Indonesia Street Food – Jakarta

Here’s a fun, easy to prepare and delicious Indonesian coconut omelet from Pauline Chavannes de Senerpont Domis at

Omelet with Coconut


Grated Coconut Omelet


  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons of grated coconut
  • oil or butter


  • 1 tablespoon of chopped onions
  • juice of 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of sambal ulek or 1 red chili pepper
  • salt
  • pepper
  1. Grind the chopped onions with the coconut, the sambal, and the garlic juice into a paste.
  2. Beat the eggs with salt and pepper and mix in the grated coconut.
  3. Fry an omelet in the hot oil; cover the pan while baking.
  4. Bake the omelet on both sides until done.

Omelet with Coconut ingredients

Grind 1 chili pepper or 1 sambal ulek. Add the grind chili pepper, chopped onions, crushed garlic, pinch of salt and black pepper together in a grinding bowl, preferably a stone mortar.

Indonesian cobek

Begin crushing and grinding all the ingredients together but not too fine, so the onion can still retain the crunch texture

Garlic into my mortar

Once all the ingredients seem to mixed thoroughly,  add the grated coconut and mixed

mortar with coconut

Next, start beating the eggs


Combined all the minced ingredients into the eggs

Eggs mixed with bumbu

Heat a non-stick pan and add two teaspoons of vegetable oil

Once the oil is heated, add in the eggs omelet mixtures

Omelet with chili pepper in the pan

Put a lid on the pan

Pan serves as a lid on another pan

After a few minutes, check your omelet

Omelet met kokos

For crispy texture, fried both sides of the omelet