Okra w/ Tomato-Lemon Sauce



Translation: Bamia

Cuisine: Egyptian

Recipe Type: Main Dish

Average User Rating: 0.12 / 5

Vegetarian / Vegan: Vegan

This Southern Egyptian dish is great served with flatbread or kochari.

Ingredients:

1 lb. fresh okra, soaked overnight, and cut into smaller pieces.
1 large onion, thinly sliced
4 TB olive oil
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tomatoes, sliced
1 TB coriander seed, crushed
Salt and black pepper, to taste
2 TB fresh lemon juice

Directions:

Fry the sliced onions in olive oil until lightly browned. Add the okra and fry for another 5 minutes. Add the sliced tomatoes and garlic, stir and fry for another 10 minutes. Add 1 cup hot water, salt & pepper, and the crushed coriander seeds, and simmer for another 45 minutes. Add lemon juice and simmer for another 15 minutes before serving.

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 hour

Servings: 2-4

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I love this dish, one of my favorites and an excellent way to cook delicious okra. I like to use a can of diced tomatoes and up to 2 cups of warmed beef stock then simmer down for a little less time - the sauce is still thick and delicious while ensuring the okra is soft yet distinctly \'crisp\'. Sometimes I add a whole thickly diced zucchini and fry it off with the okra before adding liquids. I juice a whole lemon and tone down the tartness by adding a pinch or two of brown sugar (this is also good to tone down the sharpness of tomato). Enjoy!

Recipe Rating: 5 Stars

User: Lucie
Apr.30.2012
8:49 pm

Absolutely delicious; just like the okra I ate when I was kid in Egypt if not better!

Recipe Rating: 5 Stars

User: Jehan
Aug.5.2012
6:12 pm

Although I\'ve made suggestions in my previous comment, to get the tastiest result it is best to follow the above okra recipe as closely as possible! Thank you so much for sharing :D

Recipe Rating: 5 Stars

User: Lucie
Oct.11.2012
9:21 pm

Vegetarian Okra w/ Tomato-Lemon Sauce Recipe - Average User Rating: 0.12 / 5 - 3 Ratings, 3 Reviews