Bendi Goreng Asam Pedas (Sour Spicy Okra)

    45 mins

    This spicy side dish is mouth-watering and delicious served with rice. Be careful not to overcook the okra as it can turn slimy.


    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    3 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 10 okra, sliced diagonally
    • 10 dried chillies, soaked in water and seeds removed
    • 6 shallots
    • 2 garlic cloves
    • 10 gm dried shrimps, soaked in water
    • 5 daun kesum, torn (optional)
    • 1/2 cup tamarind juice
    • pinch of sugar
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • oil for cooking

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:20min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Put reconstituted dried chillies, shallots and garlic in blender and grind until a fine paste. Chop the dried shrimp to medium coarseness.
    2. Heat oil in pan and fry the chilli paste until fragrant. Add the dried shrimp, daun kesum and stir.
    3. Add the tamarind juice and stir for about 3 minutes. Add the okra and quickly stir until combined. Season with sugar, salt and pepper according to taste.

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