Okra bushes grow in Egypt along side canals. It has a nice looking light purple to pink flower
It is a popular dish there and in Sudan, as well the southern United States, and in the Caribbean.
In Egypt, large pods are undesirable, and the smaller the fruit, the more tender and less seeds it has.
The stem part has to be removed by using a small paring knife and peeling in a way to leave the fruit intact with a cone shaped end.
Large pods are consumed in the Sudan in a hot dish known as Wika.
Wikipedia page on Okra.
Preparation Time: 1.5 hours
1 pack okra.
1/2 kg meat cubes.
1 onion sliced
2 tablebspoons vegetable oil.
1 chicken stock cube.
1 green pepper.
3 garlic cloves , chopped.
Salt and pepper.
In a casserole mix oil, meat, okra, tomato paste, garlic, stock cubes, onion, salt and pepper.
Add water to cover ingredients.
Arrange tomato and green pepper slices on top.
Cover casserole with aluminum foil and place in oven and cook at very high heat for 45-50 minutes until meat is tender.
Uncover casserole and turn on broiler.
Take out of oven, leave to cool down then serve.