Sambal Okra Recipe (Sambal Lady's Fingers)

Sambal Okra (Sambal Lady’s Fingers) recipe - Granted this is not a super-hard dish to prepare at home, but you must ensure ALL the following ingredients are present in your kitchen.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Malaysian
Keyword Sambal Okra (Sambal Lady’s Fingers)
Servings 4 people
Calories 40 kcal


  • fresh lady's fingers/okras, about 10 of them sliced diagonally
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 5-6 shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 5 fresh red chilies, blend them
  • 1 teaspoon toasted Belacan, Malaysian Shrimp Paste
  • 1 red chili, sliced
  • cooking Oil
  • salt to taste, (optional)


  1. Heat the wok and add the cooking oil. Stir fry chopped garlic and add in shrimp. Add the lady's fingers (okra), blended chilies, toasted belacan, and salt. Stir fry for a few minutes until the okra becomes sticky and cooked. Toss in the sliced chili, dish out and serve hot.
  2. Voila! You now have Malaysian-style Lady's Fingers - a classic dish from Malaysia.
Nutrition Facts
Sambal Okra Recipe (Sambal Lady's Fingers)
Amount Per Serving (4 people)
Calories 40
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 99mg 4%
Potassium 236mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 13.2%
Vitamin C 118.4%
Calcium 2.2%
Iron 4.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.