyak and other rice dishes, and even plain white rice.It is said that the kerutup dish is the signature dish in Kelantan as the rendang is in the west Malaysia.This version of the kerutup was dished up by Chef Wan .I have replaced beef with mutton.

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125 ml / 4 fl oz / ½ Cup of Vegetable Oil
2 Onions, peeled and sliced
3 Screw Pine Leaves (Daun Pandan), shredded and knotted
1 kg / 2 pounds 3 ounces of lean Beef (Topside finely sliced)
750 ml / 1 1/5 pints / 3 cups Coconut Cream/milk (Santan Pekat)
750 ml 1/ 1/5 pints / 3 cups water
2 Tbsp Tamarind Pulp(Indian Dates or Assam Fruit)
55 g / 2 oz / ½ cup roasted, pounded desiccated Coconut (Kerisik)
1 Tbsp / ½ fl oz sugar
Salt to taste

Whole Spices Ingredients:

2 Star Anise
3 Cardamom pods
3 Cloves
1 Cinnamon Stick

Paste Ingredients (to be Finely Grounded):

20-30 dried Chilies, seeded, soaked in water, and drained
200 g / 7 oz of Onions, peeled
4 Garlic cloves, peeled
2 cm / 1 inch fresh Ginger, peeled
2 Tbsp / 1 oz
Coriander Powder (Serbuk Ketumbar)
1 tsp Fennel Powder
1 tsp Cumin Powder
15-20 pieces Black Peppercorns
2 cm / 1 inch fresh Ginger, sliced
A pinch Nutmeg
1 cup water

Heat the oil and sauté the Onions and the whole Spices till fragrant and golden. Add the Paste and fry till the oil begins to rise to the surface.

Add in the chicken, Screw Pine Leaves (Daun Pandan), Coconut Cream, Tamarind Pulp, water, salt and sugar. Simmer ingredients till chicken cooks through and the gravy thickens.

Add on roasted, pounded desiccated Coconut (Kerisik), turn off the fire, stir well and serve

The above recipe is heading its way to ,Muhibbah Malaysian Monday Event hosted by TestWithSkewer and HungryTummies.


  1. What a delicious recipe! It's really good one. I will try this soon. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Sooo yummy, I love kambing :) Thank you for joining us again.

  3. Omg, fingerlicking chicken dish,sounds very interesting.

  4. wonder how it taste? looks great and delicious.

  5. My mouth is watering now just looking at it! Super recipe!


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