A tasty Afghan dish with okra. My mom always makes this dish for us. You can also use fresh tomatoes rather than the tomato paste.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Stir in the onions, and cook until softened and dark brown, about 15 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste until no lumps remain. Add the okra, and sprinkle with turmeric, salt, and pepper. Pour in the water and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the okra is very tender and the sauce has thickened slightly, 15 to 20 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper again before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

126.7 calories; 3.3 g protein; 15.2 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 79.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2010
This gets 5 stars for what it is...simple and different. It is actually quite mild which surprised me but it could be the age of my spice. I had last minute surprise guest come who said she would/could not eat okra unless it was fried due to the slime factor. Well on seeing this she said...let me try a "No thank you portion." So I fixed up a tiny serving which (believe me... she would have had no problem consuming only a nibble of) and she ate the whole portion noting that it was not slimy even though it was definitely not fried. So another star added for reducing the slime factor on boiled okra. Thank you for sharing this recipe I think it would be good combined with some shredded chicken for a pita filling. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/02/2011
Good ingredients but there's no 'wow' factor to the taste. Easy to prepare. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2010
This gets 5 stars for what it is...simple and different. It is actually quite mild which surprised me but it could be the age of my spice. I had last minute surprise guest come who said she would/could not eat okra unless it was fried due to the slime factor. Well on seeing this she said...let me try a "No thank you portion." So I fixed up a tiny serving which (believe me... she would have had no problem consuming only a nibble of) and she ate the whole portion noting that it was not slimy even though it was definitely not fried. So another star added for reducing the slime factor on boiled okra. Thank you for sharing this recipe I think it would be good combined with some shredded chicken for a pita filling. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/02/2011
Good ingredients but there's no 'wow' factor to the taste. Easy to prepare. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2012
This was a great way to cook the okra! very tasty and less slimy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2012
A nice simple dish. I served it over millet and used fresh tomato & tomato paste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2017
Turned out great served over rice AND my 5 yr old enjoyed it. Easy to prepare. Made the recipe as is with the suggestion of using fresh (2 Cherokee Purple heritage) tomatoes. Delicate flavors of the veggies turmeric and rice made a great meatless meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2013
Loved this recipe! I did make one alteration. I used canned diced tomatoes in addition to the tomato paste! Fantastic recipe. I will definitely be making this again! I served over rice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2012
This tasted really great. Took it to a family dinner and it was a hit. It was really good to eat with rice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2014
A simple yet savory Afghan dish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2016
Delicious I used red Palm oil instead and I added green juice pulp for some more flavour. Yummy Read More