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Stewed Okra & Tomatoes {Bemieh bel Zeit}

A simple delicious dish of Okra ,cooked the Lebanese style.
Course Lunch
Cuisine Middle East
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 500 gms okra
  • 2 medium onions
  • 4-6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 3-4 tomatoes
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt to taste


  • Wash and wipe the okra. Trim the head and tails.
  • Slit the okra making sure you keep them intact.
  • Spray a little oil on the okras.
  • Place them in a air fryer and roast till they turn slightly crisp.
  • Alternatively you can deep fry the okra.
  • Add 4-6 teaspoons of fresh oil in a pan and saute the onions and bell peppers until they turn golden or lightly caramelised. Sauté for 3-4 more minutes.
  • Add the okra to the pan , stir well.
  • Add the sliced tomatoes and the garlic.
  • Sprinkle cayenne peppers and salt, mix well and let cook on low heat for 5-7 minutes.