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Orak Arik: Sauteed Cabbage & Carrots with Eggs

Orak Arik: Sautéed Cabbage & Carrots with Eggs

  • Author: Nunuk Sri Rahayu
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Vegetables, Poultry
  • Method: Sauté
  • Cuisine: Indonesian
  • Diet: Low Fat


What if there’s nothing in the fridge but carrots, cabbage, and egg? That’s easy! Make orak arik!


  • 200 gr cabbage, finely shredded 
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and julienned 
  • 3 shallots, peeled, chopped 
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled, chopped 
  • 0.5 tsp white pepper powder
  • Salt to taste 
  • 1 egg
  • Half cup water
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

Orak Arik ingredients


  1. In a mortar and pestle or blender, pound/blend the shallots and garlic into a fine paste.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok over medium high heat.
  3. Sauté the paste until fragrant, around 3 minutes.Sauté the paste until fragrant
  4. Add the carrots, fry for one minute.Add the carrots
  5. Add the cabbage, fry for about 1 minute.Add the cabbage
  6. Add water, stir well.
  7. Add salt, and then the pepper powder.
  8. Stir and mix the veggies thoroughly for about 5 minutes.
  9. Crack the egg on top of the veggies and quickly stir thoroughly, and continue cooking for another 3 minutes until the egg is done.Crack the egg
  10. Turn off the heat and transfer the dish onto a serving plate. 

Keywords: Healthy, Quick & Easy, Common Ingredients, Non-spicy