Lebanese Bamyeh bil zayt (Okra in Oil) Recipe

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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 tsp salt (as desired)
½ cup vegetable oil or olive oil
1 cup finely chopped fresh coriander,
1 tbsp 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


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 for25 minutes or till okra is tender.Add fresh coriander and boil for 2 minutes.
Remove chili and serve cold.

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