Telor Kuning


Telor Kuning --or eggs in a spicy coconut sauce-- is a perfect Indonesian side dish. A true classic that has been packed full with flavour!

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Telor Kuning
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2022-01-10, this recipe is for 6 people and takes 1 hour.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 10-06-2022

1 hour 6 people Side dishes
Telor Kuning


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  • 12 eggs
  • splash of sunflower oil
  • 2 lemongrass stalks
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 5 lemon leaves
  • 250 ml coconut milk
  • 250 ml water

Ingredients boemboe

  • 2 kemiri nuts
  • 2 cm fresh ginger
  • 2 cm fresh galanga
  • 2 shallots
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 chilli pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
Telor Kuning ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • Medium-sized frying pan
  • Cutting board
  • Chefs knife
  • Small spoon
  • Mortar and pestle or a small blender
  • Wooden spoon

Telor Kuning

1 hour 6 people Side dishes

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Preparation – 20 minutes

Boil the eggs for 7 minutes and shock them using icy water. Peel the eggs and set them aside.

Meanwhile, roast the kemiri nuts shortly in a dry skillet or frying pan. By roasting the nuts they will get more flavour. Finely chop them up.

Peel the fresh ginger using a little spoon and coarsely slice it into smaller pieces. Peel the shallots and cloves of garlic and also coarsely chop them up. You can choose to remove the seeds from the chilli pepper to make the dish milder.

Create a boemboe by pureeing the kemiri nuts, ginger, galanga, shallots, cloves of garlic, chilli pepper, cumin and salt into a fine paste. You can achieve this by using a mortar and pestle or a small blender.

Telor Kuning
Telor Kuning

Finishing the telor kuning – 40 minutes

Heat up a splash of sunflower oil in a deep frying pan and sauté the boemboe. Tie a knot into the lemongrass and add it alongside the lemon- and bay leaves into the pan.

Add in 250 ml water and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and add in the coconut milk, let simmer for about half an hour until a thick sauce has formed.

Halve the boiled eggs, add to the pan with the sauce. Season the sauce using some salt. Enjoy your meal!

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