Stir Fried Okra (Lady’s Finger)

I never really liked okra when I was young. The only memory I had of okra of is using it during Arts and Craft lessona at school. Have you done those vegetable prints before when you were little? We use to do heaps! And using okra was very popular as it makes pretty flower prints!

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So I never really knew how it tasted! Also, the slimy texture on the inside kinda puts me off as well. Always thought it was kinda gross. haha My brother still thinks it’s gross! But he was never a fan of slimy or soft textured food. The first time I had it was in the fish head curry my mum cooked and I loved it! But I didn’t know if I liked it cause of the curry gravy that made it yummy! So mum sitr fried it during dinner one night and I absolutely loved it!

This is my mum’s version of the stir fried okra! Mine looks a little different. haha Hers is still a little crunchier and is less gooey. I think my wok wasn’t hot enough! :O But nonetheless, it was still yummy and the taste was quite similar! So I was really happy with my first attempt of cooking it!

I guess there are many ways you can slice your okra. I prefer mine thin and cut at an angle. But even if you cut it round, it would look nice too! Just that when it’s slightly thicker, might take a longer time to soften. So do take note!

Also, I am really lucky that my dearest mum made me a huge bottle of her own sambal chilli. But if you don’t have sambal in your fridge, just slice up a large chilli thinly and it would work too!

So here’s the recipe for my version of the stir fried okra. I decided to put it in a recipe card for a change! What do you think?

Have this dish with a hot bowl of rice! *slurps* ENJOY! (:

16 thoughts on “Stir Fried Okra (Lady’s Finger)

  1. Daisy@Nevertoosweet says:

    Love the way you’ve done the recipe 🙂 Looks great ~ I’ve never liked Okra either but like you I think it’s because I’ve never really had it when it’s cooked nicely! I’ll see if Mr Bao will make it for me if not lol i’m just gonna have to crash your place again lol I would never be able to cook it!

    • liannelow says:

      haha (: I know what you mean! I don’t think I would have liked it if not for my mummy! hehe But I really like it now! and yes! See if Mr Bao will cook it for you! hehe if not you know where to find me! 😛

  2. Felicia (@felhuang) says:

    Ladyfingers is my favourite veg! I actually like the slimy gooey texture. I really miss my grandmother’s sambal version, looks very similar to yours haha. Tell me when you’re cooking it again and I will self invite myself to dinner hehe

  3. Julie says:

    lol my dad failed cooking okra – he overcooked and was too soft. Then I went and tried it at a malaysian restaurant and liked it more 🙂

      • liannelow says:

        awww (: Thank you so so much for your support! It’s so encouraging to know people enjoy reading what I post! I’m following yours too and can’t wait to read more of your posts! hehe xx

    • liannelow says:

      aww thanks babe! (: Was a bit hesitant to use the recipe cards but I’m glad u like it! hehe And don’t worry, you’re not alone with the lady’s fingers! I wasnt a fan too till recently!

  4. Pou Lin says:

    Wow beautiful collections of Okra taste..Babe ^_^ . I enjoyed reading because okra is my favourite veggie. And not to forget your mom, she such a swt<3 for cooking this delicious and yummy okra 🙂

    Way to go 🙂 God bless you

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