Beef Sate

Also known as Sate Bali. Serve with Hot Mango Dip.
12 skewers
Preparation Time:
0.5 hours


  • 450g sirloin steak
  • 1 Tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 50g raw cashews
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 peice ginger, 1-1.5cm long, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 crushed clove garlic
  • 2 Tbsp tamarind sauce
  • 2 Tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp rice or white wine vinegar
Cooking Instructions
  1. Slice the beef into long narrow strips and thread, zig-sag, onto 12 skwers. Lay flat and set aside.
  2. For the marinade, dry-fry the seeds and nuts in a wok until evenly brown. Crush finely in a pestle and mortar.
  3. Add the vegetable oil, onikon, ginger, garlic, tamarind sauce, soy sauce, sugar and vinegar, and then spread mixture over beef.
  4. Leave beef to marinate up to 8 hours.
  5. Cook the skewers under a grill or on a BBQ for 6-8 minutes, turning to ensure even colour.
  6. Serve with Hot Mango Dip
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