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
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.