Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Okra, known in many English - speaking countries as lady's fingers. Okra is a also a popular health food due to it's fiber, vitamin C and folate content. It's also a good source of calcium and potassium.

Okra can be cook in many different ways but this recipe is the best condiment of all. The okra is being blanched in a hot boiling water but not overcooked them, so they still have the crunchiest.....and with the add of the slow stir-fry dried shrimp sambal....this dish is a WOW!!! Here's the recipe I would like to share.


300 g okra ( lady's fingers )
20 g dried shrimps, soaked, cleaned and pounded
5 tbsp oil

Spice Paste (Ground)
5  fresh red chilies
5  large dried chilies
1  clove garlic
12  shallots
4  candlenuts
1 tsp belachan, toasted
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt


1. Bring water to boil in a wok and add in the whole okra. Simmer until cooked - a fork will pierce it easily.

2. Remove from the wok and cut away the stalks. Sliced diagonally and arrange it on the serving platter.

3. Heat the oil in a wok to saute the grounded spice paste until aromatic in low heat, about 10 minutes. Add the pounded dried shrimps and saute until aromatic.

4. Dish onto the cut okra and serve.

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