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Boiled Egg Sambal (Malay-style Sambal Telur)

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


  • 2 tbsp light cooking oil
  • 2-3 large garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 medium onionĀ  finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 medium tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 tsp tamarind paste
  • 6 large boiled eggs peeled and cut in half length-wise


  • Heat oil in a wide pan and saute garlic and onions till soft and lightly browned. Add in the spices, salt and tomato paste, and fry for a few seconds.
  • Add in chopped tomatoes tamarind paste, and cook for 3-4 minutes till the tomatoes start to pulp and give out oil from the sides.
  • Slowly slide in the eggs, and carefully mix them with the tomato sauce to coat, without breaking the pieces. Allow to heat through for a few minutes and serve warm.