Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sambal Telur/Egg Sambal

Are we done yet with debating whether chicken came first or egg came first? You tell me. I am still lost as ever (Fried Egg With Oyster Sauce). Actually, come to think of it, must we still go on and on, debating when there's other more important things in life like money matters most (Egg Roll, Egg Rasam, Salted Egg Chicken, Egg Chilli Curry, Egg VindalooBeansprout Omelette, Egg Potato Curry & Egg Sodhi)? Of course undeniably, love matters too, though optional, because, if I am not mistaken, money may not permanently buy love, at least it can temporarily make us feel being loved. Money and none else, lemme repeat myself again, is the most important. Otherwise, why are we slogging day in day out by going through the daily hustle and bustle grind? Basically, the stress to earning, speak about traffic jam to and fro from work, until many of us are struggling with finding time for cooking. Unless lucky you if your mum or mother in law is living with you, or you are living nearby them, some of us of course depend on our maids for cooking. If these are not the possibilities, I guess we either, come whatever it may, we find the time for cooking or we eat out. But remember something, eating out can be a health ruiner, sincerely, whether you wanna believe me or not, its really up to you. I still will go ahead and say that eating out can kill you faster (Chinese Tea Eggs, Eggs Benedict, Egg Foo Yung, Egg Cheesy Bun, Egg Potato Salad & Egg Mayonnaise Sandwich). 

Scary right? I know. Well, the choice is yours. If at all you are now considering what to cook for the day or for the days to come, you should consider this Sambal Telur/Egg Sambal (sambal tempeh ikan bilis, sambal serai ikan bilis, belimbing ikan bilis sambal & cencaru sumbat). Not the usual parade, this one is cooked along dried prawns (Yam Bean Dried Prawns & Sambal Petai Udang/Dried Prawn Petai). Are you wondering why? Oh, come of it please. Can we like keep it interesting as well for our food? Spicy, tangy and tadbit of mildly salty Sambal Telur/Egg Sambal I reckon will be your pride and joy when eaten alongside rice and by generously drenching rasamsambar or sodhi. Believe me you! (Salted Egg Fish, Egg Tofu Soy Sauce, Spaghetti Poached Egg & Mushroom Omelette). 
For the 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 or prawns - 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.

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  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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