Centropa's picture

BAMYA (Okra)


photo taken by Julia Frost, on October 13, 2011, CC licensing

- ½ kg of okra
- 3 large tomatoes, cored, seeded,peeled, then grated
- 1 onion, grated
- 1 cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoonful of sugar
- white wine vinegar
- salt
- lemon

Prepare a bowl of water with vinegar in it—around half and half. Peel the conic top of the okras but keeping the same shape (see picture). Lay the okra in the vinegar-water bowl one by one after you peel them. Let the okras wait in the vinegar-water for half an hour.

In the meantime, take the mixure of tomatoes and onions and boil them with the salt, sugar and lemon and cook the mixture for 5 minutes. Take the okras out of the bowl, drain them, and add to the mixture. Add enough hot water (which you have kept on a low simmer) to cover . After the water boils again, cook on a very small flame for 6 or 7 minutes.

This dish can be eaten hot or cold. In summer we eat this cold as an appetizer, and squeeze some lemon over it just before serving.

glqxz9283 sfy39587stf02 mnesdcuix8
glqxz9283 sfy39587stf03 mnesdcuix8