Saudi Okra Stew With Meat (Bamia)

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by lemoncurd

This is a family favorite. It could be made with either meat, chicken fillet or whole disjointed chicken pieces. It's best to use baby okra, they don't go slimy in a hurry.

Top Review by nayoul

followed the recipe exactly and came out absolutely delicious! thank you for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash okra and chop off stems.
  2. Cut onions into fine pieces.
  3. Sauté onions in oil till golden on medium.
  4. Add garlic and stir for a few seconds.
  5. Add spices stir for a few seconds add meat cook till water from meat drys on medium heat.
  6. Stir at intervals.
  7. Add tomato paste stir for a few seconds add blended tomatoes and water to meat, cook until meat is done.
  8. Add okra to meat and simmer on medium low for 13 minutes.
  9. Add the chopped coriander and lemon juice, simmer another 3 minutes.
  10. Serve hot with basmati white rice.

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