Saturday, April 11, 2009

Okra -Bamya in Tomato sauce

Okra egyptian style

You need:
1 Bag frozen Okra ( 1/2kg) or 500 gr fresh Okra
3 tomatos
1 onion
2-3 garlich cloves
2 tablespoon oil

1/2 teaspoon cumin
salt, pepper

1. If you use fresh okra than cut the end carefully off from all the okra and than wash them carefully.
However i advice you to use frozen okra as its not only easier but they are mostly also softer.

2. Heat the oil in a medium sized bowl. Peel and chop the onion and put in the bowl.
Fry for 1-2 minutes on medium heat. Dont let it get too brown.
Peel and chop garlic and add for another 1/2 minute.

3. Wash and chop the tomatoes.
Add in the bowl and add 1/2 cup of water.
Add the spices and let simmer for 5 minutes.
Put the tomato mix in a mixer and than put back in the bowl.
You can skip that step if you dont have a mixer or just dont want to do it ;)

4. Add the Okra and another 1-1,5 cups of water ( preferable boiling water).
Cover and let simmer for 30 minutes.
If the okra isnt tender enough after 30 minutes let simmer some longer.

Serve with Rice

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