Recipe by: Djoemirah de Vette

Source: Cookbook “Het beste uit de Surinaamse keuken” – best of suriname cuisine



  • 10 lady fingers
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Vinegar
  • 2 Tbs sugar
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 bay leaves
  • 1 star anise

You may add red onion, cucumber, and fresh chili or apart.


  • Wash the lady fingers and cut the ends.
  • Boil in not too much water with 1 tsp of salt for 10 min until soft.
  • Mix vinegar, sugar and 1 tsp salt
  • Add the soft boiled lady fingers
  • Use the same liquid recipe to add red onion, cucumber, fresh chili, cloves, bay leaves and star anise.

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