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Low FODMAP rendang on plate

Low FODMAP rendang from the slow cooker

  • Author: Karlijn
  • Total Time: 8 hours 20 min
  • Servings: 5 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Delicious low FODMAP rendang from the slow cooker. Without garlic and onion, but full of flavour. Also possible to make without a slow cooker. Gluten-free and lactose-free.


  • 1 kilogram (35 oz) blade steak
  • 200 ml (3/4 cup + 1 tbsp) coconut milk
  • 1 chilipepper (seeds removed)
  • 2 tsp ground cilantro (ketoembar)
  • 2 tsp ground cumin (djinten)
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, chopped
  • 2 tsp ground galangal root (laos)
  • 2 sp tamarind paste*
  • 1/2 tsp Sambal Oelek (chili paste)
  • 1 tsp trassi (shrimp paste)*
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 stalks of spring onion, the green part
  • 2 pieces of star anise
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 lemon leaves (djeroek poeroet)
  • 1 stalk of lemon grass (sereh)
  • 2 tbsp garlic-infused olive oil 


  1. Cut the meat into cubes.
  2. Remove the seeds from the chilli pepper and cut it into small pieces.
  3. Put for the spices mix the chill pepper, cilantro, cumin, fresh ginger, galangal root, tamarind paste, Sambal Oelek, trassi, brown sugar and spring onion (in pieces) in a food processor. Add a splash of water if this is necessary to mix it into a paste.
  4. Heat some garlic-infused olive oil in a pan and fry the meat for a few minutes until it has browned on all sides.
  5. Put the meat into the slow cooker.
  6. Fry the spices mix in the same pan for a few minutes. Then add it to the slow cooker.
  7. Crush the stalk of lemon grass with the side of a large knife.
  8. Add the coconut milk, star anise, bay and lemon leaves and lemon grass to the slow cooker. Stir everything together with a spatula.
  9. Cook the rendang for 8 hours on the low setting.
  10. Taste the rendang after 8 hours. Add pepper and salt to taste if necessary.
  11. Remove the bay leaves, lemon leaves, star anise and lemon grass from the rendang. Serve the rendang with for example green beans, rice and/or fries.
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow cooker
  • Cuisine: Indonesian

Keywords: low FODMAP rendang, gluten-free rendang, lactose-free rendang, rendang from the slow cooker