Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Bamai - Bamia Stew Recipe

Bamia stew with lamb or beef cubes and okra in a tomato sauce base. This recipe for bamia is very simple. You can make it vegetarian by omitting the meat.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours, 00 minutes

Ingredients
1 lb stew meat (Lamb or Beef)
1 pound frozen okra
16 oz canned crushed tomatoes
4 oz. canned tomato puree
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon coriander
1/8 teaspoon allspice
8 cups water
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil

Preparation
In a large saucepan, brown meat with olive oil. Add onions and garlic.

Add crushed tomatoes, stirring well with meat, garlic and onion. Add cumin, coriander, salt and pepper, and allspice. Add water and tomato puree. Stir and combine well.

Add okra and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to low and simmer for 2 hours, or until meat is tender and done.

The sauce should thicken as it cooks. If it does not, add 1/2 cup all purpose flour.

Serve bamia with white rice.

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