Egg-citing Easter Egg-dish

This year Easter Sunday falls on April 8.  In my country, just as we celebrate Idulfitri, Christmas and many other religious holidays, we also embrace Easter.

Egg hunts for children, decorative eggs and chocolate bunnies are ready to color the celebration of Easter. Many hotels, cafés, restaurants and other places are tempting people to come and celebrate Easter on their premises.

Religious-wise, the Christian communities, both Protestant and Catholic, are ready to celebrate Easter with a series of services at their churches.

Easter can be celebrated in many ways and with many meals. What’s your choice?

For Easter this year I have chosen a fiery egg dish Padang style called ‘Balado Telur’ or Chili Eggs.  

‘Balado Telur’ is crusty hard-boiled eggs with chili paste. In my opinion, a good chili egg should have coarsely textured red chilies and super oily. It should be spicy too.

I learned to cook Chili Eggs from http://www.indochinekitchen.com where it shows the step by step on how to cook it as shown in the following pictures:

Step 1: prepare the chili paste (sambal balado)

picture from http://www.indochinekitchen.com

Step 2: prepare the eggs

picture from http://www.indochinekitchen.com

Step 3: stir fry the chili paste and add in the eggs

picture from http://www.indochinekitchen.com

As for recipe, I used  the recipe of ‘Balado Telur’ or Chili Eggs Padang style (West Sumatra).

Ingredients :

  • 4 eggs, boiled, let cool, then peel the shell.
  • 1 sticks lemongrass, crushed
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves

Chili- paste

  •  5- 10 red chilies
  • 6 shallots
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tomato

How to cook

  • Heat oil, fry the boiled eggs until crusty surface, drained, remove from heat, set aside.
  • Heat oil, add the chili paste, lime leaves, lemongrass, stir until fragrant and  then add in the fried boiled eggs.
  • Continue to cook for a few minutes until the eggs are covered with the chili paste
  • Remove from heat – serve with warm rice

And this is the result:

ENJOY and HAPPY EASTER!

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