Stir-fried Sambal Okra (Lady Finger)
With my stash of no-cook homemade sambal belacan in the fridge, this is an under 15-minute stir-fry that is sure to please okra (aka lady finger or lady’s fingers) and sambal chilli lovers. I totally love this simple version of spicy okra where I only used sambal belacan and garlic. You can tweak this recipe by adding shallots or dried shrimps for a more “hae bee hiam” (dried shrimp chilli paste) taste which is equally delicious. But this simple version satisfies my tummy and enable a tasty and spicy dish on the dinner table in almost no time at all.
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Okra is a vegetable which you either love or steer clear of, due to its hairy skin and slimy texture when cut. Fortunately I belong to the okra fan club. One tip to reduce the inherent sliminess is to stir fry it briskly over a high heat wok.
If you don’t want to fire up your wok but still love the idea of okra with a fiery sambal kick, you can check out the other recipe: steamed okra with with sambal belacan.