Egyptian okra

    Okra, called Bamya in Egyptian Arabic, is a popular vegetable in Egypt that is either prepared as a stew with meat or as a simple vegetable side dish like in this recipe, where frozen okra is used.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 400g frozen okra, thawed
    • 1 medium onion
    • 5 garlic cloves
    • 1 green pepper
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 700ml chicken stock
    • 3 tablespoons tomato puree
    • juice of 1 lemon
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:17min  ›  Ready in:27min 

    1. Chop the onion, garlic and pepper in a food processor or by hand.
    2. Put butter and the chopped onion, garlic and pepper in a large frying pan and fry at high temperature until lightly coloured, about 2 minutes.
    3. Add chicken stock, tomato puree, okra and lemon juice and cook over medium heat until the okra is soft, about 15 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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