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Fried Okra with cumin dressing and pomegranate syrup

No Comments » Aug 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Recipes, Starters

Not everybody likes Okra. For many people it seems to “slimy” once it is cooked. In Greece you con find it often cooked in a tomato and onion sauce which leads to very soft okra. Here they are called Βamies (Μπάμιες).

I have just fried them in some olive oil which results in crispy okra. The cumin sauce in combination with the pomegranate syrup add a lots of flavors to the okra.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

difficulty: easy


  • 250 gram Okra
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 150 gram of sheep milk yogurt
  • a pinch of ground cumin
  • pomegranate syrup
  • Olive oil for frying
  • salt and pepper


Wash the okra and dry it off with a towel. Cut of the ends of the okra.

Heat oil in a pan. Fry the okra for about 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Meanwhile crush the garlic on a board with a bid knife. Use some sea slat to turn it into a paste.
Mix with the yogurt and some olive oil. Season with pepper and cumin and stir well. Dilute with a bit of water.

Let the fried okra drain on a bit of kitchen paper. Then place it on a plate and drizzle the cumin dressing and the pomegranate syrup over the okra.

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