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My Grandmother’s Indonesian Traditional Spicy Egg from Padang Padang in West Sumatera. Authentic Recipe of Telur Balado Padang.

Things to know about Telur Balado Padang Recipe

The Indonesian Spicy Egg is a staple in many Padangnese restaurants throughout the country. This style of cooking with a lot of spicy sauce is called Balado. It originated from the Minangkabau people of Padang, West Sumatra, the birthplace of another delicious dish, the Beef Rendang. The Balado technique is a cooking process that involves stir-frying blended chili and spices mixed with a protein of choice, like chicken, egg, and tofu. The Minangkabau people believed that adding chili and spices improved the shelf life of said dishes. If you enjoy spicy food, this dish is perfect for you.

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My Grandmother’s Indonesian Traditional Spicy Egg from Padang Padang in West Sumatera. Authentic Recipe of Telur Balado Padang.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: Telur Balado Padang
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Main Ingredient Group Egg based Recipes
Spice Level Hot Spiced Recipes
Main Cooking Method Fried, Fried (Stir) – Wok


Servings 7 Portions
Calories / Serving 60 kcal


  • 7 pcs Egg Hard-Boiled, peeled
  • 8 cloves Shallot Onion
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 8 pcs Red Curly Chili Pepper
  • 3 pcs Red Bird’s Eye Chili Pepper
  • 1 stick Lemongrass – Cymbopogon – Barbed Wire Grass – Cochin Grass – Malabar Grass Bruised
  • 3 Sheets Kaffir Lime Leaf
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp White Sugar – Regular Sugar – Granulated Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 100 ml (3.38 floz) Water
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  • Boil the eggs and peel.
  • Into a food processor, add the chili peppers, garlic, and shallot. Blend coarsely for texture.
  • Then, to a large wok, add vegetable oil and add blended spices. Fry until fragrant.
  • Add the lemongrass and kaffir lime leaf.
  • When fragrant, add the water and eggs.
  • Season to taste with salt and sugar.
  • Cook until the water is reduced, and the eggs turned color into orange-ish red.
  • The dish is ready to be served.
You can fry the hard-boiled egg beforehand for a crispier texture. Simply lightly coat the eggs with potato starch and fry in hot oil for a few minutes before adding them to the Balado sauce.
This dish is best served with a warm traditional Indonesian Yellow Fragrant Rice, along with other side dishes like kering tempe, ayam goreng, and perkedel.

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Calories: 60kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 0.3gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 335mgPotassium: 29mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.5gVitamin A: 21IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword Indonesian Traditional Spicy Eggs, Telur Balado Padang Recipe
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