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Okra in Oil [Bamieh Bil Zayt]:
Submitted by: Madame Wardeh | Date Added: 18 Jul 2010
Listed in: Lebanese Dishes

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Ingredients

• 700 g (1½ lp) fresh okra / frozen or canned, trim stem end and wash
• 1 kg (32 oz) tomatoes, washed and sliced
• 1 cup finely chopped onion
• 2 heads garlic, peeled
• 1 tspn salt (as desired)
• ½ cup vegetable oil or olive oil
• 1 cup finely chopped fresh coriander,washed
• 1 tbls ground dried coriander
• 4 cloves garlic, crushed
• 1 fresh red or green chili
• 1 cup water
• a dash of ground allspice
• a dash of sugar
Preparation

• Fry okra in oil.
• Remove and put on paper towels.
• Fry onions in oil till transparent.
• Add dried coriander and garlic.
• Stir for 2 minutes till fragrant.
• Add tomatoes.
• Cook over medium heat for another 2 minutes.
• Add okra, salt, sugar, allspice, chili, and water.
• Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook for 25 minutes or till okra is tender.
• Add fresh coriander and boil for 2 minutes.
• Remove chili and serve cold.
Additional Notes
Its a good idea to have multiple pans going at one time to make the cook ... otherwise the 2 hours could turn into a half a day. :)