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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


roast hamour fish

roast hamourCooking becomes different when you have a baby. He becomes the priority and your life is all about him. It’s friday (the weekend in Doha) the day we eat lunch as a family. I woke up thinking what to cook something healthy, fast and my boys like it. Plus it’s the lent and we don’t eat meat on fridays. So i decided to make roast fish with vegetables, lemon and walnut.


  • A whole fish, i chose hamour about 1kg
  • 3 medium potatoes
  • 4 carrots
  • 3 big garlic cloves
  • walnuts (as much as you like)
  • 200g  coriander
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • 2 lemons

Chop the walnuts, garlic and coriander for the stuffing.


Make diagonal cuts on both sides to put inside from the stuffing to give it a richer aroma.


Stuff the fish and insert lemon slices.

Cut the carrots and potatoes and put them on the sides.

sprinkle the salt and olive oil and it’s ready to be baked for 25 mns.

3Try it and give me your opinion 🙂

linguine alla scampi

The season of lent began today. It is a season of penance, reflection, and fasting which prepares us for Christ’s Resurrection on Easter Sunday. Some people abstain from eating meat (but salt and freshwater species of fish, amphibians, reptiles and shellfish are permitted), so I will be posting some yummy meals to help.

linguini alla scampi

Linguine alla scampi is a 30 mns preparation meal and it’s so delicious

Ingredients: (for 2 people)

  • 350g shrimps
  • 250g linguine n11
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 2 garlic clove
  • chopped coriander
  • salt
  • chilli oil
  • garlic oil


–       boil the shrimps, peel and devein them

–        in a pan put together the chopped tomatoes, crushed garlic and coriander for 5 minutes and add the shrimps, chilli oil , garlic oil and salt for another 5 mins. And your mix is ready to pour on the linguine.