An easy Indonesian dish from Central Java consisting of egg and tofu cooked in coconut milk.
Easy to cook and delicious Opor Tofu Eggs.

Opor Tofu Eggs is one of the dishes that can be used as a side dish. This dish has a savory and delicious taste. This side dish has a distinctive white color and usually can be found during Eid. However, you don't need to wait until Eid to cook this delicious side dish. Speaking of opor, from various sources, it is stated that the origin of this opor chicken dish comes from areas with Javanese culture, to be precise in East Java and Central Java (in the west). Opor cuisine appeared in Java around the 15th to 16th centuries AD and can't be separated from modifications to curry that already existed in Indonesia. There are two types of opor, yellow opor, and white opor. The spice that makes these two types of opor different is turmeric. Yellow opor uses turmeric for the sauce, while white opor does not use turmeric. Both taste equally delicious. The main ingredient that makes this dish savory is coconut milk. Coconut milk is a slightly thick milky white liquid that comes from grated coconut soaked in water, then squeezed and filtered. Coconut milk has a fatty flavor that can be used for cooking or for food flavoring, which makes dishes savory. One of them is Opor Tofu Eggs. You can see the recipe below.

YIELDS 2 serving(s)
TOTAL TIME 60 minute(s)


  • 350 ml of liquid coconut milk
  • 4 tbsp tamarind water
  • 3 square tofu, cut into triangles, and fry until brown
  • 3 boiled eggs, scratch the surface, and fry until half brown
  • 1 lemongrass, mashed
  • 2 bay leaves/lime leaves

Mashed Ingredients

  • 6 red chilies
  • 5 shallots
  • 3 garlic
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar / brown sugar



Blend all mashed ingredients.

Step 1 of cooking Opor Tofu Eggs.

Boil the coconut milk together with the blended mashed ingredients until fragrant.

Step 2 of cooking Opor Tofu Eggs.

Add tofu, egg, tamarind water, lemongrass, bay leaves/lime leaves. Cook until the sauce thickens and make sure it tastes good.

Step 3 of cooking Opor Tofu Eggs.

Remove, put it on a plate, and opor tofu eggs are ready to eat!

Step 4 of cooking Opor Tofu Eggs.

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