Padang Balado Egg Recipe


This Padang Balado Egg Recipe is a step-by-step recipe for making a dish of boiled eggs wrapped in a spicy and delicious Padang Balado seasoning. Balado itself is a spice or chili sauce typical of Minang which is very easy to process.

In this simple and simple home-style Egg Balado Padang recipe, you can also add chopped tomatoes for a fresher dish. The Balado Padang Egg dish is perfect for you to enjoy with warm white rice and crackers.

Balado Padang eggs are also suitable as a side dish for rice uduk or vegetable lontong. The spicy taste of Egg Balado Padang combined with the savory lontong vegetable sauce will produce a special dish. Suitable as a menu dish on special days such as Eid al-Fitr.

Tips for Choosing Bay Leaves

Bay Leaves

One of the spice ingredients that serves to create a fragrant aroma in the special Balado Padang Egg recipe is bay leaf. The quality of bay leaves greatly affects the aroma produced in cooking. Therefore, do the following tips to get quality bay leaves on the market:

  • Choose bay leaves that have a dark green color.
  • Pay attention to the cleanliness and shape of the bay leaf, you should buy a bay leaf that looks clean and still intact.
  • Avoid choosing bay leaves that are torn or have holes.
  • You can still use dried bay leaves as a cooking spice, but the aroma is not as strong.

How to Check Egg Quality


The main ingredient in the Balado Padang Egg recipe is eggs. Detecting rotten eggs is actually quite difficult if you just look at it at a glance. Well, here are 4 ways to check egg quality properly:  

1. Soak in Water

Prepare a bowl or glass filled with water, then put the eggs in it. If the eggs are of good quality, they will sink in a horizontal position. However, if the egg floats to the surface when you soak it, it means the egg is rotten. However, if the egg floats in an upright position, the egg is still suitable for you to consume. But it’s no longer fresh.

2. Smell the aroma

Rotten eggs usually emit a pungent odor. Therefore, you can smell the egg while holding it to your nose. To be even more sure, you can crack a bit of the eggshell and smell it. If the egg smells bad and pungent, it means the egg is really rotten.  

3. Beat the Eggs

Hold one egg to your ear, then gently beat it. If you don’t hear any sound, it means the eggs are of good quality. However, if you hear a swishing sound from inside the eggs, it means that the eggs are rotten. A sloshing sound indicates a runny and aged yolk.

4. Pay attention to the texture and color of the egg

Crack the egg, then pay attention to the condition of the texture and color. Eggs that have been rotten generally have the white part of the egg that is watery and has a runny texture. The smell is also very pungent like it smells bad.

Meanwhile, fresh eggs have the white part around the yolk and look stiff. While the yellow part is yellow orange or bright yellow. If the eggs you buy are no longer fresh, usually the whites will spread more evenly.

How to Squeeze Lime So There’s More Water

Lime is one of the ingredients in the Balado Padang Egg recipe which can create a sour and fresh taste for cooking. Here’s how to squeeze the right lime so that more water comes out:

  • Choose limes that are not too hard or old in texture. Because limes are hard or young in texture, they tend to contain less water.
  • Soak the limes in a bowl of warm water for about 5 minutes.
  • Press the lime on a flat surface, then roll it until the surface of the lime softens.
  • Cut 2 limes using a clean and sharp knife, then squeeze the juice.

Padang Balado Egg Recipe


Special Spicy Padang Balado Egg Recipe

Recipe by Hani
Special Spicy Padang Balado Egg Recipe
Prep Time :30 minutes
Cook Time :30 minutes
Total Time :1 hour
Course :Traditional
Cuisine :Indonesia, Padang


  • 6 boiled eggs
  • 15 large red chilies
  • 6 pieces red chili
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 5 cloves red onion
  • ½ lime
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 100 ml water
  • 500 ml cooking oil
  • 1 tsp broth powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar


  • Puree red chilies, cayenne pepper, shallots, and garlic using a blender.
  • Fry hard-boiled eggs until crusty, remove and drain. Set aside.
  • Stir-fry the spices until fragrant.
  • Add the bay leaf, powdered broth, salt, and sugar. Stir well and cook until the spices are cooked.
  • Pour water, cook until boiling.
  • Add eggs, stir until smooth. Cook until the spices seep into the eggs.
  • Lift and serve.


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