Lemony Okra with Garlic & Coriander

By shahdan • May 25, 2015

4 servings
30 min
Lemony Okra with Garlic & Coriander

This is one of my very favorite home recipes! Unlike the traditional okra cooked with tomato sauce, this okra is light, refreshing and perfect for spring and summer time!


  • 400 gram okra or (1 frozen pack) - بامية
  • 4 large garlic cloves (crushed) - فصوص ثوم
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander - كسبرة ناشفة
  • 400 ml vegetable stock (or chicken stock) - مرقة خضار
  • 1 handful coriander - كزبرة
  • 2 large lime (or more) - ليمون بلدي
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil - زيت زيتون
  • to taste salt and pepper - ملح و فلفل

Step by step

  1. If using fresh okra, peel and prepare it.
  2. In a sauce pan, add the ground coriander and crushed garlic to the olive oil over a low heat for half a minute. Make sure not to burn the garlic.
  3. Stir in the vegetable (or chicken) stock.
  4. Add the okra (if frozen, straight from the bag after a quick wash), a bunch of finely chopped fresh coriander, the juice of two limes, salt and pepper to taste and sliced red chili pepper (without the seeds) if you like your food a little spicy.
  5. Cover and leave to simmer over low heat until the okra is cooked. It will depend on the size of okra, but it’ll need an average of 15 minutes.
  6. Add more chopped fresh coriander before serving. Serve with white rice or with wholesome baladi bread… and add more lime juice to taste!


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4 responses to “Lemony Okra with Garlic & Coriander”

  1. Shahira says:

    I loved it.. Such a nice change from the traditional bamya bel salsa .. Yum

  2. Aida says:

    I made this for iftar today. Double the quantity so I could have leftovers and not cook tomorrow… But it was a clear favorite among my guests and there’s very little left. Thanks

  3. shahdan says:

    Hi Shahira and Aida, thank you so much for posting your reviews. So glad you liked it!

  4. salma megahed says:

    yummy ! made this today.. delicious
    my one year old loved it too 🙂

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