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Okra With Sambal Tempeh

Okra is also known as ladies’ fingers in England and Commonwealth countries. Sambal okra is made with fresh okra and sambal.

Servings: 1 Dish

Keywords: Sambal, vegan, ladies' fingers , okra

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins




  • 10 small okras
  • 2 tbsp sambal
  • 2 cloves garlic to be pounded with mortar and pestle
  • 5 shallots to be pounded with mortar and pestle
  • 1 tbsp tamarind pulp
  • 3 tbsp hot water
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 100 g buckwheat tempeh, minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  1. Mix tamarind pulp with hot water and set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp in pan. Add minced tempeh and panfry until crispy. Dish out.
  3. Add another tbsp of oil into the same pan. Sauté pounded garlic and shallots till fragrant.
  4. Add sambal and tamarind juice.
  5. Add in sugar and salt. Stir to combine.
  6. Put in crispy tempeh and mix well. Dish out.
  7. Steam okras for 3 minutes over high heat.
  8. Once done, trim the head and tail of okras and serve by topping sambal onto them.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1

Serving Per Recipe: 1 Dish

Amount Per Serving
Calories 650
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33.7g 51%
Saturated Fat 6.3g 31%
Trans Fat g
Sodium 843mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 59.6g 19%
Dietary Fiber 17.3g 69%
Sugars 12.5g
Protein 28.6g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: