🧅Dang, I Love Balinese Rendang! (Vegan/Gluten Free/Low Carb)🧄


Smell the enchanting scents of Bali rushing in on you through the screen.

It's such a shame they haven't invented "smell-o-vision" yet, but they will soon and I'll be there for you!

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Some of you may know that my home-base is in Bali and one of my favorite Balinese dishes is called "rendang."

Let me explain this to those who haven't had it... it's similar to a curry, it's a very spiced sauce that is authentic and creamy and everything just melts into your mouth!

Rendang is usually made with meat but obviously, I have created an alternative that soaks up the flavors and gives you a delicious experience without any cows being harmed in the process! The real star of this dish is the spices and the coconut mylk is like a smooth slice of heaven! :)

Little tip: If you like mushrooms, throw some into this recipe as they LOVE soaking up the coconut mylk in this dish! I'm omitting them right now as part of my cleanse but you go on if you're not on the same path as I am and enjoy!

I went to the market the morning of this recipe and collected some fresh coconuts to make the most creamy mylk ever with! That said, my liquid is more on the cream side than mylk but you can use whichever you wish! If you use cream, you can add water to make it less thick if that's what floats your boat! The spices are going to carry you into deliciousland!

Dang, I Love Rendang!

What You Need:

  • ½ red bell pepper (sliced)
  • 3 shallots (minced)
  • 3 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1 tsp galangal (minced)
  • 1/2 yellow onion (cubed)
  • 1 ½ cup jicama (cubed)
  • 1 head of cauliflower (florets)
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 1 cup squash (cubed)
  • 1 cup Chinese cabbage (chopped into small pieces)
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp clove powder
  • 1 tsp lemongrass powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt
  • 2 cups coconut mylk

What To Do:

  1. In a skillet on medium heat, pour in 1 tbsp olive oil and add in the minced garlic, shallots, galangal, onion and red bell pepper. Mix everything around and let set in the oil for about 3 minutes.
  2. Add in the cauliflower florets, squash, snow peas, and jicama and spices and stir frequently
  3. After another 3-5 minutes, pour the coconut mylk over the mixture and reduce the heat to low.
  4. Add in the cabbage and cherry tomatoes
  5. Cover and let simmer for about 10-20 minutes, stirring occasionally

When the squash is tender enough to be poked with a fork, it's ready to go!

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I wish you yummy in your tummy!
Love and Light ✨
Cece 😘🧙
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Thanks for sharing this @rehan12 and @diyhub :)


=D Thank you @rozku!

That looks fantastic. Rendang is one of my favourite dishes. When I make it with meat, it takes hours as it slowly reduces. I will have to try this vegetarian method!!!


You can make it slow and over a longer time for sure to let the flavors simmer together and become stronger but this way works and gets you a good punch of flavor too :) Mushrooms or like I used here, cauliflower work really well to hold in the spices! Enjoy, it's much easier to make it with veggies so maybe you'll find you have it more often now!

Very tasty lunch treat for real foodies - so yummy