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.
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
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.