Telur Balado: Delicious, Spicy, and Appetizing

Telur balado is a typical Indonesian dish consisting of hard-boiled eggs that are lightly fried and then drizzled with spicy and savory balado chili sauce. Balado sambal is made from a mixture of red chilies, shallots, garlic, tomatoes and other spices which are mashed and sauteed until fragrant. This dish is often served as a side dish with white rice or nasi uduk.

Balado eggs are loved for their strong and appetizing combination of flavors. The deliciousness of the spicy and slightly sweet balado chili sauce provides a distinctive taste sensation, while the soft texture of the eggs provides a pleasant contrast in the mouth. Easy to make and consisting of simple ingredients also makes balado eggs a popular choice in many Indonesian households.

Telur Balado Egg Recipe and How to Make It

  • Preparation Time:30 minutes
  • Cooking Time:30 hours
  • Servings:4-6 servings
  • Calories per Serving:71 calories per 1 egg

Balado eggs are a dish that is suitable for various occasions, from simple lunches to special occasions. It goes very well with warm white rice. Come on, check out the easy balado egg recipe below!

The main ingredient

  • 6 chicken eggs
  • Water for boiling eggs

Ground spices:

  • 5 large red chilies
  • 10 curly red chilies (hot according to taste)
  • 5 cloves of red onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 red tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon stock powder (optional)

Complementary Seasonings :

  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, bruised
  • 3 lime leaves, remove the leaf bones
  • Cooking oil for frying

How to Make Balado Eggs

Egg Preparation :

  • Boil chicken eggs until cooked, about 10 minutes. Remove and soak in cold water, then peel the skin.
  • Fry the eggs briefly in hot oil until the surface is crusted. Remove and drain.

Making Fine Spices :

  • Puree the large red chilies, curly red chilies, shallots, garlic, and tomatoes using a blender or pestle.

Sautéing Spices :

  • Heat a little oil in a frying pan.
  • Saute the ground spices together with bay leaves, lemongrass, and lime leaves until fragrant and cooked, about 10 minutes.
  • Add salt, granulated sugar and stock powder. Stir well and cook until the spices are cooked and thicken slightly.

Cooking Balado Eggs :

  • Put the fried eggs into the pan. Stir gently until the eggs are evenly coated with balado spices.
  • Cook briefly until the spices are absorbed into the eggs. Lift.

Presentation :

  • Serve the balado eggs on a serving plate.
  • Enjoy with warm white rice and other side dishes.

That’s it Toppers for an easy recipe for making balado eggs. Actually, to make balado eggs, you can use boiled eggs or fried eggs, you can adjust it to your taste.


Abbas Jahangir

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