Okra Bamia Recipe

Madhuli Ajay
Okra Bamia Recipe
3723 ratings.

Bamia is a simple Okra (Bhindi/Lady’s Finger) and Tomato stew, popular across the Middle East. Okra is gently simmered with tomatoes to make this classic dish, which can be served with Rice or bread. Meat may also be added to this stew, but this vegetarian version is equally delicious. Use tender, fresh Okra so that they cook well.

Butter Garlic Naan or Saffron Pilaf can be served with Bamia Okra Recipe.

Here few Okra recipes which you will like to try at your home.

  1. Vendakkai Poriyal Recipe
  2. Pyaz Wali Bhindi Recipe
  3. Dahi Bhindi Recipe
  4. Vendakai Puli Kootu

Equipment used - saucepan 

Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

25 M

Total in

45 M


4 Servings


  • 13 Bhindi (Lady Finger/Okra)
  • 4 Tomatoes , blanched, skin removed and blend to a paste
  • 1 Onion , chopped
  • 2 Garlic , minced
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Okra Bamia Recipe

  1. To begin making Okra Bamia recipe, first heat oil in a saucepan and let it heat.

  2. Add the onion and garlic and sauté till the onion becomes translucent.

  3. Add the coriander powder, chilli powder and okra and stir fry for a minute.

  4. Add about 1 cup of water to the okra and add salt.

  5. Bring it to a boil and cook for another 2-3 minute.

  6. Now add the tomato paste and stir it, cook the mixture with the lid on top at a low heat.

  7. Wait till the okra is cooked and see to that the sauce is thick. 

  8. Add the lime juice and give it a good mix.

  9. Butter Garlic Naan or Saffron Pilaf can be served with Bamia Okra Recipe.