Telur Dadar Gobal Gabul: ‘Gobal Gabul’ Omelette

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Nunuk Sri Rahayu
Nunuk Sri Rahayu
Nunuk hails from Solo, the historic royal capital and cultural centre of Java, Indonesia. She has been cooking since the age of 12, and also performs and teaches traditional Javanese dance. Her dream is to eventually write her own Indonesian cookbook.

Have I mentioned that I love eggs? I never tire of egg dishes. It doesn’t matter where they’re complex egg dishes with a host of spices, or just fried or boiled plain. To me, they’re delicious and I like them all! Thankfully, the world is blessed with so many egg recipes – and Indonesia contributes its fair share. This allows me to embark on many new adventures to satisfy my love for eggs.

One of the egg dishes I like is telur dadar gobal gabul, or gobal gabul omelette. I’m not really sure what gobal gabul means, but the dish is basically an omelette cooked with chillies, shallots and spring onions, and then deep fried. It’s so easy to make, yummy, and most importantly, saves me from having to eat plain steamed white rice with nothing else. After all, why would I need other dishes when telur dadar global gabul can complete my meal all on its own? I want the dish to be the star of my lunch!


Making telur dadar gobal gabul is super easy. Just prepare the egg as if you want to make an omelette. That would consist of breaking some eggs in a bowl and adding some salt. Then, add sliced shallots, spring onions and chillies. If you don’t like chilli, just leave the chilli alone. The chilli probably doesn’t like you either. Kidding. I am a chilli lover, so to be honest, the omelette you see in the photos contains a lot more chillies than stated in the recipe. You can see the chillies are poking out of the omelette, wanting to show off. It was very spicy, but so satisfyingly good!

Right after cooking it, I seriously couldn’t resist it, especially with the aroma of freshly fried egg, dotted with red chillies, shallots and spring onions. I finished it off as quickly as I could.

This dish is definitely a really good option if you want to have a simple, yet satisfying meal.

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Telur Dadar Gobal Gabul: “Gobal Gabul” Omelette

Telur Dadar Gobal Gabul: ‘Gobal Gabul’ Omelette

  • Author: Nunuk Sri Rahayu
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 11 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Poultry
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: Indonesian
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This spiced-up omelette is quick and easy, consisting of eggs deep-fried with shallots, spring onions and chillies — which give a fresh, quintessentially-Indonesian taste to the dish.


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 shallots
  • 1 small stalk spring onion
  • 2 bird’s eye chillies (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp water
  • Half cup cooking oil for frying 


  1. Crack the eggs in a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Peel and thinly slice the shallots, then add to the bowl.
  3. Thinly slice the spring onion and chillies, add to the bowl.
  4. Add salt and water.
  5. Beat the egg mixture until all the ingredients are well-combined.
  6. Heat a small deep frying pan over a medium flame.
  7. Add the egg mixture and fry the eggs until golden, around 3 minutes each side.Fry the eggs until golden


  8. Serve immediately 


  • Telur gobal gabul is also delectable paired with bread or toast (something I learned while living overseas). Sometimes I even eat it on its own.

Keywords: Quick and easy, common ingredients, eggs

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