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Sambal Telur - Egg Sambal

Remember my obsessions with hard boiled eggs? Well, they are just simply so versatile, and a quick and easy recipe like this one is going to transform them into mouthwatering dish. Having them around has saved me unnecessary worries about what to eat for my next meal, LOL :) This recipe is kid friendly too with the use of ketchup and coconut milk, you can totally omit the chili to make this completely child proof. If you like spicy food though, feel free to add as many chilies as you like.

Sambal Telur - Egg Sambal

Sambal Telur - Egg Sambal

Sambal Telur - Egg Sambal

5.0 from 6 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 20 mins

Serves: 4

Print Recipe


  • 4 tablespoon oil
  • 5 tablespoon tomato sauce
  • 8 hard boiled eggs, peeled
  • 100 ml coconut milk
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 tablespoon palm sugar (Indonesian: gula Jawa), or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Grind the following into spice paste
  • 100 gram shallot (Indonesian: bawang merah)
  • 2 cloves garlic (Indonesian: bawang putih)
  • 1 inch ginger (Indonesian: jahe)
  • 1-5 red bird eye chilies (Indonesian: cabe rawit merah) (optional)


  1. Heat oil in a frying pan and sauté spice paste until fragrant, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add tomato sauce, stir will, and cook for another 1 minute.
  3. Add eggs, mix well, and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add coconut milk, mix well, simmer for 2 minutes.
  5. Add lime juice, palm sugar, and salt. Simmer for 3-5 minutes until the sauce thickens. Adjust salt and sugar as needed.
  6. Turn off heat, transfer to a serving plate, and serve with steamed white rice.
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  • Kurniawan Kurniawan says:

    Ngiler saya Mba... di Korea ga ada yang seperti ini hehe

    • Anita Anita says:

      Haha, ayo coba masak sendiri biar ga ngiler terus :)

  • rudolf rayadi rudolf rayadi says:

    I think all your recepy the one I looking for I never got recepe like those from another ,,,, so thank's u so much

    • Anita Anita says:

      You are very welcome Rudolf.

  • Yudhi Yudhi says:

    Anita, telur saya ganti pakai udang berikut kepalanya,udangnya saya goreng dahulu. Wah.... Yummy deh.

  • lim lim says:

    may i know 100g of shallots is how many. thks

    • Anita Anita says:

      About 8-10 average Indonesian variety of shallot, or about 2-3 French shallot.

  • Anjali Anjali says:

    This looks so good!! I bet the spices in the sauce adds such a deep rich flavor to the eggs!

  • Jere Cassidy Jere Cassidy says:

    I have never had this recipe but it is so interesting on adding the hard boiled eggs to the tomato mixture.

  • Amelia Valadez Amelia Valadez says:

    This looks amazing! I can't wait to try it, I know we will love it! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Erika Erika says:

    This is a great looking recipe, yum!

  • Hannah Healy Hannah Healy says:

    I've never heard of this before but it looks so good! Definitely want to try it now!

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