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Malaysian Style - Sambal Egg

Sambal is a thick red spicy paste made of onion, garlic, ginger and red chillies. It makes a good gravy over almost anything - shrimp, fish, eggs, chicken. It is best served over rice. A typical Malaysian fare.


  • 4 to 6 eggs

Sambal Paste

  • 2 medium onions
  • 1 bulb garlic
  • 2 inch ginger - cut lengthwise thinly
  • 5 to 15 dry chillies (depending on taste)
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 lime - juiced


  1. Cut onions, garlic, ginger into cube size.
  2. Fry until slightly brown in oil.
  3. Add dry chillies and fry until fragrant.
  4. Once fragrant, remove from heat and pour into food processor and process until well minced.
  5. Pour back into original pan and warm thru.
  6. Add juice of 1 lime and 2 tsp of vinegar into sambal mixture.
  7. Either boil eggs or fry eggs.
  8. Pour sambal over eggs and serve over rice.


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