Telur Balado (Spicy Chile Sauce with Eggs)

Telur Balado (Spicy Chile Sauce with Eggs)

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Rani Rasfiardha 2

"Originated from North Sumatra (Padang or Minang), this humble dish can be easily bought from many street vendors (warung nasi). When I studied abroad, I found a shortcut to make this lovely dish. Serve with hot, steamed rice or Indonesian fried rice (nasi goreng) with prawn crackers on the side."
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35 m servings 237 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 237 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 17.3 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.1g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 9.1 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 201 mg
  • 67%
  • Sodium:
  • 115 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Heat 1 cup oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Deep fry the eggs in the hot oil until they are golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes; set aside.
  2. Combine the chile peppers, garlic, shallots, tomatoes, and shrimp paste in a food processor; blend into a paste. Add in peanut oil. Process again until smooth.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Pour the chile pepper mixture into the skillet. Stir the vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper into the mixture. Add the fried eggs to the mixture, turning to coat. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until fragrant, about 5 minutes.


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I am an Indonesian living in the US. This is my favorite dish and I am glad I found the recipe here. Thanks for sharing!

I've lived in Indonesia a long time ago and so I wanted to recreate some dishes from there for my fiance, he LOVED this dish! He constantly asks me to make it again, I don't usually have shrimp ...

Hot sauce...very different but not bad.

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