Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Recipe: Sambal telur (Malaysian Egg Sambal)

Last week, I cooked mee goreng and as an accompaniment, I also made sambal telur. Sambal telur, also known as egg sambal is a Malay dish whereby hard boiled eggs are coated in a spicy, sambal sauce. This recipe is pretty similar to the sambal telur tauhu recipe that I posted last year but with slightly less ingredients.


Sambal telur, absolutely enticing!


This is a much healthier version compared to the ones you get outside as I did not deep fry the eggs, and just pan fried them with a little oil. Lots of onions is a must for me and you can adjust the spiciness to your liking. This is great with any noodle dish or simply a bowl of white rice.


Try it and you'll love it!




Sambal telur (egg sambal)
Recipe by Baby Sumo
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves 2

Ingredients
4 hard boiled eggs
2 tbsp cooking oil
3 onions, thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2-3 tbsp cili giling (chilli paste)
100ml water
1 tsp light soy sauce
1/2 tsp soft brown sugar
1/8 tsp salt


1. Heat oil in a large wok. Add the eggs and lightly pan fry for 2 minutes. Remove and set aside.

2. Add the onions and garlic in the wok and stir fry for 2-3 minutes until the onions have softened slightly. Then, add the cili giling (I used about 2 tbsp first) and fry for 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Add the water and cook for another 3-4 minutes, to further soften the onions.



3. Add the eggs and allow to cook for another 2-3 minutes. Season with light soy sauce, soft brown sugar and salt. Add more cili giling if you like it spicier. Mix to coat well.

4. Serve with rice or noodles.

Note: For instructions on how to cook hard boiled egg, see Step 1.


Photo by Baby D, using my iPhone.. good job boy x






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*This recipe was featured on Asian Food Channel's Facebook page on 23 November 2014.

9 comments:

  1. This looks super delicious! I love eating eggs but i'm not very good at eating spicy food, will need a huge glass of water to go with these eggs ;)

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  2. I love this! If I see at any Malay stall, I would surely order. Never tried cooking my own.

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  3. your IPhone can do very nice bokeh..

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  4. wow...you planted ulam raja too ya? saw the flower in the background.

    yummy sambal egg

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  5. Looks very tempting with just few ingredients. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. We have a surplus of eggs so I really want to try this! :D

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  7. Looks good! Reminds me of Nasi Lemak!

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  8. Looks yummy! Must cook extra rice! Any leftovers, great in sandwich with lots of cucumber!

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  9. People like you will keep our traditional dishes alive! Well done :D

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