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Telur Balado (Spicy Chile Sauce with Eggs)

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"Originated from North Sumatra (Padang or Minang), this humble dish can be easily bought from many street vendors (warung nasi). When I studied abroad, I found a shortcut to make this lovely dish. Serve with hot, steamed rice or Indonesian fried rice (nasi goreng) with prawn crackers on the side."
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35 m servings 237
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Heat 1 cup oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Deep fry the eggs in the hot oil until they are golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes; set aside.
  2. Combine the chile peppers, garlic, shallots, tomatoes, and shrimp paste in a food processor; blend into a paste. Add in peanut oil. Process again until smooth.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Pour the chile pepper mixture into the skillet. Stir the vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper into the mixture. Add the fried eggs to the mixture, turning to coat. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until fragrant, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 237 calories; 17.3 13.1 9.1 201 115 Full nutrition

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I am an Indonesian living in the US. This is my favorite dish and I am glad I found the recipe here. Thanks for sharing!

My husband is Indonesian, and I myself spent 10 years working there. There are a lot of Indonesian foods I miss, telur balado being one. This recipe was quite good, but I added serai (lemon gras...

Ini makan Indo asli! Real authentic cuisine and hot too in a good way.

I've lived in Indonesia a long time ago and so I wanted to recreate some dishes from there for my fiance, he LOVED this dish! He constantly asks me to make it again, I don't usually have shrimp ...

Hot sauce...very different but not bad.