Monday, December 20, 2010

Okra with Sambal

During working days, I just allow myself less than 30 minutes to prepare simple dinner. Okra with sambal is a vegetable dish that suits my hectic life. To reduce the cooking time, I prepared the sambal belacan before hand and stored in a air-tight container in the fridge. So, I can serve the sambal with boiled okra or with white cabbage later on. This is another simple way to savor a vegetable dish.

Okra with Sambal

12 Okra, get the head and tail discarded and cut into half
1 tbsp of garlic oil

Sambal :
5 red chili
4 bird's eye chili
1.5cm cube of balacan
3 calamansi
3 Kaffir lime leaves (choose the young leaves) - optional
1 tsp of sugar
1 tbsp of light soy sauce

The Sambal
1. Toast the belacan in oven preheated at 200deg C for 10 minutes. Leave it cooled and mash it with a spoon.
2. Blend the chillies, belacan and Kaffir lime leaves till paste form.
3. Sieve in the calamansi juice.
4. Season it with light soy sauce and sugar.

The Okra
Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add a tbsp of garlic oil. Blanch the okra in boing water for several minutes. Drain and dish out on a plate. Top the okra with sambal. Serve hot.


Joanne said...

I don't eat okra enough and it's too bad because I love it! Great dish.

WendyinKK said...

I love okra anyway anyhow.
And with this sambal sauce, it's really yum!

Vernice Yeo said...

Simple & Yummy~ ^^

Priya Suresh said...

Wat a beautiful okra with sambal,tempting sauce..

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Cooking Gallery said...

I've never tried okra in my life, it looks good and especially tempting with the sambal ;)!

tigerfish said...

I love okra and I really miss it with sambal!

lena said...

this is very inviting..yeah must come with the sambal, delicious!

Little Inbox said...

Joanne, I see. Sounds pity… :P

Wendy, the sambal goes well with boiled cabbage too. I love it!

Vernice, thanks for dropping by.

Priya, thanks to you!

Little Inbox said...

Vincent, I’ve done so. Thanks for dropping by.

Cooking Gallery, OMG, you miss the yummy veggies! Haha…but, it’s never too late to give it a try!

Tigerfish, may be it’s time for you to make this? :)

Lena, yes, the sambal is a must for this dish. :)

Anonymous said...

I love okra. Having it with sambal is another favourite of mine.

Big Boys Oven said...

I had this recently it is awesome! :)

Joey Y said...

I love quick recipes like these. Share more ^^


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