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Fried Egg Sambal

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Meena, www.hookedonheat.com


  • 3 tablespoon light cooking oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2-3 large garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion finely sliced
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 medium tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon tamarind paste


  • Heat a few drops of oil in a non-stick pan, and fry the eggs one after the other seasoned lightly with salt and pepper, till crisp along the edges. Set aside.
  • Add in the remaining oil in the pan and saute garlic and onions till soft and lightly browned. Add in the spices and fry for a few seconds.
  • Throw in chopped tomatoes, season with salt and fry for a few minutes. Add in tomato paste and tamarind paste, and continue to fry, breaking up tomatoes till it starts to dry out and give out oil from the sides.
  • Slowly slide in the fried eggs, and carefully mix them with the tomato mixture to coat, without breaking the egg. Allow to heat through for a few minutes and serve warm.


Use a pan large enough to cook the entire dish, since it makes it much easier to clean up. Personally I prefer using a wok to get perfectly round fried eggs.