It’s kinda funny, most people either like okra or simply hate it. The reason most people don’t care for it is not because it doesn’t taste good, but because most people don’t like the sliminess of it. I get it,
cause I don’t care for the slimy taste when you bite into it either. However, I really like the taste of okra itself. According to Mrs. Montazami the trick to keep the sliminess at bay is to make sure that the top portion is not cut all way though. Basically, just cut the stem. I found that mine came out just fine. There was a slight hint of it but the taste made up for it all!!
This khoresht believe it or not is probably the easiest to make and requires very little effort!
1 lb stew meat
1 large onion
5 garlic cloves
1 tsp turmeric
14 oz tomato can
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 lb okra
2-3 tbsp lemon juice
salt & pepper
Fine chop onion and garlic. Saute in some oil until onion is translucent. Add turmeric and give it all a stir. Add meat, season with salt and pepper. Cook meat until browned on all sides. Add 2 cups of water, cover and cook on medium low for 2 hours until meat is tender. During this time make sure that the juices don’t completely evaporate.
Add can of tomatoes, 1 cup of water, and tomato paste. Mix well and let come to a simmer.
Cut the stems off the okra.
First add lemon juice and salt to the stew. Then add okra to the pot and cook covered for half hour on a low simmer. Stir the ingredients a few times very gently during the cooking time. The okra should be cooked all the way through but not to the point that it falls apart. It should still hold its shape.
Believe it or not, that’s it. Super easy right??
So how do you feel about Okra?!