What do you have for your lunch today? I am having the healthy, simple and quick stir-fry okra or lady’s fingers. Take less than 5 minutes to cook. If you like to try, this is the simple way….with 4 main ingredients - garlic, chilli, okra and soy sauce.
Heat 1 tablespoon of oil, add in 2 chopped cloves of garlic and 1 sliced chilli and stir fry until the garlic turn lightly brown. Add 200 g of sliced okra and keep stirring for few times. Add 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and stir fry for about 5 seconds. Cover with the lid for about 45 seconds (if you like the okra very soft then cover it for a minute with adding couple tablespoons of water). Serve hot with rice.
- Is not like old day you can trip the end of the okra to find it is young okra or not. So, look at the lightly green and small okra instead of dark green okra, this is the high chance to buy the young okra.
- Sliced okra better not to stir-frying too long in order to avoid the mucilage because mucilage increases when heats it applied. That is the reason I try to cover with lid to slightly steam it to make the dish present to eat.
By Jean's Asian Cooking