Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a very spicy dish that has a unique, tangy flavor. The combination of okra and serrano peppers isn't for everyone, but people who love both ingredients (like me) should enjoy the combination.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan or wok over medium-high heat. Fry the okra until they are slightly crisp and somewhat browned (about 5 minutes). Remove from the oil and set aside.
  2. In the same oil, fry the garlic, ginger, serrano peppers, turmeric, basil, and cumin for 2 minutes. Add the shrimp and mix well. Cook until shrimp are done, or about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients along with the fried okra. Quickly fry the mixture for 5 more minutes, stirring gently to prevent the okra from breaking. Serve hot over rice, if desired.
Most Helpful

Very good and spicy dish! I changed the recipe a bit by using frozen okra (added with the shrimp) and only 2 peppers and 2 cloves of garlic. I also cut down on the oil by half. Still very spicy and hot dish which we enjoyed very much. Thanks for sharing!

ellie_ February 24, 2013