Saturday, 5 January 2013

Tahu Telur

I made this for our breakfast on the first day after I got home from our new year holiday. I saw the recipe for this tahu telur at mba Wulan's blog. She said that this yummy dish comes from East Java.

Tahu telur is a kind of omelet-style dish that contain cubed fried tofu (tahu) with bean sprout and peanut-petis sauce. I used some leftover fried tofu. Some people like to fried the tofu medium cooked but some directly put it in the batter without frying. To adjust to my Javanese tongue, I added a little palm sugar to the sauce. We can eat it with warm rice or on its own. Yum...


2 small firm tofu
2 eggs
Salt and pepper
Oil for frying
Bean Sprout, trimmed and blanched
Celery, finely chopped
1 red chili, chopped

For the sauce:
3 garlics
4 red chilies
2 tbs peanuts, fried
(I added 1 tbs palm sugar)
1 tbs petis udang/dark shrimp paste
Sweet soy sauce


For the omelet:
Cut tofu into cube (Fry tofu medium cooked before, if you like). 
Beat the eggs, salt and pepper with a fork.
Add in cubed tofu. Mix well.
Heat oil on a wok. Fry the egg mixture. When its underside starts to firm and golden brown, flip carefully and continue to cook until done.

For the sauce:
Grind garlic, salt, and chilies. Add the peanuts and palm sugar. Grind until paste-like. Add the petis udang. Mix well. Transfer to a bowl. Pour enough water until it get the consistency you like. Add sweet soy sauce. Mix well. Taste to your liking.

Place the omelet on a plate. Add the bean sprout, celery and red chilies on its top. Pour the sauce over it. 


  1. Looks great, the colours make it look so enticing too!

  2. duuh...ngecees abis ngliat ini....jadi lapeer...