Thursday, January 12, 2012

Okra

Okra is a dish you either love or hate. Personally, I m not a fan, but I believe that if there is a way for someone to like them, this is it, the traditional oily cook method!

Ingredients
500 gr. okra
a handfull of parsley 
1 onion chopped
2 tb.sp. tomato sause
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp sweet red pepper
1 tsp salt
olive oil
 
How to Make
In a pot, add olive oil to cover the bottom well. Then, put in the onions and let them smoothen.

Continue with the okra. With a wooden spoon turn okra many times around.

Then, add the tomato sause and stir well.

Last, put in parsley and spices, cover with water and let it boil for about 30 minutes.

Notes: Don't stir after you add water, just let it boil. Every now and then though wiggle the pot so that the orka won't get stuck at the bottom.
The smell is amazing when its getting ready!
 
Find it in Greek here.

46 comments:

  1. I have never had okra, but you sure make it sound a must try.
    Rita

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  2. @ Rita, hope you try and like it!

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  3. I never make Okra but this sounds delish! I'll have to give your recipe a try. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for following me. I'm now following you as well. Happy New Year!

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  4. @ Vicky, happu new year! Thank you for stopping by too! Hope you like orka after all!

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  5. Okra is one of those veggies that I don't like but your photos certainly make them look tasty. I may have to give them a try cooking them your way. Thanks for sharing this. Have a great day!

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  6. Those look so tasty!! Definitely i'm gonna try this out :) You have a 'Versatile Blogger Award' at my space. Grab it from this link: http://teenzyummydelights.blogspot.com/2011/11/liebster-blog-award.html

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  7. I have quite a few okra fans in my family. I am saving this recipe! Thank you for sharing!

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  8. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and saying Hi. Your blog looks great!! I love Greek food (all Mediterranean food, really). Although I'm not a big fan of okra either, if it's spiced right, it's not that bad. Your Kourabiedes post has me drooling. Ever since I had them in Greektown (Detroit) I knew I had to make them. They're still on my "to-try" list but hopefully for not much longer :o)

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  9. @ Suzi, hope you try and like them!

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  10. @ Teena Mary, I m coming! Thank you!

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  11. @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet, thank you so much!

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  12. @ Hanaa, thank you for visiitng and your comments. Kourabiedes are quite easy to make, so I hope you give it a try soon!

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  13. I have to say I'm quite a fan of okra! I know the texture should put me off but it is such an unique and different vegie! This recipe seems very delicious, I will try it when I get back from holidays.

    xx April
    http://tete-a-tete4food.blogspot.com

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  14. @ April, thank you for visiting! Hope you like this (greekish) recipe for okra!

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  15. We love okra! I even have some Okra Plants in my garden! Looks delicious! Have a nice day!

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    1. @ kitchen flavours, thank you! Have a nice day too!

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  16. This looks delicious. I have to admit, I've never tasted Okra. Thank you for visiting my blog & leaving a comment! Hope to see you around some more :)

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    1. Thank you for visiting too! Hope to see you around often!

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  17. I love okra and this dish looks fantastic. with all the garlic and tomato paste, I can only imagine how yummy it must be.

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  18. True, people love it or hate it. Some people hate the texture of it. Personally, I love it! :) I think the recipe looks delicious.

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  19. hi elpinki, thanks for sharing a new method of cooking okra! over here, some of us just boil it till tender and serve with chilli paste.

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    1. Then I think you should try this recipe too!

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  20. We eat okra over where i am too but this method is totally new to me. It's really interesting to get to know new methods practised in other parts of the world, giving me an opportunity to add to those i am familiar with. In fact, I plan to cook it over this weekend, we have a dish where there is a combination of 4 greens (okra is one of them) stir-fried in chili paste.

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    1. I find it really interesting too to learn recipes for common dishes from around the world! Hope you try sometime mine and like it!

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  21. Thanks for reminding me of this dish! I have to cook it soon...
    I visited your Greek Blog as well. Very nice job! Keep up the good work Elpiniki!

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    1. Eftychia, thank you for your visit and your comments. Hope to see you around again!

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  22. Looks very yummy! I only tried okra once and it was canned so I don't think it counts, I would love to try this recipe!

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  23. I have to say I've never tried okra because I kept hearing how slimy it is. I'll give your recipe a try!

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  24. delicious looking okra dish looks wonderful

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  25. We only like to eat fried okra. Your dish looks good.

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  26. I love okra, but we don't eat it very much. I am from the south and ate it all the time when I was a child. I am bookmarking. YUM!

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  27. Interesting blog.. Glad to follow you. Would like to learn some Greek recipes from this blog..Thanks

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    1. Thank you for visiting back! I hope you find my recipes interesting!

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  28. Okra is pretty common in Indian food, cooked with lots of spices, but this one's a new style of cooking okra I'm seeing!
    Thanks for sharing, and thanks for dropping by my blog, Elpiniki! :)

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    1. Thank you too for visiting! Hope you try this style sometime and like it!

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  29. I love Okra and am always looking out for new recipes, looking froward to trying this! Am now following you on Google Connect, hope you'll visit me some time! xx

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