Ketupat & Beef Rendang

Empty Ketupat casings

Beef Rendang (Recipe HERE)

Good evening, dear friends, 😀

Hari Raya festival (or Id Mubarak as other countries know it ) is likely to fall on this Saturday, to be confirmed by the sighting of the new moon……..and everybody in Malaysia is celebrating this together with the Muslims. There will be many visits to Malay friends, sampling their Raya goodies such as Rendang (dried curry) and Ketupat.

Ketupat is compressed rice cooked in little cases made from young coconut leaves. Rice is filled up to at the opening at the top of the ketupat cases up to 2/3 full and boiled for 3 hours. It is very fragrant and is usually served with traditional Malay Beef Rendang (which has been cooked for hours), Serunding (Dried Spicy Meat Floss) and Kuah Kacang (Peanut Sauce like those served with Satay). The dishes can keep for a few days, and are typical fare for the Hari Raya festival. 😀

I have decided to make my own ketupat this year and tomorrow, I will go to the wet market to purchase the casings, which I think cost 30 sen each, if I’m not wrong….I will have to check them out at the Malays stalls. Then I am also going to cook Beef Rendang to go with the ketupat. I will also try to cook the Kuah Kacang (Peanut Sauce) just to make this feast more adventurous! Yummy..!! Hehe, I told my hubby about what I am going to cook for Hari Raya this weekend and he is grinning, away, salivating, too! 🙄 😆 He has even told me to buy 40 ketupat casings. 😆

(Note – please READ HERE for my homemade beef rendang)

Okay, I got to go now….it has been a very tiring day for me for I have been decluttering my kitchen and I am only halfway done with the kitchen. I will have to continue with it tomorrow morning.

Decluttering is a fantastic way to get the chi or energy moving – getting rid of old, stale energies, and welcoming in the fresh, new chi! But I will talk on this later… 😉

Good night and sweet dreams to all!

choesf 😀


8 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    fa said,

    requesting to use ur ketupat image. untuk buat ekad. boleh ae.. hehe



  2. 2

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Hello there and welcome, dear fa 😀

    Yes, you can use the ketupat image.

    Have a nice week!

    With peace and joy,

    choesf 😀


  3. 3

    fa said,

    thanks again 🙂 sy letak dah kat blog sy. hehe


  4. 4

    Requesting to use your ketupat image too and will be happy to link back… my site is


    Mama Lisa


  5. 8

    […] The photo at the top of the page is from Happyhomemaker88’s Virtual Home on a post for Ketupat & Beef Rendang from Malaysia. She talks about how Ketupat is eaten in […]


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