Spicy Padang-style Eggs – Gulai Telur

Ingredients: 8 eggs
2 cups (500 ml) thick coconut  milk
½ turmeric leaf, shredded  (optional)
1 tablespoon tamarind juice (see our sambal recipe)
½ teaspoon salt
Crispy Fried Shallots (see our sambal ), to garnis (optional)
Spice Paste
1 in (2 ½  cm) fresh galangal, peeled and sliced
½ in (1 cm) fresh turmeric, peeled and sliced, or ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
1 in (2 ½  cm) fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
2 to 4 bird’s-eye chilies, deseeded
5 shallots, peeled
3  cloves garlic, peeled
Cooking Direction:
  1. Prepare the Crispy Fried Shallots (if using) by following the recipe on sambal categories
  2. Boil the eggs for 7 to 8 minutes until hard,  then drain plunge into a basin of cold water to cool. Peel the eggs and set aside.
  3. Prepare the Spice Paste by grinding all the ingredients coarsely in a mortar or blender and adding a little coconut milk if necessary to keep the mixture turning. Set aside.
  4. Bring the coconut milk slowly to aboil in a wok or saucepan. Add the Spice paste and turmeric leaf (if  using),  mix well and simmer for 2 minutes. Reduce the heat to low, add the eggs and continue to simmer  uncovered until the sauce thickens, 8 to 10 minutes. Season  with the tamarind juice and salt, simmer for 1 more minute and remove from the heat. Serve hot garnished with Crispy Fried Shallots.
source: Authentic Recipes from Indonesian, Heinz von Holzen and Lother Arsan
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