Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sambal Tumis Telur

And the list goes on and on for egg dishes (Fried Egg Oyster Sauce). All sorts believe me. Eggs being the glistering ingredient in my house (Kiri Hodi/Egg Sodhi, Egg Vindaloo, Egg Curry MasalaEgg Rasam, Egg Potato Curry & Beansprout Omelette). Furthermore, what about sambal? Lemme just quote two. Otherwise, we will all go mad on which to opt for (Sambal Goreng Teri  & Sambal Belimbing Ikan Bilis). Today, its egg and sambal lovingly hugging each other in this Sambal Tumis Telur. Nevertheless, not the ordinary Egg Sambal. Different. Of course. When I myself am a class of my own, so must be my Sambal Tumis Telur. What is different? I added dried shrimps and I also added grown in my garden basil leaves for the beautiful aroma. Power! Attractive, vibrant, spicy, tangy Sambal Tumis Telur. 
For sambal/chilli gravy
4 fresh red chillies
2 birds eye chillies (optional - for the extra kick of spiciness)
1 tomato
1 medium size red onion
1/2 inch roasted belacan/shrimp paste
1 inch fresh turmeric (or replace with 1 tsp turmeric powder)
**blend these ingredients with some water for a nice  thick chilli paste

Other ingredients
1/2 cup soaked and rinsed dried shrimps - roughly pound/blend
4 hard boiled eggs
1 small piece palm sugar/or 1 tsp white sugar
1/2 tbsp lime juice (or as per taste)
A handful of Thai basil leaves (or any other suitable herb)
1/4 cup oil
Salt as needed (taste sambal before adding)

Heat oil.
Add in dried shrimps.
Stir and cook till lightly crunchy.
Now add the sambal paste.
Stir and cook over low heat to release the aroma and oil splits.
Pour some water if you prefer more gravy.
Season with lime juice, palm sugar and salt.
Taste to balance the flavours.
Then gently drop in the eggs.
Stir a couple of times and off the heat.
Combine in the basil leaves.


  1. Really tempting egg sambal chilli gravy.

  2. Looks amazing..though I don't eat eggs this is really inviting..will make for my hubby

  3. I have been in the same boat and hv seen the pros n cons of events .. ppl r like that here too bt why bother really bcoz all that matters is u n u know what have u done as a blogger and u know ur worth that is more important & the brands r dumb so their opinion abt ur blog never matters... I dont go fr most events like before i don't enjoy bt do go fr some bcoz it helps to mingle with new ppl and sitting at home on the computer becomes boring too..
    The recipe is really tempting n easy to make.. noting it down fr my mother :)

  4. wow colourful spicy and nice combo

  5. So very delicious! That spicy gravy sounds so good.

  6. Great recipe dear! Shud try over the weekends

  7. Looks so inviting and the recipe is so new to me...

  8. WOW! This looks gorgeous. I just can't wait to give this recipe a try!

  9. This is new recipe to me.... You wrote your experience nicely.... Egg sambal chilli gravy looks amazing..... !!! I'm bookmarking to try...!

  10. very scrumptious... just one question , is there anything I can substitute dries shrimp?

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  11. I enjoyed having hard-boiled eggs with sambal too! Yours look real yummy! xoxo

  12. Yummy dish, I made your recipe caramelized banana dish it was awesome.


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