Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sambal Telur (Spicy Hard-boiled Egg)

Sambal telur is a popular Malay's cuisine among all Malaysian races:Chinese,Malay,Indian and etc.Sambal is a spicy, chili based sauce or relish that is popular in Southeast Asia .The sauce consists of ground or pureed chilies and may include small amounts of other ingredients such as citrus juice(tamarind), shallots, fruit, salt, sugar,garlic,ginger or other spices.This sambal telur can be consider as a side dish.This spicy side dish is suitable  to go along with Nasi lemak(coconut rice).It's also great pairing with any fried noodles or fried rice..Thinking about it now,make me hungry again!! 

10 hard-boiled eggs,removed shell
1 large onion,peeled and sliced

Spices Sauce:
15 fresh red chili pepper,removed seeds
1/2 cup dried red pepper,soaked until soft
5 bulbs fresh garlic,peeled
10 shallot,peeled
2 lemongrass,sliced(use the white part only)
100 gm belacan,(shrimp paste)lightly fried or toasted
1/2 cup sugar or to taste
3 tbsp tamarind powder or tamarind pulp mix with water (1/4 cup)
salt to taste
1 cup canola oil


1:Wash ,peel and slice all the spices ingredients .Combine all ingredients in food processor except sugar ,tamarind and salt ,ground/grind/pound until it become paste texture.Pour 1/2 cup of oil when gring,leave the other 1/2 for sauteed.
2:Meanwhile prepared water in a medium pot at high heat.Place eggs and salt in the water.Boil the eggs for 20 minutes or until cooked.Removed after cooked and discards shell.Place cooked eggs in a large bowl.
3:Heat wok with oil at medium high heat.Add in the ground spices and slowly saute until fragrant or the color change to darker red.Add in tamarind,sugar and salt,mix well.Check the seasoning.
4:Add in onion and cook for 3 minutes before scoop the gravy to prepared hard boiled eggs.Serve with rice or noodle.


Nyonya said...

Love sambal!! Sambal with eggs, fried fish, salted fish, fried chicken..oh the list go on. Missing a lot fo these yummy food.. Thank you for sharing

Sunshine said...

Don't sound very complicating.. Will need to try it soon!how I wish I live close to you and go done at your house often!!*thick skin self invite* lol

Mollie@Kitchen Accessories said...

Malay's cuisine is more on spicy food. I tasted one recipe the spicy ingredients is different from the common spicy ingredients in the market. Everyone should try it.

mycookinghut said...

I love sambal and eggs - this dish is great!!

My Asian Kitchen said...

thank you for dropping by ☺ hope you enjoy your time here ♥

My Asian Kitchen said...

wish you live near me too..we can visit each other and go jalan2 all the time.I also can share my food wt you ☺

My Asian Kitchen said...

yes,you're right!! heck!! I love Malay food especially the spicy food.I prefer to get malay's nasi lemak,curry and rendang rather than Chinese seller..I think Malays are better in cooking spicy or spices food..

My Asian Kitchen said...

thank you dear ☺

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