Telur Balado - Eggs in Chili Sauce

Telur Balado: Hassle-Free Eggs in Chili Sauce Recipe

When you are visiting West Sumatra or eating at a Padang restaurant, you will definitely find a variety of side dishes cooked with balado spices. The so-called balado is a special spice of Minang consisting of chili and various spices. This sought-after local condiment is easily distinguishable with its striking fiery red color, and usually it has a burning spicy taste.

The term “balado” itself comes from the Minang language whose equivalent in Indonesian is “pepper” or “chili”. “Lado” in Minang means chili or pepper. It does make sense then that “balado” means food that has been seasoned with chili.

Meanwhile, eggs themselves have become one of the versatile foods that can be processed into a variety of delicious and appetizing dishes. In Indonesia, there are varied typical Indonesian dishes made from eggs, and one of them is telur balado.

Eggs with a special taste seasoned in spicy balado will certainly knock off an impressive relish. To make telur balado for yourself is also very easy. Curious as to what kind of hassle-free balado seasoned eggs recipe is? Check this one.


  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 40 minutes

Serves: 5


  • 5 chicken eggs
  • 2 pieces of orange leaf
  • Cooking oil
  • Water
  • 7 cloves shallot
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 10 curly red chilies
  • 7 large red chilies, remove the seeds
  • 4 cayenne peppers
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of roasted shrimp paste
  • Flavoring


  1. Boil eggs, peel the shell then fry over high heat until browned.
  2. Blend all seasonings except orange leaves.
  3. Heat cooking oil in a frying pan, stir-fry the blended seasonings until they are fragrant. Add some orange leaves.
  4. Pour a little bit of water into the frying pan and stir well, cook until the water boils.
  5. Add the fried eggs, cook for a few minutes until the seasoning permeated.
  6. Remove telur balado and serve while still warm.

What an effortless recipe to follow, right? Good luck with this recipe and hopefully your family likes it.

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