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Spicy Okra

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Okra or well known as lady finger is a vegetable that I just “met” recently (well, I’m sure they had been “sitting still” in the market all this time, but I never paid attention). One day, my mom brought this cooked vegetable from the food court near where we live, and I felt in love immediately. I’m a big fan of vegetables…..almost any kinds, so I always love to taste new ones.

I love the texture, the taste, and of course the spiciness in it. But sometimes it’s hard to get fresh cooked okra from the food court, and besides the sambal usually doesn’t taste like what I want. Indonesian sambal that I like so much is very spicy, but Singapore sambal tends to be sweet and sour. So I tried this at home by using my mom’s homemade sambal terasi….and it was delicious. Best to east wit my favorite “ikan asin” (dried salty fish) and “kerupuk bawang”.


  • Okra / lady finger (about 20), cut the head and tail, then cut diagonally
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 shallot, minced
  • 1/2 tomato, minced
  • 1 tbsp sambal terasi
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 tsp cooking oil


  1. Heat the wok and add the cooking oil
  2. Stir fry garlic and onion until fragrant
  3. Add chili and tomatoes, stir fry
  4. Add okra, sugar, salt, and pepper, stir fry for a few minutes until cooked

Spicy Okra


Author: cruiseoflife

Hi there. I'm from Indonesia but now live quite far away from my home country. I love cooking for my family. I learned how to cook for the first time from my mom and I believe that mom's cooking is always the best, and I do hope that my son will feel the same too even though he grows up so fast. I love Indonesian food as I grew up with it, and I promise to myself that my son, although he doesn't live in Indonesia right now, will always like and enjoy authentic Indonesian food. I make this blog so that my family will always remember our togetherness and happy time that we had, are having, and will have when we eat together and have good memories about a mother's love through her dishes. Hopefully these recipes will help other people to make healthy home cooked dishes for their families.

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