Sambal okra and squid

Main Dish
2 servings
17 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
1 medium Squid

15 Okra aka Ladies' Finger, sliced

5 Cherry Tomato or 1 Tomato, cut into quarters

Chilli Paste:

4 Fresh Red Chilli

8 Dried Chilli

6 Shallot

4 clove Garlic

1 stalk Lemongrass

1/3 tablespoon Belacan

1 teaspoon brown sugar

Salt to taste


  • Remove soft bone and innards of squids. Cut squids into rings. Set aside.
  • Grind all ingredients for chilli paste, except for sugar and salt, together. Heat wok with 1 teaspoon of oil.
  • Stir fry chilli paste till fragrant. Add sugar and salt to taste. Leave to cool.
  • In a wok, heat 1/2 tablespoon oil.. Add squid and stir fry till half cooked. Dish and set aside.
  • In the same wok, heat 1/2 tablespoon oil. Add in okra and tomatoes. Stir fry for a minute. Add in the chilli paste.
  • Stir fry for 8 minutes or till well cooked. Dish and serve. Add in squid to marinade for at least 30 minutes. Place squid with chilli paste on banana leaf.
  • Grill in preheated oven at 180C for 15 minutes or till cooked. Remove and top with fresh shallot sliced and drizzle with lime jucie. Serve immediately.


Sambal Okra and Squid, photo 1
Sambal Okra and Squid, photo 2


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