Binnur's Turkish Cookbook - Delicious, healthy and easy-to-make Ottoman & Turkish recipes

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Okra with Chicken

(Tavuklu Bamya)

Okra with Chicken
1 chicken breast, cooked in water and cut in chunks
375 gr (drained weight) okra, in a can, washed and drained
2 tbsp chickpeas, in a can
8-10 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
50 ml extra virgin olive oil (half for cooking, rest for after)
1/2 cup hot water
1 tsp salt

1 lemon juice
1 garlic, smashed
1 tsp dry mint

Place all the ingredients in a medium pot. Cover the lid and cook for about 20 minutes on medium-low heat. Add the second half of the olive oil when finished.

Mix the sauce ingredients and pour all over. Mix them carefully so that the okra don't get smashed.

Serve this dish hot or warm.


At 1:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I cook this with beef or lamb as well? Have you ever tried it? Thanks for the wonderful recipes!

At 1:18 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

I've tried lamb before and it turned out delicious. Give it a try:)

At 6:12 PM, Anonymous ipek said...

Hi Binnur
Can I try this with canned okra? It's hard to find fresh okra here.
Thank you

At 9:40 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Ipek,
Thank you for the warning, because it should be canned okra, I just
forgot to add it, but now it is up there:)
Same here I never saw fresh okra in Toronto, but I can find Turkish
Okra in a can at the supermarket.

At 11:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a wonderful website. My best friend is Turkish and missing the food from home. We live in California and can get fresh okra. How do I prepare the recipe with the fresh okra? Thank you so much for your recipes.

At 8:21 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

First wash them gently.Then cut off the tops, but don't cut them
straight off - instead like a dome shape. This cutting style prevents
the creamy liquid inside the okra from coming out. The rest is the
same. But I am not exactly sure of the cooking time, it may take a
little bit more, just check it frequently towards the end to see if it's done :)

At 12:45 PM, Anonymous KERENIA said...

Dear Binnur,

many thanks for your wonderfull site and delicious recepies!

my turkish husband loves Bamya corbasi we once had in a restaurant Im looking for a recepie to make for him at home

could you help us please:)



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