Friday, November 27, 2009

Eggs In Tangy Spicy Sauce (Telur Balado)

Eggs In Tangy Spicy Sauce is always my favorite when dining out at Malay stall. This spicy and pungent dish goes well with nasi lemak, nasi kandar or even steamed white rice. As the cheapest source of Protein, these egg dish is delectable!

Although I love this dish, but I'm a bit lazy to make it at home, due to the troublesome deep frying process. However with my mom around, she helps me with the hardest stuff. I just need to pound the shallots, garlic, belacan, and get it cooked! :)

You may replace tamarind juice with tomato puree.

Eggs In Tangy Spicy Sauce


6 eggs, hard-boiled and peeled
400 ml tamarind juice
1 yellow onion, peeled and sliced
2 stalk of lemon grass, smashed
2 tbsp of chili paste
Cooking oil


6 shallots
4 cloves of garlic
5 pieces candle nut
2cmx2cm belacan


light soy sauce to taste
sugar to taste


1. Heat oil in wok and fry the hard-boiled eggs till light brown. Remove eggs and set aside.

2. In the same wok, saute the sliced onion till fragrant. Stir in the blended sauce and lemon grass to simmering under medium low heat. Stir well until fragrant. Add tamarind juice gradually. Add salt and sugar to taste.

3. Return fried eggs to the sauce and cook till the sauce is thickening.


Anncoo said...

Looks delicious and beautiful presentation. I want to bookmark this~ Thanks.

mimid3vils said...

never know this call balado, I thought only boiled egg cook with normal sambal :P

Selba said...

Love telur balado too! It's so delicious especially with warm rice :)

SimpleGirl said...

my bf made a similar dish for me b4, but he add some chili powder into it

foodbin said...

would not taste the same with tomato puree.

daphne said...

I love the colours in this-and yes! Goes very well with coconut rice. LOL

Fresh Local and Best said...

Your photos are fantastic! This is such an interesting recipe!

tigerfish said...

Simple dish but so very appetizing.

Little Inbox said...

Anncoo, oh thank you. I hope you'll love it.

mimid3vils, I knew about it through the net when I compile this post. :)

Selba, yes, it's a really appetizing dish.

SimpleGirl, oh envy, you're the lucky girl!

Little Inbox said...

foodbin, yea I guess so. I'll try it next time to see the difference.

daphne, hmm yes, it's one of the coconut rice dish.

Fresh Local and Fresh, thank you. Welcome!

tigerfish, yes, I can take lots of rice with this dish alone. :)

New Kid on the Blog said...

I didn't know that's call egg balado..... :)

Elin said...

Nice sambal...hehee a great cook is born now...btw your photography is great too. Thanks for sharing the recipe :))

Foodycat said...

That sounds delicious! I really want to try it.

Joanne said...

I would have never thought to deep-fry eggs! What an interesting idea. Beautiful presentation.

A Full-Timed Housefly said...

Oh this is my favourite egg dish as it contains everything I love the eggs , spicy and tangy... thanks so much for sharing !

babe_kl said...

They're too pretty to be eaten :D

Little Inbox said...

New kid, I just got to know the name when I compile this post,through the net of course. :)

Elin, thank you! Still a lot to learn.

Foodycat, give it a try and let me know if you like it. Thanks for dropping by.

Joanne, thanks.

A Full-Timed Housefly, no problem, I'm happy to share it.

babe_kl, LOL, but still we finished it up, hehe...

Art and Appetite said...

WHOOOOAA! Just by looking at the picture, I am already stunned. Wow. This is definitely something I would love to make. Thanks for the recipe!

J2Kfm said...

Oh, so this Sambal Telur is called Balado?! Hahaha , fanciful indeed.
Yeah, one of my pick, to complete the nasi campur experience.

Little Inbox said...

Art and Appetite, no problem. Give it a try and I hope you'll like it too.

J2Kfm, this is my favorite dish during those Uni time when I dined at Malay stall in USM.

Food For Tots said...

Looks really appetizing! It goes well with nasi lemak. Feeling hungry now.... oh no!

Little Inbox said...

Food For Tots, opsss sorry for making you hungry in the midnight, hehe...

Patty said...

Fantastic recipe (my mom used to make this!) and your presentation is beautiful, keep up the good work!

Cindy said...

I make a variation of this. Glad to see it's still around.

Sandy said...

Malay eggs are delicious, I like the sauce it's very spicy, if prepared in US, I'd advice to use more Mexican chilly.


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