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how to cook a delicious bemyé bzet – okra (bamia)- suitable for vegetarians

okra dishOkra is a very critical vegetable. It’s either you like it or you hate it.

Okra is a very healthy food due to its high fiber, Vitamin C and folate content. it’s also known for being antioxidant and a good source of calcium and potassium.

This simple recipe will make you change your mind if you think you will never like okra, and for those who know how delicious okra is already enjoy the meal!

It’s suitable for vegetarian people and who don’t eat meat on fridays* (lent)

Ingredients: (for 4 people)

  • 1kg okra
  • 2 large tomatoes diced
  • 1 large chopped onion
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • one bunch of chopped coriander
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • juice of one lemon

Start by frying the onion and garlic with 1 tbsp of oil, only for 3 minutes on high flame then add the tomatoes and coriander. Cover with 2 cups of water as below

okra sauce

When it just start to boil add the okra and cook for 20 to 30 mns. You should taste to see the doneness of the okra.

okra pot

Once it’s cooked, remove from heat, add the lemon juice and salt to taste.

You can serve it hot as you can serve it cold as a mezze.

okra 2


Give it a try and i am sure you will love it.

okra 3