Fried Egg Sambal

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Fried Egg Sambal

Eggs are an ideal solution for a quick and healthy dinner, especially when the air is thick with humidity and the last thing you want to do is hover over a hot stove. I made this egg sambal because I always enjoy dressing up one of nature's most versatile foods. For those unfamiliar with the term, sambal is a spicy condiment popular in Southern Indian and Asia.

I served this dish alongside some pan fried mushrooms with paprika for a truly tasty and satisfying meal.

Fried Egg SambalFried Egg Sambal
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Adapted from Hooked on Heat
Cuisine: Indian/Southeast Asian
Published on June 29, 2009

Easy fried eggs in a thick and spicy tomato, onion and garli sauce

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

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  • 3 tablespoons butter or oil, divided
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or crushed
  • 2 to 3 green chilies, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 large tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • Begin by frying the eggs. Heat half of the butter or oil in a frying pan over medium-low heat. Cook the eggs uncovered for a few minutes and then cover them with a tight-fitting lid. Cook until the yolks are just set. Remove from the pan and set aside.

  • Turn up the heat to medium and heat the remaining butter or oil in the pan. Sauté the onion and garlic for a few minutes. Add the chilies and spices, stir for a few seconds, and then add the tomatoes and tomato paste. Cook, stirring often, until the tomatoes break down and the mixture thickens up.

  • Add the fried eggs to the pan and gently toss to coat. Reduce the heat to low and continue to cook for a few more minutes, or until the eggs are warmed throughout.

Makes 2 to 4 servings

Fried Egg Sambal

More recipes featuring eggs from my kitchen:
Cheddar and Mushroom Shirred Eggs
Indian-style Baked Eggs Florentine


Pooja said...

Looks spicy and delicious Lisa! Always love eggs in a spicy mixture!

Suparna said...

hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Lisa,
how r u? hope alls well at ur end.
awesome mouth watering pic ..mmmm spiced up and gorgeously dressed up dish! good one Lisa :)shall try it sometime

Preeti Singh said...

Tempting and spicy looking dish...have never tried before.

Parita said...

i have recently started eating boiled eggs, fried ones sound delicious, i'll try this sometime, thanks for sharing!

Soma said...

This looks fingerlicking good. we do a lot of eggs, esp. for the weekend quick brunch. nice idea for a change.

Yasmeen said...

Eggs are regular on my breakfast,love to try this spicy sambal :)

eatme_delicious said...

That looks delicious! Though maybe a bit spicy for me. ;)

Susan said...

I'd be happy to eat these for any meal. Such rich, red spices. Marvelous!

test it comm said...

This looks like a really way to do eggs for breakfast!

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