Tuesday, March 23, 2021


Lady's fingers dish where you need not stir fry and not afraid of the sticky, slimy juice. Also known as Okra, it is a warm season vegetable, easily available in vegetable markets. It is a good source of minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and fiber. Okra has a mild taste and a unique texture, with a peach-like fuzz on the outside and inside the pod are small, edible seeds. Ladies' fingers has high nutritional value and benefits.
This dish requires the ladies' fingers to be blanched.  I believe you can also steam to cook.  Then prepare a sauce to spread of the cooked vegetables. The sauce is savoury, fragrant and spiciness is according to your preference.
[serves 2-3]
12 to 15 pieces Ladies' Fingers - washed [blanched or steamed]
1 piece firm beancurd - cut into 1 cm thick pieces, pan fried to brown [optional]
1-2 tbsp chopped garlic
1-2 small red chillies - cut small pieces
1 stalk spring onions - cut small pieces
Seasoning Sauce
1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
1/2 tbsp light soy sauce
1/4 tsp salt to taste
dash of pepper
sugar to taste
75-100 ml water + 1 tsp cornflour for thickening
  1. Bring water to boil, blanch Ladies' fingers until cooked and tender.  Arrange on serving plate over fried beancurd slices.
  2. Combine seasoning sauce with water and cornflour.
  3. Using a small pan, add some oil, saute chopped garlic until aromatic.  Pour in the combined sauce, bring to boil until thick.  Add in cut red chillies.
  4. Pour sauce over blanched Ladies' fingers.  Sprinkle spring onions.
  5. Serve hot or immediately.