Okra stew

Okra stew is popular throughout the Middle East and can be prepared with lamb or beef

1 kg fresh okra or frozen okra
1/2 kglamb (stew meat size)
2 large chopped tomatoes
2 spoon tomato paste
1 large chopped onion
6 diced garlic cloves
1/4 cup olive oil or vegetable oil
2 cups water
3 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon allspice
3 cloves
beef stock

Wash okra and trim off stems, and dry.
Heat oil in the pan then fry meat until colour has changed.
Saute chopped onions,diced garlic,tomato chopped, cloves and stir for 5 min. Add lamb meat,salt,beef stock and spices.
Add water and stir, bring to boil and then cover and cook on low heat until meat is tender.
Add in the end okra and tomato paste.
Mix well, cover and simmer until okra is tender.

This meal is excellent when served hot with rice or pita bread.


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  2. makanan si kang mas neh hehehe...

  3. Srivali: thanks alot, really i appreciated!

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  4. I like okra, and your stew looks so inviting! :)

  5. Wow that is looking yummy, never thought of the combination for lamb with okra...its a new avenue to me..lovely pics

  6. wah ketulan Lia..kemaren habis dari Asian store beli OKRA...pengen nyuba lagi ditumis.. mo tak coba resepmu Li... hmmm keknya enak... Arabiah biah....

  7. Yum, I've never tried okra, but this looks quite hardy.

  8. I may try this okra stew. Easier than stir-frying where the slime from the okra makes the pan very messy.

  9. Hi lia,
    your stew looks delicious! I am really sorry that you can't view the pictures:(.
    The buns are looking yum. I need to read the recipe.

  10. This dish looks goods and my first time come across stewed okra. Must try , must try one day.

  11. Nice dish with okra. Picture is very clear my dear and looks yummy.:))

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