Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Sambal Lady's Fingers (Okra)

This is one of our many favourite vegetable dishes.

Lady's Fingers with Sambal. Some people call this Okra. (Depends on where you live.)
Our Sambal paste is prepared by mummy, and we have it stored in our fridge and use it when we need it.

Preparation Time: 8 mins
Cooking Time: 8 mins

Ingredients:
1 packet of Ladies Fingers (usually around 300 gm)
As much garlic as you like (usually half a clove for us)
Sambal


Preparation:
1. We usually cut off both the head and the tail of the ladies fingers.



2. Slice it into thin pieces, just like in this photo. Cutting it slanted makes it look nicer.



3. Prepare your garlic, we love garlic, so we put this much. You can use less.



4. Heat up some extra virgin olive oil, and then stir fry the garlic.
5. When garlic is turning brown, add in the sambal. We use 2 teaspoons of it. It will smell very pungent!
6. Pour in the ladies fingers. You will notice it will get very mushy. It's all right, stir and cook it for 5 mins.



7. If you like it soft, cook it longer. If you like it crunchy, maybe less time will do.


Serve it with freshly steamed rice.


For those interested:
Okra / Lady's Finger: Abelmoschus esculentus
Garlic: Allium sativum L.

7 comments:

Crunchasarus Rex said...

My only problem is i can't get sambal here. :(

You Cook I Eat said...

crunchasarus rex

my supplies of sambal is from mum's kitchen. let me ask her for her sambal recipe and i will publish it here ;-)

ika said...

but okra is too sticky. do you have some tips how can i remove the flame first before cook it ?

Child Development said...

Looks very spicy!!! Definitely would like to try this stuff!!!

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Cindy Dy said...

Looks so delicious. And this is very healthy foods. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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