Khoresh Bamieh (Persian Okra Stew)

April 10, 2013

Okra Stew

 

Ingredients

1 lb stew meat
1 large onion
5 garlic cloves
1 tsp turmeric
14 oz tomato can
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 lb okra
2-3 tbsp lemon juice
salt & pepper
oil

Directions

  1. Fine chop onion and garlic.  Saute in some oil until onion is translucent. Add turmeric and give it all a stir. Add meat, season with salt and pepper.  Cook meat until browned on all sides. Add 2 cups of water, cover and cook on medium low  for 2 hours until meat is tender. During this time make sure that the juices don’t completely evaporate.
  2. Add can of tomatoes, 1 cup of water, and tomato paste. Mix well and let come to a simmer.
  3. Cut the stems off the okra.
  4. First add lemon juice and salt to the stew. Then add okra to the pot and cook covered for half hour on a low simmer.  Stir the ingredients a few times very gently during the cooking time.  The okra should be cooked all the way through but not to the point that it falls apart. It should still hold its shape. Done!
Category: Persian Recipes

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