Sambal Telur

This Malaysian egg curry is my obsession right now and it requires only steamed (basmati) rice to serve. Traditionally, the eggs would be hard boiled, but this dish is far more delicious when they are a little soft inside. To soft boil the eggs, cover them with cold water in a sauce pan and place over medium heat. As soon as the water boils, remove from the heat and set aside for several minutes. Refresh in cool water and peel carfefully.

This dish is low in carbs and high in protein. No need for any meat here but if you must, add a little pre-cooked chicken breast to satisfy the carnivor in you.



Sambal Telur Recipe

By kimmy Published: April 2, 2015

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Ready In: 30 mins

Calories: 286 | Fat: 21.4g | Protein: 10.5g | Carbs: 14.7g | Fibre: 3.7g | WW Points: 8



  1. Cut a shallow cross in the base of the tomatoes with a sharp knife and place them in a bowl. Cover with boiling water and leave for a minute. Drain and peel, then roughly chop the flesh and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok saucepan, add the shallots, garlic and ginger and cook for a minute. Add the coriander, cumin, tumeric, sambal oelek and the chopped tomatoes and saute for a few minutes more.
  3. Stir in the coconut milk, tamarind pulp and palm sugar along with a hefty pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes until the mixture thickens.
  4. Add the eggs and simmer for a few more minutes to heat them through. Scatter with fried shallots and serve the curry with steamed rice.
By |2015-04-02T07:00:12+00:00April 2nd, 2015|Dinner, Gluten Free, Recipes, Vegetarian|

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Hello and thanks for popping by! My name is Kim and I love to cook low carbs recipes, desserts, salads and soups. I am always on the hunt for new recipes to make over. My husband Paul was diagnosed with slow onset Type 1 diabetes (LADA) over 5 years ago so we were forced to change the way we did things when it came to cooking. We have always been a healthy and active family. I play soccer, we both run 3-4 times per week and walk 5km most week days after dinner. Our kids play soccer and rugby and are no strangers to a healthy lifestyle. Spending time in the kitchen is always time well spent in my humble opinion and I love to share my cooking successes with you here. There may be hiccups along the way but we keep going and I hope our passion for food translates to your kitchen. Feel free to explore and remember to check us out on Face Book, Twitter, Instagram and Flickr.

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