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Okra - Bamies

Okra is one of these vegetables that you either love or hate. I love them and believe me with this recipe you are going to love them as well!

Vegan, gluten free, nut free, soy free | Serves 2-3 | MAIN


  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2 big potatoes or 4 small
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
  • 150g of passata
  • 1 veggie cube
  • 350g okra
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1/2 teaspoon of oregano
  • Salt and pepper
  • Handful of fresh parsley


1.Remove the heads of the okra as shown in the following video, thoroughly wash and pat dry them with a kitchen towel.

2.Heat the vegetable oil in a shallow pan or pot and carefully fry them in batches for a couple of minutes.

3.Place them on a plate with lined kitchen paper to absorb any excess oil and season with salt. If you've never had okra before, I suggest you try some now, they are delicious!


4.In a medium pot, on a medium heat, add the olive oil, onions, garlic and potatoes and sauté for 4-5 minutes until golden.

5.Add the tomato paste and sauté for a couple of minutes.

6.Add the passata, veggie cube and 400ml of water. Season and bring to boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

7.Add the fried okra and stir around carefully as they are very soft. Cover and cook for additional 10-15 minutes.

8.Check if the potatoes are cooked with a fork, adjust the seasoning to your preference and add the parsley.

Serve with bread.

Happy cooking everyone!


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