Thursday, July 16, 2009
Okra is probably one of the most consumed vegetable in Malaysia, the whole South East Asia as the matter of fact...
I can never get tired of this Sambal Okra, it just goes so well with Steam Jasmine rice...
12-15 medium size Okra
10 Dried red chilies
3 cloves of Garlic
1 tsp of belachan
25gms Dried shrimp
1 tsp Sugar
Salt to taste
First slice Okra diagonally, soaked the dried shrimp well
Use a food processor to chop the dried shrimp, alternatively you could chopped manually.
Blend together shallot, garlic, chili (Soak with hot water if prefered), Belachan with some water.
In a cooking pan, add 2 tbsps of cooking oil, pour in the blended chili paste. Stir fry till the oil seperated. Stir in the chopped dried shrimp and stir fry for about a minute or two, and now season with salt and sugar.
Note：Belachan in its natural form is very salty in taste,beware of that when you add salt at this stage.
Now turn the heat to high, and stir in the Okra pieces, you can sprinkle a very little water to make it easier for the spices to coat. Do a quick stir for about 2-3 minutes, until Okra is cooked.
Steam some rice, and we are ready!
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