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Karang Binaci Embi: Madurese Goat Rib in Spicy Sauce

Karang Binaci Embi: Madurese Goat Ribs in Spicy Sauce

  • Author: Nunuk Sri Rahayu
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Beef & Lamb
  • Method: Boiling
  • Cuisine: Indonesian
  • Diet: Halal


Karang binaci embi is a dish from the island of Madura, consisting of goat ribs simmered in spices until the sauce thickens and the ribs are well-coated with a rich, flavourful sauce.


  • 1 kg goat/mutton ribs, chopped into serving pieces
  • 4 red chillies, chopped
  • 2 bird’s eye chillies (optional)
  • 8 shallots, peeled, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled, chopped
  • 2 cm ginger, peeled, chopped
  • 1 tsp white peppercorn
  • 2 tsp vinegar/tamarind extract
  • 34 tbsp sweet soy sauce
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 lt water


  1. Clean and wash the ribs thoroughly, set aside.
  2. Using a food processor, blend into a fine paste: chillies, shallots, garlic, ginger and vinegar.
  3. Marinate the meat with the spice paste for 15 minutes.

    Marinate the meat

  4. Heat the oil over medium high heat, then fry the meat until it changes color (around 4 minutes).

    fry the meat

  5. Add water, vinegar/tamarind extract, sweet soy sauce and salt.

    Add water, vinegar/tamarind extract, sweet soy sauce and salt

  6. When it boils, reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for about 1 hour until the meat is tender, the liquid has evaporated and the sauce is reduced and thickened.
  7. Transfer the dish to a serving plate.



  • Adjust the amount of sweet soy sauce according to your preference.

Keywords: Spicy, soy sauce, pepper, mutton