Simple Sambal Telur (Eggs in Spicy Sambal Sauce) Recipe - The satisfying goodness of hard-boiled eggs paired with the fiery heat of spicy Indonesian sambal sauce. |

Simple Sambal Telur - Eggs in Spicy Sambal Sauce

If you've never tried Sambal Telur (Boiled Eggs in Spicy Sambal Sauce) before, this South East Asian side dish is going to blow your tastebuds out of the water. Think the satisfying goodness of hardboiled eggs paired with the fiery heat of spicy Indonesian sambal sauce. It's time to get cooking so let's crank up the heat!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indonesian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Wandercooks


  • 4 eggs boiled and peeled
  • 6 tbsp sambal paste homemade as above or store bought
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves
  • vegetable oil for cooking


  • Let's get this sambal party started!
  • Heat up the oil in a medium saucepan and plonk in your onion rings. Saute until lovely and translucent (1-2 mins) but don't allow to burn as it will change the flavour.
  • Next, pop in your sambal paste and kaffir lime leaves and <g class="gr_ gr_93 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" id="93" data-gr-id="93">stir fry</g> until the mixture has loosened and it's nice and fragrant. If it starts to burn, turn down the heat slightly and add a little water.
  • Finally, add your boiled eggs into the pan with the sambal and stir fry until heated through (2-3 mins should do it!).
  • Serve beside your favourite spicy curries and don't forget the rice!