Sambal Telur

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Sambal Telur is not only easy to make, it’s budget friendly too!! Just serve it with hot rice and kicap manis (sweet soy sauce), PERFECT!

Prep Time

15 min.

Cook Time

20 min.

Total Time

35 min.


Quick & Easy


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 1 medium Red Onion
 150g of Shallots
 10 Garlic Cloves
 5 big Red Chillies
 3 Chili Padi (remove seeds for a milder version)
 1 tbsp Chicken Stock (optional*)
 1 big Tomato (optional*)
 ½ cup water
 3 big Red Chillies (pounded)
 1 Red Onion (sliced into rings)
 6 (hard boiled) Eggs
 1 tsp Salt
  1 cup of Cooking Oil


  1. Make chilli paste : Blend together 1 onion, shallots, garlic, 5 big red chilies, 3 red chili padi, chicken stock, tomato and water until it becomes a smooth paste
  2. In a wok, heat up 1 tbsp of oil and lightly fry hard boiled eggs until golden brown & then set aside.
  3. Pound 3 big red chillies, and set aside
  4. Heat the remainder of oil in a wok and fry 1 (sliced) onion until lightly transparent, then add pounded chillies for 1 min.
  5. Add the blended chilli paste, salt and chicken stock and cook until fragrant or til oil separates
  6. Add sugar and salt
  7. Cook for 2 mins then add in eggs.

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