Pindang Iga (Beef Rib Pindang) - A Tribute To Ruri

On August 5th, 2008, Indonesian foodie blogger lost one of its member. A very talented and kindhearted woman; a great cooker and baker; a moderator of NCC group; Ruri of Kueh Ruri.

Honestly, I've never met Ruri before even I didn't know her and so did she. I joined NCC mailing list long time ago, but never been involved there, not even as a silent reader. I just joined and that's it! But when I read about her death through Multiply, I started to visit her kitchen, Kueh Ruri. Then the memories came through my mind. I was there before, reading her tips on how to make muffin (when I just started to bake) and I used her Klappertaart recipe though I got from a friend and my friend got it from her friend who got it from Ruri (she got the recipe from a baking course and she shared it while some others will keep it only for them). That is the reason why even though I didn't know her, I'm dare to tell you that she was a kindhearted woman.

If you can understand Indonesian language, you'll agree with me that she was really a kindhearted woman. She shared the recipes of foods or cakes that she sold, while some other wont ever do that (they said it's a business secret). She didn't afraid that every body can get benefit from her recipes or might even become her competitor. Wow! She was really a great woman to me.

After reading the story written by my friend Anne, I visited again her kitchen and started to look around from her first entry. I found this pindang iga recipe (the photo here) and really want to make it and blog about it as a tribute.

I cooked this pindang ten days after she died of cancer. May you rest in peace and your good deed for people will be amal jariyah (a saving) for you. Amen.

Pindang Iga (Beef Rib Pindang)
Recipe by Ruri, modified by me

1.3 kg beef rib, cut as desired
1 big size onion, finely sliced
6 cloves of garlic, finely sliced
4 dried Indonesian bay leaves
1 stalk of lemongrass, bruised
1 knucklebone of turmeric, finely sliced
1 knucklebone of ginger, finely sliced
1 knucklebone of galangal, finely sliced
100 ml tamarind juice
4 red chilies, angle sliced
4 big green chilies, angle sliced
2 tbsp sweet soy sauce
2 tbsp light soy sauce
Salt as needed
1 tbsp dried kemangi leaves (sweet basil leaves - cmiiw)
1 tbsp dried green onion
1 tomato, diced

1. Boil water in dutch pan, enough to drawn the rib.
2. Add beef rib, onion, garlic, bay leaves, lemongrass, galangal, turmeric and ginger. Cook until rib softened.
3. Pour into tamarind juice, sweet and light soy sauces and salt. Mix well.
4. Add red and green chilies. Reboil over medium heat.
5. Add tomato, kemangi and green onion right. Mix and turn off the heat.
6. Serve hot with steamed rice.


elsye said...

sefffaaaa..keliatan endang bangett itu pindang iganya...nyam nyammmm...bikin ngilerrr...

btw, sipp banget tuh lightingnya :D and nanti gue kirim imel setelah anak2 pada tidur :P

Ema said...

fa...mau donk.s.ecara ini makanan palembang euuyy...asem seger yach..:)
cakepp photonya...

Abby said...

huaa...mantep Fa..kirim dong..huehuehe..:D

A.G said...

wah ini syeger buat buka puasa :)
insyaallah aku ikutan puasa jg Sef.. skalian ngecilin perutku hihi :P

Mochachocolata Rita said...

wow...sorry to hear about ruri...

ini pindang segernya bikin ngiler bangetttt kebetulan lagi pengen yang seger segerrrrr

happy fasting ya sef...

monica said...

Hi Sefa!
what happened to ruri is very sad, making this recipe is really the best tribute you can offer her.

Dwiana's kitchen said...

Sefa, segerrrr!! dan pedes kelihatannya. long boring weekend nih. gk bisa get rid of my cold. ketambahan si lapy crash:(

lavendernya cantik, I love lavender too. lah iya nih fa jgn kan masak2 bareng lah itu loh MKMW yg gw dah sign up juga terlantar.

natalia said...

ciao ! I love all your recippes ! I hope you fell better today !

Lore said...

So sorry to hear that Sefa! She must have been a very kind foodie.
This tribute to her shows how much she will be missed...

Michelle Dargen said...

She sounds like a wonderful woman. What a legacy she has left.

Her recipe looks like the perfect comfort food.

sefa firdaus said...

@Elsye: ini mah beneran enak Els, bikinnya gampang lagi... coba deh, gak akan nyesel ;)

@Ema: iya, ini makanan Palembang, enak benerrrrrr

@Abby: ah Abby mah bisa bikin sendiri ;)

@A.G: selamat berpuasa ya Yin, kalo udah niat mah pasti mampu deh ;)

@Mochachocolata Rita: iya Rit, gue gak kenal, tapi sedih banget waktu tau :(

@Monica: yup Monica, only this that I can do for her :(

@Dwiana's kitchen: sekarang sptnya dirimu sudah sembuh ya say? semoga dikasih sehat terus sama Tuhan, amin

@Natalia: thanks Natalia, I'm ok now ;)

@Lore: she was Lore, too bad that I didn't know her :(
now we have an event called A Tribute To Ruri, if you want to join, I will translate the recipe for you :)

@Michelle Dergen: she is indeed a wonderful woman Michelle, and this is really a perfect comfort food


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