Monday, August 3, 2009

Okra with Tomato Recipe

Delicious Lebanese vegetarian main dish - Try this easy Lebanese recipe Okra with Tomato.

Preparation time : 30 minutes
Cooking time : 45 minutes


2 cups vegetable oil, for deep frying
600 g frozen okra, thawed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion or 125 g, chopped
5 cloves garlic, sliced
4 tablespoons coriander leaves, chopped
2 medium tomatoes or 300 g, peeled and pureed
2½ cups water or 625 ml
2 cubes MAGGI® Vegetable Bouillon
2 tablespoons tomato paste
½ teaspoon ground coriander
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon white ground pepper


Heat oil in a large saucepan and deep fry okra until it’s lightly golden in color. Remove okra from oil and place it in strainer and set aside.

Warm olive oil in a medium saucepan and sauté onion until its tender then add garlic and coriander and stir until fragrant. Add the prepared okra, tomato, water, MAGGI® Vegetable Bouillon cubes, tomato paste and spices.

Bring to boil and simmer over a low heat for 20-25 minutes or until okra is tender (add water if it’s needed).

Serving tips : This dish can be served hot or cold.

Nutrition information:
Fats : 14.00 g
Protein : 3.20 g
Carbohydrate : 15.00 g
Energy : 197.00 Kcal

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