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Telur Balado: Hard Boiled Eggs in Tomato Chilli Sauce

Telur Balado: Hard Boiled Eggs in Tomato Chilli Sauce

  • Author: Nunuk Sri Rahayu
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Chicken & Poultry
  • Method: Saute
  • Cuisine: Indonesian
  • Diet: Halal


Telur balado is a quick and easy recipe to try, of hard-boiled eggs sauteed in sambal balado, a spicy tomato chilli sauce. A delicious, meat-free dish that adds an extra dimension to the regular egg.


  • 6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
  • 2 ripe tomatoes
  • 3 bird’s eye chillies
  • 5 red chillies
  • 3 stalks of kaffir lime leaves, torn
  • 5 small shallots, finely sliced
  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 0.5 teaspoon sugar

    Telur Balado: Ingredients


  1. Deep fry the hard boiled eggs until they turn golden brown.
  2. Using a food processor or blender, blend all the chillies to make a coarse chilli paste. Set aside.

    Telur Balado: Preparations done, ready to cook!

  3. Then, blend the tomatoes. Set aside.
  4. In a wok, heat the 5 tablespoons of oil and sauté the shallots until fragrant.
  5. Add the chilli paste. Sauté for about 3 minutes.
  6. Then add the tomato paste, kaffir lime leaves, salt and sugar. Add a quarter cup of water if necessary. Adjust the seasoning.
  7. Cook until most of the liquid has evaporated.
  8. Toss in the eggs and mix well.
  9. Serve with steamed rice.


  • For a healthier version of this dish, skip Step (1) above.

Keywords: Eggs, Tomato, Common Ingredients, Spicy