Its the 10th of the month, which means its time for the monthly Muslimah Blogger Challenge! This month's challenge was to cook something Indonesian. I havent been to Indonesian but hubby has. According to him the food is almost like Malaysian cuisine but sweeter. I found lots of recipes similar to Malaysian food and decided to try this Egg recipe I found in youtube called Balado Telur.
According to this blog, Balado Telur means chilli eggs , the recipe is pretty straightforward, the boiled eggs are fried so it gets nice crispy coating and then cooked in a chilli sauce. The lady in the you tube video used long red chillies, since I cant them here in Maldives I used a red bell pepper and added 5 small chillies to add heat. I used a small onion , instead of shallots and since there werent any indonesian bayleaves I didnt use any . The dish was lovely I served it with plain cooked rice and dhal.
Recipe : Indonesian Chilli Eggs, adapted from the recipe Balado Telur from youtube.
4 or 5 hard boiled eggs
1/2 a large red bell pepper
4-5 red finger lenght ( tholhi mirus) chillies
3 fat cloves garlic
1 small onion, quartered
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2-3 slices galangal, thinly sliced
1/2 piece ginger, bashed up.
1 plum tomato, sliced thinly
about 4 tbsp oil ( I used corn oil)
First, make the chilli paste, place onion , garlic chillies and bell pepper in to a blender or food processor with a little water about 1/4 cup , and blend to a paste.
Heat a wok or frying pan add oil so it covers the bottom, say about 3-4 tbsp. Add the eggs and stir them around carefully . Let the skin brown and blister a bit, and yes the oil will splatter a bit so be careful.
Now once the eggs are coloured , remove and drain on kitchen paper. Return the wok on stove add the chilli paste, along with the garlic , tomatoes and ginger and stir fry over medium heat for 5 minutes till the colour darkens. Add sugar and salt and keep stirring. the oil should separate.
Return the eggs to the wok and stir to coat the eggs with the chilli mix. Cook 1-2 minutes and then switch off and serve!.
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